The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) was founded by the Government of Hong Kong SAR in 2000 with a mission of enhancing Hong Kong's competitiveness in technology-based industries through applied research.
Since inception, ASTRI has been delivering world-class technologies and customer-focused R&D which cater to the needs of the industry. Our R&D efforts traverse five main technological areas:
An Exploratory Research Laboratory has also been established recently to perform research on emerging and interdisciplinary technologies.
In April 2006, ASTRI was designated the Hong Kong Research and Development Centre for Information and Communications Technologies by the Innovative and Technology Commission with special goals to perform leading-edge R&D for technology transfer to industry, develop much needed technical human resources and act as a focal point bringing together industry and university R&D assets.
Through close collaboration with the Government, industry and universities on the latest development of technologies and market trends, ASTRI has succeeded in building a portfolio of innovative projects with fruitful results.
To our customers in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and other parts of the world, ASTRI as their R&D partner is instrumental in increasing competitive strength and capturing business opportunities from the thriving technology market. Customers of ASTRI can draw on our resources, expertise and accomplishment, which include:
In 2008, ASTRI started a wholly owned subsidiary, the ASTRI Science and Technology Research (Shenzhen) Company Limited, in Shenzhen to further cultivate business on the Mainland.