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Empowering Research Leaders of Tomorrow
Empowering Research Leaders of Tomorrow
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Smart City
Smart City
ASTRI combines its ICT talents with sensors, intelligence, and next generation network and security technologies to improve the way the city operates, shares information and, ultimately, improves the quality of residents' lives. ASTRI develops various tools and platforms that enable Smart City technologies to seamlessly communicate with each other. Our Smart City R&D efforts seek to deliver increased functionality in AI-assisted technologies and, with that, a better quality of life for the people of Hong Kong. We help to build a Smart Hong Kong whereby in a few years’ time, people will live symbiotically in a city that not only houses them, but also helps them to thrive.
A smart city is an urban development vision to integrate multiple information and communication technology (ICT) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in a secure fashion to manage a city’s assets – the city’s assets include, but are not limited to, local departments information systems, schools, libraries, transportation systems, hospitals, power plants, water supply networks, waste management, law enforcement, and other community services.
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Financial Technologies
Financial Technologies
We work to deliver innovative technologies with applications in the financing sector – our Financial Technologies (FinTech) teams develop solutions that leverage Blockchain technology, strengthen cybersecurity, make sense of big data, and provide valuable proofs-of-concept that benefit the entire financial industry. As one of Hong Kong’s strongest FinTech R&D groups, we are committed to helping drive the sector’s growth into a new era and help contributing to the development of Hong Kong as an international financial hub.
Financial Technology, also known as FinTech, is a line of business based on using software to provide financial services. It is an alternative to traditional banking offerings that innovates the financial industry around the world.
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New Industrialisation and Intelligent Manufacturing
New Industrialisation and Intelligent Manufacturing
Focusing on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, New Industrialisation and Intelligent Manufacturing is one of the six pillars in ASTRI’s R&D strategy. ASTRI develops a number of advanced platforms, tools and solutions that can help transform the industrial sector. By continuing to develop and apply artificial intelligence to production processes, ASTRI’s sophisticated and advanced technologies help to create inter-connected, fully digital smart factories, enabling businesses to streamline their operations, work more efficiently, and be kinder to the environment.  
New Industrialisation and Intelligent Manufacturing is the development and implementation of artificial intelligence in manufacturing. It refers to the use of production process technology that can automatically adapt to changing environments and varying process requirements, with the capability of manufacturing various products with minimal supervision and assistance from operators.
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Digital Health
Digital Health
Through new applications in areas like preventative health monitoring, medical diagnosis and medical computing, ASTRI aims to help the growth and improvement in Hong Kong’s healthcare industry and positively influence the city’s technological competence - for the benefit of its people. Many of our innovations - such as Telehealth Technology Platform, Tracking and Monitoring for the elderly, Intelligent Preventive Healthcare System, and non-invasive health screening devices ─ have been adopted by hospitals, care centres and other healthcare service providers.
ASTRI’s Health Technologies Initiative aims to play a pivoting supporting role by information and communication technologies in the national effort to develop and deploy health technologies.
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Application Specific Integrated Circuits
Application Specific Integrated Circuits
As the first CNERC branch in Hong Kong, ASTRI is responsible for many technological innovations, tools and solutions across multiple industry sectors. Using its mandate to focus on Application Specific Integrated Circuits, ASTRI has developed a number of solutions that serve various sectors such as smart manufacturing, smart city development, financial technologies as well as next generation network solutions.
ASTRI develops infrastructure and platform of new technologies for wide applications, for instance in the areas of public safety and smart cities. Our goal is to play a pivoting role in supporting the development of the next generation network.
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Metaverse
Metaverse
Metaverse is the next milestone in the development of the Internet and one of the six core research areas of ASTRI. The development of metaverse needs to start from both hardware and software to promote the virtualisation of the world and build a new work and life model. ASTRI is committed to developing metaverse related technology such as AR, VR, virtual asset trading, and cost-effective metaverse gadgets such as smart glasses, so that the technologies can be promoted to all walks of life, improve work efficiency and enhance Hong Kong's overall competitiveness.
Metaverse is the next milestone in the development of the Internet and one of the six core research areas of ASTRI. The development of metaverse needs to start from both hardware and software to promote the virtualisation of the world and build a new work and life model.
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About ASTRI

Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited (ASTRI) was founded by the Government of the Hong Kong SAR in 2000 with the mission of enhancing Hong Kong’s competitiveness in technology-based industries through applied research. ASTRI’s R&D strategic focus covers five areas of applications: Smart City, Financial Technologies (FinTech), Intelligent Manufacturing, Health Technologies, and Application Specific Integrated Circuits.
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Technologies and Researches

ASTRI is committed to delivering world-class innovation to help develop Hong Kong into a premier technological hub.

Technology Transfer & Commercialisation

One of ASTRI’s most important missions is to commercialise cost-effective, market-compatible and innovative technologies.
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ASTRI Showcases Smart City Technologies at InnoEX
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ASTRI fully supports Budget to invest in the future Facilitating industrial transformation and economic growth through I&T
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ASTRI and Ecosystem Partners Present Advanced 5G Technologies at MWC Barcelona 2024
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ASTRI sets up FinTech and ESG Alliance Signifies Hong Kong’s emergence as a green FinTech hub
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Standard Chartered Bank and FreightAmigo Join Forces to Empower SMEs with Enhanced Access to Financial Products and Services Using ASTRI’s Federated Learning Technology
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ASTRI Wins 10 Awards at Asia Exhibition of Innovations & Inventions Hong Kong
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ASTRI Celebrates the first anniversary of Microelectronics Technology Consortium Advancements in Technology Development and Industrial Applications
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ASTRI and Housing Bureau Sign MOU on Construction and Property Management Technologies
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Standard Chartered Hong Kong and Lalamove joined forces to showcase the use of alternative data scoring empowered by ASTRI’s “Federated Learning” technology to support SME
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ASTRI Fully Supports the Innovation and Technology Policies Outlined in the 2023 Policy Address, Driving Hong Kong’s Development into an International I&T Centre
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Careers

At ASTRI, people are at the heart of every innovation we create. We are more than just research. We are a community with a shared goal of value creation with focused R&D directions aiming to create strategic impacts to Hong Kong and the world.
Why ASTRI?
As the largest government-funded research and development centre in Hong Kong for applied science and technology, ASTRI has achieved a great deal over the past year – be a part of an institution that will give you a strong sense of pride and honour.
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Join ASTRI
We are a team that sees opportunities, creates impact, and innovates with passion. Sounds like you? Join us.
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Internships
Our internship programme gives students the opportunity to realise their passion and seek excellence in innovation and technologies.
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Latest updated: January 2024