Major Milestones
Technological Achievements
JAN 2020

ASTRI celebrates 20th anniversary

JUL 2019

The number of technology transfer contracts ASTRI has signed since its establishment now totals more than

2018/19 Fiscal Year

By end of the fiscal year, the number of patents ASTRI obtains exceeds 800 and totals

SEP 2018

ASTRI and Huawei Technology Co. Ltd sign an agreement to set up a joint connected vehicle (C-V2X) research group. They demonstrate C-V2X test cases during the World Internet of Things Expo 2018

JUL 2018

ASTRI contributes to the compilation of China’s first Third-generation Semiconductor Power Electronics Technology Roadmap

MAR 2017

ASTRI and TransUnion jointly develop digital identity solutions to help financial institutions streamline their Know-Your-Customer compliance processes and enhance operational efficiency. This is the first digital identity solutions partnership in Hong Kong

DEC 2016

ASTRI and Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) jointly launch the FinTech Career Accelerator Scheme (FCAS) to nurture talents to meet growing FinTech needs in Hong Kong

NOV 2016

Hong Kong’s Monetary Authority (HKMA) commissions ASTRI to research distributed ledger technology (DLT) or blockchain and to publish a white paper

JUL 2016

ASTRI and the Hong Kong Police Force jointly set up a cyber range laboratory to provide cybersecurity training services

JUN 2016

ASTRI and Marvel Digital Limited establish the Joint Research and Development Centre, scaling new heights in research on 3D imaging and other innovations

2014/15 Fiscal Year

By end of the fiscal year, the number of patents ASTRI obtains exceeds 500 and totals

JUN 2012

ASTRI establishes the Hong Kong branch of the National Engineering Research Centre for Application Specific Integrated Circuit System (CNERC)

2010/11 Fiscal Year

By end of the fiscal year, the number of patents ASTRI obtains exceeds 100 and totals

DEC 2008

ASTRI is granted its first China patent

JUL 2008

ASTRI launches the Industry Collaborative Project Scheme and signs the first three agreements


ASTRI establishes a wholly owned subsidiary, the ASTRI Science and Technology Research (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd., in Shenzhen

2007/08 Fiscal Year

ASTRI's annual industry contribution begins to exceed

APR 2006

The Innovation and Technology Commission designates ASTRI as the Hong Kong R&D Centre for Information and Communications Technologies

APR 2005

ASTRI is granted its first US patent

APR 2004

ASTRI completes the first spin-off of its photonic technologies company to SAE Magnetics

SEP 2003

ASTRI relocates its base to the Hong Kong Science Park in the New Territories

JUN 2003

ASTRI records its first revenue dollars

OCT 2002

ASTRI files its first US patent application


ASTRI begins operation

JAN 2000

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government establishes ASTRI