Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited (ASTRI) was set up by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2000 with the mission of enhancing Hong Kong’s competitiveness in technology-based industries through applied research.
ASTRI’s core R&D competence in various areas is organised under seven Technology Divisions, namely Mixed Signal Systems IC, Advanced Digital Systems, Electronics Components, Opto-electronics, Intelligent Software and Systems, Security and Data Sciences, and Communications Technologies.
Our R&D strategic focus covers five areas of applications: financial technologies, intelligent manufacturing, next generation network, health technologies, and smart city. These, together with the Hong Kong branch of the Chinese National Engineering Research Centre (CNERC), form our ‘5+1’ R&D strategy.
ASTRI was designated as the Research and Development Centre for Information and Communications Technologies by the Innovation and Technology Commission.
The State Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) authorised ASTRI to establish the first Hong Kong Branch of the Chinese National Engineering Research Centre (CNERC). Working closely with Southeast University in Nanjing, the centre focuses its R&D efforts on Application Specific Integrated Circuit Systems.
With over a decade’s experience in successfully driving customer-focused R&D, ASTRI has built a rich portfolio of intellectual properties and nurtured a large number of talented researchers for the various industries and sectors.
ASTRI has been successful in creating social value and generating economic impact by transferring new technologies to businesses and enterprises in Greater China including Hong Kong and the Mainland, and other parts of the region.