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.
In April 2006, Government set up five R&D Centres to drive and coordinate applied R&D in selected focus areas and to promote commercialisation of R&D results and technology transfer. ASTRI was designated as the Information and Communications Technologies R&D Centre.
In 2012, ASTRI established the first-ever Hong Kong branch of the Chinese National Engineering Research Centre (CNERC) for Application Specific Integrated Circuit System in collaboration with Southeast University (SEU) in Nanjing.
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.
- Completed nearly 500 research projects
- Been granted around 800 patents for its innovations
- Transferred over 750 technologies to the industries
- Won numerous awards for its technological contributions