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Facts & Figures

Fundings

Fundings2017-18 (HK$M)2018-19 (HK$M)2019-20(HK$M)
Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF)240.93265.75269.00
Government Subvention137.91155.99146.22

 

Patents

*note that in 2019-2020, ASTRI had five technical divisions for the first time, having had seven in the previous three years shown in these charts.

Number of patents filed by Technology Division

Technology Division2019-20
Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics (AIBD)9
Cybersecurity, Cryptography and Trusted Technologies (CCT)13
Communications (COM)11
Integrated Circuits and Systems (ICS)25
IoT/Sensors (IoTSEN)8
Total66

 

Technology Division2018-192017-182016-17
Advanced Digital Systems648
Communications Technologies181610
Electronics Components141114
Intelligent Software and Systems7911
Mixed Signal Systems IC686
Intelligent Sensing Technology Systems111611
Security and Data Sciences400
Total666460

 

Number of patents granted by Technology Division

Technology Division2019-20
Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics (AIBD)5
Cybersecurity, Cryptography and Trusted Technologies (CCT)2
Communications (COM)10
Integrated Circuits and Systems (ICS)21
IoT/Sensors (IoTSEN)7
Total45

 

Technology Division2018-192017-182016-17
Advanced Digital Systems314
Communications Technologies15107
Electronics Components987
Intelligent Software and Systems644
Mixed Signal Systems IC8139
Intelligent Sensing Technology Systems121326
Security and Data Sciences142
Total545359

 

Number of patents granted by territory

Territory2019-202018-192017-18
US273526
Mainland China181727
Others020
Total455453

 

Technology Transfers

Number of technology transfers by Technology Division

Technology Division2019-20
Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics (AIBD)10
Cybersecurity, Cryptography and Trusted Technologies (CCT)9
Communications (COM)18
Integrated Circuits and Systems (ICS)5
IoT/Sensors (IoTSEN)4
Total46

 

Technology Division2018-192017-182016-17
Advanced Digital Systems899
Communications Technologies101811
Electronics Components677
Intelligent Software and Systems7209
Mixed Signal Systems IC352
Intelligent Sensing Technology Systems7811
Security and Data Sciences10511
Total517260

 

Number of technology transfers by channel

Channel2019-202018-192017-18
Industry Collaboration Projects13
Contract Research293243
Licensing Agreements161926
Total465172
Certain licensing agreements consist of contract research services provided by ASTRI

 

Projects

Number of projects undertaken by Technology Division

Technology Division2019-20
Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics (AIBD)27
Cybersecurity, Cryptography and Trusted Technologies (CCT)25
Communications (COM)26
Integrated Circuits and Systems (ICS)27
IoT/Sensors (IoTSEN)12
Total117

 

Technology Division2018-192017-182016-17
Advanced Digital Systems131717
Communications Technologies212117
Electronics Components9910
Intelligent Software and Systems252526
Mixed Signal Systems IC6910
Intelligent Sensing Technology Systems131314
Security and Data Sciences141313
Total101107107

 

Number of projects undertaken by project type

Technology Division2019-202018-192017-18
Platform Projects735452
Seed Projects394044
Industry Collaboration Projects259
Public Sector Trial Scheme Projects322
Total117101107

 

Income from Industry

Income from Industry (HK$M)
2019-20127.32
2018-1998.74
2017-18111.36
Including cash and in-kind contributions

 

Income from Industry (HK$M) by Technology Division

Technology Division2019-20
Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics (AIBD)9.21
Cybersecurity, Cryptography and Trusted Technologies (CCT)24.69
Communications (COM)60.10
Integrated Circuits and Systems (ICS)26.43
IoT/Sensors (IoTSEN)6.89
Headquarters 
General Support Programme 
Total127.32

 

Division2018-192017-182016-17
Advanced Digital Systems8.1121.7410.98
Communications Technologies29.0022.9615.59
Electronics Components13.519.398.4
Intelligent Software and Systems10.2416.2310.41
Mixed Signal Systems IC11.4118.2910.94
Intelligent Sensing Technology Systems14.299.7512.57
Security and Data Sciences12.1812.986.65
Headquarters0.022.46
General Support Programme
Total98.74111.3678.00
Including cash and in-kind contributions

 

Annual remuneration of staff in the organisation’s top three tiers

PostAnnual Remuneration* 1 Apr 2019 – 31 Mar 2020 (HK$)
Chief Executive Officer$4,027,500
Five senior executives$9,728,620
Nine functional leaders/senior technology experts$16,359,010

 

Annual Remuneration* (HK$)Number of Senior Executives
1,000,000 or below2
1,000,001 to 1,500,0000
1,500,001 to 2,000,0006
2,000,001 to 2,500,0004
2,500,001 to 3,000,0001
3,000,001 to 3,500,0001
3,500,001 to 4,000,0000
4,000,000 to 4,500,0001

* The information covers actual remuneration (including base salary, salary adjustment, acting allowance, variable payment, and cash award i.e. Inventor Award)) for 2018-19 received by senior executives who were in service as of 31 March 2019. The figures have been rounded to the nearest HK$10. It also covers the remuneration of two senior executives who were appointed during the year i.e. Chief Operating Officer on 3 December 2018 and Head of Client Development on 10 December 2018.

 

Employee number by function 

Headquarters86
Communications 120
Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics 77
Cybersecurity, Cryptography and Trusted Technologies98
Integrated Circuits and Systems110
IoT and Sensors52
Others 24
Interns63
Total630

 

Academic qualifications of R&D staff members as of 31 March 2020

PhDMasterBachelorOthers
22%56%21%1%