ASTRI Inspires a “Smart Future for All” at the Technovation Summit 2019

[Hong Kong, 25 November 2019]  At the Technovation Summit 2019, organized by the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), more than 30 technology experts, entrepreneurs and top-level executives joined Mr Nicholas W Yang, GBS, JP, Secretary for Innovation and Technology to explore what a smart future holds in store for Hong Kong.


“Today, Hong Kong is facing big challenges from the global trade war and internal social unrest.  Yet, the Government remains fully committed to developing innovation and technology here in Hong Kong, using innovation and technology as a key economic and social driver to help improve our citizens’ daily lives and diversify our economy,” said Mr Yang.


Acknowledging the important role of ASTRI in collaboration with its industry partners, Mr Sunny Lee, JP, ASTRI Board Chairman said, “It is through working together, and by bringing different technologies to the same place, that we will deliver the best outcome for talents, entrepreneurs and enterprises, and ultimately every Hongkonger and global citizen.”


During the summit, industry leaders and government officials focused on applications of latest technologies  across a wide variety of sectors, including ‘smart government’, ‘smart mobility’, ‘cybersecurity’ and ‘smart manufacturing’. Speakers also addressed topical issues on innovation and technology, and explored ways to encourage all stakeholders in the ecosystem to leverage new technologies for sustainable and inclusive developments.


ASTRI also showcased its latest technologies and solutions, including:

  • Biometrics Optical See Through Head Mounted Display
  • 4Kx2K UHD Augmented Reality Head Mounted Display
  • Diffractive Optics for Anti-Counterfeit
  • Smart Locker 2.0
  • Gem Analyser
  • Unobtrusive Health Checking
  • Canto-English Recognition Chatbot
  • ASTRI Proprietary 5G End-to-End Solution
  • ASTRI C-V2X End to End System
  • AI Medical Platform
Officiating guests at ASTRI Technovation Summit 2019 (From left: Mr Tony Wong, JP, Assistant Government Chief Information Officer (Industry Development), HKSAR Government; Ms Rebecca Pun, Commissioner for Innovation and Technology; Mr Sunny Lee, JP, Chairman, ASTRI; The Honourable Mr Nicholas W. Yang, GBS, JP, Secretary for Innovation and Technology, HKSAR Government; The Honourable Dr Lam Ching-choi, SBS, JP, Chief Executive Officer, Haven of Hope Christian Service; Mr Hugh Chow, Chief Executive Officer, ASTRI )
Honourable Mr Nicholas W Yang, GBS, JP, Secretary for Innovation and Technology of the HKSAR Government, speaking at ASTRI Technovation Summit 2019