HKSAR Chief Executive visits ASTRI booth in international technology expo in Dongguan

HKSAR Chief Executive visits ASTRI booth in international technology expo in Dongguan

  • ASTRI is showcasing a series of innovative R&D projects in its booth within the Hong Kong pavilion at the International Science and Research Institution Innovation Achievements Fair, taking place in the Dongguan International Exhibition Centre from 8-10 December 2017. Organised as part of the 2017 China (Dongguan) International Science & Technology Cooperation Week, the fair aims to promote science and technology cooperation to “match research with production” for a better future. The event’s proceedings included a special tour of the Hong Kong Pavilion for Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR. ASTRI’s booth was the first in that tour visited by the Chief Executive, where she witnessed a few technology demonstrations including naked-eye 3D display, biometric sensing-based authentication, smart pole and other next generation network applications. Mrs Lam commented that Smart City development is critically important for Hong Kong.

     

    Currently in its 14th year, the event is jointly organised by the State Ministry of Science and Technology, Guangdong Provincial Government, and the Dongguan Municipal Government. This year, exhibitors from over 20 countries and territories are represented by more than 2,000 technology professionals and eminent researchers. ASTRI, the largest applied R&D institution in Hong Kong, plays an important role to promote innovation and technology in the SAR, in addition to facilitating technological advancements in this region, particularly in Southern China. ASTRI’s technology display and demonstrations in the fair included:

     

    • Smart Indoor and Outdoor Navigation System
    • Naked-eye 3D display technology
    • ASTRI’s Smart Pole and other Next Generation Network applications
    • Smart Water System based on Internet-of-Things (IoT)
    • Smart Mobility solution based on Vehicle-to-Everything communication system
    • Smart Investment Platform
    • Blockchain-based Trade Finance System
    • Cybersecurity R&D including ASTRI Cyber Range and ASTRI Security Lab
    • Big Data Analytics
    • Narrowband IoT solutions
    • Automated Glass Defects Inspection System
    • Wireless Power Transfer System
    • Head Mount Display for Augmented and Virtual Reality Applications
    • Palm Fusion Biometric Sensing Technology

     

    Commenting on the event’s importance, Mr Wong Ming-yam, BBS, JP, Chairman of ASTRI, said “China is currently going through a massive industrial transformation phase. Global partnerships, and collaborations across the wider technology ecosystem, are crucial for the success of this programme. Hong Kong is in a unique position to help connect China with rest of the world. At the same time, innovation and technology development in Hong Kong can greatly benefit the SAR’s economy and ensure its continued prosperity. By innovating practical and innovative technology solutions in partnership with industry players and other stakeholders in the ecosystem, ASTRI continues to play its part in that endeavour.” Mr Wong congratulated the organisers of the International Science and Research Institution Innovation Achievements Fair, and added that “This event is a great platform where gateways for future partnerships and potential for advanced innovation are being unleashed.”

     

    Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR visited ASTRI booth and viewed innovative smart city solutions

     

    Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR visited ASTRI booth and viewed a number of technology demonstrations

     

    Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR, taking interest in the ‘Smart Pole’ showcased at ASTRI booth

     

    Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR was welcomed at the ASTRI booth by its Chairman Mr Wong Ming-yam

     

    Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR visited ASTRI booth, accompanied by Mr Albert Tang (first from right), Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Guangdong, Hong Kong SAR Government and other guests

     

    Mr Liu Zhi-ming (2nd from right), Associate Counsel of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, accompanied by Mr Wong Ming-yam (3rd from right), ASTRI Chairman, and other guests

     

    A visitor learning about ASTRI’s Head Mounted Display for Augmented and Virtual Reality Applications

     

    A visitor learning about the wireless power transfer technology at ASTRI booth

     

    ASTRI team with representatives of its partner organisation Chain Technology Development Co. Ltd.