ASTRI took part in the International ICT Expo 2019 – organised by Hong Kong Trade Development Council – from 13 to 16 April 2019. Participated by over 600 organisations and visited by more than 30,000 people, the fair took place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. ASTRI’s pavilion showcased a number of innovative R&D projects that were aligned with the Expo’s theme: ‘Tech-Forward Ideas for Smart Cities’.
The Honourable Alvin Yeung Ngok-kiu, Legislative Councillor; Mr Victor Lam, Chief Government Information Officer of the Hong Kong SAR Government; Mr Duncan Chiu, Chairman of the HKTDC Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Services Advisory Committee and Member of ASTRI’s Board of Directors; and Mr Benjamin Chau, Deputy Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade. Development Council were among a long list of distinguished personalities who visited ASTRI’s pavilion at the Expo. Apart from the local and international VIPs and industry leaders, a large number of students and youngsters also experienced ASTRI’s R&D demonstrations and learnt about its innovative ventures from our R&D experts.
The innovations showcased by ASTRI included:
Virtual and Augmented Reality solutions Handwritten Chinese form processing system Intelligent Activity Tracker for healthy living Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) Software System Mixed-language Chatbot Wireless Power Transfer Technology Palm Fusion Biometric Authentication Blockchain-based KYC Smart Pole
Commenting on the event and ASTRI’s participation, Mr Hugh Chow, ASTRI’s CEO, said :Our mission is to enhance Hong Kong’s competitiveness through applied research. We innovate Smart City tools and applications in close collaboration with other players in Hong Kong’s technology ecosystem, creating impact, and generating social and economic value.”
Organised by Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the International ICT Expo is one of the largest regional events for leading ICT products and solutions across all sectors.