Mr. Wong Ming-yam, BBS, JP, Chairman of ASTRI of Board of Directors of ASTRI and Dr. Frank Tong, Chief Executive Officer of ASTRI, attended the 10th meeting of the Mainland/Hong Kong Science and Technology Co-operation Committee held in Hong Kong on 5 November. The meeting was co-chaired by the Mr. Gregory So, JP, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development and Dr. Cao Jianlin, Vice-Minister of Science and Technology of the Central People’s Government.
At the meeting, the approach and schedule of the first round of reassessment of the Partner State Key Laboratories (PSKLs) to be conducted in 2016 were endorsed. The Committee also agreed to continue to explore the directions in deepening science and technology co-operation between the two places during the National 13th Five-Year Plan period, with the aim of supporting Hong Kong to become the leading base for international science and technology exchanges and co-operation, in concert with national needs and developments.
In 2012, ASTRI received the approval from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) to establish the first Hong Kong Branch of National Engineering Research Centre for Application Specific Integrated Circuit System (ASIC System) in collaboration with the National Application-Specific Integrated Circuit System Engineering Research Centre of Southeast University in Nanjing. There are now six Hong Kong branches of the Chinese National Engineering Research Centres in Hong Kong.
For more info about the meeting, please refer to http://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/201511/05/P201511040740.htm
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From right: Mr. Gregory So, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development; Dr. Cao Jianlin, Vice-Minister of Science and Technology of the Central People’s Government; Dr. Frank Tong, Chief Executive Officer of ASTRI; and Prof. Prof. Philip Chan Ching-ho, Deputy President and Provost of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.