Hong Kong Science and Technology Park (HKSTP) showcased the strong progress made by partner companies based at Hong Kong Science Park at the first-ever Open Day themed ‘MakeITHongKong 3-2-1 Go!’ on 21 March.
The event saw the graduation of the latest cohort of start-ups from HKSTP’s Incubation Programmes, as well as the demonstrations of various technological applications in our daily lives. As of 21 March, 542 technology start-ups have graduated from the Incubation Programmes. All the innovators present at the event shared their stories on bringing their ideas to reality, delivering many social and economic benefits to the community. HKSTP will continue its efforts to maintain Hong Kong Science Park as a vibrant hub for entrepreneurship and investment, as well as the engine for Hong Kong’s innovation in the years to come.
The MakeITHongKong 3-2-1 Go! Open Day was a get-together to bring all stakeholders – partner companies, R&D professionals, alumni and current graduates of the Incubation Programmes, as well as the community - to come together and create a communal force for the continued development of Hong Kong’s I&T ecosystem.
At the MakeITHongKong 3-2-1 Go! Open Day, HKSTP held a graduation ceremony for 72 incubatees for completing their Incubation Programmes. Collectively, they earned 45 local and international awards for creativity and product excellence, have filed or registered 39 patents and raised over HK$ 130m from angel investors and venture capital companies.
(From Left) Gracie Ng, Associate Director, ICT Cluster & Smart City Platform, HKSTP; Jerome Lee, Manager, Application Center, Greater China, Infineon Technologies; Samuel Lo, General Manager, NVIDIA AI Technology Center; Keith Cheng, Head of Hong Kong Digitalisation Hub of Siemens; George Tee, Chief Technology Officer, HKSTP; Douglas Lo, Technical Lead, Hong Kong & Macau, Hitachi Vantara; TF Chow, Senior Advisor - Strategy, CLP Power Hong Kong and Peter Yeung, Head of ICT, Smart City & Green Technology, HKSTP. Senior executives from Partner companies and HKSTP at the inauguration of the Data Analytics Platform, part of the initiative to accelerate the development of smart city solutions in the city.
(From left) George Tee, CTO, HKSTP; You-chong Tu, CEO, Marvoto Intelligent Technology; Dr Carrie Ling, Senior Manager, BioMedical Technology Cluster (Medical Device), HKSTP; and Louis Sze, CEO, Persona Surgical Modelling. The senior executives unveiled the new Healthcare Devices Innovation Hub at the MakeITHongKong 3-2-1 Go! Open Day. The Hub will offer shared facilities and business development guidance for accelerating healthcare devices product development – from prototype testing to clinical evaluation.
Another highlight of MakeITHongKong 3-2-1 Go! Open Day was the Time Capsule Opening Ceremony. Wishes made for Hong Kong’s I&T development 10 years ago were unveiled. HKSTP also rallied support from stakeholders in the community to build an I&T-centric future together.
See what happened on the day!