The 3rd Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit showcased cross-disciplinary gerontech innovations on a diverse basis, in a bid to elevate the quality of life for the elderly. Officiating guests at the opening ceremony were:
- Dr. Chi-kwong Law, Secretary for Labour and Welfare of the HKSAR Government (centre);
- Mr. Bernard Chan, Chairperson of The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (second from the left);
- Dr. Sunny Chai, Chairman of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (second from the right);
- Dr. Rosanna Wong, Steward of The Hong Kong Jockey Club (first from the left);
- Ms. Ivy Deng, Senior Project Officer of China Merchants Foundation (first from the right).
HKSTP hosted one of the largest pavilions at GIES this year with the theme of “Tech-empowered Healthy Ageing”.
As the co-organiser of GIES for the third consecutive year, HKSTP led 29 Science Park companies to demonstrate their gerontech-based innovations to elderly persons, caretakers and elderly centre representatives at the 5-day event.
Hong Kong, 21 November 2019 – Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) led 29 Park companies to showcase their latest innovations at the Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit (GIES) 2019. Co-hosted by the HKSAR Government and the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, and co-organised by HKSTP for the third consecutive year, GIES is the only Gerontech fair in Hong Kong, with the aim of promoting the application of innovative technologies and ideas to enhance the quality of life for the elderly.
HKSTP hosted one of the largest pavilions at GIES this year, where 29 participating Park companies displayed cross-disciplinary innovations and solutions ranging from assistive equipment, predictive applications, early diagnostics devices, smart wearables to health monitoring platforms, with the theme of “Tech-empowered Healthy Ageing”. All exhibited innovations, incorporating various technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), sensor and big data analytics, represent a medal for excellence in elderly care, in-home support, treatment and rehabilitation services.
In light of the fast-ageing population and increase in the demand for public healthcare services, Healthy Ageing is one of HKSTP’s core technology focus areas. By co-organising GIES, HKSTP strives to provide a platform for Park companies to engage in intimate dialogue and collaboration with stakeholders in the ecosystem, in pursuit of new business opportunities and partnership. At present, over a hundred of Park companies work in tandem to develop practical healthcare applications and solutions, in a bid to make Hong Kong an elderly-friendly city.
For details of the exhibited products at GIES, please visit: https://gies.hk/en/expo/exhibition-products.
About Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Comprising Science Park, InnoCentre and Industrial Estates, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is a statutory body dedicated to building a vibrant innovation and technology ecosystem to connect stakeholders, nurture technology talents, facilitate collaboration, and catalyse innovations to deliver social and economic benefits to Hong Kong and the region.
Established in May 2001, HKSTP has been driving the development of Hong Kong into a regional hub for innovation and growth in several focused clusters including Electronics, Information & Communications Technology, Green Technology, Biomedical Technology, Materials and Precision Engineering. We enable science and technology companies to nurture ideas, innovate and grow, supported by our R&D facilities, infrastructure, and market-led laboratories and technical centres with professional support services. We also offer value added services and comprehensive incubation programmes for technology start-ups to accelerate their growth.
Technology businesses benefit from our specialised services and infrastructure at Science Park for applied research and product development; enterprises can find creative design support at InnoCentre; while skill-intensive businesses are served by our three industrial estates at Tai Po, Tseung Kwan O and Yuen Long. More information about HKSTP is available at www.hkstp.org.
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