The Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit 2018 is a platform to foster collaborations to make Hong Kong an elderly-friendly smart city. Officiating guests at the Welcome Reception were:
- Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the HKSAR Government (middle)
- Mr Matthew Cheung, Chief Secretary for Administration of the HKSAR Government (fifth from the left);
- Mr Bernard Chan, Chairperson, the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (fifth from the right);
- Dr Sunny Chai, Chairman, HKSTP (fourth from the right).
The Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit 2018 showcases the best of cross-disciplinary, technology-based solutions that address the needs of Hong Kong’s growing ageing population. Officiating guests at the opening ceremony were:
- Mr Matthew Cheung, Chief Secretary for Administration of the HKSAR Government (third from the left);
- Mr Nicholas Yang, Secretary for Innovation and Technology of the HKSAR Government (first from the right);
- Mr Bernard Chan, Chairperson, the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (third from the right);
- Mr Albert Wong, Chief Executive Officer, HKSTP (second from the left);
- Mr Richard Tang, Steward of the Hong Kong Jockey Club (second from the right);
- Mr Chu Zongsheng, Board of Director, China Merchants Charitable Foundation (first from the left).
Twenty-eight Science Park companies demonstrated their innovative and practical solutions to the visitors.
Hong Kong, 23 November 2018 – Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) led 28 Park companies to showcase their latest innovations for healthy ageing at the HKSTP Pavilion in the Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit (GIES) 2018. Co-hosted by the HKSAR Government and the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, and co-organised by HKSTP, the four-day-event is held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 22 to 25 November.
Themed “Inno Living. Happy Ageing”, the HKSTP Pavilion features ground-breaking devices, supplies, apps and systems developed by the Park companies that can improve the quality of life for the elderly. The innovative solutions blend cross-disciplinary technologies such as early diagnostics, assistive technologies, rehabilitation, wearables, Internet of Things (IoT) and robotics. These products offer practical solutions for personalised home-based care and elderly care treatment and services. More than 10 companies will also participate in the HKSTP Forum: Gerontech Applications in Residential Care Homes to share their experience in developing elderly care solutions for seniors and carers, as well as their views on the market trends in gerontech.
Healthy ageing, one of the areas of strength of Hong Kong’s innovation and technology sector, is also HKSTP’s technology focus area. Hong Kong Science Park is currently home to more than 100 international and local biomedical technology companies. By co-organising the GIES, HKSTP hopes to have intimate dialogues and collaborations with elderly care providers and professionals, academia and the commercial sector to drive the collective development of technology-based solutions and applications, and make Hong Kong an elderly-friendly smart city.
For details of the exhibition products of the Park companies, please visit: https://gies.hk/en/node/24/#C04.
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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