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HKSTP Park Companies Triumph at 2021 Inventions Geneva Evaluation Days with 50 Awards

2021 awards are major show of strengthfor city’s innovation ecosystem and rising global I&T status


31 Mar 2021


Hong Kong, 31 March 2021 – Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is proud to announce the multiple successes of Science Park companies on the world stage with a total haul of 50 awards at the Inventions Geneva Evaluation Days 2021, a special virtual edition of International Exhibition of Inventions. Consisting of 21 golds, 28 silvers and one bronze, while six of the golds with jury commendations, the HKSTP Park companies formed an outstanding show of strength for home-grown innovations in this year’s special virtual edition of the annual global awards.

This superb display continues the consistent past success by HKSTP Park companies at the annual awards. Local startups GRST (the first recyclable car battery) and Vitargent (no-animal in vivo testing method using transgenic fish eleutheroembryos) showed the way in previous years by winning the exhibition’s highest accolade -- the Grand Prix award in 2019 and 2015 respectively.

Albert Wong, CEO of HKSTP, said: “This year has been another stellar showcase of Hong Kong’s home-grown innovation which is proof of the strength and growing world-class status of Hong Kong’s I&T sector. The winning HKSTP park companies highlight the potential of our growing ecosystem at Science Park to deliver a sustained and growing pipeline of truly world-changing innovation.”

The success of the Park companies signals the growing HKSTP ecosystem strength with these great wins by technology companies from across the whole Science Park I&T community. The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), Nano and Advanced Materials Institute (NAMI) and the Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre (LSCM), are all residents within the community and contributed to a total of 50 awards.

The International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva is widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious invention exhibitions in the world. Held between 10th and 14th of March, the coveted event is a showcase for inventors around the world with about 600 inventions from 20 countries and regions judged via this year’s special online platform.

Highlights of HKSTP Park companies’ 50 award-winning innovations

COMPANY / ORGANISATION       

WINNING TECHNOLOGY / INVENTION

Gold Medal with Congratulations of the Jury

Nano and Advanced Materials Institute (NAMI)

·   Rapid Repairing Mortar Materials for Efficient Maintenance of Ageing Buildings

·   Portable and Flexible Pressure Sensor Mat for Gait Scan

·   An Elastic Copolymer Filament with Controllable Shape Memory Effect

·   Virtual Breathable Skin (VBS) – Bio-mimic, Non-porous Breathable Wig Cap

·   Biocide-free, Germ-repellent Plastic Bottle for Safe Drinking

Precision Robotics (Hong Kong) Limited

·   Sirius - the first robotic flexible endoscope system

Gold Medal

Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI)

·        Smart Behaviour Analysis System

·        IoT data exchange using blockchain technology

·        Mobile Mission-Critical Communications Terminal

·        5G and Vision-Based AI Improvements for Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV)

·        Wide-Bandgap-Based Power Converters for Next Generation Data Centres

·        3D High-efficiency Power Electronics Modules for Metro Train Energy Storage Systems

·        Enhanced Long-Distance Wireless Power Transmission Platform

Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre (LSCM)

·   Electronic Wristband and Monitoring System for Hong Kong’s “Stay Home Safe” Home Quarantine Support Solution

Nano and Advanced Materials Institute (NAMI)

·   Ultra-durable Anti-fog Nano-coating

·   Flexible Self-powered Insole for LED Shoes

·   High Performance Air Purifier Using Plasma Driven Nanofibrous Catalyst without Ozone Emission

Application Technology Company Limited

·   A.I. Smart Pole for underground pipe damage prevention

Blue Pin (HK) Limited

·   Blue Pin (HK) Limited / Dolphin - Effective Indoor Positioning Service

Cytomics Limited

·   Personalised vaccination with Direct B cell assay

Intelligent Precision Micro-Systems Limited

·   GetAMask - Robotic Mask Dispenser

Silver Medal

Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI)

·        Smart Water Data Analysis

·        Document Auto-Summarisation

·        Apparatus and Method for Virtual Walkthrough Generation

·        Apparatus for Measuring Objects in 3D Scenes

·        Zero Knowledge Proof Hardware Accelerator

·        Improving user data delay and throughput experiences for cellular system over high latency backhaul

·        5G O-RAN Base Station with Frequency Domain Signal Extraction Technology

·        Improved Multi-Beacon Wireless Indoor Positioning System

·        Advanced mobile energy technology for scalable and safe energy storage for smart robotics applications

·        Interconnect Technologies for Electronic Circuit Fabrication and Through-Silicon-Via Technologies for IC Integration

·        ElectroStatic Discharge Protection Solutions for Advanced CMOS FinFET Process for 5G Applications

·        Low-Capacitance Transient Voltage Suppressor for Mobile Electronic Surge Protection

·        Advanced Breaker for Energy Efficient DC Buildings

·        AI Quality Assurance System for Smart Manufacturing

·        Compact Non-mechanical Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) Beam Steering System

·        Instant and Non-contact Determination of Materials Concentration in Solutions

Nano and Advanced Materials Institute (NAMI)

·   Smart Protection Materials for Ski

·   Ultrasound NanoBubble Cold Brew Coffee and Tea Machine

·   Visible Light Triggered Secret Inks for Anti-counterfeit

·   High-flow Nanofiber Water Pitcher to Remove Microplastics, Cysts, Bacteria, Viruses and Heavy Metals

·   Quick-out Deep-in Anti-Pollution Skincare with Herbal Ingredients

Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre (LSCM)

·        Next InsurChain

·        Seamless Navigation in Urban Environment

·        Delivery Robot with end-to-end navigation policy

Blue Pin (HK) Limited

·        Blue Pin (HK) Limited / IoT Micro-location System (IMS) enabled Guest Services Robot (GSR)

InnoSpire Technology Limited

·        WeVision Smart Glasses

Koln 3D Technology (Medical) Limited

·        Omni-Clamp

Llewellyn and Partners Company Limited

·        BIM Warehouse

Bronze Medal

Nano and Advanced Materials Institute (NAMI)

·        Multi-use Nano Mask

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