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- HKSTP and the Efficiency Office Co-host the first Innovation and Technology Trade Show 2019 S/S to drive Pro-Innovation Procurement Policy in Government
Dr David Chung, Acting Secretary for Innovation and Technology (center); Albert Wong, CEO of HKSTP (right); Olivia Nip, Commissioner for Efficiency, Efficiency Office (left), officiated at the opening of the Innovation and Technology Trade Show 2019 S/S.
Forty leading I&T companies from Science Park were given the opportunity to showcase their solutions to more than 50 government bureaux and departments.
Andy Bien, Chief Information Officer, Airport Authority Hong Kong; Johnny Wang, Deputy Director-Innovation & Commercial Development, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited and Tony Wong, General Manager-Technology & Digital Services, New World Development Company Limited joined the Panel Discussion moderated by George Tee, Chief Technology Officer, HKSTP. They shared their experience and insight on working with I&T start-ups and adopting home-grown technologies through the HKSTP programme “Technologies from Science Park”.
On Hong Kong, 24 April 2019, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), together with the Efficiency Office brought 40 park companies to showcase their I&T solutions to more than 300 senior government officials from over 50 HKSAR government bureaux and departments, as part of the first-ever Innovation and Technology Trade Show 2019 S/S.
The Innovation and Technology Trade Show 2019 S/S was held in conjunction with the Government’s pro-innovation procurement policy coming into effect in April 2019. The event’s goal is to help government bureaux and departments increase their awareness of the availability of home-grown I&T solutions that can solve their operational issues, while promoting the participation of start-ups and SMEs in government procurement programmes. Throughout the day, there were discussion panels and sharing sessions on ways to adopt new I&T solutions, and pitching sessions by I&T start-ups on their solutions for efficiency enhancement. Tours were also given to attendees to observe HKSTP’s Smart Campus solutions at work.
Albert Wong, CEO of HKSTP, said, “HKSTP regularly holds our Technologies from Science Park programme, which we introduce our park companies and their solutions to the various industry sectors in Hong Kong. We fully support the HKSAR government’s push for the pro-innovation procurement policy, and this trade show naturally promotes our ongoing support services to the public sector. We thank the Efficiency Office for co-organising this trade show with us, and connecting our tech companies with various government agencies.
Hong Kong Science Park is the designated living lab and testbed for our city’s Smart City innovations. We hope that by observing the solutions in action, the respective government agencies will be able to see their practical benefits and accelerate the implementations in our city. We also hope that the government’s lead to embrace digital transformation will inspire more Hong Kong businesses to explore I&T solutions. It’s a win-win arrangement for all – we will become more efficient, while creating more opportunities for our I&T start-ups and talent.”
The Technologies from Science Park programme provides a platform to help companies to adopt I&T solutions from park companies. More than 320 business matchings were held over the last 4 years. 65 leading organisations in Hong Kong, such as Hong Kong Airport Authority (HKIA), MTR, Maxim’s Group, HSBC, Wheelock and 3HK were involved in the programme, with a total of 66 successful implementations of I&T solutions from park companies.