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- HKSTP Launches InnoCell – a Smart Living and Co-creation Space Purpose-built for I&T Talent to Foster Hong Kong’s Growing Innovation Community
InnoCell embodies HKSTP’s “Work.Live.Play.Learn.” innovation culture where a community of like-minded people can spark co-creation at Hong Kong Science Park
Photo 1: Officiating guests at the opening ceremony of InnoCell, including:
Photo 2: HKSTP and park company representatives shared the strategic importance of InnoCell to attract local and overseas I&T talents, and how it fosters the "Work. Live. Play. Learn." innovation culture at the Science Park.
Photo 3: HKSAR government officials, HKSTP board members and management team gathered at the newly-opened InnoCell, which is a propose-built space for I&T talents.
(Hong Kong, 7 April2021) – Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) today formally launched the InnoCell, asmart living and co-creation space at Hong Kong Science Park.The purpose-built space provides the ideal environment for local and overseas innovation and technology (I&T) talent to live, co-create, innovate and forge a thriving community to fulfill Hong Kong’s I&T potential.
Located at the city’s largest research and development base, InnoCell brings together a talented community, with a shared passion for innovation, to exchange ideas and pursue the next I&T breakthroughs. The 17-storey InnoCell will provide residential units with flexible design and ancillary facilities at affordable rents. With integrated smart living technologies, InnoCell offers diversiﬁed communal and private living spaces that aim to foster personalised experiences and collaboration among its residents. The building is a prime example of the “Work.Live.Play.Learn.” innovation culture being nurtured across the entire I&T ecosystem at the Science Park.
Albert Wong, CEO of HKSTP said, “InnoCell represents a major step forward in our ambition to build a vibrant I&T ecosystem for Hong Kong which brings together talent, culture and infrastructure in an environment geared for innovation. The state-of-the-art space is a shining example of innovation at work, delivering a space with affordable rent and custom-designed for like-minded innovators to harness and hone their talent. InnoCell sets new standards for a smarter lifestyle which goes beyond just living and working.”
Open to the founders, mainland and overseas employees of HKSTP’s park companies, as well as visiting academics, scientists, and technology talent, InnoCell is a showcase of unique technology-infusing experiences, offering four room types including THE SOLO, THE TWIN, THE SUITE and THE POWERHUB. For project teams on a mission, THE POWERHUB, with 8 individual studios plus a private working area, is an ideal space for members to assemble, focus and race through their sprints.
Partnering with Chevalier Network Solution, HSBC and JLL, InnoCell combines modern living with cutting-edge technology to deliver a friction less, personalised way of blended living and workingin the digital era.
Tenants can easily access key facilities and services with the InnoCell Living app integrated by Chevalier, and also complete transactions within the building using an e-payment application powered by HSBC. Other key features include personalised online butler services, a multi-lingual chat bot and a host of online services all enabled with cashless payment. To support the community experience, JLL delivers an array of community cum hospitality management services such as organising innovation-inspiring events and community-centric activities.
Developed and built by Hip Hing Construction, the space provides approximately 30,000-sqft of tailored communal facilities, including 392 units of studios and suites and 511 bed spaces in total, installed via 418 modules with high-performance materials.The ground-breaking construction is also Hong Kong’s first high-rise building using the innovative Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) methodology winning international recognition at the Rethinking the Future Awards 2020. This serves as a blueprint and modernisation path for Hong Kong’s construction industry.
The InnoCell application will be open from 20 April to 21 May. Successful applicants will move in from July 2021 onwards.