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- HKSTP Park Companies Shine Again at the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva with 17 Awards
Hong Kong continues to gain in stature as an international I&T hub with outstanding homegrown innovations; Partner company GRST Holdings won the biggest prize – the Grand Prix of the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva
The HKSTP park companies gained remarkable success with their innovative solutions and products at the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, winning 17 awards in total.
The team from GRST Holdings winning the most honored prize at the event - Grand Prix of the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva.
(Hong Kong, 13 April 2019) – Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (“HKSTP”) is honoured to announce the outstanding achievements of 13 park companies at the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, held in Geneva, Switzerland. They took home a total of 17 awards - seven Gold awards, eight Silver awards and two special awards including the most-honoured one for the event – the Grand Prix of the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, a prestigious achievement for GRST Holdings.
GRST Holdings’ innovation that impressed the judges was the WATMAR3, a water-based technology to manufacture and recycle Li-ion batteries. Other than promoting the recycling, regeneration and reuse of Li-ion batteries, the technology’s closed-loop system yields high battery performance and high-recovery recycling to reduce waste and VOC (volatile organic compounds) emissions. GRST Holdings’ achievement this year follows a tradition of excellence by HKSTP park companies at the same event. Rehab-Robotics championed it in 2012 while Vitargent gained a victory in 2015.
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 April this year, the event presented over 1,000 new inventions and products by more than 800 exhibitors from 40 countries and regions.
To enable a vibrant innovation and technology (“I&T”) ecosystem, HKSTP is committed to supporting its incubatees and partner companies along their growth journey, from conceptualisation to commercialisation, with a full range of infrastructure and value-added services. It has been one of HKSTP’s key objectives to connect them with new opportunities around the world, and showcase Hong Kong’s exceptional innovative capabilities in the worldwide I&T arena.
Albert Wong, Chief Executive Officer of HKSTP, congratulated the park companies on their overseas triumph and said: “We are proud that our homegrown inventions have received outstanding success and recognition internationally. This is a reflection that Hong Kong’s R&D capabilities and innovations have established a strong footprint in the global stage. Their success is our success, and as well as a motivation for HKSTP to achieve excellence in providing an enhanced R&D environment, all-rounded support services. While we strive to co-create an extended I&T ecosystem in the Greater Bay Area where new opportunities are emerging, may our park companies continue to gain success, inspire and collaborate with each other, and jointly develop Hong Kong as international I&T hub.”
Highlights of Award-winning Innovations
|Company Name & Awards
GRST Holdings Limited
|GRST Holdings is a green tech company focusing on environmentally friendly Li-ion battery technologies. It developed the WATMAR3, a water-based technology to manufacture and recycle Li-ion batteries. As well as promoting the recycle, regeneration and reuse of Li-ion batteries, WATMAR3's closed-loop system yields high battery performance and high-recovery recycling to reduce waste and VOC (volatile organic compounds) emissions.
GRST Holdings’ special ultra-safe Li-ion batteries come with a built-in shut-down mechanism under extreme conditions. The product can sustain 10V overcharging and battery housing penetration without combustion or explosion.
KOLN 3D Technology (Medical) Limited
KOLN 3D tailors implant products for patients with its 3D printing technology for medical field. In 2016, the first customised talus bone was implanted into a patient, while in 2018, the advanced patented implants with a lattice and 50% weight reduction was applied in a clinical case in Thailand.The company's metal 3D printing technology is exclusively designed for medical use. Through the patented "laser sintering-CNC-robotics" technology, high-quality products including implants and surgical tools can be manufactured with a short lead time in a one-stop process.
Knight Honor Enterprises Limited
|Knight Honor Enterprise is a printing company, and their “print-by-etching-on-reflection” technology is more environmental friendly than conventional ink printing technology. It is master-batch free and has no VOC (volatile organic compounds) residues. Print copies produced using this technology can be read in environments with minimal lighting.
Neosen Energy HK Limited
|Neosen Energy developed a low-cost water-proof tracker patch which can applied onto any hard hat in monitoring construction workers’ safety. The tracker patch is recyclable and battery biodegradable, and its use can last for half a year. In case of a worker falling down, passing out or even suffering a stroke, the embedded sensors will activate the tracker patch and thus issue an alert providing the worker’s location and other data instantly.
Sustainable Energy Limited
|Sustainable Energy‘s Heat Recovery Indoor Swimming Pool Heat Pump is equipped with Reverse Cycle technology, in which remote condensers reject heat when excess energy is recovered from cooling and dehumidification, and absorbs heat from outside air for space and water heating during reverse cycle operations. Applying the reverse cycle operations can reduce energy costs by 60%, especially during winter.
BioArchitec Group Limited
|BioArchitec’s MAPS is a revolutionary suite of technologies that promotes personalised health therapy. With its patented inventions, the platform provides precise and reliable solutions for automatic drug screening, AI analysis and tissue regeneration.
Cypress Bio-tech Company Limited
|Cypress Bio-tech is a healthtech company focusing on developing a safe and user-friendly technology platform for mosquito and other biting bug repellent products, hence to help prevent vector-borne diseases.
Animae Technologies Limited
|Animae Technologies developed a smart stamp technology that provides an easy, intuitive and eco-friendly way of making stamps on mobile devices using physical stampers. The solution can be used for stamp collections or authentication purposes.
Hygeatec Company Limited
|Hygeatec's innovative air sanitizer can remove pathogens, allergens and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) in less than a second. The patented plascide technology creates an intense micro-lightning ionized gas field that eliminates contaminants, enabling the prevention of illness and epidemics.
I-Square Technology (Hong Kong) Limited
|I-Square Technology, with the goal to protect the reputation and brand value of customers, developed an anti-counterfeiting system that can verify the authenticity of products through scanning their packaging. It provides a low-cost solution that can be easily applied to different product on the market, while the labels used in the system cannot be copied, transferred and reused on other packages.
Marvel Digital AI Limited
Marvel Digital AI's novel unmanned drone detection system, applying an advanced object detection algorithm and light field imaging techniques, can spot drones larger than 50 centimetres in diameter and within a 1km range, and perform real-time computation of object distance.
Suirich Flex Limited
Suirich Flex's TransFlex is the lightest and thinnest transparent LED soft screen. It reduces the tremendous traditional process at the same time only doubled-sided adhesive tape is required for installation. Its superb capacity towards size, outlook, water resistance and connections foster a wide range of applications in modern high-tech life.
New Life Medicine Technology Company Limited
|New Life Medicine Technology developed a home-based urine early prostate cancer detection kit which gives a result with 85% accuracy in just 30 minutes.