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- HKSTP Unveils the Experience Centre as a Multisensory Showcase of Hong Kong's World Class Innovation and Growing I&T Ecosystem
Visionary and inspiring journey into Hong Kong’s innovation story features extensive Art Tech exhibits which highlight huge tech crossover potential and attracts exciting new talent to fuel the I&T community
Officiating guests at the opening ceremony of the Experience Centre:
The Centre’s Art Tech curator, HKSTP and Hong Kong Design Institute representatives shared the curatorial concept of the Art Tech exhibition and how it embodies the convergence of culture and technology during the media briefing session.
Representatives from HKSTP park companies discussed the innovative technologies employed at the Experience Centre, as well as how the Centre offers a unique alternative to showcasing their innovation stories.
In addition to bringing an immersive experience to visitors through cutting-edge technology, the Experience Centre tells an inspiring story of Hong Kong’s I&T community through a range of interactive multimedia exhibits.
(Hong Kong, 5 May 2021) – Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is today unveiling the Experience Centre as an immersive sensory journey to showcase Hong Kong’s world-class innovation and ambition in Biomedical Technology, AI & Robotics, FinTech and Data & Smart City. Visitors to Science Park today can explore and be inspired by HKSTP’s thriving I&T ecosystem of over 1000 partner companies, who are fuelling Hong Kong’s rise as a leading global I&T hub within the Greater Bay Area.
The Experience Centre will be the new premier touch point at Science Park for local and global visitors to get a full sense of Hong Kong’s largest and most advanced I&T ecosystem, while also opening new I&T career possibilities to young talent in Hong Kong. The standout innovations on show are a testament to HKSTP’s impactful support across the entire I&T value chain – from R&D to commercialisation and re-industrialisation.
The 370 square meter immersive experience features an inspirational and interactive journey of seven zones, 300+ tech components powering 30+ multimedia exhibits to present Hong Kong’s innovation stories in truly original and stimulating ways. The state-of-the-art thematic space uses innovative technological tools such as facial recognition, panoramic video, hololens, real-time data dashboards, spherical projections and transparent touch-screen technology to create an immersive visitor experience.
Albert Wong, CEO, HKSTP, said: For the thousands of visitors to HKSTP each year, the Experience Centre is the ideal multi-dimensional showcase of our thriving world-class I&T ecosystem that sits at the heart of the huge GBA innovation and technology opportunity. This tech-inspired experience is a reminder of the remarkable achievements and the powerful co-creation potential of our partner companies, but is also a taste of the transformative innovation yet to come from the city’s brightest talent and proof that HKSTP is where innovation starts, and Hong Kong’s future is being forged”.
Art Tech crossover explores human-tech relationship
Beyond acting as a showcase of inspiration, the Experience Centre provides a practical shared space for HKSTP partner companies and the larger I&T community to co-create. The centre will act as a “digital den” to take this innovation spirit into new areas of potential growth. One area is Design and Art Tech which is a prominent theme throughout the Experience Centre and highlights technology’s potential to drive cross-sector collaboration opportunities that transform culture and industry.
Each exhibit zone in the centre features thoughtfully curated art pieces that tell timeless stories of the human experience through modern, tech-enabled media platforms. Inspired by technology but made by man, the Art Tech exhibition “Man-Made”, features a selection of art pieces from six Chinese artists, represent the convergence of culture and technology and the vision of technology as a dynamic man-made tool that drives the world forward.
HKDI is partnering with HKSTP to nurture new ways to fuse design and technology in new expressions while also nurture new talent. “The launch of the Experience Centre and this partnership with HKSTP is a prime example of how design, art and technology create a powerful synergy that fuses two distinct communities and sectors. We look forward to launching a series of collaborative activities with Science Park for co-creating more opportunities to groom creative talent in Hong Kong. “said Dr Lay Lian Ong, Principal of Hong Kong Design Institute Vocational Training Council.
Initiatives arising from the HKDI partnership include: The “Master x Students” Talent Nurture Programme within the HKSTP Ecosystem; The Co-creation Charrette–Hackathon to promote academic-industry knowledge exchange; Design Competitions to bring to life design concepts stemming from HKDI talents; and Student Attachment and Internship to match qualified students nominated by HKDI with HKSTP partner companies.
The Seven Zones of the Experience Centre include: