Tech For Good

"Tech for Good" gathers dedicated tech experts to talk about I&T at HKSTP @Wheelock Gallery. Tech journalist Wan Sze Zit interviews guest speakers about the excitement of entrepreneurship and the drive of making innovation dreams come to life for the better. Join our like-minded innovators on their startup journey. Discover how members of the I&T community can take technology to the next level through sheer determination while creating a better world through innovation. 
(Interviews are conducted in Cantonese.)

Using AI to find cures for “orphan diseases”

Hong Kong-based Aptorum Therapeutics, currently in the pre-clinical phase of development, focuses on finding cures for rare diseases, also known as “orphan diseases”. Its founder Ian Huen says the company combines big data with artificial intelligence to analyse whether drugs already in the market can be used to treat rare diseases. It also works with local universities in the hope ...

Re-tuning smart ring to fight pandemic

Innovative wearable device Belun Ring was designed to gauge a user’s blood oxygen level and heartbeat to assess the risk of sleep apnea. It has been quickly remodelled within three weeks as a real-time blood oxygen monitoring tool to help fight Covid-19.

Treating common diseases through the gut

Prof. Stephen Tsui, Associate Director (Research) in the CUHK School of Biomedical Sciences, is noted for his studies of the human genome. He led his team to crack the complete genome of the SARS-coronavirus during the SARS outbreak in 2003. In late 2018, he founded a company to investigate gut microbiota ...

The versatility of blockchain

Blockchain Solutions’ CEO Jase Leung is a local blockchain pioneer. The company partners with the regional authorities of Labuan in Malaysia to develop multiple blockchain applications to support e-payment and cultural relics certification for application in sports, medical, cultural, educational and spiritual tourism.

Hybrid Reality Platform for the construction sector

Chain Technology Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Wisdom Chan pioneered a Hybrid Reality Platform to translate geographical and construction data into 3D models, making it the “Slack” of the construction industry. The platform is also used by HK International Airport and Science Park. Find out how he knows when to stop being stubborn and change course.

Cutting energy bills by IoT energy management

Free use of technology works not only in the consumer market. After years of working on an IoT energy management platform, CityTone's CEO Steven Yeung has introduced an innovative “no charge” business model for offering IoT equipment and services to clients – he takes a cut of the clients’ savings on their energy bills instead. He is keen to expand to other parts of ...

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