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HKPC and HKSTP Co-host Smart City Conference to Accelerate Hong Kong’s Smart City Innovations

New Initiatives Announced to Enhance Industry Collaborations while Fostering Hong Kong’s Smart City Technological Advancement


10 Jan 2019


Cross-sector experts came together at the Smart@Hong Kong: Our Smart City Journey Conference to share trends and insights on the latest development on smart city. Key executives at the opening ceremony included (front row):  The Hon Bernard CHAN CHARNWUT, Convenor of the Non-Official Members of the Executive Council (10th from the left) Dr The Hon LAM Ching-choi, Chairman of the Elderly Commission (9th from the right) The Hon Nicholas YANG, Secretary for Innovation and Technology (9th from the left) Ms Annie CHOI, Commissioner for Innovation and Technology (7th from the left) Mr Victor LAM (right seven), Government Chief Information Officer (7th from the right) Dr Sunny CHAI, Chairman, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (8th from the right) Mr Willy LIN, Chairman, Hong Kong Productivity Council (8th from the left) Mr. Albert WONG, Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (6th from the right) Mr Mohamed D. BUTT, Executive Director, Hong Kong Productivity Council (4th from the left)

Cross-sector experts came together at the Smart@Hong Kong: Our Smart City Journey Conference to share trends and insights on the latest development on smart city. Key executives at the opening ceremony included (front row):

  • The Hon Bernard CHAN CHARNWUT, Convenor of the Non-Official Members of the Executive Council (10th from the left)
  • Dr The Hon LAM Ching-choi, Chairman of the Elderly Commission (9th from the right)
  • The Hon Nicholas YANG, Secretary for Innovation and Technology (9th from the left)
  • Ms Annie CHOI, Commissioner for Innovation and Technology (7th from the left)
  • Mr Victor LAM (right seven), Government Chief Information Officer (7th from the right)
  • Dr Sunny CHAI, Chairman, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (8th from the right)
  • Mr Willy LIN, Chairman, Hong Kong Productivity Council (8th from the left)
  • Mr. Albert WONG, Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (6th from the right)
  • Mr Mohamed D. BUTT, Executive Director, Hong Kong Productivity Council (4th from the left)
Hong Kong Productivity Council inaugurated GLink, the first gerontechnology industry cluster in Hong Kong, at the Conference. Key executives at the launch included (front row):  The Hon Bernard CHAN CHARNWUT, Convenor of the Non-Official Members of the Executive Council (8th from the left) Dr The Hon LAM Ching-choi, Chairman of the Elderly Commission (9th from the left) The Hon Nicholas YANG, Secretary for Innovation and Technology (7th from the left) Ms Annie CHOI, Commissioner for Innovation and Technology (5th from the left) Mr Victor LAM (right seven), Government Chief Information Officer (10th from the left) Mr Willy LIN, Chairman, Hong Kong Productivity Council (6th from the left)

Hong Kong Productivity Council inaugurated GLink, the first gerontechnology industry cluster in Hong Kong, at the Conference. Key executives at the launch included (front row):

  • The Hon Bernard CHAN CHARNWUT, Convenor of the Non-Official Members of the Executive Council (8th from the left)
  • Dr The Hon LAM Ching-choi, Chairman of the Elderly Commission (9th from the left)
  • The Hon Nicholas YANG, Secretary for Innovation and Technology (7th from the left)
  • Ms Annie CHOI, Commissioner for Innovation and Technology (5th from the left)
  • Mr Victor LAM (right seven), Government Chief Information Officer (10th from the left)
  • Mr Willy LIN, Chairman, Hong Kong Productivity Council (6th from the left)
HKSTP showcased a wide array of smart technologies with various partner companies to give a glimpse of life in the future within a smart city.

HKSTP showcased a wide array of smart technologies with various partner companies to give a glimpse of life in the future within a smart city.

China Mobile Hong Kong (CMHK), Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) announced a slew of collaborations related to 5G. Guests participated in the announcement ceremony were (from left to right): Mr Hugh CHOW, CEO of ASTRI, Dr. Max MA, Director and Executive Vice President, CMHK and Mr Albert WONG, CEO of HKSTP.

China Mobile Hong Kong (CMHK), Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) announced a slew of collaborations related to 5G. Guests participated in the announcement ceremony were (from left to right): Mr Hugh CHOW, CEO of ASTRI, Dr. Max MA, Director and Executive Vice President, CMHK and Mr Albert WONG, CEO of HKSTP.

Mr Albert WONG, CEO of HKSTP, had an experiential ride on MobiGem, an autonomous self-driving vehicle developed by Park company Urban Systems.

Mr Albert WONG, CEO of HKSTP, had an experiential ride on MobiGem, an autonomous self-driving vehicle developed by Park company Urban Systems.

Dr Lawrence POON, General Manager (Automotive and Electronics Division and Automotive Parts and Accessory Systems R&D Centre) of HKPC, showcased one of the key projects of GLink - Smart Glass.

Dr Lawrence POON, General Manager (Automotive and Electronics Division and Automotive Parts and Accessory Systems R&D Centre) of HKPC, showcased one of the key projects of GLink - Smart Glass.

(Hong Kong, 10 January 2019)  Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) joined hands with Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) as well as local Research & Development Centres for the first time to organise the Smart@Hong Kong: Our Smart City Journey Conference (the Conference) today, showcasing the latest smart city initiatives and their innovative applications in enriching people’s daily lives. Jointly opened by Mr Willy LIN, Chairman of the Hong Kong Productivity Council and Dr Sunny CHAI, Chairman of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation; the Conference was officiated and graced by The Hon Bernard CHAN CHARNWUT, Convenor of the Non-Official Members of the Executive Council; The Hon Nicholas YANG, Secretary for Innovation and Technology; and Dr The Hon LAM Ching-choi, Chairman of the Elderly Commission; together with Ms Annie CHOI, Commissioner for Innovation and Technology as well as Mr Victor LAM, Government Chief Information Officer.

The Conference featured expert speakers from the HKSAR Government, industries, academia and research institutions, discussing how Hong Kong can benefit from its world-class info- communication technology (ICT) infrastructure, Internet connectivity, unique population demographics and other enabling technologies, to plot the roadmap in becoming a successful smart city. The Conference focused on four core topics including Smart Living, Smart People, Smart Environment and Smart Mobility, with insights and best practices shared by heavy-weighted speakers. Other key announcements were also made at the same occasion, aimed at enhancing industry collaborations in the smart city products and solutions development.

Launch of GLink – Hong Kong’s First Gerontechnology Industry Cluster to Mark New Breakthrough of Smart Ageing HKPC also inaugurated Hong Kong’s first gerontechnology industry cluster, GLink, which is a joint- force platform by more than 30 local gerontechnology service providers and user organisations, to promote applications and exchanges of best practices and knowledge to address growing needs arising from ageing population. GLink also fosters industry intelligence exchange between the demand side (elderly homes, social service provides, NGOs, hospitals, rehabilitation centres, etc.) and the supply side (developers of GeronTech, RFID, smart watches, healthcare devices or shoes, etc.), to facilitate effective dialogues while enhancing new product or service developments for smart ageing, leveraging HKPC’s technical expertise and support.

Mr Willy LIN, the Chairman of HKPC remarked, “GLink is established not only for the betterment of the ageing generation, but also the next generation and beyond. We create this platform to cater the needs of both the elderlies and their caretakers. GLink will provide smart ageing technologies, solutions as well as innovative services, benefitting elderly homes, healthcare institutions plus other users via tailored and localised applications, improving the quality of their daily lives.”

The Journey to a Smart City – An Innovation Showcase HKSTP joined hands with various partner companies to showcase a slew of smart technologies, to give a glimpse of life in the future within a smart city. These demonstrations included 5G telecommunications application, autonomous self-driving (ASD) vehicles, robotic IoT ice-cream machine, unmanned retail shop, smart chatbot, security surveillance patrol robot, self-service smart lockers and digital e-stamp applications.

At the Conference, HKSTP also announced the collaboration with a leading mobile operator to conduct a series of 5G collaboration at Hong Kong Science Park. The mobile operator was the first to complete the Commercial Equipment Field-Testing of 28GHz 5G base stations and antenna in Hong Kong, carried out at Hong Kong Science Park.

Albert WONG, CEO, HKSTP, said, “Designated as Hong Kong’s first smart region living lab by the Government, Hong Kong Science Park is the ideal testbed before the wider adoption of these new innovations in our city. These solutions are well aligned with the Smart City Blueprint so that we can accelerate their adoption. We are delighted to showcase a wide variety of smart city solutions and applications that are immersed in our premises at this Conference. We understand that data, sensor and connectivity technologies are the foundations behind these innovations and we have created a smart campus initiative at Science Park that provides the best infrastructure support for tech companies to test and fine-tune their innovations. Going forward, we will extend this smart campus initiative to our InnoCentre and three industrial estates. With this, we hope to work with more partners from across all sectors to come up with solutions that will help us achieve Hong Kong’s smart city vision.”

 

2019-01-10 Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation Latest Smart City Showcases 

Showcase Item   Exhibiting Company  Product/ Technology description

5G Network
Demonstration


Venue:
Grand Hall

China Mobile Hong Kong OT Systems
  • Currently, Hong Kong Government is leveraging a mobile surveillance system deployed by OT Systems Ltd , the IoT and big data solutions for deterring illegal dumping of industrial waste, building materials and food waste over 80 black spots. However, the number and capabilities of IP cameras deployed today are constrained by 4G network capacity.
  • High capacity is one of the features of 5G. One of the applications of 5G technology can be to support numerous data bandwidth-intensive applications such as 4K/8K UHD live broadcasting, surveillance and other usage.
  • In the above case of the surveillance system, 5G can enable massive deployment of even more powerful IP cameras in Hong Kong in the future.

Unmanned Retail Store

Venue: 10W G/F

 Field Talent Ltd.
  • Field Talent Ltd. is an operational unmanned shop that also serves as an experimental platform for design & innovation of technology-related products.
  • Supported by Tencent-backed Smart-ID technology, it provides users with an innovative, secure and seamless smart shopping experience comprised of facial recognition, identity authentication, cashless payment methods and fully automated self-checkout system, among others.
  • It embodies smart living/ shopping with more features and applications to be unveiled, continuing to push the unmanned shop industry forward in the years to come.

Autonomous Self-driving

Venue: Grand Plaza

 
 AutoX
  • AutoX focuses on building an autonomous driving platform at level 4 of driving automation, self-driving is supported only in limited spatial areas or under special circumstances. Autonomous driving is developed by location-based services using cameras and multiple sensors.
  • The showcase will demonstrate an autonomous vehicle mainly for logistics purpose, especially for industrial estates, residential areas and school campus.
  • Comprised with advanced AI technology, the maximum cart load of the vehicle is 500kg, can continue to operate for 8 hours with maximum speed at 25km/h.
Urban Systems 
  • MobiGEM combines Ultra-wide band technologies with our behavior control system software to create an autonomous electric vehicle (EV) solution with advanced positioning performance.
  • This is an industry first with no other microlocation solution of any type providing all these attributes.
  • MobiGEM is equipped with multiple senors include 2 UWB radios (on MobiGEM) , 4 stationary UWB beacons (in Grand Plaza), 6 Lidars and 12 Ultrasonic sensors.
  • With obstacle detection in 360 degree around the vehicle, it can work in rain, fog, dust, snow or other highly dynamic environments, with maximum speed is 40 km/h.

Robi³ (Smart Ice-cream Machine)

Venue: 8W G/F

Ocean Unicorn Technology
  • Ocean Unicorn Technology was found in 1996, we ask ourselves how we can facilitate the interactions in a Smart City, and do so in a seamless way. It just happens we do this by selling ice cream.
  • It’s more than just transactions that we’re trying to facilitate. We want to help people engage with the technology. With the Robi³ , there isn’t a sense of intimidation that is associated with technology, but rather a sense of childhood optimism that technology can inspire.
  • We want the experience to be enjoyable. Robi³ can be taught to sing your favourite songs. And it can learn to dance the trending dance moves of the time.
  • With the help of Robi³ , we believe the interactions in a Smart City can be better.

Smart Locker

Venue: 5W G/F

 Pakpobox
  • Pakpobox is a Hong Kong technology company specializing in smart lockers. Our product Alfred is a network of smart lockers that brings you efficient and convenient parcel collection for International and Local E-Commerce Platform.
  • Alfred also can provide some other lifestyle services, including laundry and dry cleaning, and food delivery.

Chatbot & Patrol Robot

Venue: Data Studio

 Guardforce Security
  • Guardforce applied robotic solutions in both security and commercial use, enabling workforce optimisation. Multifunctional and fully automated robots enable manpower saving as well as consistent performance.
  • The robots in the showcase this time include:

o Patrol Robot: operate 24/7 for both indoor and outdoor environment. Even if under extreme weather conditions, patrol robots can still function, sending instant images or alerts to security rooms.

o Chatbot: interact with customers via voice or touch-screen, responding enquires or disseminate promotional message.

e-Stamp

Venue: Grand Hall

Animae Technologies
  • Founded in 2014, Animae Technologies is committed to developing interactive, smart, and IoT entertainment products.
  • Pointant is a loyalty rewards platform that helps brands connect with audience both online and offline. Customers can get stamps on their phone using smart stamp technology and redeem rewards through Pointant App.
  • Pointant helps increase the volume of traffic at stores and events, boosts customer engagement, and subsequently allows the brands to gain more insights on customers’ visiting and spending behaviours.

 

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