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HKSAR Government Establishes Innovation Committee

The HKSAR government has established the Committee on Innovation, Technology and Industry Development (CITID). The Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Development Blueprint (the Blueprint) was promulgated by the government and with the establishment of the Committee on Innovation, Technology and Industry Development (CITID), cooperation among stakeholders will be improved, and the growth of innovation and technology (I&T) in Hong Kong will be facilitated. The Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry will serve as the Chair of the CITID.

The Committee on Innovation, Technology and Industry Development (CITID) has been established by the government to advise on the strategic development of innovation and technology (I&T) in Hong Kong. The CITID will focus on the following key areas:

  • Determining Focus Areas, Priorities, and Key Performance Indicators: The CITID will work towards facilitating the development of the I&T industry in Hong Kong, with a specific focus on areas highlighted in the Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Development Blueprint. To achieve this, the committee will establish priorities and key performance indicators to guide its efforts.
  • Promoting Research and Development: To encourage research and development in Hong Kong, the CITID will formulate strategies and measures that promote the commercialisation of research outcomes.
  • Nurturing and Attracting I&T Talent: The CITID will also develop strategies and measures to nurture, attract and retain I&T talent. This will help ensure that Hong Kong has the necessary expertise and human resources to support the growth of the I&T industry.
  • Developing Key I&T Infrastructure: To support the development of the I&T industry, the CITID will also prioritise the development of key I&T infrastructure. This may include initiatives related to technology parks, data centres, and other relevant infrastructure.
  • Promoting New Industrialisation: Finally, the CITID will also provide recommendations on strategies and measures to promote new industrialisation in Hong Kong. This may include initiatives to develop new industries or to enhance the competitiveness of existing ones.

The CITID is composed primarily of experts and representatives from academia, industry, information technology, and other relevant sectors, as well as government officials. These members are appointed by the Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry and serve a two-year term.

OpenGov Asia reported on the release on the release of the Hong Kong Innovation & Technology (I&T) Development Blueprint which aims to establish a clear development path and formulate systematic strategic planning for I&T development over the next five to 10 years.

The Secretary for Innovation, Technology & Industry provided information regarding the blueprint and emphasised that it represents a comprehensive and systematic plan for the development of innovation and technology in Hong Kong, created by the government after years of effort.

The government will implement the blueprint through four primary development directions, which are:

  • Enhancing the I&T Ecosystem and Promoting New Industrialisation: The government aims to create a conducive environment for innovation and technology, thereby promoting new industrialisation in Hong Kong.
  • Enlarging the I&T Talent Pool: The government aims to expand the talent pool of innovation and technology, creating a strong foundation for sustainable growth.
  • Promoting Digital Economy Development and Developing Hong Kong into a Smart City: The government aims to develop Hong Kong’s digital economy and transform the city into a smart city that can proactively integrate into the overall development of the country.
  • Consolidating Hong Kong’s Role as a Bridge Connecting the Mainland and the World: Finally, the government aims to strengthen Hong Kong’s position as a bridge between the Mainland and the rest of the world, facilitating collaboration and cooperation in innovation and technology.


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