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HKSTP co-hosts first I&T Trade Show

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Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), together with the Efficiency Office announced that they have brought 40 park companies to showcase their I&T solutions to more than 300 senior government officials from over 50 HKSAR government bureaux and departments.

The event is part of the first-ever Innovation and Technology Trade Show 2019 S/S.

The Innovation and Technology Trade Show 2019 S/S was held in conjunction with the Government’s pro-innovation procurement policy coming into effect in April 2019.

The event’s goal is to help government bureaux and departments increase their awareness of the availability of home-grown I&T solutions that can solve their operational issues while promoting the participation of start-ups and SMEs in government procurement programmes.

Throughout the day, there were discussion panels and sharing sessions on ways to adopt new I&T solutions, and pitching sessions by I&T start-ups on their solutions for efficiency enhancement. Tours were also given to attendees to observe HKSTP’s Smart Campus solutions at work.

The CEO of HKSTP stated that HKSTP regularly holds a Technologies from Science Park programme, which HKSTP introduced into the park companies and their solutions to the various industry sectors in Hong Kong.

The CEO noted that the Park completely supports the HKSAR government’s push for the pro-innovation procurement policy, and this trade show naturally promotes our ongoing support services to the public sector.

The Efficiency Office was thanked for co-organising this trade show with HKSTP, and connecting its tech companies with various government agencies.

Hong Kong Science Park is the designated living lab and testbed for Hong Kong’s Smart City innovations. It is hoped that by observing the solutions in action, the respective government agencies will be able to see their practical benefits and accelerate the implementations in Hong Kong.

Moreover, it is expected that the government’s lead to embracing digital transformation will inspire more Hong Kong businesses to explore I&T solutions. It’s a win-win arrangement for all – Hong Kong will become more efficient while creating more opportunities for the region’s I&T start-ups and talent.

The Technologies from Science Park programme provides a platform to help companies to adopt I&T solutions from park companies. More than 320 business matchings were held over the last 4 years.

65 leading organisations in Hong Kong, including the Hong Kong Airport Authority (HKIA) and several others, with a total of 66 successful implementations of I&T solutions from park companies.

HKSTP comprises Science Park, InnoCentre and Industrial Estates. The Park is a statutory body dedicated to building a vibrant innovation and technology ecosystem to connect stakeholders, nurture technology talents, facilitate collaboration, and catalyse innovations to deliver social and economic benefits to Hong Kong and the region.

HKSTP has been driving the development of Hong Kong into a regional hub for innovation and growth in several focused clusters including Electronics, Information & Communications Technology, Green Technology, Biomedical Technology, Materials and Precision Engineering.

The aim is to enable science and technology companies to nurture ideas, innovate and grow, supported its R&D facilities, infrastructure, and market-led laboratories and technical centres with professional support services.

HKSTP’s leadership also offers value-added services and comprehensive incubation programmes for technology start-ups to accelerate their growth.

Under the Innovation and Technology Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Efficiency Office is a change agent and catalyst for improving the management and delivery of public services so that the needs of the community are met in more user-friendly and effective ways.

Applying insight and ideas from the people who use public services, the people who provide them and our own analysis, we aim to help individual agencies and the Government as a whole to work together well and give timely, integrated and well-designed service to Hong Kong.

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