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HKSTP Partners to Accelerate I&T Development in HK

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Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) announced a strategic collaboration with an IT service management company that aims to foster a robust Innovation and Technology (I&T) ecosystem in Hong Kong.

Through this partnership, the two will launch a series of programmes under four key pillars to drive innovation of IT companies, start-ups, and researchers throughout their entire growth cycle – Research & Development, Technology Simulation, Co-incubation, and Talent and Culture Cultivation.

The Chief Executive Officer of HKSTP stated that the Park and the company have been working closely for years in supporting high potential tech ventures to innovate, succeed and grow faster. Moreover, surging demand for cloud computing knowledge and innovative technologies has been observed among businesses.

Thus, this partnership combines the scale and technology expertise of the cloud innovation leader with HKSTP’s R&D, incubation and commercialization capabilities accumulated over the past 20 years, to accelerate the development of Hong Kong’s I&T ecosystem while firmly establishing the city’s status as a global innovation hub, the CEO said.

Meanwhile, the Managing Director of the company’s Hong Kong & Taiwan branch stated that the firm is always committed to supporting the digital transformation of enterprises of all scales in Hong Kong. Since 2014, the two have been working together on a number of cloud programmes and training. They are pleased to deepen their relationship with HKSTP and jointly address the various challenges the city faces in terms of talent, innovation, and technology commercialisation.

The collaboration will be on the following aspects:

  • Research and Development: HKSTP is joining the company’s Open Data Sponsorship Programme which extends Open Data access through STP Platform, to support local research teams, including those from universities and research laboratories. Utilising the firm’s cloud services, Open Data Sponsorship Programme allows researchers worldwide to share and analyse datasets derived from latest studies on global pandemics, cancer, and more. The collaboration will allow researchers at HKSTP partner companies to improve efficiency while saving costs and time needed for research and data processing.
  • Technology Simulation: It is often difficult to predict the success and optimal route for the commercialisation of new technologies in sectors such as Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. The company will support STP Platform to visualise outcomes through Technology Simulation, allowing developers to conduct tests and simulations at lower costs. AWS and HKSTP will also form a ‘train-the-trainer’ programme using AWS RoboMaker, allowing developers to effortlessly simulate applications under virtual 3D environments and test robotics solutions built with different coding languages, all with reduced costs and higher efficiency. Programmes to support the simulation of other emerging technologies will follow.
  • Co-incubation: the two will continue to nurture start-ups and support their business growth. Targeting Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) start-ups, the first six-month acceleration programme will provide training and technical and business consultation to help them unlock the potential of SaaS business model, enhance their SaaS products, and ultimately drive business growth and success.
  • Talent and Culture Cultivation: To nurture homegrown IT talents, the company will utilise its global training and education resources to equip students and practitioners together with HKSTP. In the first phase, the two will provide technical training in biotechnology and AI for InnoHK clusters, enterprises, and startups. Based on the needs of the participating organisation, the company will also provide tailor-made capacity-building packages including talent training and innovation culture workshops.

PARTNER

CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.

PARTNER

Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

PARTNER

HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

PARTNER

IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.

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