February 24, 2024

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New Solutions from HK Lab

Recently, two tech firms operating under the Hong Kong Smart Government Innovation Lab announced that they have launched new solutions which are now ready to be acquired by companies and institutions.


Solution description

The firm’s solution is an AI-Cloud wildfire detection SaaS that detects forest/outdoor fire that uses standard video surveillance cameras to capture images, then, Machine Learning is applied for objection detection on the images to identify fire and smoke.

The solution is automatic and extremely effective at detecting forest and/or outdoor fires. With the current climate change crisis and the ongoing pandemic, there is a growing number of wildfires as more people are visiting country parks and hiking trails.

The AI-Cloud wildfire detection SaaS helps:

  • Protect valuable natural resources like forests, country parks as well as rural areas from wildfires;
  • Reduce the carbon emissions caused by unwanted forest fires; and,
  • Mitigate wildfire risks and damages to nature, communities, and citizens.

Application Areas

The solution was developed to be applied in the areas of Environment and Infrastructure.

Technologies Used

The solution employs the latest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) as well as Cloud Computing.

Use case

The solution is able to:

  • Detect wildfires and mitigate wildfire risks and damages
  • Detect wildfires and reduce the carbon emissions from unwanted forest fires
  • Detect fires that may occur on construction sites, thus improving construction work safety
  • Detect fires near infrastructure (such as in an electricity distribution network) and minimize fire risks and damages and services provided to the public
  • Detect fires near rural residential areas to protect lives and assets


Solution description

The firm has developed intelligent energy monitoring systems that are simple and easy to deploy. Data is collected and transmitted to a cloud platform and analysed with the firm’s AI model, which is trained and has been proven to have accurate predictions.

It dynamically accounts for the influencing factors of energy usage (e.g., temperature, humidity and seasonality) to predict energy usage and determine a budget.

Real-time energy data with granular zoning, i.e., down to the AC usage in a meeting room, is visualized in the software with easy-to-understand and quantifiable metrics so users know if they have overused or conserved energy.

This is also facilitated by a series of customized notifications, interpersonal energy training workshops, and through the use of automation, the firm is able to raise energy conservation awareness and knowledge, hence driving behavioural change intelligently in communities.

Application Areas

The solution was developed to be deployed in the areas of City Management, Environment, Finance as well as Housing.

Technologies Used

The solution employs the latest in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cloud Computing, Data Analytics, Deep Learning, Internet of Things (IoT) and Mobile Technologies.

Use Case

  • User-friendly software platform derived by 8000 users to enhance the awareness and understanding of energy and encourage behavioural change
  • Real-time and granular energy usage monitoring and notification to spot abnormality and take prompt actions
  • Various data analysis metrics by day, by week, by month or by AC, light and socket to deduce energy pattern and saving opportunities
  • AI modelling for energy budget with consideration of actual usage and environmental factor provide realistic target and quantifiable tracking of energy performance for users
  • Energy comparison of different buildings/zones at customized period provide easy benchmarking in a single glass of plain
  • Establish energy usage intensity (EUI) metric in kWh by meter sq. to compare energy usage of own location vs location in the other similar building types
  • Scalable and agile infrastructure which can expand with further integration with other smart sensors or controls


Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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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