2014

51 Companies, Corporate Volunteer Teams and Social Enterprises recognized at "The 5th Hong Kong Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards"

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 12/17/2014 - 17:24

<p>Fifty-one companies, corporate volunteer teams and social enterprises with outstanding achievements in implementing and promoting corporate social responsibility (CSR) were recognized at &ldquo;The 5th Hong Kong Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards Presentation Ceremony&rdquo; today (17 December 2014) (annex).</p>

Mapping the Future of Biomedical Engineering from Vision to Reality

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/05/2014 - 15:33

<p>Biomedical engineers, scholars, clinicians, regulators and medical device manufacturers sought to strengthen synergy on medical and healthcare innovation at the BME2014 Hong Kong Biomedical Engineering International Conference, which was opened today (5 December 2014) by Professor James Goh, Vice-President and President-Elect of the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering.</p>

"Retail Technology Adoption Assistance Scheme for Manpower Demand Management" Opens for Application

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 12/01/2014 - 14:22

<div>To alleviate the manpower shortage problem of the retail industry, the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau today (1 December 2014) launched a $50-million "Retail Technology Adoption Assistance Scheme for Manpower Demand Management" (ReTAAS) in partnership with the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) to help the industry to adopt relevant information and communications technology and other technologies to enhance productivity and manage manpower demand. HKPC is the Secretariat of the Scheme.</div>
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The First HK-developed EV Fast Charging Station Attains International Certification

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 11/19/2014 - 16:37

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The Automotive Parts and Accessory Systems R&amp;D Centre (APAS) of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) has developed a 50kW fast charging station which only takes as fast as 20 minutes for an electric vehicle (EV) to get charged up to travel 150km.&nbsp;</div>
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「創新科技應用」微電影比賽公佈得獎名單 新媒體推廣新科技應用 (Chinese Only)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 11/04/2014 - 23:00

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多部本地創作微電影,以新科技在工商業的創新應用為題材,以嶄新和生動的手法,透過屏幕呈現在廣大觀眾眼前。在日前(2014年11月5日)由香港生產力促進局(生產力局)主辦的「創新科技應用」微電影比賽頒獎典禮暨首映禮上,大會嘉許及展示了這些傑出作品。</div>
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頒獎典禮假九龍灣MCL德福戲院舉行。香港特區政府商務及經濟發展局常任秘書長(通訊及科技)何淑兒在生產力局主席陳鎮仁及香港工業總會(工總)主席劉展灝博士陪同下,為大會主持典禮。</div>
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「創新科技應用」微電影比賽由「創新及科技基金」撥款資助,並獲工總及創意香港全力支持。比賽分為「公開組」及「學生組」兩個類別,各設有金、銀及銅獎,並設有由公眾網上投票選出的「我最喜愛的微電影」奬。公開組及學生組分別由楊潤豐及李平山執導的「新耆百貨」及「衝」奪得,「衝」亦同時奪得「我最喜愛微電影」獎。(得獎名單見附表)</div>
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香港電腦保安事故協調中心 全港年度網絡保安事故演習 (Chinese only)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 10/30/2014 - 23:00

<div>針對性、及以竊取財物為目的之網絡攻擊趨升。香港生產力促進局屬下的香港電腦保安事故協調中心(協調中心)今天(2014年10月31日)聯同本地互聯網重要基建設施供應商及流動網絡營運商,舉行全港性的網絡保安事故演習,以提升各界應對這類網絡攻擊的能力。</div>
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<div>協調中心高級顧問梁兆昌表示:「今年1月至9月,協調中心共錄得2,553宗保安事故報告,較去年同期大增155%。殭屍網絡及釣魚攻擊事故佔大多數(74%),當中不少涉及盜取網上銀行及個人身份資料。」</div>
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<div>他續說:「企業必須注意,他們除有可能成為網絡攻擊的目標外,他們的資訊科技基建設施也可能被黑客利用來發動網上攻擊。因此他們須與其他網絡社群持份者緊密合作,共同維繫網絡安全,準備應對這些攻擊。」</div>
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Standard Chartered SME Index for 2014 Q4 at 47.9

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 16:07

<div>The latest "Standard Chartered Hong Kong SME Leading Business Index" (Standard Chartered SME Index) has dropped to 47.9 (down 3.4 points from the last quarter), reflecting a pessimistic business outlook among local small and medium enterprises. Announcing the reading for the fourth quarter of 2014 today (29 October 2014), the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) noted that it is the first time in a year the Index has fallen below the 50 no-change mark, and also at its lowest in two years.&nbsp;</div>
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「衣、食、住、行」創新科技 滙聚「生產力展館」 (Chinese only)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/27/2014 - 23:00

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「臭氧」可用來淨化空氣之外,還能漂白牛仔服裝,造成仿舊效果? 骨折患者毋需「打石膏」便能康復? 不少創新科技已應用於市民的日常生活當中。香港生產力促進局(生產力局)連續第四年參與「創新科技嘉年華」,公眾人士可蒞臨「生產力展館」,即場體驗多項與「衣、食、住、行」息息相關的科研產品,加深對創新科技的認識。</div>
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「創新科技嘉年華2014」由香港特區政府創新科技署主辦,由2014年11月1日至9日假沙田香港科學園第三期舉行。「生產力展館」分為兩部分,包括室內展館及戶外電動車展。</div>
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HKPC Creates Values for Industry through Technology Adoption & Partnership

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:19

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<div>With a rapidly changing market and business environment, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) is pooling its resources to help local enterprises and industry sectors create values and overcome business transformation challenges with flexibility and continuous innovations, says Mr Clement Chen, Chairman of HKPC.</div>
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HKPC Calls for Vigilance in Era of Internet of Everything

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 10/15/2014 - 14:08

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<div>With more smart devices becoming inter-connected to offer extended applications in the emerging “Internet of Everything” (IoE) era, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) urges businesses and organizations to strengthen their readiness against potential cyber threats.</div>
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Space Science Experiment Design Competition for Hong Kong Secondary School Students Now Open for Entry

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:59

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<p>To enhance local secondary students' understanding of China's advances in aerospace science and foster a culture of innovation in Hong Kong, the Home Affairs Bureau of the HKSAR Government and the China Manned Space Agency have jointly organised the Space Science Experiment Design Competition for Hong Kong Secondary School Students. One or more chosen experiment designs will have the opportunity to be demonstrated onboard the Tiangong-2 space station.</p>

HKCERT Urges the Public not to Participate in Cyber Attacks

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Sun, 10/05/2014 - 22:00

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<div>The Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT) of the Hong Kong Productivity Council today (6 October 2014) reminded the public that participating in cyber attacks is a criminal offence.</div>
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<div>HKCERT issued the warning after several people have been arrested by the Police for using online tools to attack other computer systems on the Internet.</div>
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Tapping Hot Business Opportunities with HKPC's Conformal Cooling Technology Centre

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Mon, 09/01/2014 - 15:31

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<div>To satisfy the growing consumer appetite for highly customizable and high precision products, the local industry can tap into the integrated technological support from the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) with the opening of its Conformal Cooling Technology Centre (CCTC) today (1 September 2014).</div>
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New E-Learning Platform Raises Standard of Tourism Service Industry

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:00

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<div>New E-Learning Platform Raises Standard of Tourism Service Industry</div>
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<div>Local tourism service industry practitioners can now hone their customer service skills anytime, anywhere with a new e-learning platform (http://elearn.qtsa.com/).</div>
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SME One Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with Funding Secured for SMEs Hitting $15M

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:15

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<div>SME One, a dedicated centre established by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) to provide one-stop support to local SMEs, has successfully helped more than 10 SMEs apply for a total of $15 million funding for business development since its operation in 2012.&nbsp;</div>
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HKPC Urges for Management Policy for Mobile and Cloud Adoption

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:50

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<div>Mobile device users and businesses must update their information security management practices and policies to address new threats in mobile and cloud security, urged Mrs Agnes Mak, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), at the “Information Security Showcase 2014” today (9 July 2014).</div>
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HKPC Successfully Develops 'Plaster Cast-Free' Bracing Technology for Fractures

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 15:26

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<div>The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), in collaboration with local medical device maker Vincent Medical Manufacturing Co. Ltd. and medical advisors from the University of Hong Kong (HKU), has successful developed a 'plaster cast-free' bracing technology as a safe and effective treatment for arm fractures, while enabling early movement and rehabilitation. The project is funded by the Innovation and Technology Fund of the HKSAR Government through the Nano and Advanced Materials Institute.</div>

Over 200 Companies and Organizations Pledge for 'Happiness-at-work'

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 06/13/2014 - 16:47

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<div>The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and the Promoting Happiness Index Foundation (the Foundation) jointly launched the “Happiness-at-work Promotional Scheme” for the second consecutive year, aiming to foster a happy workplace culture. Over 200 companies and organizations were granted the ‘Happiness-at-work Label’ for their commitment to the cause and raise the happiness-at-work level for their staff. &nbsp;</div>
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Wise Business Summit 2014 explores new economic landscape and business opportunities

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Mon, 06/02/2014 - 22:00

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<div>Senior government officials, prominent industrialists and business leaders gathered at today’s Wise Business Summit 2014 to share their insights in global economic trends, as well as challenges and opportunities in the evolving business landscape. More than 500 businesses and entrepreneurs from different sectors and industries attended the event.</div>
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‘The 5th Hong Kong Corporate Citizenship Program’ Business & Social Enterprises Collaborate in CSR Drive

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:41

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<div>‘The 5th Hong Kong Corporate Citizenship Program’, jointly organized by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and the Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education (CPCE) and sponsored by Bank of China (Hong Kong), will introduce new awards to recognize enterprises for their continuous effort in adopting corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices. This is in addition to the Program’s aim to strengthen collaboration between businesses and social enterprises.&nbsp;</div>
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“Showcasing Creative Works to Inspire Cross Industry Matching in Commercial Applications 2014: Match-To-Win” First Presence of “Cross Matching Pavilion” at Entrepreneur Day for Cross Industry Collaboration

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Mon, 04/28/2014 - 15:17

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<div>Eighty Hong Kong character illustrators, graphic, product and multimedia designers, and licensing agents will display their excellent creativity at the “Cross Matching Pavilion” at the Entrepreneur Day to trigger more cross-industry collaboration.</div>
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HKPC Launches HSBC-Funded Programme to Improve Industrial Water Management

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 03/20/2014 - 09:05

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To address concerns over water shortage and pollution in southern China, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today (19 March 2014) launched the “HSBC Water Programme for Industrial Water Management” to support major water-consuming industries to implement good practices on water management.</div>
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生產力局與滙豐連續五年合作 推出「滙智營商」專題系列 (Chinese only)

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 03/19/2014 - 09:35

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<div>由滙豐工商金融全力策動,香港生產力促進局(生產力局)合辦的「滙智營商」自2010年推出以來一直廣受中小企歡迎。雙方於今年再度合作,並夥拍now財經台攜手推出「滙智營商2014」,透過電視資訊特輯和一系列活動協助中小企認清環球最新經濟形勢,以增強競爭力,拓展商機。</div>
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<div>生產力局主席陳鎮仁表示:「歐美經濟逐漸復甦,但內地市場增長略為放緩,加上新科技湧現沖擊營銷潮流,環球市場出現嶄新局面。中小企在這瞬息萬變的經濟環境中必須靈活部署,方能抓緊箇中機遇。因此,生產力局與合作伙伴將藉著今年的『滙智營商』探討網銷、人民幣資金管理、創業等當前熱話,助中小企掌握最新的市場資訊,並借鑑不同行業迎難而上和轉型創新的成功經驗,累積營商智慧。」</div>
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PolyU raises the KM standard of local organizations to an international level

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 13:45

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<div>The Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Centre (KMIRC) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has successfully run the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) Award in Hong Kong for six years. This Award aims to promote the best practices in knowledge management (KM) among local enterprises and provide them with a platform to benchmark their KM performance, raising the KM level of the industry.</div>
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40 Companies, Corporate Volunteer Teams and Social Enterprises Recognized at “The 4th Hong Kong Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards”

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:30

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<div>Forty companies, corporate volunteer teams and social enterprises with outstanding achievements in implementing and promoting corporate social responsibility (CSR) were recognized at “The 4th Hong Kong Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards Presentation Ceremony” today (21 January 2014) (annex).&nbsp;</div>
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Cyber Security Incidents Surge 52% HKCERT Warns of Rising Ransomware & Mobile Attacks

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 16:37

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<div>The Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT) of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today (21 January 2014) alerts businesses and the public of rising security threats as it recorded 1,593 security incidents in 2013, up 52% from 2012; and identified over 8,300 ‘invisible bot machines’ in Hong Kong in the fourth quarter of 2013.</div>
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