2021

HKPC Anti-Epidemic Invention “kNOw Touch” Honoured Again Striking Gold at Hong Kong ICT Awards 2021: Smart Living (Smart Home) Award

Submitted by maylim on Mon, 11/29/2021 - 17:37

(Hong Kong, 29 November 2021) The “kNOw Touch – Contactless Elevator Control Panel” developed by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) to fight the COVID-19 epidemic has once again been recognised by the technology research community, winning the Gold Award in the “Smart Home” category of “Hong Kong ICT Awards 2021: Smart Living Award”. The awards presentation ceremony was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre today.

“ForeSight 2022” Third Forum Analyses the Prospects for Traditional Industries and Reveals Advanced Manufacturing Industries to Forge a New Chapter

Submitted by maylim on Fri, 11/19/2021 - 14:26

(Hong Kong, 19 November 2021) The government has actively made use of 'reindustrialisation' to promote advanced manufacturing in recent years, significantly stepping up its R&D investment and policies in R&D. The opportunities for Hong Kong to develop “reindustrialisation” and its deployment have been hot topics. The second day of “ForeSight 2022”, signature event of the year of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), began with a forum under the theme of “Dreams Come True: Realisation and Development of Reindustrialisation”.

HKPC Chairman and Executive Director Introduce “ForeSight 2022” Top Political, Business and I&T Leaders Join Forces to Explore GBA Opportunities and New I&T Trends

Submitted by maylim on Wed, 11/10/2021 - 18:43

(Hong Kong, 10 November 2021) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) is committed to disseminating market intelligence and development trends through various platforms to show local companies the path for continuous growth and strategies to keep pace with an increasingly competitive business climate.

HKPC is Honoured to be Recognised in The Greater Bay Area Navigation Award for Its Outstanding Contribution to Help SMEs Thrive in GBA

Submitted by maylim on Fri, 11/05/2021 - 16:42

(Hong Kong, 5 November 2021) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) was awarded The Greater Bay Area Navigation Award – Award for Outstanding Contribution (Organisation) today, with trophy presented by Mr Li Jiangzhou, Deputy Head of the Office for Safeguarding National Security of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR and Mr Pan Yundong, Deputy Commissioner of the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in the HKSAR.

HKU-SCF FinTech Academy, HKPC and Cyberport Join Forces to Study FinTech Talent Gap Aiming to Provide Guidance for Financial Services Industry to Enhance FinTech Talent Pool

Submitted by maylim on Wed, 11/03/2021 - 16:49

(Hong Kong, 3 November 2021) The University of Hong Kong - Standard Chartered Hong Kong 150th Anniversary Community Foundation FinTech Academy (HKU-SCF FinTech Academy), Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), and Cyberport jointly announced today at the Hong Kong FinTech Week 2021 a partnership to conduct a FinTech Talent Study (the Study), examining the current and upcoming demand of FinTech talents for financial services industry in Hong Kong.

HKPC Generates Socio-Economic Impacts – Striving to Make Smart Smarter

Submitted by candace on Fri, 10/29/2021 - 18:55

(Hong Kong, 29 October 2021) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) published today its Annual Report 2020-2021, which was tabled at the Legislative Council on 27 October. Themed “Make Smart Smarter”, the HKPC Annual Report 2020-2021 highlighted HKPC’s mission in creating more values and yielding higher productivity for SMEs through state-of-the-art technologies so that they become smarter in the new normal of the post-pandemic era. The theme also symbolised HKPC’s commitment to transforming ideas into practice and unleashing potential to the fullest.

SME Conference to Explore the Road to Recovery for SMEs as Q4 2021 SME Leading Business Overall Index Again Scores Three-Year High

Submitted by maylim on Thu, 10/28/2021 - 16:48

(Hong Kong, 28 October 2021) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (“HKPC”) today announced the “Standard Chartered Hong Kong SME Leading Business Index” (“Standard Chartered SME Index”) for the fourth quarter of 2021. The Overall Index rose by 1.6 to 48.2, hitting a three-year high once again. Gradually climbing up towards the 50 neutral level, the latest result reflects that despite the slowing down of the COVID-19 pandemic, local SMEs are still moving sluggishly forward in the recovery of business confidence.

HKPC Claims Prestigious World-Class Honours at “the Oscars of Innovation” Winning the R&D 100 Award and a Special Recognition Gold Award

Submitted by maylim on Fri, 10/22/2021 - 15:25

(Hong Kong, 22 October 2021) Two home-grown innovations by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) have been honoured by the R&D 100 Awards, widely referred to as “the Oscars of Innovation”. The award-winning “kNOw Touch – Contactless Elevator Control Panel” wins the 2021 R&D 100 Award, while “Electrically-Assisted Free Forming (EAFF) Technology – Digital Dieless Direct Manufacturing Technology for Mass Customisation of Sheet Metals” claims a Gold Award in the “Special Recognition: Market Disruptor – Services” category for its potential to shake up an existing industry.

HKCERT Urges Users of Remote Access Tools and NAS Devices to Beware of Ransomware Attacks

Submitted by maylim on Tue, 10/19/2021 - 17:53

(Hong Kong, 19 October 2021) The Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT) of the Hong Kong Productivity Council is urging local users of remote access tools and network-attached storage (NAS) devices to step up security to fend off ransomware attacks targeting such devices. As recently HKCERT has observed from various sources that there has been an increase in ransomware attacks globally. Vulnerabilities in the remote access tools and NAS devices are found to be the major attack vectors for the latest wave of ransomware attacks.

HKPC’s Food TranSmarter Scoops Double Award Win at City I&T Grand Challenge

Submitted by maylim on Mon, 10/18/2021 - 18:33

(Hong Kong, 18 October 2021) “Food TranSmarter”, the food waste conversion system developed by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), scooped two grand awards at the first-ever City I&T Grand Challenge. It was crowned the Champion of the Open Group (Environmental Sustainability) category and won the Most Favoured Award by receiving the most public votes from the audience of the award presentation ceremony on-site.

HKPC Welcomes Policy Address Measures to Promote I&T Development to Power New Economy with Innovation

Submitted by hkpc_admin on Wed, 10/06/2021 - 16:47

(Hong Kong, 6 October 2021) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) welcomes the measures announced in the Chief Executive Mrs Carrie Lam’s 2021 Policy Address today to support the development of innovation and technology (I&T) through strengthening the cooperation of the Government, industry, academic and research sectors, so as to enable reindustrialisation to take root in Hong Kong and seize on the I&T opportunities of Shenzhen and the Greater Bay Area (GBA), thus developing Hong Kong as an international I&T hub as promulgated in the 14th Five-Year Plan.

“HKT Hong Kong Enterprise Cyber Security Readiness Index 2021” Up 2.7 Points to 49.6 Both Enterprises and Employees Are Urged to Strengthen Cyber Security Awareness to Defend Against Cyber Attacks Amid Rampant Phishing Emails

Submitted by maylim on Tue, 09/28/2021 - 16:47

(Hong Kong, 28 September 2021) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) released the results of the “HKT Hong Kong Enterprise Cyber Security Readiness Index 2021”, which reports an Overall Index at 49.6 (maximum being 100), a slight increase of 2.7 from that of a similar survey last year (https://www.hkpc.org/en/about-us/media-centre/press-releases/2020/ssh-index2020), with that of SME rising 4.9 from 42.7 to 47.6 - indicating that Hong Kong enterprises are attaching more importanc

HKPC’s Green and Anti-COVID-19 Technologies Win Two TechConnect 2021 Innovation Awards

Submitted by maylim on Tue, 09/14/2021 - 15:15

(Hong Kong, 14 September 2021) Two green and anti-coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) innovations of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) have won the “Innovation Awards” at the TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo 2021 (TechConnect) in Washington DC, USA, acknowledging HKPC’s outstanding achievements in research and development and its efforts to develop innovative technologies and improve human life.

HKCERT Urges Microsoft Windows Users to be Vigilant Against Malicious Exploit of Critical Vulnerability

Submitted by maylim on Mon, 09/13/2021 - 15:52

(Hong Kong, 13 September 2021) The Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT) of the Hong Kong Productivity Council is urging local Microsoft Windows users to beware of a critical vulnerability recently discovered in various versions of the operating system. This vulnerability has been exploited in the wild. So far, Microsoft has not provided a patch to fix the vulnerability yet but has identified temporary workaround.

HKPC 5G Future Hall Spearheads the Promotion of 5G R&D and Applications in Hong Kong with New 5G Intelligent Manufacturing and Smart Living Solutions on Show

Submitted by maylim on Tue, 09/07/2021 - 17:44

(Hong Kong, 7 September 2021) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) spares no effort in promoting 5G technology and applications. In May this year, the 5G Future Hall at HKPC Building was officially opened to showcase the innovative applications and business opportunities of 5G to the industry and the public.

HKPC’s Intelligent Production and Anti-COVID-19 Innovations Recognised at Hong Kong Business Technology Excellence Awards

Submitted by candace on Tue, 09/07/2021 - 12:00

(Hong Kong, 7 September 2021) The efforts of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) to promote intelligent manufacturing and prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been recognised at the Hong Kong Business Technology Excellence Awards 2021.

HKPC and 500+ Students Set Guinness World Record on Mass Robot Programming Taking Lead in I&T Development and Application, FutureSkills Training and STEM Education to Nurture Future Talents

Submitted by candace on Sun, 08/22/2021 - 20:52

(Hong Kong, 22 August 2021) Hong Kong has set a new world record again! The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), being an expert in artificial intelligence (AI) & robotics technology, FutureSkills training and STEM education, has been leading the promotion of the innovative application of related technology research and development (R&D) as well as FutureSkills training for future talents.

Extraordinary Summer Jobs! HKPC Summer Intern “InnoTalents” Showcase Results of Amazing Transformation Giving Hong Kong R&D and Industrial Sectors a Youthful Boost

Submitted by maylim on Wed, 08/18/2021 - 18:16

(Hong Kong, 18 August 2021) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) held its summer intern graduation ceremony today. This year, the internship programme has been upgraded while its graduation ceremony broke with tradition as the intern “InnoTalents” took charge to showcase their amazing transformation. The summer internship programme this year has attracted overwhelming response with around 1,400 applications received.

“SME ReachOut - 2021 Fund Fair PLUS” Concludes Overwhelming Response with 14K Attendances Offers First-hand Assistance for SMEs with Various Funding Alternatives

Submitted by hkpc_admin on Fri, 08/13/2021 - 17:51

(Hong Kong, 13 August 2021) Organised by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and co-organised by the Trade and Industry Department of the HKSAR Government, the “SME ReachOut – 2021 Fund Fair PLUS” (2021 Fund Fair) concluded today. As of 6pm today, the three-day event at HKPC Building has attracted an overwhelming response with around 14,000 visitors online and offline, over 400 half-an-hour one-on-one free consultation services and around 6,000 enquiries on funding schemes. HKPC hopes the event could provide prompt support to SMEs and industries addressing their funding needs.  

“SME ReachOut - 2021 Fund Fair PLUS” Opens HKPC-HKSAR Government-Business Sector Join Forces to Promote Funding Schemes to SMEs

Submitted by candace on Wed, 08/11/2021 - 17:51

(Hong Kong, 11 August 2021) Organised by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and co-organised by the Trade and Industry Department of the HKSAR Government, the “SME ReachOut – 2021 Fund Fair PLUS” kicked off today. Being held at HKPC Building, the three-day event provides information on over 50 government funding schemes and support programmes available for SMEs and startups of different industries to apply.

HKPC Builds Smart Production Line for Local Food Manufacturer Providing “One-stop” Support to Achieve Intelligent Manufacturing for the Sustainable Development of Food Industry

Submitted by candace on Mon, 08/09/2021 - 18:17

(Hong Kong, 9 August 2021) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) is committed to helping traditional industry to upgrade and boost productivity and tackling manufacturers’ pain points with the adoption of advanced technologies. HKPC is delighted to announce the signing of a collaboration agreement today with local food manufacturer CK One Limited (CK One) to commission HKPC for the design and development of a smart production line for CK One’s central kitchen.

“SME ReachOut - 2021 Fund Fair PLUS” Offers Information on 50+ Government Funding Schemes and Supporting Programmes to Help SMEs Achieve Turnaround and Embrace the New Normal

Submitted by candace on Thu, 08/05/2021 - 17:03

(Hong Kong, 6 August 2021) With the pandemic bringing uncertainties to the global economy, the business environment for local SMEs is filled with challenges. The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) will organise the large-scale free exhibition “SME ReachOut – 2021 Fund Fair PLUS” from 11 to 13 August at HKPC Building. The event aims at providing SMEs and startups with information on over 50 government funding schemes and supporting programmes for application so as to stay competitive in the market and overcome the challenges.

HKPC and Grow with Google Join Forces to Help Hong Kong Grasp Future Business Skills

Submitted by candace on Tue, 08/03/2021 - 17:59

(Hong Kong, 3 August 2021) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) is committed to nurturing Hong Kong digital business talent. Through HKPC Academy, it has joined to launch the Grow with Google global digital training courses designed by Google and become a partner of Grow with Google in Hong Kong and the first local organisation to offer both YouTube Creator Academy and Google Cloud online courses to help Hong Kong seize new digital opportunities.

HKPC’s Reindustrialisation and Smart Manufacturing R&D Feats Win Most at HKIE MIS Industry Award 2021

Submitted by maylim on Mon, 08/02/2021 - 16:34

(Hong Kong, 2 August 2021) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) is delighted to announce that the ingenuity of its manufacturing, industrial and systems (MIS) engineering professionals has been recognised at the “HKIE MIS Industry Award 2021”, winning six awards in total with 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze.

HKPC Announces Standard Chartered Hong Kong SME Leading Business Index Q3 2021 Results Overall Index Scores a Three-Year High; SMEs Regain Business Confidence under Economic Recovery

Submitted by maylim on Tue, 07/27/2021 - 14:22

(Hong Kong, 27 July 2021) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today announced the “Standard Chartered Hong Kong SME Leading Business Index” (“Standard Chartered SME Index”) for Q3 2021. The Overall Index has risen for three consecutive quarters, this time by 4.4 to 46.6, hitting a three-year high since Q3 2018. The results show returning business confidence of the local SME community amid the gradual easing of COVID-19 situation in Hong Kong and SMEs’ optimism about the global economy.

HKPC Promotes the Development of Gerontechnology with “Smart Elderly Health Care Monitoring System” Addressing Operation Concerns of Elderly Homes

Submitted by maylim on Fri, 07/16/2021 - 09:43

(Hong Kong, 16 July 2021) With population ageing becoming more pressing, there are concerns about elderly care and living and the healthcare system and related services face enormous pressure. The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) has developed a “Smart Elderly Health Care Monitoring System” to monitor the physical conditions of elderly home residents, providing real-time health data to a centralised system and their relatives for record-keeping purposes. The system is currently on preliminary trial at Pine Villa, Lohas Park.

HKPC’s EAFF Technology Crowned Champion in the Internationally Acclaimed “IMechE – Best Project Award”

Submitted by maylim on Thu, 07/15/2021 - 16:50

(Hong Kong, 15 July 2021) The Electrically-Assisted Free Forming (EAFF) Technology for Digital Competitive Customisation of Sheet Metal Parts, developed by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), was crowned the Champion in the “Best Project Award” (Digital Advancement) at the prestigious “IMechE Project Award”, an internationally acclaimed award that recognises projects with significant contributions to the advancement of the mechanical practice organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Hong Kong Branch.

HKPC Garners International Accreditations from Two Major Accountancy Bodies for its Outstanding Employee and Talent Development Programmes

Submitted by spchung on Tue, 06/22/2021 - 12:14

(Hong Kong, 22 June 2021) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) has recently received two international accreditations for talent development: the “Recognised Employer Partner” (REP) accreditation from CPA Australia (CPAA) and the “Approved Employer Accreditation – Professional Development” from the United Kingdom’s Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). These accreditations are proof that HKPC’s internal training and talent development programmes for nurturing a new generation of InnoTalent are of international standard. 

HKPC’s “The Hong Kong Jockey Club IT Support Programme for NGOs” Sets Local NGOs on the Path to IT Upgrading

Submitted by candace on Thu, 06/17/2021 - 16:10

(Hong Kong, 17 June 2021) To encourage non-government organisations (NGOs) in Hong Kong to make smart use of information technology (IT) to enhance operation and service delivery, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), with the support of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, launched “The Hong Kong Jockey Club IT Support Programme for NGOs” to provide them with comprehensive free IT consultancy and advisory services. Since its launch in December 2019, 79 project applications have been approved so far.

“Future of Work & Tech Experience Day” Releases Results of “The Future of Work & Skills Survey” Hybrid Work Sets Tone for New Normal FutureSkills Charts a New Course for Enterprises

Submitted by spchung on Thu, 06/03/2021 - 17:25

(Hong Kong, 3 June 2021) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) held its first “Future of Work & Tech Experience Day” today, attracting over 100 human resources (HR) professionals and industry practitioners. The seminar also featured sharing by company executives and HR experts on future trends at work and the importance of FutureSkills.

HKPC Offers “Family Caring Vaccination Day-off”- Paid Leave to Encourage Staff Accompanying Family Members Getting Vaccinated

Submitted by spchung on Wed, 06/02/2021 - 14:59

(Hong Kong, 2 June 2021) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), fully supporting the HKSAR Government’s “Early Vaccination for All” campaign, announces a special day-off arrangement for staff members to accompany family members receiving jabs, as well as paid leaves for staff who are receiving or had received vaccines.

HKPC Supports “Early Vaccination for All” Campaign - Vaccination Makes Everyone Safe and Hong Kong Ready for Economic Take-off

Submitted by spchung on Mon, 05/31/2021 - 18:44

(Hong Kong, 31 May 2021) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today welcomed the launch of the “Early Vaccination for All” campaign by the HKSAR Government to further boost the number of local vaccinees.

HKPC “Smarter Talent Gala” Interactive Recruitment Day for Talents to Explore I&T Career Opportunities

Submitted by spchung on Mon, 05/31/2021 - 15:23

(Hong Kong, 31 May 2021) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) held the “Smarter Talent Gala” recruitment day last Saturday (29 May 2021) to open the door for those yearning to pursue a career in the innovation and technology (I&T) sector, attracting over 200 talents with overwhelming response.

Secretary for the Environment, Secretary for Innovation and Technology, and Commissioner for Innovation and Technology Visit HKPC’s Homegrown “Food TranSmarter”

Submitted by spchung on Thu, 05/27/2021 - 12:18

(Hong Kong, 27 May 2021) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) was very delighted to invite Mr Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment; Mr Alfred Sit, Secretary for Innovation and Technology; and Ms Rebecca Pun, Commissioner for Innovation and Technology of the HKSAR Government, to visit “Food TranSmarter” at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) yesterday. Developed by HKPC with funding support from the Innovation and Technology Fund (Public Sector Trial Scheme), “Food TranSmarter” is the first-ever system in Hong Kong to automatically liquefy food waste into slurry.

APAS Spearheads “Autonomous Driving Alliance” with 30+ Organisations Joining Force to Accelerate Smart Mobility Development in Hong Kong

Submitted by spchung on Tue, 05/25/2021 - 18:02

(Hong Kong, 25 May 2021) The Automotive Platforms and Application Systems R&D Centre (APAS), hosted by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), today organised the “APAS Smart Mobility Summit: A 5G Perspective”, drawing upon local and overseas elites to dive deep into the latest development of 5G technology and business opportunities arising from smart mobility.

HKPC Announces Standard Chartered Hong Kong SME Leading Business Index Q2 2021 Results - Overall Index Rebounds to a Two-Year High; SMEs Plan Ahead with Government Budget Measures

Submitted by spchung on Thu, 04/29/2021 - 15:08

(Hong Kong, 29 April 2021) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today announced the “Standard Chartered Hong Kong SME Leading Business Index” (“Standard Chartered SME Index”) for the second quarter of 2021, which recorded the largest quarter-over-quarter surge of 9.8, standing at a two-year high of 42.2. It reflected an uptrend of SMEs’ business confidence against the backdrop of COVID-19 vaccination programme being launched in various countries, as well as gradual relaxation of social distancing measures in Hong Kong. 

HKPC Launches 5G Future Hall to Converge Local 5G Operators and Technology Providers and Aims to Become Superconnector for 5G Applications in Hong Kong

Submitted by spchung on Wed, 04/28/2021 - 17:24

(Hong Kong, 28 April 2021) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today launches the brand new 5G Future Hall which is supported by over 40 organisations from both the public and private sectors in Hong Kong with 13 of them showcasing the hottest and innovative 5G solutions and applications for potent business opportunities and value creation, fostering the development of Hong Kong as both an international innovation and technology (I&T) hub and a smart city.

HKPC's Geneva Gold Medal with Congratulations of JuryAward Winner "kNOw Touch Contactless Elevator Control Panel" signing Technology Licensing Agreements with Roborn and Jardine Schindler to Promote Wider Adoption

Submitted by spchung on Tue, 03/30/2021 - 16:18

(Hong Kong, 30 March 2021) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), with the strong support from both the Innovation and Technology Bureau (ITB) and the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) of the HKSAR Government, successfully developed “kNOw Touch – Contactless Elevator Control Panel” solution in mid-2020.Since its invention, it has strived to seek collaborative opportunities with different parties to expand its application.

HKPC to launch One-Stop, Cross Business & Technology “InnoPreneur Network”with Successful Debut of “InnoPreneur Forum” on Food Tech Development

Submitted by spchung on Fri, 03/26/2021 - 21:08

(Hong Kong, 26 March 2021) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) will launch a new O2O (online-to-offline) one-stop SME and startup platform, “InnoPreneur Network”, in April, to share on the latest technology applications and strategies on technological transformation and commercialisation of startup solutions with a resourceful network of manufacturers, industry advisors and government funding assistance.

HKCERT Urges Local Owners of Microsoft Exchange Server to Patch up System Vulnerabilities

Submitted by candace on Thu, 03/25/2021 - 16:43

(Hong Kong, 25 March 2021) The Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT) of the Hong Kong Productivity Council, addressing the latest development of the discovery of multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server, is urging local owners of this system to promptly download and install the relevant security patch from the official website and investigate for any system compromise occurred. Otherwise, they could be subject to theft of email data, ransomware attacks and even becoming part of a botnet.

HKPC Wins 15 Awards at 2021 Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions Anti-COVID-19 R&D Feat "kNOw Touch - Contactless Elevator Control Panel" Being Awarded Gold Medal with Congratulations of Jury

Submitted by spchung on Mon, 03/22/2021 - 21:19

(Hong Kong, 22 March 2021) (Updated on 23 March 2021) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) proudly announced that its research and development (R&D) achievements have once again been recognised at the prestigious “Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions”, winning 15 awards in total, the most for HKPC since its inventions made their debut at the event in 2015, including three Gold Medals with Congratulations of Jury, four Gold Medals, seven Silver Medals and one Bronze Medal.

Hong Kong Forum of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics - Promotes Development of Smart Industries in Hong Kong and Greater Bay Area

Submitted by spchung on Mon, 03/22/2021 - 14:52

(Hong Kong, 22 March 2021) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), with the funding support of the Innovation and Technology Fund of the HKSAR Government, joined hands with the Hong Kong Society of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics to organise the Hong Kong Forum of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (HKFAIR 2021) on 20 March.

APAS Bolsters "Hong Kong Roadmap on Popularisation of Electric Vehicles" with All-Round Support for Hong Kong's EV Development and to Build a Smart City with R&D

Submitted by spchung on Fri, 03/19/2021 - 18:15

(Hong Kong, 19 March 2021) The Automotive Platforms and Application Systems R&D Centre (APAS) of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) welcomes the “Hong Kong Roadmap on Popularisation of Electric Vehicles” released by the HKSAR Government, setting out its long-term policy objectives and plans to promote the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and their associated supporting facilities in Hong Kong, in realising the goal of “Zero Carbon Emissions • Clean Air • Smart City”.

ITC x HKPC x HKSTP - "Golden Triangle" Accelerates Reindustrialisation in Hong Kong

Submitted by spchung on Wed, 03/17/2021 - 17:28

(Hong Kong, 17 March 2021) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) today jointly organised the “Accelerating Reindustrialisation in Hong Kong and Theme Hall Opening Ceremony”, supported by the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) of the HKSAR Government, to outline the best strategies and available support for enterprises to realise reindustrialisation. 

Hong Kong Forum of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics - Offers Experts' Insights on Innovative Applications and Technology Trends

Submitted by spchung on Tue, 03/16/2021 - 16:36

(Hong Kong, 16 March 2021) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), with the funding support of the Innovation and Technology Fund of the HKSAR Government, will host the online Hong Kong Forum of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (HKFAIR 2021) with the Hong Kong Society of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (HKSAIR) on 20 March 2021.

“Information Security Summit 2021” Presents the Latest Technologies to Cope with Cyber Security Risks Under New Normal

Submitted by candace on Tue, 03/09/2021 - 12:23

(Hong Kong, 9 March 2021) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), in conjunction with ten local information security bodies, opened the “Information Security Summit 2021” today, under the theme of “Challenge of Securing the New Norm: the Remote, Mobile, Decentralised and Virtual Business”.

HKPC Theme of the Year 2021: "Make Smart Smarter" - Smarter Era of Intelligent Manufacturing Launch Ceremony Witnesses New Milestone for Reindustrialisation in Hong Kong

Submitted by spchung on Fri, 02/26/2021 - 16:40

(Hong Kong, 26 February 2021) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) launches a series of activities in 2021 themed “Make Smart Smarter”. The campaign with "Smarter Era of Intelligent Manufacturing Launch Ceremony" was kicked off today, revolving around the theme of “reindustrialisation”.

HKPC Welcomes 2021-22 Budget Measures with Pledge to Support SMEs to Create New Economy with Innovative Technologies and Promote Reindustrialisation in Hong Kong

Submitted by spchung on Wed, 02/24/2021 - 17:22

(Hong Kong, 24 February 2021) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) welcomes the 2021-22 Budget of the HKSAR Government which focuses on “stabilising the economy” and “relieving people's burden”, that aims to alleviate the pressure caused by the economic downturn and the epidemic and encourage different sectors of the community to grasp the new trends for future development and bring new impetus to industries for a more dynamic development.

HKPC and CUHK Join Forces to Nurture Next Generation InnoTalent with On-the-Job Research Opportunities to Strengthen Local Talent Pool

Submitted by spchung on Mon, 02/08/2021 - 14:48

(Hong Kong, 8 February 2021)  The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and the Faculty of Engineering of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding pledging to jointly nurture a new generation of innovation and technology (I&T) talent and incubate more InnoTalent in Hong Kong.

HKPC Reveals Standard Chartered Hong Kong SME Leading Business Index Q1 2021 Results - Business Confidence Stricken SMEs Are Suggested to Grasp New Development Pattern

Submitted by spchung on Tue, 01/26/2021 - 15:10

(Hong Kong, 26 January 2021) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today announced the “Standard Chartered Hong Kong SME Leading Business Index” (“Standard Chartered SME Index”) for the first quarter of 2021, which recorded an overall index at 32.4, down 5.1 compared to the previous quarter, reflecting that local SMEs’ business confidence has been weakened under the fourth wave of epidemic outbreak.

HKPC Urges Enterprises for Cyber Security Strategy for the New Normal and New Technologies

Submitted by hkpc_admin on Tue, 01/19/2021 - 15:50

(Hong Kong, 19 January 2021) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today urged enterprises to quickly put in place cyber security strategy for the new normal and new technologies, in order to combat an anticipated surge in cyber attacks in 2021 arising from accelerated digital transformation amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the use of emerging technologies such as 5G communications, Internet of Things (IoT) and AI.

HKPC Fully Supports SIE Fund to Launch "Gerontechnology Platform" Harnessing Innovative Technologies to Foster Development & Cross-Sector Synergy

Submitted by hkpc_admin on Wed, 01/06/2021 - 14:33

(Hong Kong, 6 January 2021) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) welcomes the launch of “Gerontechnology Platform” under the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund).  As one of the collaborative partners of the designated platform, HKPC is committed to rendering full support to Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) and in collaboration with other eight collaborative partners to promote development and adoption of gerontechnology in Hong Kong, also contributing to the advancement of gerontech ecosystem.

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