2021

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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