(Hong Kong, 22 August 2022) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) proudly announced that its two home-grown innovations have been recognised by the 2022 R&D 100 Awards, namely the “Oscars of Innovation”, in the Process/Prototyping and Software/Services categories. HKPC is crowned the world's top 10 and Hong Kong's top 1 in terms of the number of finalists being named among other world-renowned R&D powerhouses, being one of the most awarded organisations in Hong Kong, with its “i4.0 Digital Lean in Metaverse for Virtualised Process Optimisation” being the sole Metaverse-related finalist this year.
R&D 100 Awards is a world-renowned science and innovation competition presented by R&D World Magazine, aiming to honour the most revolutionary and innovative R&D ideas and technologies every year. This year, in its 60th edition, a bigger pool of independent expert judges including nearly 50 esteemed global industry elites were invited to review and select the outstanding R&D entries. Despite fierce competition and high threshold, HKPC still won alongside other world-class R&D institutions and powerhouses, including top-notch US laboratories such as the MIT Lincoln Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the authority of aeronautics and space research – NASA Glenn Research Center.
The two award-winning and three shortlisted innovations are diverse in their applications and significances. One of the awarded projects aims to leverage drone with on-board AI technology for real-time tunnel defect inspection, while another seeks to revolutionise the food disinfection process. The other three shortlisted projects aim to optimise production line performance through Metaverse; achieve a breakthrough in the garment manufacturing industry with side seam topstitching technology; and empower the industries to visualise real-time production machine data. HKPC is committed to continuously collaborating with different industry partners and clients to unleash the R&D potential and foster the transformation of R&D results.
Mr Mohamed Butt, Executive Director of HKPC, said, “We are extremely honoured that HKPC remains on the forefront of technological advancement on the international stage, once again testifying our world-class R&D and technology commercialisation capabilities to make Hong Kong an international I&T hub and a smart city. Such achievement would have been impossible without our industry partners’ staunch support and unceasing trust in HKPC or our R&D teams’ unremitting effort in promoting local R&D development. HKPC will never cease to develop more value-added technological solutions with collaboration partners to strengthen the competitiveness and productivity of the industries, thereby promoting a wider adoption of innovative technologies and creating a smarter and sustainable future.”
Details of 2022 R&D 100 Awards Winning and Shortlisted Innovations
For more information about the 2022 R&D 100 Awards, please visit: https://www.rdworldonline.com/.
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