Tech and innovations showcase opens at Science Park

Business | 5 May 2021 4:47 pm

A showcase of technology and innovations has opened at the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation.

It aims to demonstrate local innovations and ambition in biomedical technology, artificial intelligence and robotics, fintech and data, and smart city.

The Science Park said the 'Experience Centre,' will be the new touch point for local and global visitors to get a full sense of Hong Kong’s largest and most advanced information and technology ecosystem, while also opening new career avenues to young talent.

The 370 square meter immersive experience features seven zones, where 300 plus tech components power more than 30 multimedia exhibits to present Hong Kong’s innovation stories.

It uses facial recognition, panoramic video, hololens, real-time data dashboards, spherical projections and transparent touch-screen technology.

The center also provides a practical shared space for partner companies and the larger I&T community to co-create, the Science Park said.

It will act as a “digital den” to take this innovation spirit into new areas of potential growth. One area is design and art tech which is a prominent theme throughout the centre and highlights technology’s potential to drive cross-sector collaboration opportunities that transform culture and industry, the Science Park said.

Each exhibit zone in the center features art pieces that tell timeless stories of the human experience through modern, tech-enabled media platforms. The art tech exhibition “Man-Made,'' features works of six Chinese artists.

Hong Kong Design Institute, Vocational Training Council is partnering with HKSTP to nurture new ways to fuse design and technology.

The center's seven zones, include, the “Reception” which greets visitors via the virtual personal assistant in an automated welcome experience; the “Immersive Room,” which highlights via immersive visuals HKSTP’s mission to spearhead Hong Kong’s I&T development by supporting the I&T value chain – from R&D to re-industrialization; the “Hall of Fame,” which showcases standout achievements and ecosystem highlights from the 1,000 plus partner companies and two unicorns within the HKSTP ecosystem; the “Discovery Area,” where visitors take a deep dive into HKSTP's four strategic focus areas – biomedical technology, AI and robotics, fintech and data and smart city. In additon, there are, the “Visionary Table,'' a showcase of the innovation culture at HKSTP told through innovators and industry pioneers; “Flexible Space,'' a place for co-creation and networking in groups of up to 30 people, and the “Infinity Room,'' an interactive ending to the experience celebrating Hong Kong’s I&T journey to date and future potential.





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