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InvestHK Webinar - The Journey of AI and Robotics: From Research to Market

Overview

Since 2017, the Government of the HKSAR has injected more than HK$150 billion into developing the innovation and technology (I&T) sector to position Hong Kong as an international I&T hub. By leveraging Hong Kong’s clear advantages in research capability, two research clusters have been set up, namely Health@ InnoHK focusing on healthcare technologies, and AIR@ InnoHK focusing on artificial intelligence and robotics technologies. InnoHK provides an excellent platform for training and research collaboration with both local and overseas academic institutions, and translating research outcomes into applications.  

This event focused on AIR@ InnoHK and consisted of two parts. The first half of the webinar focused on technology commercialisation, covering Hong Kong’s advanced infrastructures and support services, intellectual property protection, investment landscape and the financial arrangements for spin-offs. In the second half of the webinar, we invited four renowned researchers from AIR@ InnoHK to share the latest development of their research and innovations.

Agenda (Hong Kong time)

Opening Remarks
Mr Stephen Phillips
Director-General of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong

Welcome Speech
Ms Lillian Cheong
Under Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry, HKSAR Government  

Introduction of Hong Kong’s Innovation and Technology Ecosystem 
Mr Andy Wong
Head, Innovation and Technology, Invest Hong Kong

Platform Support to Accelerate the Innovation Journey of AI/Robotics
Dr Crystal Fok, Head of STP Platform, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

Private Capital Empowers Hong Kong Tech Companies
Mr James Ieong, Chairman and Founding Partner, Pagoda Capital

Funding Raising Considerations for a Spin-Off
Mr Thomas Crasti, Deals Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong and Mainland China

Intellectual Property Protection and Commercialisation: Hong Kong & Beyond
Mr Cedric Lam, Partner and Head of IP, Asia, Eversheds Sutherland

Introduction of AIR@ InnoHK
Dr Carrie Ling, Associate Director of Business Development (InnoHK), Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

Presentation by AI Chip Center for Emerging Smart Systems (ACCESS) 
Prof Tim Cheng, Director, AI Chip Center for Emerging Smart Systems (ACCESS) 

Presentation by Hong Kong Quantum AI Lab (HKQAI)
Prof Guanhua Chen, Managing Director, Hong Kong Quantum AI Lab (HKQAI)

Presentation by Center for Perceptual and Interactive Intelligence (CPII)
Prof Helen Meng, Director of Centre for Perceptual and Interactive Intelligence (CPII)
 
Presentation by Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence in Design (AiDLab)
Prof Calvin Wong, Director of Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence in Design (AiDLab)

Q&A

  1. Prof Tim Cheng, Director, AI Chip Center for Emerging Smart Systems (ACCESS) 
  2. Prof Guanhua Chen, Managing Director, HK Quantum AI Lab (HKQAI)
  3. Prof Helen Meng, Director of Centre for Perceptual and Interactive Intelligence (CPII) 
  4. Prof Calvin Wong, Director of Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence in Design (AiDLab)

Moderator: Dr Carrie Ling, Associate Director of Business Development (InnoHK), Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

Organiser
Invest Hong Kong, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Supporting Organisations
Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP)
The Semiconductor Nanotechnology Alliance (SNA)

 

Event Details
Date:
19 August 2022
Contact General Enquiries
24/F, Fairmont House, 8 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong
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