On 14 June 2023, PolyU and Red Date Technology have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore opportunities for collaboration in the field of blockchain. Uniting the strengths of the two innovative and forward-thinking organisations, the MoU serves as a framework for further discussion on blockchain research, application and education, addressing practical needs and the popularisation of blockchain. This collaboration will be led by COMP and Research Centre for Blockchain Technology.
Prof. LI Qing, Chair Professor and Head of COMP, and Mr Tim BAILEY, Vice President of Global Sales of Red Date Technology, signed the MoU at the ceremony, witnessed by Dr Miranda LOU, Executive Vice President of PolyU; Ir Prof. Christopher CHAO, Vice President (Research and Innovation) of PolyU; Mr HE Yifan , CEO of Red Date Technology and Dr David CHUNG, founder of ImpactD.
Ir Prof Christopher CHAO said in the welcome remark, “PolyU and Red Date share a commitment to advancing blockchain technology and its applications. This MoU is an excellent opportunity for us to explore potential cooperation between academia and the industry.”
In Mr HE Yifan’s congratulatory speech, he stated that “Red Date is proud to collaborate with a leading institution such as PolyU to advance important technologies like blockchain and help develop future talent for Hong Kong.”
Prof. LI Qing also pointed out in his speech that this partnership would undoubtedly leverage the strengths and expertise of both parties to drive innovation and progress in this field.
The MoU signing ceremony concluded with a panel discussion on the BSN (Blockchain-based Service Network) Spartan experience sharing, moderated by Dr Henry CHAN, Associate Professor and Associate Head (Partnership & Collaboration) of COMP. Other panel speakers included Prof. Allen AU, Professor of COMP, Mr Tim BAILEY, and representatives from Prenetics and Fujifilm.
By integrating knowledge and experience of PolyU and Red Date Technology, this MoU will definitely foster the development of blockchain and make a significant contribution to the field.