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PolyU – DRRC Novel Material Science and Technology Innovation Centre
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On 24 March 2021, a hybrid live inauguration ceremony for the PolyUDRRC Novel Material Science and Technology Innovation Centre was held at Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou and via Zoom. The Centre is a partnership effort between PolyU and the Dehaa Rossun Research Centre  (DRRC).


Prof. Shek addresses in-person audience at inauguration ceremony

The ceremony was officiated by Prof. Daniel Shek, Interim Vice President (Research and Innovation) of PolyU and Mr Gavin Zhou, CEO of the Lunaler Group. During his welcoming remarks, Prof. Shek expressed optimistic views towards the Centre: "I am delighted to witness the establishment of the PolyUDRRC Novel Material Science and Technology Innovation Centre today. Since its inception in 1957, ITC has developed into a world renowned institution in fashion and textile education, research and technology transfer. Over the years, ITC has excelled in research and scholarship by taking full advantage of technology and innovation initiatives in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area. The partnership between DRRC and ITC will definitely lead to more impactful and innovative discoveries for sustainable industrial development."


Prof. Jintu Fan - Centre Director and Head and Chair Professor of ITC addresses audience

Prof. Jintu Fan, Centre Director and Head and Chair Professor of ITC also explained that "The objectives of the Centre is to conduct research and develop cutting-edge technologies and related products for novel materials, health care products, functional care products and smart wearable products." He added, "We also aim to fast track the initiation of industry technology standards and transfer the developed technologies to the industries and benefit society."

Potential areas for collaboration include:

  1. Novel materials for health and comfort care
  2. Health care products for infants and the elderly
  3. Functional care products for women
  4. Smart wearable technology for health and comfort care


Dr Sa Xu, Associate Director of the Centre and Chief Scientist of DRRC at Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou


Dr Liza Huang presents fibre-based electronic and photonic systems on behalf of Prof. Xiaoming Tao, Chair Professor of ITC


Dr Tracy Mok, Associate Head and Associate Professor of ITC discusses computer-aided fashion intelligence


Dr Dahua Shou, Assistant Director of the Centre and Assistant Professor of ITC, provides introduction on  advanced textiles and smart wearables for personal comfort and care

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