In 2016, the nation unveiled its blueprint for the development of the Greater Bay Area (GBA) in its 13th Five Year Plan, connecting Hong Kong, Macau with nine cities in southern China to form an integrated economic and business hub. In support of PolyU’s developed plans to advance the development of the GBA, ITDO has leveraged the university’s s competitive advantages in Research and Technology Development to initiate and facilitate various collaborative platforms with different expertise from the local and mainland institutions.  

Highlights:

  • July 2018:  The Formation of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Supercomputer Alliance

    Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Supercomputer Alliance embraces the user organizations to foster the innovative application and development of supercomputer, and deepen the exchange and collaboration within the alliance. The Tianhe-2 supercomputer operated in National Supercomputer Center in Guangzhou would be the major cooperation foundation to the advancement of the supercomputer application among the alliance members. The alliance members include Sun Yat-sen University, South China University of Technology, Jinan University, Guangdong University of Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and University of Macau.

    Dr. Terence Lau, Director of Innovation and Technology Development of PolyU participated in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Supercomputer Alliance inauguration ceremony held during the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau University Alliance Presidents' Forum 2018.

    More details is available at
    SYSU website 
 
  • October 2018:  The establishment of the "Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area Rail Transit Joint Innovation Union"

    PolyU and Shenzhen University spearhead the establishment of the “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area Rail Transit Joint Innovation Union” (the Union) with 10 other universities and enterprises. By combining the research strengths of the collaborating parties, the Union aims to build an integrated rail transit system within “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay” through research and technological breakthroughs to cater to the tremendous needs of safe operations and maintenance of the rail transit in GBA. 
 
  • December 2018:  The inauguration of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Space Science and Technology Alliance and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Ocean Technology Innovation Alliance

    A total of 21 universities and institutions in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau, including PolyU, joined the Alliances – an important initiative to harness the growing momentum of the nation’s development, and provide a robust talent pool and strong technical support for the national strategic development in areas of space and ocean.

 

Events:

 

  • July 2018:  2018 Biotech Summit “Biotech/Pharma, Life Science, and Medical Devices Development in Greater Bay Area - Opportunities and Roadmap to Success”

    2018 Biotech Summit was held in PolyU campus to gather industry experts and assorted stakeholders for the roadmap to success in the Greater Bay Area, to exchange their insights and foster translation and application of innovation and technology in biotechnology, life sciences and medical device development. A few panel discussions were held and gathered different views by a list of industry leaders on the hot industry topics. Keynote speeches were delivered by Mr. Zhang Zong Ming, Deputy Inspector, Department of Educational, Scientific and Technological Affairs of Liaison Office of Central People’s Government in HKSAR, Dr. Zeng Lu, Director of Guangdong Academy of Science and Technology Service, and Ir Prof. Alexander Wai, Vice President (Research Development) of PolyU.
 
  • Dec 2018:  "2018 Biotechnology Innovation in Greater Bay Area” Summit

    A “Biotechnology Innovation in Greater Bay Area” Summit was held at Hotel ICON with the participation of various leaders and government officials to give their insights on the biotechnology development in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area, the challenges and the synergized opportunities ahead. Participants include Mr. Liu Zhiming, Deputy Inspector (Education and Science), Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Hong Kong SAR; Dr. Zeng Lu, Director of Guangdong Academy of Science and Technology Service; Dr. Lawrence Li, University Treasurer of PolyU; Mr. Antony Leung Kam-chung, GBS, JP, Group Chairman & CEO of Nan Fung Group; Mr. Gavin Poon, Board Member of Hong Kong Science & Technology Park and many other leaders from the pharmaceutical companies in Hong Kong and Greater Bay Area.
 
  • March 2019:  Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Alliance for Space Science and Technology Symposium

    The Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Alliance for Space Science and Technology Symposium was held at the Zhuhai Campus of Sun Yat-Sen University on 29 March 2019. The Symposium targeted to increase understanding among various research units, to sort out and discuss the strength and key directions of scientific research cooperation of the Alliance, and to substantially promote the cooperation within the Alliance. Representatives from the fields of space science and technology from Sun Yat-sen University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Macau University of Science and Technology and University of Hong Kong joined the Symposium. Prof. Yung Kai-leung, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering of PolyU, introduced the team's successful participation in several space projects. Assistant Professor Zou Fangxin introduced the development of a sensing device for improving the safety of spacecraft in orbit.

 
 
  • April 2019:  Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Supercomputer Alliance Exchange Seminar

    Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Supercomputer Alliance embraces the user organizations to foster the innovative application and development of supercomputer, and deepen the exchange and collaboration within the alliance. The seminar was successfully held at PolyU, brought together with a number of experts from super-computing application users in the Greater Bay Area.

    Topics covered the applications on Materials, Intelligent Biotechnology, and Artificial Intelligence, and also shared the research outputs of Tianhe-2 supercomputer, to facilitate research collaboration among the alliance members and advance its frontiers of technology and applications.