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CMA X PolyU Forum Series: Artificial Intelligence of Things and Intelligent Wearable Systems

Conference / Seminar

  • Date

    12 Jan 2023

  • Organiser

    CMA, CMA Testing, PAIR, KTEO

  • Time

    14:30 - 17:30

  • Venue

    Hybrid Mode (M1603 / Online via Zoom)  


Prof CAO Jiannong

Prof YAN Feng

Mr Kelvin Wong


Wesley Leung (CMA) 2256 8840

Lucille Li (PolyU) 3400 2620


Integrating the strengths of the academy and industry, this forum series aims to provide the knowledge and the latest development of innovation and technology (I & T) on various industries.  A panel discussion will be held where the application of the results of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)’s research will be presented, while fresh perspectives and market insights from industry on the corresponding technology will also be shared.  With University-Industry collaboration as our main theme, this forum serves as an ideal platform to connect I & T key stakeholders for cultivating I & T talents and making contribution to the development of I & T and advanced manufacturing of the city.

You are cordially invited to the inaugural forum themed “Artificial Intelligence of Things and Intelligent Wearable Systems”, co-organized by The Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong (CMA), CMA Testing, the PolyU Academy for Interdisciplinary Research (PAIR) and the Knowledge Transfer and Entrepreneurship (KTEO) of PolyU.

Date: 12 January 2023 (Thursday) 

Time: 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Venue: Hybrid Mode (M1603 / Online via Zoom)

Language: Cantonese / Putonghua









Prof CAO Jiannong

Dean of Graduate School, Director of Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence of Things (RIAoT)

Prof YAN Feng

Associate Director of Research Institute for Intelligence Wearable System (RI-IWEAR), Professor of Department of Applied Physics

Mr Kelvin Wong

Interim Director of Knowledge Transfer and Entrepreneurship









Opening Remarks


Topic 1: AIoT: Enabling Technologies and Applications


Topic 2: Ultrafast, sensitive and portable detection of COVID-19 IgG using flexible biosensors


Panel Discussion


Introduction of PolyU’s patented inventions and University-Industry Collaboration Models


Visit to Laboratories (for CMA members only)


Forum Ends



Topic 1:    AIoT: Enabling technologies and Applications

by Prof CAO Jiannong

In this talk, Prof Cao will introduce the motivations and vision of Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT), the enabling technologies which include smart sensors and devices, robotics, big data, edge computing and blockchain. Prof Cao will also share PolyU’s recent research and application development focusing on smart sensing for monitoring the health of large-scale structures; urban resource management for improving productivity, reducing resource waste and progress lagging; and the collaborative edge computing towards distributed intelligence for better scalability, security and privacy.


Topic 2:   Ultrafast, sensitive and portable detection of COVID-19 IgG using flexible biosensors

by Prof YAN Feng

In this forum, Prof Yan will introduce an ultrafast, low cost, label-free and portable SARS-CoV-2 IgG detection platform based on organic electrochemical transistors (OECTs), which can be remotely controlled by a mobile phone for the diagnosis and prognosis of COVID-19 and other diseases. To enable a faster detection, voltage pulses are applied on the gate electrode of the OECT to accelerate the combination between the antibody and antigen. By optimizing the ion concentrations and pH values of test solutions, Prof Yan realized specific detections of SARS-CoV-2 IgG within several minutes with a detectable region from 10 fM to 100 nM, which can cover SARS-CoV-2 IgG levels in human serum and saliva.


Panel Discussion


Panel Chair:

Mr Kelvin WONG

Interim Director of Knowledge Transfer and Entrepreneurship

Mr Kelvin Wong is currently the Interim Director of Knowledge Transfer and Entrepreneurship at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (“PolyU”). With over 17 years of work experience in the consumer products industry, Mr Wong was the Vice President of a multi-national company in Suzhou, China prior to joining PolyU. Throughout his career, Mr Wong has gained extensive experience in strategic and business management, innovation management, intellectual property management and marketing management. Mr Wong’s leadership and professional expertise have brought over 250 patents registered globally, and over half of them are invention patents. In addition, he was awarded the second prize of “Wu Men Jun AI Science & Technology” in 2017 and bestowed the Suzhou City Distinguished Inventor Award in 2015.



Prof CAO Jiannong

Dean of Graduate School,
Director of Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence of Things (RIAoT)

Prof Cao is currently the Dean of Graduate School, the Otto Poon Charitable Foundation Professor in Data Science and the Chair Professor of Distributed and Mobile Computing in the Department of Computing, the Director of Research Institute for AIoT (RIAIoT), and the Associate Director of PolyU’s Research Facility in Big Data Analytics. Prof Cao’s research interests include distributed systems and blockchain, wireless sensing and networking, big data and machine learning, and mobile cloud and edge computing. Some of his significant research projects include IoT-enabled Low-cost Food Quality Sensing, and Big Data-Driven Airport Resource Optimization and Management.


Prof YAN Feng

Associate Director of Research Institute for Intelligence Wearable System (RI-IWEAR),
Professor of Department of Applied Physics

Prof Yan currently serves as Professor of the Department of Applied Physics and Associate Director of Research Institute for Intelligent Wearable Systems (RI-IWEAR). Prof Yan has research interests in organic electronics, thin-film transistors, biosensors, solar cells, 2D materials, and smart materials.  He recently developed a fast and portable device that can be used for effective antibody testing of COVID-19, and the testing process can be remotely operated and reviewed with a mobile phone via Bluetooth. The technology will also be developed into products that can be used for fast and disposable biomarker tests for various diseases.


Mr Kevin ORR

Director, CMA Industrial Development Foundation Limited (CMA Testing),
Group Vice President & Chief Investment Officer, Winner Medical Group

Mr Kevin Orr joined Winner Medical Group in 2002 and he has appointed as the Group Vice President & CIO Chief Investment Officer for group public affairs, sustainability & strategic investments, and appointed as an Executive Director & General Manager of Winner Medical (Hong Kong) Ltd.

Mr Orr has substantial experience in corporate management, sustainability & strategic investment, public health, medtech & biotech development, smart value chain, O2O retail & new economy development, and multiple national leading medical device & consumer healthcare lifestyle brands development including “Winner Medical”, “PurCotton”, and “PureH2B”.

Mr Orr is the first Hong Kong representative received the National Winner of “United Nations SDG Pioneer”, Gold Medal Award of "Eureka Brussels" The 54th World Exhibition of Innovation, Research and New Technology in Belgium at the age of 26 in 2005, Distinguished Alumni Award of University of Victoria, Young Industrialist Award of Hong Kong in 2019, and Distinguished Young Entrepreneur Grand Award of Guangdong-HK-Macao Bay Area in 2020.


Mr Eric YEUNG Chuen-sing, JP

General Committee Member, The Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong,
Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Skyzer VC Group

Mr Eric Yeung is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Skyzer VC Group and is active in the innovation & technology industry. He is the General Committee Member of The Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong, the Founding President of the Esports Association Hong Kong, the Founder and Honorary President of Smart City Consortium and the Honorary Associate Professor of Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration at Hong Kong Metropolitan University. Mr Yeung is also the Director of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited and digital economy development committee member. With regard to youth development, Mr Yeung advocates youth contribution to society. He disseminates positive information to the public with a view to shaping a harmonious society with innovative technology. Mr Yeung was selected as the 4th Young Leader of the Junior Chamber International Harbour in 2010.



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