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PolyU collaborates with Shanghai Westwell Technology to establish joint innovation laboratory

29 Apr 2024

Events Research and Innovation Office

PolyU and Shanghai Westwell Technology have signed an agreement in research collaboration on artificial intelligence and autonomous driving.

The Shanghai Municipal People’s Government held the “Invest in Shanghai • Share the Future” promotion campaign in Hong Kong on 26 April. Witnessed by Mr GONG Zheng, Mayor of Shanghai and Mr John LEE Ka-chiu, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and Shanghai Westwell Technology Co. Ltd (Shanghai Westwell Technology) signed an agreement for research collaboration in artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicle technology. The two parties will together build a joint innovation laboratory to explore the frontiers and application practices in these fields.

At the event, 18 enterprises and institutions from Hong Kong and Shanghai signed eight key cooperation agreements, involving cooperation in fields such as financial services, energy investment, and industry-academia-research collaboration, including the establishment of the PolyU and Shanghai Westwell Technology joint innovation laboratory.

Leveraging the joint laboratory platform, the collaboration between the two parties will promote the sharing and integration of resources. It will also foster technological breakthroughs and industrial applications in areas of common focus such as advanced navigation and positioning systems, spatial perception technologies, new auxiliary technologies and unmanned driving control technologies. The partnership will also deepen research cooperation between industry and academia, fostering the cultivation of high-quality scientific research and engineering talents.

Prof. Christopher CHAO, Vice President (Research and Innovation) of PolyU, said “Deep integration of industry, academia and research has become key to technological innovation and development. Therefore, the collaboration between PolyU and Shanghai Westwell Technology carries great significance. The two parties will fully leverage their respective advantages at the forefront of artificial intelligence and move forward in collaborative innovation, talent cultivation and other areas, providing new impetus for the development of artificial intelligence technologies.”

Mr TAN Limin, Founder and Chairman of Shanghai Westwell Technology, said, “As a technology company deeply engaged in the application of artificial intelligence, Shanghai Westwell Technology is honoured to collaborate with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. We look forward to climbing the peaks of sci-tech innovation together with PolyU and applying artificial intelligence technologies to enhance human well-being and build a better world.”

Looking ahead, PolyU will join hands with Shanghai Westwell Technology to build an innovative alliance with deep integration of industry, academia and research. They will promote close cooperation and exchanges in artificial intelligence and autonomous driving to propel research breakthroughs and knowledge transfer, accelerating the development of new quality productive forces.



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