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PolyU launches PAIR, the largest interdisciplinary research platform in Hong Kong and GBA, to advance the development of an international innovation hub

6 Jul 2022

PolyU has established the PolyU Academy for Interdisciplinary Research (PAIR), the largest research platform of its kind in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area (GBA), to foster interdisciplinary research, partnership with world-renowned scholars, and transfer of technologies to stakeholders.


Comprising 16 research institutes and centres with over 450 highly qualified PolyU senior researchers from all over the world, PAIR focuses on research in frontier areas such as advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence of things, carbon neutrality, Chinese medicine, deep space explorations, food technologies, intelligent wearable systems, mental health, photonics technologies, smart ageing, smart cities, smart energy, sports science, sustainable urban development, vision science, and many more. The Academy will make impactful contributions to the development of Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area into an international innovation and technology hub.


The official inauguration of PAIR will be held on 16 July 2022, which is one of the key events at the PolyU InnoTech Open Day.


As a signature activity of PolyU’s 85th Anniversary, the PolyU InnoTech Open Day showcase the University’s latest endeavours in interdisciplinary research, innovation, knowledge transfer and entrepreneurship for the benefit of Hong Kong, the Nation and the world.  Programme highlights include an inspirational talk by Sir Michael Houghton, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 2020, an exhibition of 10 impactful innovations from PolyU and more.


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