PolyU-nurtured technopreneur thriving in Greater Bay Area
Dr Abraham Lam Hang-yat
Doctor of Philosophy in Computing, PolyU (2015)
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology, PolyU (2009)
Higher Diploma in Information Systems, PolyU (2007)
Founder and CEO, MEGA Automation Ltd
Founder and CEO, FUSQAURE Technology Ltd, Shenzhen
Dr Abraham Lam, completing his studies in information technology and computing from higher diploma to doctoral degree levels at PolyU, is among the first young technopreneurs to venture into the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) from Hong Kong. When the Framework Agreement on Deepening Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Cooperation in the Development of the Greater Bay Area was signed in 2017, his Shenzhen enterprise FUSQAURE Technology had already been running for two years. In recognition of his entrepreneurial spirit and business success, he received the Greater Bay Area Youth Leader award by Junior Chamber International Harbour Hong Kong in 2018.
Abraham’s business integrates traditional building management systems with advanced information and communication technology, leveraging the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence to enhance the comfort of tenants and help building owners manage energy consumption.
Building success with PolyU’s support
During his studies at PolyU, he had the opportunity to assist professors in research and projects involving smart building systems and energy management. This experience broadened his horizons in transferring research and technologies into real-world solutions. With professional training in computing at PolyU and a unique insight into the market of building automation, Abraham was granted HK$100,000 in funding support by the PolyU Micro Fund in 2012 with an outstanding business proposal from his PhD study. He then started his first company, MEGA Automation, in Hong Kong in 2013.
At that time, conventional building systems, such as air-conditioning and lighting systems, which had huge volumes of diverse data, were not connected. Abraham saw a window of opportunity opening when the HKSAR Government enacted the Buildings Energy Efficiency Ordinance, requiring developers or owners of newly constructed buildings to comply with design standards regarding energy efficiency for sustainable development.
His solution of collecting data from a client’s different systems and fusing them into a scalable cloud for further processing increases the productivity and efficiency of system management and monitoring. With its unique offerings, MEGA Automation has grown rapidly to win an impressive clientele including Swire Properties, Henderson Land Development, and China Light and Power.
Abraham expanded his business into the GBA in 2016 when he saw huge opportunities there with a promising market, low manufacturing costs and a large pool of talent. His subsequent business success has been continually fueled by PolyU’s funding support, including the STEFG-PolyU China Entrepreneurship Fund (RMB200,000) in 2018 and the PolyU Tech Launchpad Fund (HK$750,000) in 2021.
Honoured as an outstanding alumnus by PolyU’s Department of Computing in 2019 for his distinguished achievements, Abraham now serves as an external member of the Department’s Advisory Committee. Abraham urged aspiring technopreneurs to “think big and start from small”. He said: “There is no shortest path to success; rather, you should rely on your persistence and patience to get things done.”
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