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PolyU strives to transform research excellence into applications through collaborations with industry partners. Dr Li Ning, PolyU Honorary Doctor of Humanities and the founder of Li Ning Company Limited, recently visited the University and met some research teams, accompanied by PolyU President Professor Jin-Guang Teng.
Dr Li visited the School of Fashion and Textiles, the Research Institute for Intelligent Wearable Systems (RI-IWEAR) and the Human Locomotion Laboratory at the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He gained an understanding of the University’s latest research on textile technology, intelligent wearable systems, fabric science, apparel engineering, as well as monitoring and rehabilitation technology for the sportsmen, and sports biomechanics. After observing PolyU’s strengths, Dr Li showed great interest in the technical requirements and the possible development directions. The whole process of discussion and demonstration was simultaneously streamed to the R&D team of Li Ning Company Limited for sharing. Dr Li and Prof. Teng had a fruitful discussion and explored plans to deepen the collaboration between PolyU and Li Ning Company Limited.
Professor Tao Xiaoming (right), Director of RI-IWEAR, introduced the bio-based antibacterial textiles to Dr Li.
Professor Li Li (left) of RI-WEAR showed Dr Li PolyU’s intelligent heating technology.
Professor Fan Jintu (right), Chair Professor and Head of the Institute of Textiles and Clothing, demonstrated the moisture-transferring and quick-drying technology.
A celebrated former Chinese gymnast who won more than 100 gold medals, including three at the 1984 Olympics, Dr Li founded the internationally renowned Chinese sportswear and sports equipment enterprise Li Ning Company Limited in 1990.
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