PolyU and the city government of Wuxi, Jiangsu province, have signed an agreement to create the PolyU-Wuxi Technology and Innovation Research Institute. Under the move, PolyU will be the first Hong Kong tertiary institution to participate in the Yangtze River Delta’s innovation and technology (I&T) drive.


The new institute, which will be set up in phases in the Wuxi Airport Economic Development Zone, will provide a world-class research platform for cutting-edge technologies. It will also nurture I&T talent through offering an engineering doctorate programme specially designed by PolyU, and foster emerging industries by setting up an innovation hub for translational research and start-up incubation, backed by the city’s robust local manufacturing sector.