The Accel Group Holdings Limited (Accel Group) joined hands with PolyU to establish the PolyU-Accel Group Metaverse+ Joint Laboratory (Joint Lab) in August, with a plan to donate HK$10 million to the University in the next five years to support the Joint Lab’s project development and operation.


The Joint Lab was founded to foster research and application of metaverse technology in various sectors, accelerate the ongoing development of Hong Kong as a green and smart city, strengthen industry-academia-research collaboration, and cultivate professional talents. It will conduct research into the metaverse’s role in enterprise cooperation, industrial applications, green and smart city initiatives, energy management, and sustainable supply chain systems.


Combining the knowledge and research capability of academia with the experience and resources of industry, this collaboration between PolyU and Accel Group will further strengthen cross-disciplinary cooperation and explore the potential and value of metaverse technology in industrial applications and environmental protection.