Hong Kong is striving to become a centre of innovation in Asia, and is at the forefront of nurturing the next generation of pioneers to drive changes that benefit Hong Kong, the Nation, and the world.


In support of the government’s newly launched InnoHK Clusters, PolyU has joined forces with world-leading institutions to develop three research centres under two newly established research clusters – AIR@InnoHK (focusing on artificial intelligence and robotics technologies) and Health@InnoHK (focusing on healthcare related technologies). The three research centres, which have commenced operation, are:


Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence in Design (AiDLab) – in collaboration with the Royal College of Art, UK

  • AiDLab aims to integrate innovative AI technologies into design to address society’s needs for creativity, efficiency, and customisation of products and services. It is the world’s first research laboratory specialising in interdisciplinary AI and design innovations.

Centre for Advances in Reliability and Safety (CAiRS) – with the University of Maryland, College Mark, USA as the key research collaborator

  • CAiRS’ mission is to develop new approaches using AI methodologies for customised management, and to ensure the reliability and safety of products and systems used in robotics, medical devices, vehicles, telecommunication, consumer products, public utilities, transportation, as well as a broad range of Advanced Manufacturing applications.

Centre for Eye and Vision Research (CEVR) – a joint partnership with the University of Waterloo, Canada

  • CEVR promotes eye health with clinical, basic and applied research, and develops ground-breaking technologies to prevent vision loss and preserve sight among the ageing population.


Deputy President and Provost of PolyU, Professor Wing-tak Wong, is thrilled to learn that a series of impactful research projects are underway at the centres. He said, “With the rapid development of the Nation and the Greater Bay Area bringing unprecedented opportunities for I&T (Innovation and Technology), Hong Kong will play an even more important role in the ongoing process of innovation.” He is grateful to see that PolyU is contributing its efforts in addressing the needs of society via its research expertise, and added that “By partnering with world-acclaimed institutions to establish research centres in InnoHK’s two research clusters, PolyU hopes to fully leverage each institution’s academic strengths to bring about significant research breakthroughs, and thereby create impactful technology that boosts the economy and brings benefits to society.”


To learn more about the three centres, please visit their official websites: