PolyU and Shenzhen Virtual University Park successfully co-organised the “Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macao Forum for Coordinated Sci-Tech Innovation” in Shenzhen late last month, with over 30 leading experts from education, science and technology, industry and financial sectors, as well as government officials, sharing the stage.


At the Forum, distinguished speakers shared their views on topics that included the strategic planning of state key laboratories, promotion of knowledge transfer and innovation and entrepreneurship, and cross-border innovation and technology collaboration. They also explored how the three cities could best leverage their respective advantages to garner global innovation resources.


The Forum was part of the first Guangming Science City Forum 2023, a two-day gathering to become an annual science and technology event hosted by the Shenzhen municipal government.


Among the officiating guests and key speakers at the Forum were Mr Zheng Hongbo, Member of the Standing Committee of Shenzhen Communist Party Committee; Prof. Jin-Guang Teng, President of PolyU; Prof. Guo Yike, Provost of HKUST; Prof. Yuk-shan Wong, Chairman of the Research Grants Council; and Dr Che Weng Keong, Head of Technology Department, Economic and Technological Development Bureau of Macao SAR Government.


Dr Miranda Lou, Executive Vice President of PolyU; Prof. Christopher Chao, Vice President (Research and Innovation); and Prof. Qingyan Chen, Director of the PolyU Academy for Interdisciplinary Research, moderated several roundtable discussions. The whole-day event was concluded by Prof. Lu Haitian, PolyU Director of Mainland Development.