PolyU has received funding from the MTR Academy’s 2023 MTR Research Funding Scheme

to support six innovative railway technology projects. Researchers from the University’s faculties of Construction and Environment, and Engineering will lead the projects exploring advanced applications for railways.


Prof. Christopher Chao, Vice President (Research and Innovation) said PolyU has strong research capabilities in smart railways and is committed to providing comprehensive solutions for the industry. He highlighted the crucial role the MTR funding plays in supporting transformative advances that will benefit railway development in Hong Kong, the Nation and globally.


The wide-ranging projects will develop solutions for environmental, social and governance aspects of rail operations and smart communities. Areas of focus include emergency evacuation, sustainable development goals, noise control in railway engineering, autonomous modular trains and fire resilience.


Launched earlier this year, the MTR Research Funding Scheme supports forward-looking research projects to explore, shape and realise the mass public transport systems of tomorrow, breach the boundaries of current solutions and thinking, and offer insights into achieving services and operational excellence for tomorrow's transport. Maximum total funding for each proposal is up to HK$1.5 million for three years.


The funded PolyU projects have the potential to drive innovation benefiting the railway sector for many years to come.


For details: https://polyu.me/45mTfNr