PolyU hosted the Jockey Club Smart Ageing Hub Project Achievement Sharing Day on 3 November, aiming to share the fruitful achievements of the Project with stakeholders in the gerontechnology (gerontech) field. Attended by more than 300 representatives from the field including stakeholders from the elderly care industry, academia and the business sector, the event brought together cross-disciplinary experts to share their experience and best practices and to discuss the future development of Hong Kong’s gerontech ecosystem.


Dr Miranda Lou, PolyU Executive Vice President, stated in her welcoming remarks that PolyU is not an academic silo but rather an integral part of the Hong Kong community. As an international city with an ageing population, the University will contribute to the well-being of Hong Kong citizens with scientific research and knowledge transfer, while utilising its knowledge and technology to address the societal needs of the elderly.


Mr Byran Wong, Head of Charities (Positive Ageing & Elderly Care) of The Hong Kong Jockey Club stated that he was pleased that The Jockey Club Smart Ageing Hub Project has made such remarkable achievements, and grateful for the efforts of the PolyU team and all the organisations and volunteers involved in the Project. In the next three years, the Club will continue to cooperate with PolyU to improve services in residential care homes for the elderly through technology.


An HKSAR Chief Executive’s Community Project since December 2017, the Jockey Club Smart Ageing Hub received a donation of over HK$47 million from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and is currently managed by the PolyU Department of Biomedical Engineering. The Project aims to tackle issues related to Hong Kong’s ageing population through the establishment of a cross-disciplinary network, in order to promote not only innovative gerontech solutions for elderly care, but also to enhance quality of life for the elderly.


For details: https://polyu.me/PolyUJCSmartAgeing