PolyU and Hexagon Leica Geosystems (Qingdao) Co. Ltd (Hexagon), a global leader in digital reality and industrial 4.0 solutions, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in advancing cutting-edge technology and innovation.


The partnership aims to foster research and development in surveying and geographic information mapping technology and equipment, as well as positioning and navigation systems. Both parties will explore the establishment of a joint lab focusing on research topics such as precise positioning, use of AI and machine learning in surveying, and other forward-looking technology issues. Other key areas of collaboration include talent cultivation, technology transfer and commercialisation.


In addition to attending the signing ceremony, the PolyU delegation, led by Prof. Chen Wu, Head and Professor of the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, visited the Qingdao Hexagon Smart Park and attended a series of multidisciplinary technology forums. During these forums, scholars and experts from the University, Hexagon, and the Guangzhou Urban Planning and Design Survey Research Institute engaged in discussions on future innovation trends.