Recently, the partnerships between PolyU and Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT), as well as PolyU and the Federation of Hong Kong Industries (FHKI) are set to nurture talents in entrepreneurship, innovation and technology.


Collaboration between PolyU and GDUT

PolyU and GDUT will embark on comprehensive cooperation, utilising both universities' innovative and entrepreneurial teaching resources, professional talents and social networks to achieve effective resource sharing.


The "Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Immersive Experience Project" has been launched to promote talent exchange and facilitate entrepreneurial cooperation projects through a credit system.


The two universities will collaborate for the training of innovative and entrepreneurial talents, while also encouraging students to conceive and start entrepreneurial projects and then incubate them to take root in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao.


Collaboration between PolyU and FHKI

The STEM Product Certification Framework, spearheaded by the FHKI, ensures the quality and effectiveness of STEM products through stringent and objective auditing standards. Combining PolyU's academic research expertise and FHKI's industry insights, the framework provides a robust certification system supporting the industry and consumers in evaluating STEM products. Since its establishment earlier this year, the STEM Mark certification has been awarded to 35 STEM products and services.


Prof. Sun Dong, Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry (back row, centre); Prof. Jin-Guang Teng, President (back row, 2nd from right); Prof. Wing-tak Wong, Deputy President and Provost (back row, 1st from right); Mr Steve Chuang, FHKI Chairman (back row, 2nd from left) and Mr Peter Shum, FHKI Vice Chairman (back row, 1st from left), joined to witness Prof. Christopher Chao, Vice President (Research and Innovation) (front row, right) and Ms Bonnie Chan, FHKI Director-General (front row, left), signing the agreement, heralding a new chapter of strategic partnership between PolyU and FHKI.


In partnership with FHKI, PolyU will use the outcome of the STEM Product Certification Framework for academic and research enhancement, while FHKI will use the same outcome for educational and commercial purposes. Both institutions will actively promote the STEM Mark to broaden its application and impact, further solidifying their commitment to advancing STEM+A education.


These collaborations underscore the importance of partnerships in nurturing talents, promoting innovation, and creating a vibrant ecosystem that fosters the quality of STEM education and cultivates the necessary talents for the development of I&T, laying a solid foundation for a thriving I&T sector and an innovation-driven economy in Hong Kong and Greater Bay Area.