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PolyU Seven Projects Granted RGC Collaborative Research Fund

12 Jan 2023

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has been awarded the RGC Collaborative Research Fund (CRF) 2022/23 to conduct seven projects with a total funding of $43.918 million. The projects were funded under three categories of CRF, recognising PolyU's multidisciplinary research strengths in human health, environmental development, energy efficiency, and advanced manufacturing technologies.

1. Collaborative Research Project Grant (CRPG)
Five research projects have been awarded total grant of $31.785 million under the CRPG. The projects include:

  • systematic investigations to identify and quantify transmission of antimicrobial resistance from sources to humans
  • enhancement of sonogenetic technology and evaluation of its potential for clinical treatment in brain disorders and Parkinson's disease 
  • daytime radiative cooling coating material for building envelope 
  • smart self-adaptive shearing interferometry for wavefront optical characterisation
  • develop intelligent factory computer (iFactory) with the use of Internet of Things (IoT) devices for high-performance factory operations planning, scheduling and execution

2. Collaborative Research Equipment Grant (CREG)
The CREG funded a project that aims to design a new network using high-frequency radar (HFR) technology to measure surface currents and waves. The data generated can be shared for various uses, such as coastal protection against flooding and extreme events.

3. Young Collaborative Research Grant (YCRG)
The YCRG funded a research project led by PolyU’s young academic, which aims to explore underlying mechanism and dynamics of urban coastal flooding due to climate change, It will also develop an intelligent framework for coastal flooding analysis and risk assessment.

Collaborative Research Fund (CRF)  supports multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary projects to encourage more research groups to engage in creative and high-quality cross-disciplinary / cross-institutional projects. There are three types of grants under CRF:

  • CRPG aims to enhance the research output of universities in terms of the level of attainment, quantity, dimensions and impact;
  • CREG enables the acquisition of major research facilities or equipment;
  • YCRG aims to support early-stage academic staff members in gaining first-hand experience in leading and managing collaborative research.

Appendix: PolyU-led projects awarded Collaborative Research Fund 2022/23

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