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InnoHK R&D Centres

PolyU established three world-class research centres at the Hong Kong Science Park under the government-funded InnoHK initiative. These three centres, namely the Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence in Design (AiDLab), the Centre for Advances in Reliability and Safety (CAiRS), and the Centre for Eye and Vision Research (CEVR).


Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence in Design (AiDLab)


Collaborative Institution: Royal College of Art, UK
Research Cluster: AIR@InnoHK

In collaboration with the Royal College of Art, UK, PolyU established the AiDLab under the AIR@InnoHK cluster to integrate innovative AI technologies into design to address society's needs for creativity, efficiency and customisation of products and services. AiDLab is the first research platform that focuses on the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with design. Its cutting-edge research will create a positive impact on the global design industry, contributes to the wider economy, and improves the quality of life. Three research programmes at AiDLab include Ergonomic and Inclusive Design, Innovation in Product and Service Design, and Intelligent Fashion Design and Quality Control.

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Centre for Advances in Reliability and Safety (CAiRS)


Collaborative Institution: University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Research Cluster: AIR@InnoHK

CAiRS has been initiated by PolyU under the AIR@InnoHK cluster and the key research collaborator is the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. CAiRS’ mission is to develop new approaches using AI methodologies for customised management, and to ensure the reliability and safety of products and systems used in robotics, medical devices, vehicles, telecommunication, consumer products, public utilities, transportation, microelectronics, power devices, sensors and IoT products as well as a broad range of Advanced Manufacturing applications. These research applications and deliverables will contribute significantly in Smart City development. Five research programmes at CAiRS, namely Anomaly Detection and Syndromic Surveillance, Innovative Diagnostics for Product Health Management, Prognostics for Remaining Useful Life Assessment, Safety Assurance to improve Functional Safety, and Data Analytics Platform for Reliability have commenced.

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Centre for Eye and Vision Research (CEVR)


Collaborative Institution: University of Waterloo, Canada
Research Cluster: Health@InnoHK

Under the Health@InnoHK cluster, CEVR has been set up as a joint partnership between PolyU and the University of Waterloo, Canada. CEVR promotes eye health with clinical, basic and applied research, and develops ground-breaking technologies to prevent vision loss and preserve sight among the ageing population. CEVR runs five research programmes, namely Myopia and Eye Growth, Ocular Drug Discovery and Delivery, Vision Enhancement, Tear Film and Ocular Surface, and Advanced Optometric Technology.

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PolyU has also become the first local collaborating institution of the “Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Hong Kong Institute of Science & Innovation, Chinese Academy of Sciences” established by the Institute of Automation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) under the AIR@InnoHK. With a longstanding and close collaborative relationship, PolyU and CAS, based on their existing cooperation, will further conduct in-depth research collaboration and academic exchange activities in frontier research in data science and artificial intelligence, to jointly promote the development of the AI industry.

About InnoHK
InnoHK is a major initiative of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government to develop Hong Kong as the hub for global research collaboration. This involves the establishment of world-class research clusters at the Hong Kong Science Park with research laboratories set up by world renowned universities and research institutes to conduct collaborative researches.

AIR@InnoHK and Health@InnoHK are the first two established research clusters under InnoHK. AIR@InnoHK focuses on the development of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics technologies, while Health@InnoHK focuses on all types of healthcare-related technologies.

More about InnoHK, please click Here.

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