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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, which have commenced operation, 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). AiDLab Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence in Design (AiDLab) 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 world's first research laboratory specialising in interdisciplinary AI and design innovations. Its cutting-edge research will create impacts on society, industry and policy that enhance 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. More about AiDLab: www.aidlab.hk CAiRS Centre for Advances in Reliability and Safety (CAiRS) 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. More about CAiRS: www.cairs.hk CEVR Centre for Eye and Vision Research (CEVR) CAiRS 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. More about CEVR: www.cevr.hk 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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InnoHK R&D Centres

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BIO International Convention / BIO Digital

BIO Digital is the largest, most influential biotech meeting in the world offering our experts extensive exposure from targeted education sessions and specialty forums to partnering meetings with an average of over 1800 exhibitors and 15,500+ top tier biotech executives from 69 countries. RIO participates and showcases PolyU biotech research expertise at this yearly occasion, and explore collaborative opportunities with key industry players and research / academic institutes. Our faculty and researchers are welcome to join us as delegates and promote in person your technologies. Visit here to learn more. Enquiries PolyU red_05 rio.general@polyu.edu.hk PolyU red_06 +852 3400 2806

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Life Science & Biotechnology

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Space Biology Experiment

Riding on the support and collaboration with China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, Space Biology Group, China Resources Life Sciences Group and various other research partners, PolyU is keen to develop forward-looking research projects for future space missions. PolyU has a strong research track record in space technology, with our researchers having been involved in a number of national and international space exploration projects since the 1990s. From participating in space biology experiment to the nation’s plan for space exploration to Mars, PolyU looks forward to further collaborate with various research partners to develop other forward-looking research projects for future space missions. May 2020 - PolyU Explores the Application of Peptides in Data Storage for Space Exploration in China’s Next-generation Manned Spacecraft ​ With the huge amount of digital data generated and recorded during space missions, the data storage devices currently used for this purpose reveal great limitations in terms of their data storage capacity and the durability of the retained data. To meet this challenge, a team of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University researchers has developed a novel technology for massive data management involving the use of peptides, which has been developed to optimise data storage for space exploration in China’s next-generation manned spacecraft in the new Long March-5B rocket. Compared with existing commercial data storage devices and other developing technologies such as DNA data storage, peptides offer a much higher storage density and longer storage duration – with the data still viable for sequencing even after millions of years when DNA would have already degraded. As such, this new technology has very great potential for handling the enormous amount of data generated during space missions. For details, please visit here. Nov 2019: PolyU Visited Space Biology Group to plan for research collaboration

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Life Science & Biotechnology

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PolyU to establish strategic cooperation with Peng Cheng Laboratory

PolyU and Peng Cheng Laboratory (PCL) intend to jointly conduct research cooperation in the field of Big Data Analytics, Advanced Networks and IoT, AI and Robotics, Blockchains and Smart Health for the benefit of the national and social development. Apart from conducting scientific research projects, constructing and sharing research facilities and commercialization of the research findings, they will engage in academic exchange and promote talent cultivation.​

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PolyU, CASICloud and Altai Technologies to Establish the GBA Industrial Big Data Laboratory

PolyU, CASICloud and Altai Technologies signed a collaborative research agreement to establish the Greater Bay Area Industrial Big Data Laboratory with research facilities in both Hong Kong and Guangzhou. The research lab shall spearhead research on industrial big data, artificial intelligence, industrial internet-of-things and industrial safety, as well as develop research talents in the Greater Bay Area. In conjunction with the strong foundation and background, this tripartite research collaboration will greatly accelerate the pace of development and adoption of industrial big data in the Greater Bay Area and beyond.

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PolyU and JITRI sign a Memorandum of Understanding to foster research collaboration

PolyU and JITRI sign a Memorandum of Understanding to foster research collaboration PolyU announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute (JITRI), witnessed by The Hon. Mrs Carrie LAM, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and WU Zhenglong, Governor of Jiangsu Province. The MoU offers a framework for research collaboration to develop basic research in science and technology, as well as for developing and implementing applied research projects in Jiangsu Province. Held during the 2nd Jiangsu-Hong Kong Summit on Interconnected Development in Nanjing, the signing ceremony marks a milestone in joint research efforts between Hong Kong and Jiangsu. With the aim of commercialising high-level innovative technology outputs in global markets, basic research collaboration in a number of disciplines will be explored. ​ PolyU - Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute (JITRI) Collaborative Funding Scheme JITRI sets up a fund pool of 20 million RMB (per year) for PolyU PI, to provide matching funding for JITRI specialized institute / JITRI institute spinoff company collaborative research projects. Focus area includes Materials and Energy Environmental Protection, Information Technology, Biotechnology and Medicine and Advanced Manufacturing. JITRI already has successful projects ongoing with PolyU PI. Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute (JITRI) 2020 call for proposal is now open. For details, please click here. July 2019 - Jiangsu – PolyU Technology Exchange and Collaboration Opportunities Seminar

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PolyU join hands with ICL and SIA for advancing marine robotics technologies

PolyU organised The 1st International Forum on Marine Robotics for international and local experts to share insights on how to advance marine robotic technology and its applications in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area. This is one of the major events initiated by PolyU to foster closer collaborations and explore innovative technologies with top-notch universities and institutes around the world through forming strategic research and development alliances. Experts speaking at the Forum included Dr. Ravi VAIDYANATHAN, Senior Lecturer in Bio-Mechatronics, Director of International Collaboration, Imperial Robotics Forum, Imperial College London (ICL), UK; Dr Ahmed CHEMORI, Senior Scientist in LIRMM-CNRS University of Montpellier, France; Professor Shuo LI, Deputy Director of Shenyang Institute of Automation (SIA), Chinese Academy of Sciences; and Professor David M LANE, Professor of Autonomous Systems Engineering, Director of Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, Heriot-Watt University, The University of Edinburgh. They shared themes that covered bio-mechatronic sensory motor control, autonomous underwater vehicles, marine robotics for deep-sea exploration and operation. The professionals exchanged valuable views and experiences on marine robotics technologies. Prior to this International Forum, PolyU has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ICL and SIA respectively. The two MoUs reinforce the partnership between PolyU and the top research institutions of related areas and firmly declare the intentions of advancing joint research, particularly in the areas of innovative robotics technologies in relation to ocean exploration as well as ocean exploitation for scientific research and civilian applications. For details, please visit here

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Mainland China

Advanced Manufacturing

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PolyU - Wuyi University research collaboration in textile technology

PolyU and Wuyi University (WYU) signed a collaborative framework agreement to join hands for research on the development of green and healthy textile materials over a span of three years. The collaboration marks an important milestone of joint R&D effort between Hong Kong and Jiangmen – two major cities in the Greater Bay Area. As one of the world's largest textile and garment production and consumption regions, the Mainland's growing demand for "green and healthy" textile has created a huge market potential for antibacterial and mildew resistant textiles. The collaboration aims to facilitate the experts from the two universities to innovate dyeing and finishing technologies for fabrics so as to address the health and environmental concerns associated with man-made fibers and their chemical processes. The research will also study the ingredients and methodologies to enhance the antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal performances in textiles. 4U9A6369 4U9A6432

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PolyU joins the National Research Institute of Sun Yat-sen University as a council unit

PolyU joins the National Research Institute of Health and Medical Big Data of Sun Yat-sen University as a council unit Chinese Health Information and Big Data Association and Sun Yat-sen University have established the National Research Institute of Health and Medical Big Data of Sun Yat-sen University in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to step forward the innovative cooperation among Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao, to build a platform to share health data resources for research and applications. PolyU as one of the Council members, was invited to attend the preparatory meeting for the establishment of the Council on 20 May, and the opening ceremony of the National Research Institute on 25 May, to jointly foster the development of research in health big data and application in the Greater Bay Area. For more details, please visit the website of Sun Yat-sen University December 2018 - "2018 Biotechnology Innovation in Greater Bay Area” Summit July 2018 - 2018 Biotech Summit “Biotech/Pharma, Life Science, and Medical Devices Development in Greater Bay Area - Opportunities and Roadmap to Success”

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Guangdong-HK-Macau Space Science Alliance and Ocean Technology Alliance

A total of 21 universities and institutions in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau, including PolyU, joined the Alliances – an important initiative to harness the growing momentum of the nation’s development, and provide a robust talent pool and strong technical support for the national strategic development in areas of space and ocean. October 2020 - Online Conference: Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao University Alliance for Space Science and Technology In the Online Conference of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao University Alliance for Space Science and Technology, members of the Alliance Committee including PolyU, nominated the director and the deputy director of the Alliance and discussed other issues related to the Alliance. RIO, Professor Yu Changyuan from the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering of PolyU, and Dr. Fangxin (Frank) Zou, Assistant Professor of the Interdisciplinary Division of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering of PolyU were invited to join the “Academic Exchange and Development Planning" session. Dr. Zou presented the report of “A Highly Sensitive Nanocomposite Ultrasonic Sensor Fabricated from Polydopamine-Coated Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene”.

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