S for IT and Vice Minister of Science and Technology co-chair 11th meeting of Mainland/Hong Kong Science and Technology Co-operation Committee (with photo)

     The Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Nicholas W Yang, and the Vice Minister of Science and Technology, Mr Yin Hejun, co-chaired the 11th meeting of the Mainland/Hong Kong Science and Technology Co-operation Committee held in Guiyang today (August 16).
     Mr Yang said, "The Dedicated Chapter on Hong Kong and Macao in the National 13th Five-Year Plan states that the Mainland will support the Mainland and Hong Kong to commence co-operation in innovation and technology (I&T), micro, small and medium enterprises, as well as the young people of Hong Kong to develop start-up businesses in the Mainland, and Hong Kong in developing the I&T industry and nurturing emerging industries. Hong Kong should grasp the opportunities brought about by the Plan and make full use of its role as 'super-connector' to foster I&T exchanges and collaboration among local, Mainland and overseas institutions and companies."
     He added, "Young people are crucial to the development of I&T. The Committee agreed that both sides would work together to promote exchanges between young people of both places on I&T and entrepreneurship. That would encourage more young people to pursue an I&T career, thus advancing the mutual development of I&T industries in both places."
     Mainland members attending the meeting came from the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the China Association for Science and Technology, the Guizhou Provincial Government, the Guizhou Provincial Department of Science and Technology, the Guangdong Provincial Department of Science and Technology, and the Science and Technology Innovation Commission of Shenzhen Municipality.
     The Hong Kong delegation comprised representatives from the Innovation and Technology Bureau, the Innovation and Technology Commission, the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, the Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong, the City University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Baptist University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, the Hong Kong Productivity Council, the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute, the Hong Kong Automotive Parts and Accessory Systems R&D Centre, the Hong Kong R&D Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management Enabling Technologies, the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel, and Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited.

Ends/Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Issued at HKT 15:48