SITI visits Cyberport (with photos)
Accompanied by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited (HKCMCL), Mr Simon Chan, and the Chief Executive Officer of HKCMCL, Mr Peter Yan, Professor Sun first visited the Smart Living Concept Store and met with entrepreneurs of smart living product start-ups to gain a better understanding on the challenges and opportunities they face. He also toured the IT Street and the CyberArena, a designated e-sports competition venue located at the Arcade, and received a briefing on the work of Cyberport.
Professor Sun said that innovation-driven development is one of the priority policy areas of the current-term Government. The foundation of the real economy can be consolidated through proactively developing Hong Kong into an international innovation and technology (I&T) hub. This can also expedite smart city development and promote a wider application of digital technologies, enabling members of the public to experience the benefits brought about by technologies in daily life.
"I am delighted to visit Cyberport after my assumption of office and have a better understanding of I&T development in Hong Kong. The Government has all along supported local I&T development and has been committed to nurturing more local young talents in science and technology, as well as attracting foreign talents, to enhance Hong Kong's competitiveness in scientific research. We must seize the opportunities of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area development and facilitate Hong Kong's integration into the overall development plan of the country," he said.
As Hong Kong's digital flagship, Cyberport is currently home to over 700 technology enterprises, start‑ups and relevant enterprises, forming a diversified and vibrant information technology ecosystem. Six of its start-ups have reached unicorn status.
Accompanied by the Government Chief Information Officer, Mr Victor Lam, and the Deputy Government Chief Information Officer, Mr Tony Wong, Professor Sun then visited the Smart Government Innovation Lab (Smart Lab). He was briefed on the latest work of the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) and viewed some of the technologies in the lab that have been adopted, or are being tested, by bureaux/departments, such as Guiding Robot, City Dashboard and the 4D Immersive CAVE System.
The OGCIO established the Smart Lab in April 2019 to encourage and facilitate a wider adoption of I&T in government departments.
Ends/Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Issued at HKT 18:29
Issued at HKT 18:29