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The Science and Technology Park Industry Association promotes a co-creation platform to help incumbent manufacturers accelerate the development of pet facial recognition systems

2021-05-02T07:51:52.138Z

In recent years, Hong Kong has talked about "re-industrialization". The Science Park Corporation and the Federation of Hong Kong Industries have launched a "R&D Co-creation Platform" through which local manufacturers can use the science park’s laboratories, shared workspaces and other supporting facilities to accelerate



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Written by: Chen Jiahui

2021-04-29 16:20

Last update date: 2021-04-29 16:20

In recent years, Hong Kong has been talking about "re-industrialization". The Science and Technology Park Corporation and the Federation of Hong Kong Industries have launched a "R&D Co-creation Platform" through which local manufacturers can use the science park’s laboratories and shared workspaces to accelerate innovation and transformation. In the first stage, 8 industrial enterprises participated in the plan, and 7 enterprises in the second stage are currently being approved.

Audio equipment manufacturer Xinjia International is one of the participating companies. The person in charge of the company said that the company is committed to developing the pet products market in recent years. Through the plan, it can accelerate the development of artificial intelligence (AI) pet facial recognition technology and realize the upgrade of the industrial chain.

According to Zhuang Zixiong, the shared workspace of the platform is located in the Science Park, covering an area of ​​more than 3,500 square feet. The first phase provides 8 workspaces, each with a monthly fee of about 14,000 yuan.

(Photo by Chen Jiahui)

According to Zhuang Zixiong, vice chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions, the shared workspace of the platform is located in the Science Park, covering an area of ​​more than 3,500 square feet. The first phase provides 8 workspaces with a monthly fee of about 14,000 yuan each. Members can enjoy basic office equipment. The laboratories in the park can also be used. For example, if manufacturers want to conduct biotechnology research and need to perform AI big data analysis, they can use the supercomputers provided by the park.

In addition, the platform also provides funding and talent support.

In terms of application approval, Huang Keqiang, Chief Executive Officer of the Science and Technology Park Company, stated that the approval will be processed in accordance with the selection mechanism of all companies applying for admission to the park. Each company must have at least half of its employees dedicated to research work.

He continued that the park also focuses on the product R&D capabilities of industrial manufacturers, that is, in addition to research, companies also need to have product development plans, and will regularly review R&D progress with companies.

Huang Keqiang (first from the left in the front row) said that the approval will be processed in accordance with the selection mechanism for all companies applying for admission to the park, and each company must have at least half of its employees dedicated to research work.

(Photo by Chen Jiahui)

Suga International, an established audio equipment manufacturer, is one of the participating companies.

Suga International Director Wu Minzhuo said that the company has entered the pet electronic equipment market in recent years and also plans to apply AI technology to its products.

He said that the company is not a start-up company. If it wants to enter the science park, the investment will be relatively large; and through this platform, it plans to seek technical solutions with the NVIDIA artificial intelligence technology center in the park to develop a pet facial recognition system, which can replace chip applications in the long run. For pet insurance and lost recovery, etc.

Wu Minzhuo (first from the right) said that the company is not a start-up, and it will have a relatively large investment if it wants to enter the science park; and through this platform, the facilities in the park can be used.

(Photo by Chen Jiahui)

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