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R&D Centres

These research and development centres represent Hong Kong’s burgeoning potential as an international I&T hub. With InnoHK, innovations have the opportunity to be turned into infinite impact that builds a smarter and healthier future for all.

R&D Centres

Health@InnoHK

From traditional to pioneering medicine, biological study to bioinformatics and novel drugs and medical devices, the cluster intends to be a holistic research hub on human health.

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Biomedical
Advanced Biomedical Instrumentation Centre
Advanced Biomedical Instrumentation Centre
The collaboration between HKU and Harvard SEAS will facilitate design of devices and treatments that will impact healthcare in Asia and worldwide, as well as leverage Hong Kong’s strategic location in the Greater Bay Area with its unique industrial scene and opportunities to develop and commercialise our R&D efforts.

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Professor Anderson Shum, Professor Fawwaz Habbal, Professor David A. Weitz, Professor Kenneth Kin Yip Wong, Professor Barbara Pui Chan, Dr. Paddy Kwok Leung Chan, Kentman Chan
Advanced Biomedical Instrumentation Centre
Neuromusculoskeletal
Center for Neuromusculoskeletal Restorative Medicine (CNRM)
Center for Neuromusculoskeletal Restorative Medicine (CNRM)
The initiatives for setting up the CNRM, with its thematic & multi- disciplinary nature and collaboration between the two world-class research institutions, present a very unique strength to accelerate R&D breakthrough in neuromusculoskeletal disease. It will certainly strengthen the stature and commitment of Hong Kong as an advanced R&D hub in the region.

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Professor Patrick Yung, Professor Woody Chan
Center for Neuromusculoskeletal Restorative Medicine (CNRM)
Chinese Medicine
Centre for Chinese Herbal Medicine Drug Development
Centre for Chinese Herbal Medicine Drug Development
Hong Kong has assumed a bridging role and as such is making an important contribution to the introduction of traditional Chinese medicine in the international arena. We are confident that the Centre will play a key role in Hong Kong’s development as a research hub that will advance the modernization of Chinese medicine to achieve major breakthroughs in disease treatment. Ultimately, the Centre’s work will improve outcomes for patients in Hong Kong, the Greater Bay Area and worldwide.

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Professor BIAN Zhaoxiang
Centre for Chinese Herbal Medicine Drug Development
Eye Health
Centre for Eye and Vision Research
Centre for Eye and Vision Research
PolyU and Waterloo are both well known for pursuing world-class, innovative research, and both have excellent reputations in eye and vision health research and development. I am delighted that our institutions are launching CEVR in Hong Kong as a significant step in enhancing both our research capacities and collaboration in addressing eye and vision health challenges. I look forward to seeing high-impact translational research and innovative applications from CEVR that can benefit people in the region and around the world.

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Professor Benjamin Thompson, Professor Chi-ho To
Centre for Eye and Vision Research
Infectious Diseases
Centre for Immunology & Infection
Centre for Immunology & Infection
C2i’s research programmes address significant public healthcare challenges through the establishment of a novel technology platform for biomarker discovery and the development of new vaccine and therapeutic strategies. C2i will enhance Hong Kong’s knowledge-based economy, provide state-of-the-art training for the local population and advance health by improving the effectiveness of future public health policies.

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Professor Malik Peiris, Professor Roberto Bruzzone
Centre for Immunology & Infection
Molecular Diagnostics
Centre for Novostics
Centre for Novostics
I am pleased to see the launch of the InnoHK scheme and am excited about being part of this initiative. I hope that through InnoHK , Hong Kong’s research would attain the next level of global excellence, resulting in the generation of valuable intellectual properties, enhancement of the health and quality of life of local, regional and international communities, as well as creating economic benefits to the region.

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Y.M. Dennis Lo
Centre for Novostics

AIR@InnoHK

AI and robotic technologies have the potential to transform the way businesses operate, reinvent the way we live and engage with the world—key concepts this cluster intends to bring to reality.

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Artificial Intelligence
AI Chip Center for Emerging Smart Systems
AI Chip Center for Emerging Smart Systems
We recognise that specialised AI chips will be a key factor driving the AI revolution. Our team of world-class experts are designing customised AI hardware that will support more innovative applications, and complement other AI research projects in the region. We will not only advance Hong Kong to become a major player on the world stage in AI chip and hardware design, but also create a conducive environment for nurturing a large pool of AI hardware talent that will support the AI chip design industry.

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Professor Tim Cheng, Dr. Luhong Liang
AI Chip Center for Emerging Smart Systems
Advanced Manufacturing
Centre for Advances in Reliability and Safety
Centre for Advances in Reliability and Safety
The diverse, but absolutely critical, technical themes are focused on hardware and software performance and degradation, and various academic disciplines. Ultimately, CAiRS will help Hong Kong become an advanced manufacturing hub that attracts industrialists and R&D talent, while the Centre works to enhance the reliability and safety of advanced products and systems, and contribute to the development of smart city in Hong Kong.

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CAiRS , Professor Winco K.C. Yung
Centre for Advances in Reliability and Safety
AI & Robotics
Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Hong Kong Institute of Science & Innovation, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Hong Kong Institute of Science & Innovation, Chinese Academy of Sciences
For us, InnoHK’s specific focus on AI and robotics makes it the ideal base for the world-class collaborative projects that CAIR has in the pipeline. More importantly, the infrastructure and community in Hong Kong also help us attract top-notch talent to co-create solutions for the Greater Bay Area.

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Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Hong Kong Institute of Science & Innovation, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Data Analysis
Centre for Intelligent Multidimensional Data Analysis
Centre for Intelligent Multidimensional Data Analysis
The key to breakthrough is to place strong and innovative engineers and mathematicians with track records for breakthroughs together with this common goal — I am very excited at this unique opportunity.

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Hong Yan, Ray Cheung, Terry Lyons
Centre for Intelligent Multidimensional Data Analysis
Artificial Intelligence
Centre for Perceptual and Interactive Intelligence
Centre for Perceptual and Interactive Intelligence
By conducting and deploying cutting-edge research for impactful applications spanning across several strategic areas, CPII hopes to confront some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Meanwhile, it will create strong differentiation and value propositions for industries in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area, to innovatively transform many existing processes and services, into an entirely new space.

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CPII , Professor Helen Meng
Centre for Perceptual and Interactive Intelligence
Garment
Centre for Transformative Garment Production
Centre for Transformative Garment Production
We hope to put the transformative power of AI and robotics to work in the garment industry and enhance our manufacturers’ competitiveness. This is crucial for the future of the industry, which has always been an important part of our everyday life and the local economy. This initiative promises to have a long-term impact on Hong Kong’s economic development, with these R&D programmes boosting both the industry’s competitiveness and sustainability.

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Professor Norman C. Tien, Professor Kazuhiro Kosuge
Centre for Transformative Garment Production

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