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Zhang Dejiang visits Science Park

May 18, 2016

Science tour

Science tour:  Secretary for Innovation & Technology Nicholas Yang (left) meets National People's Congress Standing Committee Chairman Zhang Dejiang at the Science Park.

Science tour

Science tour:  Mr Zhang is briefed by a young entrepreneur on a "mini-heart" for use in drug testing.

National People's Congress Standing Committee Chairman Zhang Dejiang visited the Science Park today to learn about Hong Kong's innovation and technology work.


Accompanied by Chief Executive CY Leung, he was briefed by Secretary for Innovation & Technology Nicholas Yang on the city's entrepreneurship and innovation development, the Government's inno-tech policy, the work of major support institutions, cross-boundary co-operation and Hong Kong's role as a super-connector.


Mr Leung said innovation and technology can improve people's living standard, and can bring economic benefits to Hong Kong.


Mr Zhang was also briefed on the work of the Academy of Sciences, and the innovative achievements of local universities.


He also learnt about the work of the Partner State Key Laboratories and local branches of the Chinese National Engineering Research Centres, as well as about co-operation between local research institutes and the industry.


Founders of five local start-up companies which have excelled in different technology areas presented and demonstrated their products, including Rex Sham, who developed wildfire detection robots; Xu Li, who is dedicated to developing original technologies in computer vision and deep learning; Prof Dennis Lo, a pioneer in genomics technology and inventor of non-invasive prenatal test technologies; Alan Lee, who developed a multi-functional electronic wheelchair; and, Prof Ronald Li, who developed bio-artificial human hearts for use in drug discovery and testing.


Mr Zhang also discussed the development of innovation and technology industries in Hong Kong with the entrepreneurs.


Six university heads, 10 Academy of Sciences members and representatives of major innovation and technology support organisations were also at the meeting with Mr Zhang.