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Nicholas Yang inspects tech institutes

August 10, 2016
Cyber security

Cyber security:  Secretary for Innovation & Technology Nicholas Yang (left) visited the Hong Kong Applied Science & Technology Research Institute.

Secretary for Innovation & Technology Nicholas Yang today visited the Nano & Advanced Materials Institute (NAMI), the Hong Kong Applied Science & Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) and the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTPC).


NAMI, one of the research and development centres set up by the Government in 2006, provides support for market-oriented research in nanotechnology and advanced materials and strives for commercialisation of the technologies.


Mr Yang toured the laboratory where a number of prototypes made of nano and advanced materials were shown, such as the Smart Mask, a smartwatch power strap, extreme temperature batteries and innovative lighting materials.


He then went to ASTRI, which is also one of five R&D centres. He toured various labs to view demonstrations of the institute’s latest technologies.


He said: "The R&D centres are the major executive arms of the Government on innovation and technology development. They play a significant role as focal points for technology collaboration among the Government, industry, academia and the research sector.”


In the afternoon, Mr Yang visited HKSTPC and toured the Hong Kong Cyclotron Laboratories Limited, a radio-pharmaceutical manufacturer specialising in positron emission tomography drugs.


He also visited the Arrow Open Lab which provides professional advice to technology start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises.


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