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Anthony Wong

  1. 1. Focus on Business – Partnerships for Growth Canberra • 14, Sept 2006 Anthony Wong Commissioner for Innovation and Technology Innovation and Technology The Regional Environment
  2. 2. Canberra versus Hong Kong Land Area (km 2 ) Population (‘000) Density (people/km 2 ) GSP / GDP (USD billion) Major Contribution to GSP/GDP 806 324 401 13.8 (ACT) Federal Government 1,104 6,936 6,420 165.6 Services Sector Year 2004
  3. 3. <ul><li>Networked City </li></ul><ul><li>Home to International Businesses </li></ul><ul><li>International Life Style </li></ul>Comparative Advantages
  4. 4. Innovation & Technology Development Supportive government Robust IP protection & enforcement Time-to-market Access to competitive manufacturing base Strong research Technological capabilities Free flow of idea/information Environment Conducive for Innovation
  5. 5. Australia Hong Kong Collaboration – Success Story Octopus Card World’s most successful Electronic Cash System 14 million in circulation Fare Collection System Point of Sales Applications Over 9.8 million transactions per day Over 370 service vendors Access Control
  6. 6. <ul><li>Hong Kong Industrial Base </li></ul><ul><ul><li>over 60,000 manufacturing firms are Hong Kong invested and managed, directly and indirectly employing 10 million workers in the PRD region. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>they are striving for technology upgrading and quality design </li></ul></ul>Hong Kong in the Region Map courtesy of HKTDC Graphic courtesy of Hong Kong Trade Development Council PRD Region
  7. 7. The Pearl River Delta Region
  8. 8. <ul><li>World’s Manufacturing Power House </li></ul>The Pearl River Delta Region <ul><li>1/3 of China’s total export </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 40 million </li></ul><ul><li>GDP: US$220 billion </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Trusted environment for IP / technology development </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive regional industry linkages for tapping into China market </li></ul><ul><li>Access to competitive manufacturing base for mass production </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a platform for successful technology transfer and commercialisation </li></ul><ul><li>A comprehensive suite of professional service to support business transaction </li></ul>Hong Kong – A Regional Technology Service Hub Problem International Technology Company/ Research Institute/ University Funding / Research Project PRD Manufacturing Base IP/Technology know how Technology/ Prototype HK R&D Centres Financial Centre IP Protection Commercial Service Hub Research Capability Rule of Law Government Fund HK - A Regional Technology Service Hub
  10. 10. 5 New Research & Development Centres <ul><ul><ul><li>Automotive parts and accessory systems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Information and communications technologies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Logistics and supply chain management enabling technologies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nanotechnology and advanced materials </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Textiles and clothing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Note: HKJCICM – R&D Centre to conduct Chinese Medicine research was set up in 2001) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Research Focus Areas <ul><li>Automotive parts and accessory systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronics and software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced materials and processes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hybrid and electric drives and environmental technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Information and communications technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communications technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consumer electronics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated circuit design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opto-electronics </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Research Focus Areas <ul><li>Logistics and supply chain management enabling technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking and infrastructure technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Applications and decision support technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nanotechnology and advanced materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nanomaterials: fuctionalisation & applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nanotechnology enabled nano opto-electronics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nano-structured / textured material applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced materials for interconnection, packaging and thermal management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of advanced materials </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Textiles and clothing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New materials, textile and apparel products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced production technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovative design and evaluation technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhanced industrial systems and infrastructure </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. The One-stop Shop
  14. 14. General Guidelines of Participation R&D Centre Be a Project Investor e.g. venture capitalist, manufacturer, service company, technology enterprise Be a Technology Partner e.g. technology enterprise, research institute and university Be a Research User e .g. manufacturer, service company Be an Ordinary Member e.g. SME, venture capitalist
  15. 15. Thank You For more information, please contact the Innovation and Technology Commission of the Hong Kong SAR Government Address Website Email Tel Fax : 20/F Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong : www .itc.gov.hk : R&Dcentre @itc.gov.hk : (852) 2737 2208 : (852) 2730 4633

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