Secretary for Innovation, Technology & Industry Prof Sun Dong (first row, ninth right) shares in the joy of the Hong Kong delegation’s outstanding achievement at the Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions 2023. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT)
HONG KONG – A Hong Kong delegation won a record number of grand and special prizes as well as gold medals, including two grand awards, at the Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions 2023 in Switzerland.
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Apart from the Prize of the State of Geneva and Prize of the International Federation of Inventors' Association, the Hong Kong team won eight special awards and about 30 gold medals with Congratulations of Jury.
Secretary for Innovation, Technology & Industry Prof Sun Dong made the trip to Geneva yesterday afternoon to join the award presentation ceremony and support the Hong Kong delegation in person
Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry Prof Sun Dong congratulated the delegation for its outstanding achievements.
Prof Sun made the trip to Geneva yesterday afternoon to join the award presentation ceremony and support the Hong Kong delegation in person.
Comprising close to 500 representatives from universities, research and development centers, research laboratories, technology companies, government departments, and primary and secondary schools, the delegation participated in the Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions 2023, in which Hong Kong's innovation and technology community presented a record high 293 projects in total.
Prof Sun also spoke at a Hong Kong reception at the exhibition hosted by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government.
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He briefed close to 500 guests on Hong Kong's latest I&T development with the prime focus on further enhancing the city’s I&T ecosystem and promoting interactive development of the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors.
“My trip this time also serves to send a clear message to the tech companies here in Europe that we welcome them to expand or set up operations in Hong Kong where they can find boundless business opportunities brought about by the seamless access to the gigantic market in the Greater Bay Area, and of course the mainland market,” he said.
Delightful co-operation: Prof Sun (first left) witnesses the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Hong Kong Exporters' Association and PALEXPO SA. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT)
At the reception, Prof Sun witnessed the signing of the memorandum of understanding between the Hong Kong Exporters' Association and PALEXPO SA, which are scheduled to host the Asia Competition and Exhibition of Innovations and Inventions once again in Hong Kong this December.
In Lausanne, Prof Sun visited a startup focusing on developing topical ophthalmic treatments, and received a briefing on the company's latest technology in treatments and business development plan in Hong Kong.
Prof Sun (first left) visits the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT)
He also toured the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne to learn about the institution's programs for turning innovative ideas and technologies into startups and operation of Innovation Park at Innovation and Tech Transfer. He also toured the Laboratory for Experimental Museology in St. Sulpice.