Witnessed by Sun Dong, Hong Kong secretary for innovation, technology and industry (back, center), Sunny Chai, chairman of HKSTP (back, left) and Siu Chak-yee, commissioner of police (back, right), Albert Wong, CEO of HKSTP (front, left) and Catherine Kwan, assistant commissioner of police, information systems (front, right)
signed the MoU to drive technology adoption and nurture I&T talent on Sept 7, 2022. (PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY)
HONG KONG – The Hong Kong Police Force and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly explore ways to enhance policing services with innovative technology.
In a joint press release issued on Tuesday evening, the Force and the HKSTP said they will collaborate on the application of innovative solutions over the next three years across five areas: natural language processing, geographic information systems, simultaneous localization and mapping, augmented reality, and search and rescue operations-related technology.
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Both parties hope the collaboration could drive more organizations to adopt I&T and nurture potential tech ventures to improve service levels provided to the community
They aimed to nurture innovation and technology talent, propel the development of the I&T ecosystem in Hong Kong and strengthen Hong Kong's status as an international I&T hub.
Both parties hope the collaboration could drive more organizations to adopt I&T and nurture potential tech ventures to improve service levels provided to the community.
“Tech ventures can test their new tailor-made solutions for the Force in real-life operating environments and adopt data validation via HKSTP’s STP platform, which helps accelerate the commercialization of innovations," according to the release.
In his opening remarks at the signing ceremony, Hong Kong Secretary for Innovation Technology and Industry Sun Dong said he looked forward to seeing more collaboration between government departments and I&T sector to further promote smart city and I&T development in Hong Kong.
Sunny Chai, chairman of HKSTP, said at the ceremony that HKSTP will continue its key role in driving I&T development to create a robust I&T ecosystem in Hong Kong.
Chai also noted that the Force was the first government body to sign an MoU with HKSTP to drive technology adoption and nurture I&T talent.
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Commissioner of Policc Siu Chak-yee, who also witnessed the signing ceremony, said the Force has been supportive of the government’s initiative to build Hong Kong as an international I&T hub. It will continue to cooperate with the industry and academia to create a vibrant I&T ecosystem with high-performance software and hardware support so that a win-win situation can be achieved through joint collaboration.