Creating a vibrant startup ecosystem in Hong Kong – EJ Insight

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Creating a vibrant startup ecosystem in Hong Kong

In May this year, it was reported that another unicorn (a startup company with a valuation of at least US$1 billion and having been established for less than 10 years) has joined the Cyberport community. According to the analysis of unwire.pro, a local online media, the total number of unicorns in Hong Kong is 12, mainly distributed in five areas: logistics (GoGoX, Lalamove), finance (WeLab, TNG, Airwallex, BitMEX), deep technology (SenseTime, SmartMore), cryptocurrency (FTX, Animoca Brands, Amber Group) and tourism (Klook). The number of startups also increased last year, reaching 3,360, an increase of more than 5% compared with 2019, according to an InvestHK survey. Although the increase is relatively small compared with 20% to 40% in previous years, such a figure is already very encouraging when taking the economic strain brought by the COVID-19 epidemic into account.

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以創新思維發展前海 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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以創新思維發展前海     

在9月的中央惠港科技政策宣介座談會上,中聯辦副主任譚鐵牛詳述中央支持香港打造國際創科中心的政策,其中赫然見到他引述拙作:「擁抱創新思維,為年輕人提供更多發揮空間,香港才可以發展成為一個領先的國際創科中心。」

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Qianhai-Hong Kong collaboration requires innovative thinking – EJ Insight

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Qianhai-Hong Kong collaboration requires innovative thinking

In his keynote speech delivered at the seminar held in September on the Central Government’s science and technology policies benefitting Hong Kong, Mr Tan Tieniu, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, elaborated on the Central Government’s policy of supporting Hong Kong’s developing as an international innovation and technology center, he even cited my previous article: “(all parties) embracing innovative thinking can provide more opportunities for our young people. By this, Hong Kong can then develop into a leading international innotech hub."

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New technology to cope with extreme weather – EJ Insight

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New technology to cope with extreme weather

Extreme weather has become more frequent in recent years, even developed metropolises cannot escape the devastation. In the past few months, London, Zhengzhou in China, and New York have all experienced historically heavy downpours, causing loss of life and property.

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善用數碼化 建造效率增 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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善用數碼化 建造效率增       

英國土木工程師學會(ICE)指出,全英國建築業年生產總值達1000億英鎊,但項目失誤卻造成損失每年210億英鎊。金錢之外,顧問公司麥肯錫的研究顯示,大型建造項目每每比原定計劃延誤兩成時間,因行業從上世紀九十年代至今仍沿用舊有手法,例如紙本圖則,令修改非常耗時。

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