救救初創 政府多用本地產品服務 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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香港大專院校在先進科技範疇的研發能力雖屬世界前沿,政府也大手撥款扶持,可是,創科能成功「落地」即商品化的個案卻甚少。問題是保守的取態令大多申請未能通過審核,以致錯失不少良機。《香港01》引述立法會開支預算文件指出,創新科技署轄下的「創新及科技基金」申請審批成功率偏低,「創新及科技支援計劃於2016至2018年度的獲批項目比例不足一半;院校中游研發計劃於2016年4月至2019年1月的獲批比例更不足兩成。」 繼續閱讀

The implication of smart city appearing in the HKDSE paper – Harbour Times

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Smart city schooling

In the Liberal Studies Paper 2 of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) this year, it excited me that out of the three questions, there was one about smart city development. Why? Being selected as an examination question means that “smart city" has become a topic of significance and great interest in Hong Kong.

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Why attention management is increasingly important – EJ Insight

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YouTube’s viewership in the United States has increased by more than 15 percent during the recent coronavirus outbreak, according to the New York Times. As you can imagine, while most of us have been working or studying from home, there were quite a few people watching YouTube while attending video communication meetings.

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職場技能首重不斷學習 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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近日有碩士課程的學生給我電郵,訴說雖然有超過10年的市務和新媒體工作經驗,但過去兩個月找尋工作仍一無所獲,向我尋求意見。的確,新冠肺炎疫情重創本港經濟,令不少人對前景憂心忡忡。但另一方面,舊經濟遭受重大調整之餘,也給新經濟帶來驚人的機會。

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The most important skills of the century – EJ Insight

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Recently, a master’s degree student sent me an email seeking my advice on job hunting. She was not be able to find an ideal job in the past two months even with more than ten years of working experience in marketing and social media. Indeed, the COVID-19 outbreak has adversely affected Hong Kong’s economy, causing many people to worry about the future. However, while the old economy suffered major disruption, the new economy brought with it new opportunities.

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完善生態系統釋放數據價值 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

HKEJ_7May2020s

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今年1月舉行的立法會人事編制委員會會議,討論商務及經濟發展局要求增聘人手,以監督空間數據共享平台(CSDl)的推展。與會議員都做足功課,提出的問題很到位。其中談及數據要連上地理位置,讓同一位置的不同資訊可以串連起來,方便研究和開發應用程式。 繼續閱讀

Pandemic offers an opportunity for the city to boost young people’s interest in innovation – South China Morning Post

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The new secretary for innovation and technology, Alfred Sit Wing-hang, has proposed a “bridge of innovation and technology" that comprises three elements: collaboration, communication and an innovation talent pool. The last element no doubt represents the most critical and challenging task (“New faces Carrie Lam has enlisted to help Hong Kong tackle Covid-19 impact", April 22). 繼續閱讀

疫情為本地創科帶來機遇 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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和新上任的創新及科技局局長薛永恒認識已有20多年,他一向以實幹見稱,任職機電工程署署長時,推出了一個創科網上配對平台(E&M InnoPortal),專門為政府和公營機構對新科技需求配對大學及初創企業的創科項目,該署同時更為機電項目做成效驗證,推動研發成果落地,令人印象深刻。 繼續閱讀