Commercialization of scientific results helps retain talents – ejinsight

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Commercialization of scientific results helps retain talents

 

Governments around the world are stepping up efforts to strengthen STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education for their young people. Hong Kong is no exception. The city’s top leader, meanwhile, has also vowed to boost investment in scientific research and development (R&D) to enhance the economy’s competitiveness.

 

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台灣輸出智慧城市服務 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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台灣輸出智慧城市服務

智慧城市商機無限,研究機構IDC指出,亞太區是智慧城市發展的主要動力,估計到2022年,開支將佔全球四成多,達600多億美元(逾5000億港元)。如此龐大的巿場,香港是否可以分一杯羹?

 

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淺談大學教育價值 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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淺談大學教育價值

 

一直以來,「就業」和「學歷」的關係非常密切。在美國,2017年的平均失業率是4.4%,中學未畢業的卻達7.7%,即使就業,每週收入中位數僅為520美元;如果擁有大學學位,失業率不單只有2.5%,收入中位數更達1,173美元,是前者的兩倍有多。香港也不例外,根據統計處的數字,沒有受過教育的男性,和擁有大學學位的,2017年月薪中位數分別是1.2萬和3.3萬港元,分歧逾兩倍半,至於專業人士,香港數十年來「發三師」,即醫生、律師、會計師,這群人收入之高是人所共知的了。

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What HK can learn from Israeli startups – ejinsight

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What HK can learn from Israeli startups

 

Israel has more than 80 technology companies listed on the Nasdaq market in the United States, though the nation has only a small population — just about 9 million — and constanly grapples with political tensions with its Arab neighbors. Recognizing the technology strength, two former Hong Kong chief executives — Tung Chee-hwa and Leung Chun-ying — as well as numerous officials and private groups made trips to the country. There is one thing everyone wants to learn about Israel: how the tiny nation manages to excel in innovation and technology.

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發展智慧城市十大要訣 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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發展智慧城市十大要訣

今年3月底,我應邀參與了亞洲生產力組織(Asian Productivity Organization,簡稱APO)有關智慧城市的研習坊,為成員國政府代表和學者,講述智慧城市全球科技趨勢、開放數據如何促進創新和經濟發展,以及分享我們自家的發展歷程等議題。

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