鼓勵初創措施初見成效 – 信報財經新聞,StartUpBeat

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這一兩年政府推出了多項促進創業的措施,包括成立了創科局加強科技創意發展,也有多種公私營資金協助初創起動,譬如20億元的「創科創投基金」,政府以配對形式與私人風險基金共同投資;還有20億元的「院校中游研發計劃」,鼓勵大學基礎研究與知識轉移;預算5億元的「創科生活基金」,結合公私營力量,鼓勵以創新及科技造福社會。種種措施似乎已經初見成效,2016年調查結果顯示,在香港新註冊的初創公司按年增加了24%,至近2000間。 繼續閱讀

Future Education: From STEM to STEAM – Harbour Times

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Recently, the Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong, established by Professor Tsui Lap-chee, published Science, Technology and Mathematics Education in the Development of the Innovation and Technology Ecosystem of Hong Kong Report, which explored STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education from different perspectives. In fact, STEM education is a hot topic among secondary teachers, university professors and school principals in recent years. It is gratifying to see these educators putting forward their views on STEM education. 繼續閱讀

世上最強的植物 – am730

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近年來,香港政府積極綠化巿區,不但社區內多種植花草樹木,更倡議「推動綠色建築」,鼓勵屋頂綠化和垂直綠化。要增添綠色元素,為生活環境加入生命氣息,我們當然可以在家中或公司種植盆栽,但都市人生活繁忙,連自己的三餐也未必照顧妥善,更遑論植物了!「又要馬兒好,又要馬兒少吃草」,既想綠化又省功夫,可以考慮空氣草(Air Plant)。 繼續閱讀

The language of progress – South China Morning Post

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Parents are extraordinarily anxious today. The media keeps talking about how some occupations will become obsolete and jobs will be lost. Professor Richard Susskind, a futurist, IT expert and lawyer, co-authored The Future of the Professions with his economist son. They suggested that technology such as telepresence and artificial intelligence could make expert advice so easily available that many of the currently highly respected professions, like doctor, teacher, accountant and even pastor, could gradually be replaced by machines. 繼續閱讀

展望預算案創科內容 – 信報財經新聞,StartUpBeat

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財政司司長陳茂波即將宣讀2017至2018年度《財政預算案》,據多家會計師行估計,上年度財政盈餘將高達700億至800億元,遠高於原先預計;因此它們都呼籲政府善用盈餘來發展經濟、改善民生,尤其集中培育初創企業,推動創新及科技發展。 繼續閱讀