Rescue startups: government adopts more local products and services – Harbour Times

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Although the advanced technology research and development capabilities of Hong Kong universities is internationally renowned and generously government-funded, there have been few cases of innovation and technology that has been successfully commercialised.

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Using science & technology index to monitor govt administration – EJ Insight

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Recently, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang pointed out that the mainland should accelerate the development of high-tech-focused “new infrastructure initiative", such as 5G networks, big data and artificial intelligence, as well as upgrade and “smarten" existing infrastructure. The Nikkei Asian Review quoted a report released in March by the government-backed think tank China Center for Information Industry Development (CCID), estimating that the mainland will invest at least RMB17 trillion (about HK$18.5 trillion) in more than 800 projects in the next five years, including 73 projects in Guangdong Province, such as autonomous driving and smart ports. The article also listed the key companies involved in these projects, Hong Kong is basically missing the opportunity brought by these huge infrastructure project, except for the artificial intelligence (AI) startup SenseTime. How can we not be disappointed!

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為下一場疫情未雨綢繆 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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新型冠狀病毒肺炎全球新增確診病例由2月5日的高峰,近日似乎稍有回落的趨勢。與過往疫情發展明顯不同的是,今次資訊透明度相當高,這有賴多個政府和國際組織以互動地圖儀表板(Interactive Map Dashboard),把最新疫情上載。例如香港政府的「新型冠狀病毒感染──香港最新情況」,除了重要的數字外,其他如確診病例、家居檢疫大廈的名單也一一列出,還有疫情趨勢圖等,方便大眾了解形勢。 繼續閱讀