One of our key commitments is to make available and to enhance Hong Kong's technological infrastructure to facilitate development of innovation and technology activities. We work closely with the public institutions involved in innovation and technology to achieve this purpose.
To this end, we are working closely with
- the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation offers one-stop infrastructural support to technology-based companies and activities. This statutory Corporation is formed by merging the former Hong Kong Industrial Estates Corporation, the Hong Kong Industrial Technology Centre Corporation and the Provisional Hong Kong Science Park Company Ltd and commenced operation with effect from 7 May 2001. It provides a comprehensive range of services to cater the needs of industry at various stages, ranging from nurturing technology start-ups through the incubation programme, providing premises and services in the Science Park for applied research and development activities, to offering land and premises in the industrial estates for production.
- the Hong Kong Productivity Council in promoting productivity excellence through the provision of integrated support across the value chain of Hong Kong firms, in order to achieve more effective utilisation of resources, enhance the value-added content of products and services, and enhance the industry's international competitiveness.
- the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited performs high quality research and development for transfer to industry for commercialisation with a view to upgrading the technological level of our industry and stimulating the growth of technology-based industries.