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NPCSC Chairman briefed on innovation and technology work at Hong Kong Science Park
The Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, Mr Zhang Dejiang, was briefed on Hong Kong's innovation and technology work at the Hong Kong Science Park on 18 May during his visit to Hong Kong.

Following welcoming remarks by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, the Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Nicholas W Yang introduced to Mr Zhang the city's entrepreneurship and innovation development, the Government's inno-tech policy, the work of major innovation and technology support institutions, Hong Kong-Mainland cooperation and Hong Kong's role as a "super-connector".

Mr Zhang learned about the work of the Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong and the innovative achievements of local universities, the work of the Partner State Key Laboratories in Hong Kong and local branches of the Chinese National Engineering Research Centres, and the cooperation between local research institutes and the industry.

Afterwards, the founders of five local innovation and technology start-up companies which have excelled in different technology areas presented and demonstrated their products to Mr Zhang. Mr Zhang also discussed the development of innovation and technology industries in Hong Kong with the entrepreneurs, and encouraged them to strive to improve and enhance the product features.

The five start-up founders were: Mr Rex Sham, who developed wildfire detection robots; Mr Xu Li, who is dedicated to developing original technologies in computer vision and deep learning; Professor Dennis Lo, a pioneer in genomics technology and inventor of non-invasive prenatal test technologies; Mr Alan Lee, who developed a multi-functional electronic wheelchair; and Professor Ronald Li, who developed bio-artificial human hearts that can be used for drug discovery and testing.


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