同時，我們即場展示多個示範項目，包括由機電署自行開發，用以監測交通信號燈、隧道抽水泵及照明等系統的遙距監測系統；以及四項由初創公司研發的創科產品，包括(一)本地大學團隊在「大學科技初創企業資助計劃」支持下，研發適用於中央冷氣系統的智能風機盤管控制器；(二)本地大學團隊研發的「被動式LED照明電源技術」；(三)經網上創新科技協作平台 E&M InnoPortal，成功配對技術需求和工程方案，促成與初創企業合作開發用以優化升降機運作的視像分析系統；(四) 透過機電署支持而獲創新及科技基金旗下「公營機構試用計劃」資助的「4S智能駕駛安全方案」。
繼去年12月成功舉辦「創新科技日」後，我們於今年6月29日再次與香港科技園公司在機電署總部大樓合辦該活動，邀請了十間來自科學園的初創企業進行專題演講，並與政府部門和公營機構的客戶代表交流，推動本地創新企業實踐研發成果的工作。當日活動由創新及科技局副局長鍾偉強博士擔任主禮嘉賓，他亦為機電署的協作平台 E&M InnoPortal 主持啟動儀式。
我們歡迎客戶部門、機電業界、大學及初創企業提供技術需求清單和解決方案以作配對。請致電 2808 3879 與高級工程師林鑫駿先生聯絡，或瀏覽網址www.emsd.gov.hk/inno以獲取相關資訊。
Facilitating Collaboration in
E&M Innovation and Technology
To support the policy direction on Hong Kong’s innovation and technology (I&T) development outlined in last year’s Policy Address, we have affirmed I&T as one of our focuses in the Electrical and Mechanical Services Trading Fund’s (EMSTF) Second Five-year Strategic Plan commencing in 2018/19. In response to the global trend of I&T development, we will also strengthen our effort in promoting collaboration among government departments, start-ups and universities. As per our Second Strategic Plan, we will embrace I&T to enhance co-operation with our I&T partners in order to strengthen our E&M engineering services to clients. At the same time, we will create an innovation culture and atmosphere within the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD), encouraging our colleagues initiate smart solutions for Hong Kong’s smart city development.
In June, Mr. Nicholas Yang, Secretary for Innovation and Technology, and Mr. Michael Wong, Secretary for Development, visited EMSD respectively. They were briefed on how we applied I&T to raise service levels, facilitate smart city development and support local start-ups in implementing their research and development (R&D) results. Furthermore, we again co-hosted our Innovative Technology Day with the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), promoting collaboration and development in I&T.
Secretary for Innovation and Technology & Secretary for Development Visit EMSD
Mr. Nicholas Yang, Secretary for Innovation and Technology, visited EMSD on 14 June. We briefed him on our work progress in promoting I&T, demonstrating our effort in encouraging collaboration among government departments, public organisations, universities and start-ups. Our aim is to enhance government services with I&T and facilitate the commercialisation of local technology.
On the day, we demonstrated various I&T projects, including the remote monitoring system we developed in-house to monitor traffic lights, and pumping and lighting systems for underpasses and subways. We also showcased four I&T products by start-ups, including (1) a Fan Coil Unit Energy Saver for central air-conditioning system developed by a local university team with funding support from the Technology Start-up Support Scheme for Universities; (2) “passive light-emitting diode lighting technology” invented by a local university team; (3) video analytics for lift operation optimisation, developed by a start-up engaged via our online I&T collaboration platform E&M InnoPortal which was established to match technology needs with engineering solutions; (4) the Safematics Smart Safety System (4S) Solution, an advanced driving assistance system funded by the Public Sector Trial Scheme under the Innovation and Technology Fund with support from EMSD.
On 28 June, Mr. Michael Wong, Secretary for Development, also paid a visit to EMSD Headquarters to inspect our work. Mr. Wong expressed his full support for the Department’s effort in promoting I&T and driving collaboration among the trade and start-ups.
During the visit, Mr. Wong experienced first-hand the operation of the Building Information Modelling – Asset Management (BIM-AM) System developed by EMSD, and how we, after obtaining a Hong Kong patent for BIM-AM, promoted its wider application to the construction sector and E&M trades both locally and overseas, with the aim to move building maintenance services towards this advanced technology. We also briefed Mr. Wong on various remote monitoring systems, as well as pilot projects successfully matched via the E&M InnoPortal. He was also updated on EMSD’s sharing of talent training experiences with the local trade as well as the Guangzhou Industry and Trade Technician College, in addition to an overview of EMSD’s services to the public in our past 70 years’ history.
Innovative Technology Day
Following on the success of our first Innovative Technology Day last December, we repeated the event once again with the HKSTP on 29 June this year at EMSD Headquarters. Ten start-ups from the Science Park were invited to present on specific topics and share their experiences with representatives from different government departments and public organisations. The aim is to promote the R&D results of local I&T start-ups. Officiating guest of the day Dr. David Chung, Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology, also officiated the launching ceremony of EMSD’s in-house developed E&M InnoPortal, an online platform which promotes I&T collaboration.
Mr. Sit Wing-hang, Director of Electrical and Mechanical Services, pointed out in his welcoming address that ever since our first Innovative Technology Day held in 2017, EMSD has been driving specific tasks to promote I&T. These included setting up an Inno-Office, coordinating EMSD’s I&T projects; as well as setting up our E&M InnoPortal which aims to match the R&D results of start-ups and universities with the technological needs of government departments, public organisations and the E&M trade. In just three months, the E&M InnoPortal has accumulated more than 100 technological development needs and R&D solutions, covering the Internet of Things, automation technology, artificial intelligence and energy efficiency technologies. We have also successfully matched more than 10 pilot projects with potential users – an encouraging number.
We welcome client departments, the E&M trade, universities and start-ups to provide their wish-lists of technology needs and solutions for matching. Please contact Mr. Tommy Lam, Senior Engineer, at 2808 3879 or visit www.emsd.gov.hk/inno for relevant information.