A senior executive from HKTDC answered questions from reporters. (Photo by Southcn.com)
“It took us no more than 4 years to emerge from Hong Kong Science Park and become the world’s biggest innovator in the field of AI in dozens of areas across the globe.” announces Shang Hailong, general manager of SenseTime.
Hong Kong Science Park, the incubator of this cutting-edge technology, is a base for the HKSTP, a government-owned enterprise, to push forward an innovative economy. There are currently over 500 technological companies and start-ups in the park, among which 4 have been listed by the first half of this year.
“We have enterprises from 20 or so countries and areas in the world, and over half of researchers in Hong Kong,” says Zha Yichao, board member of HKSTP. In 2016 and 2017, his company had separately secured investment worth 332m and 2.25b HKD for technology incubators, more than a 7-fold increase. At the same time, the park is running above 33 projects self-developed by its enterprises.