Sandbox Platform Facilitates Collaboration with Innovation and Technology Companies, Promotes R & D and Supports Hong Kong’s Growth into an International Innovation Hub
HONG KONG, Oct. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sino Group launches Sino Inno Lab in a further effort to support Hong Kong’s innovative ecosystem and growth into an international innovation hub through providing a sandbox platform to test out inventions and innovations. In addition to encouraging development of PropTech (property technology) products and solutions, Sino Inno Lab enables exploring other technologies, such as Artifical Intelligence, robotics, big data and blockchain, for future applications.
Sino Group launches Sino Inno Lab in a further effort to support Hong Kong’s innovative ecosystem and growth into an international innovation hub through providing a sandbox platform to test out inventions and innovations. In addition to encouraging development of PropTech (property technology) products and solutions, Sino Inno Lab enables exploring other technologies, such as Artifical Intelligence, robotics, big data and blockchain, for future applications.
Mr Andrew Young, Associate Director (Innovation), Sino Group (left) and Mr Toby So, Founder and CEO of local startup Film Players at the opening ceremony of Sino Inno Lab.
Mr Andrew Young, Associate Director (Innovation), Sino Group (left 3); Ms Ester Perets Burke, Consul, Head of Economic and Trade Mission, Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong; (left 4), Dr Daniel Yip, Deputy Chairman, the Federation of Hong Kong Industries (left 2); Mr Toby So, Founder and CEO of local startup Film Players (left1) and Mr Jeff Lin, Chief Commercial Officer and Co-Founder of Liricco Technologies officiated at the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Mr David Ng, Group General Manager of Sino Group, notes that Sino Inno Lab serves as a platform to support Hong Kong’s innovation development. He remarks, "The Lab enables innovation and technology companies to showcase their products, test market potential, enhance products and expand product applications. We partner with industry players including local universities, research and development centres such as the Hong Kong Science Park, Cyberport and the Federation of Hong Kong Industries to encourage collaboration among innovators, the academia, businesses and industries. Through the Lab, Sino Group strives to cultivate the learning culture among our staff and deepen their understanding of the products for possible business application."
Forging Partnerships to Support Hong Kong’s Innovation Development
Sino Group celebrated the grand opening of Sino Inno Lab today with a reception graced by government officials, like-minded partners and industry players. Officiating guests included Ms Ester Perets Burke, Consul, Head of Economic and Trade Mission, Consulate General of Israel; Dr Daniel Yip, Deputy Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries; Mr Jeff Lin, Founder of Liricco Technologies Limited; Mr Toby So, Founder of Film Players, and Mr Andrew Young, Associate Director (Innovation), Sino Group.
"Innovation technology, the cornerstone of the development of society, is leapfrogging. Technology is integral to every aspect of our lives with outstanding achievements of local and overseas innovators. Sino Inno Lab provides a coveted platform for tech companies to connect and interact with business partners. Their innovation spirit and products help to put Hong Kong on the technology map," said Mr Andrew Young, Associate Director (Innovation), Sino Group at the opening reception.
Provides Platform for Startups to Showcase Product Applications
Finding a platform to showcase tech products is one of the challenges for start-ups. Film Players Limited demonstrated their Digital Film in a simulated hotel room in the Lab. "Digital Film is co-developed by Film Players, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL). The film is multi-functional and can be conveniently recharged with power bank. When applying on a glass window, the film can turn into a smart window to enable different shades of transparency or become a display board according to the user’s needs. The product has earned numerous international awards and has been used both locally and overseas," said Mr Toby So, founder of Film Players.
Mr Jeff Lin, Founder of Liricco Technology Limited, introduced the Smart Car Park Lighting System which integrates multiple functions such as energy saving, data collection and security alert. It is now on pilot in the car park of Olympian City 3. The system can turn on and off the lights or adjust their brightness based on the extent of sunlight and the usage patterns of the drivers and passers-by, enabling substantial energy saving. The system also collects data, and sends out security alert when irregularity arises. Jeff is thankful to Sino Inno Lab for helping start-ups in expanding business, networks and new markets.
Encouraging Collaboration to Explore Horizons
Sino Inno Lab also brings in outstanding tech products from overseas. Ms Ester Perets Burke of the Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong and Macau introduced the Israel-made Active Noise Cancellation Technology, which can be applied on household appliances to facilitate a tranquil home environment.
Supporting PropTech to Enrich Smart Living Experience
Sino Inno Lab showcases diverse, cutting-edge, innovative products and solutions, which can be applied to hotels, residences, shopping malls and property management to enhance services. Artificial Intelligence is applied in some of the exhibits to enrich customers’ experience and explore new potential in smart living, enabling the property industry to create a smarter community.
About Sino Group
Sino Group is one of the leading property developers in Hong Kong with core business in developing residential, office, industrial and retail properties for sale and investment. The Group is also a major player in hotel investment and management, club management, property management, car park operations as well as environmental and security services. With a team of over 10,000 dedicated professionals, Sino Group strives to consistently deliver quality properties and services that surpass the expectations of customers.
As a committed corporate citizen, Sino Group has been actively participating in community services and green activities as well as art and culture events over the years. The Group focuses corporate social responsibility efforts on four areas: Sino Care, Sino Green, Sino Art and Sino Heritage. Sino Land Company Limited (083) has been a constituent member of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index Series since September 2012 for its continual efforts in promoting sustainability. www.sino.com
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