Events in 2014

December 18, 2014

HKBIO was a supporting organization for Hong Kong Awards for Industries (HKAI). 56 companies were honoured on December 18 2014 at the 2014 Hong Kong Awards for Industries presentation ceremony, at which the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, officiated. HKAI was officially launched in 2005 by merging the former Hong Kong Awards for Industry and Hong Kong Awards for Services, established in 1989 and 1997, respectively. Championed by the Government, the HKAI aims to recognise the outstanding achievements of Hong Kong enterprises in pursuit of high technology and high value-added activities, and to commend excellence in various aspects of their performance. The HKAI also helps to enhance the competitiveness of Hong Kong industries and promote Hong Kong brands. For more details, please visit:

December 16, 2014

HKBIO’s Chairman, Prof Albert YU was invited to attend the opening ceremony for Fok Ying Tung Research Institute Building at the Nansha IT Park in Guangzhou on December 16, 2014. At the ceremony, HKUST signed an agreement on setting up the National Supercomputer Center in Nansha to further strengthen the development of the platform for technology transfer between Hong Kong and the Mainland. Moreover, various agreements were also signed between the Institute and its partners, including the Ministry of Public Security, Guangdong Environmental Monitoring Centre, China Telecom, SINOPEC Beijing Research Institute of Chemical Industry, East China University of Science and Technology, Guangdong University of Science and Technology, NXP Semiconductors and Shandong Qiquan Group, among others, to further enhance education, research and industry collaboration with the Mainland.

December 4-5, 2014

HKBIO was a supporting organization for the fourth edition of the Business of IP Asia Forum (BIP Asia), which was jointly organized by the Government of the HKSAR, HKTDC and Hong Kong Design Centre. 4th BIP Asia returned on 4-5 December 2014 under the theme: "Intellectual Property: Powering Business Expansion". The forum was an ideal platform for exchange and discussion among IP owners, buyers and intermediaries. More than 80 IP experts spoke at the Forum which attracted more than 2,000 industry players to attend. Breakout sessions targeted specific IP topics, including biotechnology, Chinese medicine, fashion design, wearable technology and file copyright trading.

The HKTDC signed memoranda of strategic cooperation with four institutions, from Beijing, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the Philippines to strength information exchange and cooperation in IP. For more details, please visit:

December 1-5, 2014

HKBIO was a supporting organization for the APAC Innovation Summit 2014. To mark the 10th anniversary of InnoAsia — the signature event of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTPC) — it was renamed as the APAC Innovation Summit (AIS) with "Shaping the Future" as the theme. The event was held on December 1-5, 2014 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

With the support of Hong Kong's universities, R&D centers and over 70 trade associations, AIS created a landmark forum where leading minds and influencers from Asian Pacific nations could converge to mutually inspire through new thinking models and engage in forward-thinking dialogue on policy implementation and market adaption with uniquely Asian characteristics. For program details, please

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