Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) has taken a further step in accelerating the development of the sensor industry in Hong Kong by setting up the Sensor Lab at Hong Kong Science Park.
“Currently, there is a strong growth momentum in the use of small and sophisticated sensors into different technology areas such as AI, robotics and IoT, driving many emerging applications in various industries, from advanced manufacturing to healthcare,” HKSTP said in a media statement.
“In the development cycles of these sensors, the pilot run of design, prototyping and testing are critical, before moving on to the final production,” it added.
In line with this, the newly set up Sensor Lab has dedicated cleanroom facilities, equipment and tools that will assist partner companies in carrying out design and piloting production trials and testing for sensor prototypes.
In addition, HKSTP said it is partnering with Hong Kong fabless startup Meridian Innovation, Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), and Genvida to provide R&D technical support that will drive co-development of advanced sensor technologies.
Meridian Innovation, which is developing Thermal Imaging Sensor based solutions for commercial applications and an incubatee in Science Park, is the first partner company of the Sensor Lab to have gained remarkable R&D progress, as a result of utilizing the facility.
“Hong Kong is going through a new era of re-industrialization, with a strong focus on advanced manufacturing. This in turn is fostering the rapid growth of the micro/nano sensor industry,” said Albert Wong, CEO of HKSTP.
“We believe that this will not only continue to nurture our growing sensor community at the Park, but also empowering their collaborations and co-creations to achieve even more success,” he added.