Five Hong Kong startups have showcased smart airport and travel technologies solutions at the conclusion of the Smart Airport Accelerator” programme of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP).
The three-month programme under HKSTP’s Global Acceleration Academy (GAA) was launched in October 2018 to drive the development and deployment of smart airport and travel technologies.
With the support of the Airport Authority Hong Kong (Airport Authority), 11 startups from the programme were given the opportunity to conduct proof-of-concept implementations in a real-life airport environment.
Five startups showcased solutions that tackle business challenges faced by the tourism industry, including those focused on smart transportation, automation technologies, autonomous vehicles, gait analysis technology for security authentication and the application of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons for indoor navigation.
The five participating start-ups on Demo Day were: CyPhy Media Limited, DMS Solutions (Hong Kong) Limited, Lambda Sense Limited, PerceptIn Limited, and RV Automation Technology Company Limited.
“HKSTP is fully committed to accelerating the growth of Hong Kong’s startups by making the best use of the government’s I&T funding to expand the scale of the GAA,” said George Tee, Chief Technology Officer of HKSTP.
“We will step up our collaborations with third-party incubation programmes and accelerators, and enhance the participation from more overseas startups,” he added.
At the event, HKSTP also released GAA’s first-ever market insight report “Spotlight – Travel,” which analysed the potential of implementing I&T solutions for the tourism industry and improve the travel experience for tourists.
Industry advisors for the project included Airport Authority Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong Disneyland, KKday, KPMG, Regal Hotels International, ROLLOGO and Euromonitor International.
Established in May 2001, HKSTP is dedicated to building the innovation and technology ecosystem in Hong Kong, focused on sectors such as electronics, information & communications technology, green technology, biomedical technology, materials, and precision engineering.