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SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France

2024-05-24 21:33 Last Updated At:22:38

Exploring innovation and technology at vivatech 2024 in paris, france with siti

The Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry, Professor Sun Dong, attended VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France on May 24 (Paris time). In his keynote speech at a seminar themed "How Global Start-ups Succeed in Asia through Hong Kong's Innovation Ecosystem" organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), Professor Sun gave the attendees an update on Hong Kong's ever-growing start-up scene, pointing out that Hong Kong values the potential and contributions of start-ups and that the city is one of the best destinations for global start-ups to thrive and flourish.

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SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Exploring innovation and technology at vivatech 2024 in paris, france with siti

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

"The greatest asset of Hong Kong's innovation and technology (I&T)development is our strong research capability. We support global startups with readily available source ofresearch and development capabilities, knowledge and talent, as well as avibrant I&T culture and atmosphere. We are also committed to providing comprehensive support to start-ups at different stages of their development. The two I&T flagships in Hong Kong, namely the Hong Kong Science Park and the Hong Kong Cyberport, play a vital role in nurturing and supporting start-ups in Hong Kong through various entrepreneurship schemes and incubation programmes, providing infrastructure, technical and funding support for their start-ups."

Professor Sun highlighted that Hong Kong is well positioned to be the bridge connecting East and West, as the city enjoys the dual advantages under "one country, two systems" and strategic location on the doorstep of Mainland China. He said, "Setting up business in Hong Kong gives start-ups and enterprises much more than just a single market, but an ideal gateway to the gigantic market in the entire Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), Mainland China and Asia with boundless opportunities. A solid industry chain and supply chain are essential for start-ups. The prospects and synergies of the GBA will be unlimited with a stable supply of talent and materials."

Professor Sun also toured the Hong Kong Pavilion set up by the HKTDC at the VivaTech. The pavilion showcases Hong Kong's vibrant start-up and technology ecosystem and provides information on the unparalleled advantages the city offers for global start-ups. He also visited the pavilion set up by Japan, which is the "Country of the Year", as well as pavilions set up by institutions such asCentre national de la recherche scientifique and Région Sud of France,and had brief exchanges with representativesof some exhibitors to learn more about their innovative solutions. Afterwards, Professor Sun attended a networking reception hosted by the HKTDC to exchange views on the development and collaboration of I&T with local leaders of the I&T industry, entrepreneurs, influencers and investors.

On May 23 (Paris time), Professor Sun departed Brussels, Belgium for Paris, France to continue his visit. In the afternoon, he toured the Institut Pasteur and visited its laboratories to gain anunderstanding of the institute's research areas and advanced research equipment, as well as programmes to accelerate the development potential of research discoveries and promote the creation of startups. The Institut Pasteur is an internationally-renowned private and non-profit infectious disease research institute which co-operated with the University of Hong Kong through InnoHK clusters to establish the Centre for Immunology & Infection in 2020 to use novel technology platforms for biomarker discovery and the development of new vaccine and therapeutic strategies. Professor Sun noted that international collaboration and talent development are key components under InnoHK. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government strongly encourages strengthening academic exchanges to foster knowledge sharing, enhance research capabilities and promote scientific advancements for the benefits of the I&T development in both Hong Kong and France.

Professor Sun will continue his visit in Paris tomorrow (May 25, Paris time) and conclude his visit in the afternoon. He will return to Hong Kong on Sunday (May 26, Hong Kong time).

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

DH alerts public to fraudulent EatSmart Restaurant Star + website and social media page

The Department of Health (DH) today (July 17) alerted members of the public to a suspected fraudulent website and Facebook page of the DH's "EatSmart Restaurant Star +" Campaign, and urged the public to avoid providing any personal information through hyperlinks from unknown sources at suspicious websites.

A spokesman for the DH said that the logo of the "EatSmart Restaurant Star +" Campaign and content of related activities were recently found being fraudulently used in the fake website and Facebook page (the link to thefraudulent website is restaurant-eatsmart.myfreesites.net/). The DH has reported the incident to the Police.

The spokesman reminded that the link to the website of the "EatSmart Restaurant Star +"Campaign is restaurant.eatsmart.gov.hk/; and the link to the Facebook page "星級有營食肆" which bears a blue tick verification badge is www.facebook.com/eatsmartrestaurant.dh/.

The spokesman stressed that the DH's social media page will not leave comments on its posts requesting event participants to click on any external links, nor request participants in any form to provide their bank or credit card information. Members of the public are urged to be discerning in distinguishing the authenticity of online information. They should not click on any hyperlinks from unknown sources with a view to forestalling losses. Those who have provided his/her personal information to the suspected fraudulent page or through relevant hyperlinks are advised to consider reporting the matter to the Police.

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