HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) announced that Hong Kong Science Park companies continue to show the highest levels of product innovation capabilities at the global stage by receiving the CES Innovation Awards at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020.
The three companies receiving the CES Innovation Awards Honoree titles are MedEXO Robotics, a current incubatee; GL Technologies, a partner company and graduate of HKSTP’s incubation programme; and Nano and Advanced Materials Institute (NAMI), a partner company (details are appended below). They won four awards in total between them, in the categories of “Cybersecurity & Personal Privacy”, “Tech for Better World”, “Computer Hardware & Components” and “Smart Cities”.
CES is known as the world’s largest consumer electronics show, held annually in Las Vegas, USA, and this year will be held from 7 – 10 January. The CES Innovation Awards that accompanies the main show honours outstanding product design and engineering in new consumer tech products across 28 product categories or functionalities.
Albert Wong, Chief Executive Officer, HKSTP, said, “The winning companies bring us a lot of pride and meaning to the I&T sector of Hong Kong. We are showing the world Hong Kong can develop useful, practical consumer products that not only utilise the latest cutting-edge technologies, but also innovative solutions that are commercially viable. CES is truly the global stage for consumer electronics and we will continue to do all we can to help our tech companies flourish not just locally or in the region, but also at the global stage.”
Denis Huen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, MedEXO Robotics, said, “MedEXO's vision is to extend human capability and improve the general well-being of the public by providing revolutionary wearable solutions. With great support from HKSTP, we have gained impetus as well as access to different kinds of resources to progress towards our dream. We are very excited to receive this award and look forward to demonstrating our innovation at this global stage in Las Vegas.”
Partner company NAMI received two CES Innovation Awards this year. Dr. Eric Kwok, Technical Manager, NAMI, said, “We are deeply honoured that our technology ‘Carbon Metal Composites Heatsink and Baseplate’ has been selected as CES Innovation Award Honoree under the category of “Computer Hardware & Components”. NAMI’s carbon metal composites show desirable thermal dissipation and directional heat transfer properties (80% higher than copper). They also have low coefficient of thermal expansion, yet are super light in weight (at least 2 times lighter than copper). Heatsink is one of the products to demonstrate the features of this innovative material. It can be applied or replace the metal component in thermal management systems for today’s advanced electronics. This achievement illustrates the success from material research to commercialisation of R&D outcomes.”
Dr. Shengbo Lu, Technical Manager, NAMI, said, “We are excited to have our ‘Smart Logistic Tracker with Extreme Temperature Battery’ named CES Innovation Awards under the category ‘Smart Cities’. In the era of electronic commerce, the prevalence use of IoT wireless tracking systems become a key factor that drives the need for a power supply with sufficient power to communicate with satellite under extreme ambient temperature during the transportation of cargos. NAMI has developed a durable cylindrical lithium ion battery which can power the tracking devices under a temperature range of -40 to 85 degree Celsius with high current output (up to 10C) for years. It provides an ideal power solution for the IoT tracking devices for smart logistics.”
Another Award winner, Dr. Alfie Zhao, Chief Technology Officer, GL Technologies, said, “Concerning privacy, we believe that users have the right to know about the technologies they are using, how their data is being handled, and have the right to pick a reliable option. We certainly look forward to seeing our users enjoy a smart and secure lifestyle with our distinguished products. The multi-cultural environment and knowledge exchange with other global tech makers and players are the key elements for us to innovate and improve our products. HKSTP provides an ideal platform and comprehensive support that motivate us to grow and bring our ideas to life.”
As part of HKSTP’s ongoing mission to bring high-potential park companies to new markets and opportunities around the world, there are 15 Hong Kong Science Park companies participating and presenting the best of Hong Kong’s start-up consumer electronics at the CES Eureka Park, the global stage for start-ups to launch a new product, service or idea. (details are appended below).
Winners of the CES Innovation Awards – Honorees
|Company||Category||Award Product||Product Description|
|GL Technologies (Hong Kong) Limited||Cybersecurity & Personal Privacy||A portable 4G LTE privacy router for road warriors and business travellers with state-of-the-art cryptography. It can encrypt and bounce communications randomly through a network of relays around the globe, keeps Internet connections private with multiple VPN protocols, and uses Cloudflare to obtain a fast, secure, and authoritative DNS performance; while preventing DNS hijacking and domain theft.|
|MedEXO Robotics (HK) Company Limited||Tech for Better World||A walking aid system that assist patients with Parkinson’s disease, helping them maintain stable gait and balance through three types of assistive cues - visual, vibration and sound.|
|Nano and Advanced Materials Institute||Computer Hardware & Components||The newly-developed heatsink and baseplate can achieve a high thermal conductivity of up to 700W/mK but 3x lighter than conventional copper products (380W/mK); suitable for high-performance chips, next generation power devices, etc.|
|Smart Cities||A long-lasting smart IoT tracker integrated with temperature sensors, accelerometers, GPS, GSM and active RFID. The tracker is powered by NAMI's lithium-ion batteries with novel carbon anode materials and newly-formulated electrolyte that can pulse discharge at high currents of up to 5A, operate within a temperature range of -40°C to 85°C, and function for over 5 years.|
The 15 Hong Kong Science Park companies showcasing at the CES Eureka Park:
About Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Comprising Science Park, InnoCentre and Industrial Estates, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is a statutory body dedicated to building a vibrant innovation and technology ecosystem to connect stakeholders, nurture technology talents, facilitate collaboration, and catalyse innovations to deliver social and economic benefits to Hong Kong and the region.
Established in May 2001, HKSTP has been driving the development of Hong Kong into a regional hub for innovation and growth in several focused clusters including Electronics, Information & Communications Technology, Green Technology, Biomedical Technology, Materials and Precision Engineering. We enable science and technology companies to nurture ideas, innovate and grow, supported by our R&D facilities, infrastructure, and market-led laboratories and technical centres with professional support services. We also offer value added services and comprehensive incubation programmes for technology start-ups to accelerate their growth.
Technology businesses benefit from our specialised services and infrastructure at Science Park for applied research and product development; enterprises can find creative design support at InnoCentre; while skill-intensive businesses are served by our three industrial estates at Tai Po, Tseung Kwan O and Yuen Long. More information about HKSTP is available at www.hkstp.org.