Search
Close this search box.

We are creating some awesome events for you. Kindly bear with us.

HKPC-Tung Wah: Driving Tech Education & Gerontechnology

Image Credits: HKPC, Press Release
Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

The recent Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) Academy and Tung Wah College Limited marks a significant milestone in the realm of technology education (TechEd) and the application of Gerontechnology. The collaborative effort between the two institutions aims to foster the development of young talents equipped with FutureSkills, thereby bolstering Hong Kong’s competitiveness in innovation and technology (I&T).

Image Credits: HKPC, Press Release

Dr. Lawrence Cheung, Chief Innovation Officer of HKPC, stressed the importance of Hong Kong’s aspirations to become an international I&T hub under the ’14th Five-Year Plan’. He highlighted HKPC Academy’s dedication to promoting TechEd and talent cultivation, expressing delight in partnering with Tung Wah College.

The collaboration seeks to amalgamate HKPC’s training expertise and research capabilities with Tung Wah College’s extensive network in the education sector to offer more opportunities for youth to delve into the I&T realm.

Dr. Cheung outlined plans for organising diverse training programs, exhibitions, youth activities, and internship initiatives. Furthermore, the collaboration aims to deepen research and project development in advanced technology sectors such as gerontechnology, cyber security, and smart city technologies, fostering interest among young minds and enriching Hong Kong’s I&T ecosystem.

Professor Sally Chan, President of Tung Wah College, highlighted the institution’s commitment to nurturing nursing and allied health talent, especially in the face of an ageing population and emerging healthcare challenges. She underscored the pivotal role of innovative technologies in healthcare, highlighting the need to equip students with I&T knowledge.

The College actively integrates digital technology into its curriculum, exemplified by the establishment of a Virtual Reality Centre to enhance learning outcomes in human anatomy. Professor Chan expressed gratitude for HKPC Academy’s support and underscored the collaborative efforts to deepen research areas, providing students with internship and exchange opportunities.

The collaboration aims to expose students to the latest developments in health-related I&T industries, including robotics, big data analysis, and cloud computing in gerontechnology, with the goal of improving healthcare outcomes and addressing societal needs for new healthcare talent.

The MOU signing ceremony witnessed the participation of approximately 30 students in laser cutting and 3D printing workshops, where they were guided by experts to translate their innovative ideas into tangible creations. Additionally, HKPC and Tung Wah College collaborated on a video filmed at the “Smart and Secure City Hall” at HKPC Building, serving as an educational resource to enhance students’ awareness of cyber security trends and threats.

The collaboration between HKPC Academy and Tung Wah College heralds a new era of TechEd and Gerontechnology applications, aimed at nurturing young talents and bolstering Hong Kong’s I&T landscape. Through joint efforts in research, training, and practical experiences, the partnership seeks to empower the younger generation with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in the ever-evolving field of innovation and technology.

The approved 14th Five-Year Plan for China’s economic and social development, endorsed by the National People’s Congress on 11 March 2021, delineates a strategic roadmap for national progress spanning 2021-2025.

Within this framework, Hong Kong’s role and positioning within the country’s development trajectory are specified, highlighting significant areas ripe for growth and opportunity. The plan underscores Hong Kong’s integral role within the broader national agenda, signalling avenues for development and prospects across various sectors deemed crucial for advancement and synergy within the larger framework of China’s economic and social aspirations.

PARTNER

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

PARTNER

As a Titanium Black Partner of Dell Technologies, CTC Global Singapore boasts unparalleled access to resources.

Established in 1972, we bring 52 years of experience to the table, solidifying our position as a leading IT solutions provider in Singapore. With over 300 qualified IT professionals, we are dedicated to delivering integrated solutions that empower your organization in key areas such as Automation & AI, Cyber Security, App Modernization & Data Analytics, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Renowned for our consulting expertise and delivering expert IT solutions, CTC Global Singapore has become the preferred IT outsourcing partner for businesses across Singapore.

PARTNER

Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

PARTNER

HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

PARTNER

IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and consulting services provider, helping clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,800 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently, and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity, and service. For more information, visit www.ibm.com