EyE on U | Leveraging GBA's strengths, ASTRI dedicated to promoting I&T ecosystem in HK: Denis Yip
The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) was founded in the year 2000 and is one of the major pillars of Hong Kong's innovation and technology (I&T) ecosystem. As the largest government-funded applied R&D institute in HK, ASTRI possesses a strong track record of commercializing innovative technological solutions.
In this episode, we invite Denis Yip, the CEO of ASTRI, to share his insights about the applied science industry in HK. Applied science is the use of the scientific method and knowledge obtained to attain practical goals and real-life solutions. In the interview, Yip mentions a very interesting optical sensing technology, which can be used in Zoom classes to find out how many students are actually looking at their phones by analyzing their eyebrows.
Talking about the lack of tech talents in the city, Yip said that most of the top graduates of high schools want to become a doctor, instead of a technologist. "This is a problem we need to look into," he says. Apart from the local level, Yip also stresses the importance of attracting overseas talents.
What is applied science all about and how has it changed our life? What should HK do to cope with the brain drain in the city's technology sector? How does Yip envision the development of applied science and technology in the Greater Bay Area, and how can ASTRI contribute to such development? Watch the video now to find out.