HKPC Attains Outstanding Achievements at the 2023 Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions
Garnering 28 Awards
With 4 Projects Receiving the Highest Accolade of Gold Medal with Congratulations of Jury
The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) was once again recognised for its outstanding research and development (R&D) achievements by the international innovation and technology (I&T) community, winning 28 awards for innovation at the 2023 Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions, including 4 Gold Medals with Congratulations of Jury - the highest accolade, 2 Gold Medals, 7 Silver Medals and 15 Bronze Medals. Among the recognised R&D projects, 75% have been applied in practice, enabling partners to address industry pain points and seize further business opportunities, amid charting Hong Kong in bolstering Hong Kong to be an international I&T centre and a smart city.
Winning Projects and Details
Gold Medal with Congratulations of Jury
High Mast Inspection Robot
This is a robust robotic system that can climb masts of up to 35 metres high to inspect lamp poles and the rust status of high masts using cameras and make records.
In collaboration with Green Light Multiplex Company Limited
Microwave-assisted System for Bio-diesel Extraction from Animal Waste
A technological breakthrough to release bio-diesel oil from animal fatty tissues cells by using microwave. It can increase the oil extraction rate and shorten the extraction time.
In collaboration with Champway Technology Limited
Rapid One-step Plastic Metallisation Technology
A one-step eco-friendly pre-treatment of plastics for metallisation without using toxic chromium. It is cost-effective, efficient, and applicable to a large variety of materials.
Waterless Platinum Electroplating Process
Using ionic liquid to replace the conventional aqueous electrolyte for platinum electroplating, this method effectively mitigates hydrogen embrittlement of platinum coating.
(Product on the right: without using this technology; Product on the left: utilised this technology)
Intelligent Fault Catcher
An AI powered Prognostic and Health Management (PHM) system with IoT edge computing to monitor status of automatic doors and other industrial equipment, detect and predict faults, and predict Remaining Useful Life (RUL) with deep learning.
Virtualised Manufacturing in the Metaverse
A fully-immersive industrial simulation achieving cost reduction through the optimisation of production lines in the Metaverse.
Anomaly Recognition Graphical Universal System (ARGUS)
An AI defect inspection system with a 3D camera on a robot arm designed for quick deployment in various production lines and products. Minimal data is required for AI training.
Rapid Food Thawing System by Ultrasound
This device shortens the thawing time up to 90% of frozen products by applying low-pressure and ultrasound. It safeguards food safety by minimising the growth of microorganisms.
Novel Packaging System for Traditional Chinese Medicine
A GMP-compliant smart packaging solution that eases the labour-intensive process of dispensing high therapeutic Traditional Chinese Medicine vials for all powder-form products.
In collaboration with Wai Yuen Tong Medicine Company Limited
AI Based Car Exhaust Noise Detector
It identifies modified exhaust system of a vehicle by mapping engine sound spectrum and its visual features with deep learning algorithm to reduce vehicle noise pollution.
Heavy Duty Fully Self-driving Transporter
Using LiDAR cameras for detection & AI decision on path finding, this automotive robot can carry 800kg loads with gradeability and move continuously in indoor and outdoor scenarios.
Roadside LiDAR and V2X Communication System
It enhances the safety of auto-vehicles using roadside LiDARs and AI with bird view to eliminate the driver view's blind spot, then connect them to emergency braking control systems.
Laser-Assisted Progressive Forming (LAPF) Process
Use laser to heat and soften sheet metal locally then deform it with forming die to enhance formability, improve dimensional accuracy, prolong die fatigue life, reduce forming steps, and avoid defective products.
(Product on the left: without using this technology; Product on the right: utilised this technology)