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5G accelerates industry shift
Many industries – from vehicles to power utilities – are fast becoming components of information and communications technology (ICT), which is now undergoing a revolution, jumping from 4G to 5G.
2 March 2021
Pharmaceutical pioneer seeks HK talent
Hong Kong is Asia’s biggest fund-raising hub for biotechnology, and the world’s second-largest, behind the United States’ Nasdaq. The city would become the world’s number one between 2025 and 2030, according to predictions made last September by the then Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX), Charles Li.
23 Feb 2021
COVID windfall for Taiwan’s PC sector
The wholescale migration of business and leisure interests to the online realm driven by the protracted global COVID-19 lockdowns has seen rejuvenated sales in the personal-computer sector, a development that has proven a huge boon to many of Taiwan’s high-tech manufacturers.
17 Feb 2021
Vegan meat race is on
Rapid adoption of plant-based meat alternatives in Hong Kong has led one of the United States’ fastest-growing brands to stock its flagship product in supermarkets.
9 Feb 2021
Look east, look digital
Movers and shakers in the financial industry have strong consensus view – “look east, look digital” – seeing technology and the rise of Mainland China as sure bets for 2021 while the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
2 Feb 2021
Art as information science
Digital assets such as brands and intellectual property (IP) compositions are even more portable than seeds – but can be equally fickle about where they will and will not take root and grow.
26 Jan 2021
Human element in virtual meetings
Offices and classrooms both abruptly moved home early in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic brought in social-distancing measures and lockdowns across the world.
19 Jan 2021
Animal-free meat on menu
The plant-based food movement is gaining momentum in Hong Kong but a local start-up is working on an ethical alternative for consumers who still demand animal protein.
12 Jan 2021
IP learning goes online
While the COVID-19 pandemic has put pressure on many firms, the intellectual property (IP) licensing business is thriving and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is showing enterprises how to acquire and leverage IPs.
5 Jan 2021
Hive of apps for that
Instant messenger (IM) apps are widely used across the world with clients of WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, WeChat, and others numbering in the billions.
29 Dec 2020
Adaptability rules
Mammals and dinosaurs appeared at much the same time, about 200 million years ago.
22 Dec 2020
Innovators lead green gold rush
The world is seeing a hydrogen rush, along the lines of the oil scramble early in the 20th century, as leaders across the globe vie to set “net zero carbon” dates and give vehicle producers no-more-fossil-fuel-internal-combustion-engine deadlines.
15 Dec 2020
Home city takes on new meaning
The smartphone, one of the newest technologies in the world today, is often called the “device that ate everything” since it has become a newspaper, cinema, television set and much more.
9 Dec 2020
Vaccine poses jumbo distribution challenge
As pharmaceutical giants announce COVID-19 vaccine breakthroughs, the logistics industry is grappling with the challenge of distributing doses to the world’s 7.8 billion people in a matter of months.
1 Dec 2020
Digital path across the globe
As the COVID-19 pandemic shakes up supply chains and transforms business models, how can Hong Kong, a city famous for its ability to respond rapidly, harness technology to create new opportunities?
24 Nov 2020
VC specialist goes to sea
As with any biome, innovation ecosystems have crowded, intensively competitive spaces – “red oceans” – and wide-open spaces full of potential – “blue oceans” – where pioneers can potentially grow far and quickly.
17 Nov 2020
ALMAC goes online
Businesses in almost every sector and economy have had to adapt to a world changed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
10 Nov 2020
Start-up redefines the screen
Many people put books in their bags when going on journeys since they are useful as small, light packages of content.
3 Nov 2020
Entrepreneurs urged to seize Greater Bay Area opportunities
While many of the Hong Kong entrepreneurs active in Mainland China headed home as soon as the true extent of the COVID-19 outbreak became apparent earlier this year, Foshan‑based Ben Leung had no hesitation in staying put.
27 Oct 2020
Brunei-Hong Kong FTA takes effect
The oil-rich sultanate of Brunei, a coastal enclave surrounded by Sarawak in Malaysian Borneo, implemented a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and an Investment Agreement (IA) with Hong Kong on 20 October.
20 Oct 2020
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