Warning! Plastic waste is contaminating our food chain

Warning! Plastic waste is contaminating our food chain

Thanks to microplastics infiltrating the food chain, humans everywhere are now making plastic a regular part of their diet.

HK$500 million City I&T Grand Challenge opens unlimited business opportunities in geospatial information

HK$500 million City I&T Grand Challenge opens unlimited business opportunities in geospatial information

The city’s hackathon has yet to be rescheduled, holding Hong Kong back from making the most of the potential benefits spatial data could have for…

Unlocking the value of artificial intelligence requires people’s trust

Unlocking the value of artificial intelligence requires people’s trust

The future may be AI, but ethical and privacy concerns could hinder Hong Kong from making the most of the technology. Advanced technology, such as…

Future of InnoTech: Three-in-one listing of Science Park, Cyberport and ASTRI

Future of InnoTech: Three-in-one listing of Science Park, Cyberport and ASTRI

The government has already invested more than HK$100 billion in fostering technology development since establishing the Innovation and Technology Bureau five years ago. What are…

Rescue startups: government adopts more local products and services

Rescue startups: government adopts more local products and services

Commercialising innovation and technology is a means of saving local startups, says Dr Winnie Tang, adjunct professor at the University of Hong Kong. Photo courtesy…

Short, medium and long-term measures to save local startups

Short, medium and long-term measures to save local startups

Hong Kong should look to other countries such as Switzerland and the UK to take notes of what to do (and not do) when providing…

The implication of smart city appearing in the HKDSE paper

The implication of smart city appearing in the HKDSE paper

A holistic approach is crucial for the success of implementing smart city development in Hong Kong, which includes engaging in discussion with all sectors of…

Efficient coordination inside and outside the government is the key to open data

Efficient coordination inside and outside the government is the key to open data

Don’t let COVID-19 hinder the progress of smart city development, says HKU professor Dr Winnie Tang. Photo courtesy of Diane Robert.

Hydroponics: a smart way to stablise food supply

Hydroponics: a smart way to stablise food supply

Smart, efficient, and sustainable; hydroponics may be the key to stabilising Hong Kong’s future food supply.

Outlook of Smart City Blueprint 2.0

Outlook of Smart City Blueprint 2.0

Hong Kong needs to act on its innovative ideas from its Smart City Blueprint to remain ahead of the pack.

Preparing for the next outbreak

Preparing for the next outbreak

Smart city technology has the potential to save Hong Kong from the complications of a future pandemic. Photo: Latest Situation of Novel Coronavirus Infection in…

Hong Kong needs to get smart on smart cities in ASEAN

Hong Kong needs to get smart on smart cities in ASEAN

Hong Kong will lag behind on smart city development compared to the ASEAN countries if it doesn’t make connections with its neighbours and push further…

Maintaining a unicorn: how to not crash and burn your startup

Maintaining a unicorn: how to not crash and burn your startup

Having persevered through tough times to eventually succeed with her geographic information system (GIS) startup, Dr. Winnie Tang weighs in on the dos and don’ts…

Smart city strategy should be sustainable

Smart city strategy should be sustainable

Dr. Winnie Tang explains why Hong Kong should elevate its smart city strategies if it wants to compete on an international level.

Blockchain may be a solution for two problems of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Blockchain may be a solution for two problems of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Blockchain has the potential to solve the problems of ticket scalping and cybersecurity for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Photo: Tokyo Tower Special Lightup <Invitation…

Making a collaborative effort to shape our future

Making a collaborative effort to shape our future

In the final book of her innotech trilogy, Dr. Winnie Tang encourages Hongkongers to embrace technology and work together to build an advanced and liveable…

Local solution solves the global problem of marine plastic garbage

Local solution solves the global problem of marine plastic garbage

HK students create ClearBot, a device that may be a solution to cleaning the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Photo: Are You Future Ready? by Dr…

Environmental issues reach flashing red stage; coordinated action is needed now

Environmental issues reach flashing red stage; coordinated action is needed now

Collaboration between consumers, government, and industries is key to acting on climate change. Take krill, for example. Photo: Penguins taken by Hong Kong photographer Lina…

Saving lives, saving time through smart city tech

Saving lives, saving time through smart city tech

Whether it’s saving lives or saving you time, GIS has got you covered. Photo: Our Hong Kong champion Tommy Chan (third right at the back)…

Geographic information system enhances young people’s analytical capabilities

Geographic information system enhances young people’s analytical capabilities

Equipping teenagers with advanced digital tools can help them become competent in analyzing urban problems and even initiating practical solutions. Photo: Let’s meet the champion…

“Look ahead, start small, land quick” for smart city development

“Look ahead, start small, land quick” for smart city development

Dr. Winnie Tang Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Architecture, University of Hong Kong Founder, Smart City Consortium The…

Smart City: Know thyself!

Dr. Winnie Tang Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Architecture, University of Hong Kong IDC, the research institute pointed…

The Soul of University Education

The Soul of University Education

Dr. Winnie Tang, Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Architecture, University of Hong Kong Universities in Hong Kong and…

Buy your talent: China’s subsidies for R&D staff compete with HK

Buy your talent: China’s subsidies for R&D staff compete with HK

Dr. Winnie Tang Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong In the newly released…

Transforming Hong Kong into a City of Innovation

Transforming Hong Kong into a city of innovation Dr. Winnie Tang Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Architecture, University…

Hong Kong’s “hidden” competitive advantage: Open Geospatial Data

Dr. Winnie Tang, Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong The central government has…

The young shall save the old (if we train them!)

The young shall save the old (if we train them!)

Dr. Winnie Tang, Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong  The most talented workforce…

HK’s CE Smart City Dashboard: 3 levels to win the game

HK’s CE Smart City Dashboard: 3 levels to win the game

Dr. Winnie Tang, Honorary Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Hong Kong   Recently, Convener of the Executive Council Bernard Charnwut Chan reviewed the…

South Korea’s Lantau Tomorrow Vision – a cautionary tale

South Korea’s Lantau Tomorrow Vision – a cautionary tale

Photo of Songdo taken by Dr Tang during her visit. Dr. Winnie Tang, Honorary Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Hong Kong Previously, I…

What Hong Kong can learn from Korea on innovation

What Hong Kong can learn from Korea on innovation

Dr. Winnie Tang, Honorary Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Hong Kong   “Starting pay ₩50 million. Monday start work at 1pm. 3 free…