16 January 2019 - 10 Shevat 5779 - י' שבט ה' אלפים תשע"ט
Hong Kong hosts Technion University event in lead-up to official opening of its Shantou campus E-mail

On 21 November, the “Technion, China and Israel - Partners in Innovation” gala event took place at the Hong Kong InterContinental Hotel. In attendance were representatives of the Hong Kong SAR government, venture capitalists from Hong Kong and China, industrialists, company leaders and academics.

The aim of the event was to showcase Israeli high-tech industry; Technion’s central role in its development; the new UG-Technion Technology Fund, L.P.; and Israeli-Hong Kong-Chinese technology-transfer partnerships. A video was screened presenting the new UG-Technion Technology Fund as a bridge between academia and industry, an alliance that focuses on identifying and turning innovative ideas into commercial products that can impact our lives.

Technion President Prof. Peretz Lavie spoke about the Israeli high-tech world and Technion’s role as an engine driving Israeli and global innovation. The evening was moderated by Dr. Sissi Wachtel Galor, co-chair of HK Technion, and speakers included Nobel Laureate Aaron Ciechanover; Guangdong Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT) President Li Jiange; Israel’s Consul General to Hong Kong and Macau, Ahuva Spieler; President of the Israel-Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Rafael Aharoni, BBS; General Partner of UG-Technion Partners, L.P. and co-founder of United Gain Capital, CY Lau, Technion’s partner in the new venture capital fund; and Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong, Charles Ng.

Ng spoke about the role of Hong Kong in China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), aimed at connecting China to Europe, the Middle East and Israel. The Li Ka Shing Foundation was represented by Frank Sixt.

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