Innovation Facilitator@Government : Co-create with Greater Bay Area
The Electrical & Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) is one of the two innovation facilitators of the HK Government tasked to help government departments identify suitable I&T solutions for enhancing service to the public and transforming Hong Kong into a smarter city.
The EMSD serves the purpose by building up collaborative MoC partnerships with local universities and research institutions, establishing the shared we-based platform “E&M InnoPortal”, and organising various promotion activities such as Technology Days, InnoZone, symposiums, etc. I&T solutions are showcased and shared, as well as matched with the needs of government departments, benefitting the community and driving technological development.
The Greater Bay Area (GBA) as a whole is a vast R&D setup and market, bringing tremendous opportunities to Hong Kong for exchange of technology knowhow, inter-flow of talent, and co-creation of solutions, as well as business opportunities. The EMSD strives to be a “super connector” in lining up the E&M sectors of GBA cities through MoCs with mainland counterparts, including the Guangzhou Municipal Human Resources & Social Security Bureau, Guangdong Provincial Association for Science & Technology, Guangdong Academy of Sciences, Guangdong Productivity Centre and other professional bodies. The E&M InnoPortal shall be extended to the GBA for identification of feasibility I&T solutions to meet the local challenges across the GBA cities. EMSD envisions to contribute in co-creating the GBA cities as an international I&T hub.