HKSTP and Roche join hands in strategic collaboration – Yahoo Finance

Leading HK and GBA in pioneering life science innovation in AP, and setting an example for the region
HONG KONG, January 18, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks (HKSTP) announced a strategic collaboration with Roche, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, with the aim of leading HK and the Greater Bay Area in becoming a pioneer in life science innovation and to be an example for the region. This collaboration is the first agreement between HKSTP and a life science corporation for multidimensional collaboration (including technology and data sharing).
This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:
Albert Wong, CEO of HKSTP (2nd from right, front row), Dr. Shen Hong, Head of China Innovation Center of Roche (CICoR) (left, front row), Mr. Ronald Lo, General Manager, Roche Diagnostics Hong Kong and Macau (2nd from left, front row) and Dr. Diana Liu, General Manager, Hong Kong and Macau (right, front row) signed the collaboration programme. Witnessed by Professor SUN Dong, JP, Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry (2nd from right, 2nd row), Ms. Rebecca Pun, Commissioner for Innovation and Technology (2nd from left, 2nd row), Mr. Ahmed Elhusseiny, Head of APAC Area at Roche Pharma (left, 2nd row) and Ms. Agnes Ho APAC Sub Region 3 Head, Roche Diagnostics (right, 2nd row)
HKSTP and Roche are dedicated in their support for advancing life science innovation and healthcare policy. Both parties are hoping to provide a greater platform and support to startups based in HK and mainland China, and creating an ecosystem for healthcare startups. The long-term goal is to turn the GBA into a national leader in life science and healthcare innovation, and setting an example the rest of the country might follow in technology application and registration. It is also hoped the GBA will be a hub for talent and for corporates in the Asia Pacific region.
The principle areas of collaboration are:
Shaping Policy – A white paper to articulate policy recommendations, organizing a public forum and a round-table for in-depth discussion with government officials
Co-incubation program – providing the startups with supports and guidance on science, strategy and marketing, and creating a platform for the startups and potential partners to network and exchange
Data collaboration – Fostering a conducive data-sharing environment in the STP Platform and among stakeholders; exploring synthetic data generation tools; promoting the “data collaboration” concept to the community
Professor SUN Dong, JP, Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry was one of the witnesses to the Collaboration Agreement Signing Ceremony, he said: “I am so delighted to join you all today to witness the collaboration between the Hong Kong Science Park and Roche in building a healthcare innovation ecosystem in Hong Kong. All these new developments that echo the strategies laid down in the Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Development Blueprint recently published. With the unwavering support from the Central Government and the Government’s solid commitment to the I&T development, as well as the unique advantage of Hong Kong, the impactful partnership between Science Park and Roche will undoubtedly drive a new wave of world-class development in Hong Kong’s biomedical ecosystem.”
Mr. Albert Wong, CEO of HKSTP, said: “Roche is a global pharmaceutical leader. They have strong connections with business leaders, scientists, marketers, and investors globally. We believe this partnership will nurture more health talents and dramatically accelerate growth in our medical research, drug development and clinical trial processes.”
Dr. Shen Hong, Head of China Innovation Center of Roche (CICoR), said: “We are so glad to see this collaboration happen. We are hoping to bridge HK and other cities in China for more opportunities to exchange, collaborate and empower starts-ups; accelerating conversion and commercialization; and to bringing hope to patients in China.”
Ms. Agnes Ho APAC Sub Region 3 Head, Roche Diagnostics, said: “HK has a great foundation of scientific research. We look forward to this collaboration in advancing high-quality research work, building a platform for innovation, benefiting Asian population as well as the rest of the world.”
Among the other guests at the launch ceremony were Ms. Lillian Cheong Man Lei, Under Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry; Ms. Rebecca Pun, Commissioner for Innovation and Technology; Mr. Ahmed Elhusseiny, Head of APAC Area at Roche Pharma; Dr. Tang Qiusong, Head of Roche Accelerator (CICoR); Dr. Diana Liu, General Manager, Hong Kong and Macau; and Mr. Ronald Lo, General Manager, Roche Diagnostics Hong Kong and Macau.
About Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) has for 20 years committed to building up Hong Kong as an international innovation and technology hub to propel success for local and global pioneers today and tomorrow. HKSTP has established a thriving I&T ecosystem that is home to three unicorns and Hong Kong’s leading R&D hub with over 12,000 research professionals and over 1,200 technology companies focused on healthtech, AI and robotics, fintech and smart city technologies.
Established in 2001, we attract and nurture talent, accelerate and commercialise innovation and technology for entrepreneurs on their journey of growth in Hong Kong, to the Greater Bay Area, Asia and beyond. Our growing innovation ecosystem is built around our key locations of Hong Kong Science Park in Shatin, InnoCentre in Kowloon Tong and three modern INNOPARKs in Tai Po, Tseung Kwan O and Yuen Long. The three INNOPARKs are realising a vision of re-industrialisation for Hong Kong. The goal is sectors like advanced manufacturing, electronics and biotechnology are being reimagined for a new generation of industry.
Through our infrastructure, services, expertise and network of partnerships, HKSTP will help establish innovation and technology as a pillar of growth for Hong Kong, while reinforcing Hong Kong’s international I&T hub status as a launchpad for global growth at the heart of the GBA innovation powerhouse.
More information about HKSTP is available at
About Roche
Founded in 1896 in Basel, Switzerland, as one of the first industrial manufacturers of branded medicines, Roche has grown into the world’s largest biotechnology company and the global leader in in-vitro diagnostics. The company pursues scientific excellence to discover and develop medicines and diagnostics for improving and saving the lives of people around the world. We are a pioneer in personalised healthcare and want to further transform how healthcare is delivered to have an even greater impact. To provide the best care for each person we partner with many stakeholders and combine our strengths in Diagnostics and Pharma with data insights from the clinical practice. Roche has been named one of the most sustainable companies in the pharmaceuticals industry by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the thirteenth consecutive year.
Genentech, in the United States, is a wholly owned member of the Roche Group. Roche is the majority shareholder in Chugai Pharmaceutical, Japan.
For more information, please visit
View source version on
For more information and event photos, please contact:

PRPPL Consultancy Limited
Ms. Lee Sze Wing
Tel: 9811 3380

Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation
Mr. Kelvin Sin
Tel: 2629 6802
(Bloomberg) — Google employees, after watching peers at rival tech firms lose their jobs en masse, were anxious about when layoffs would happen to them. Then on Friday morning, some of them couldn’t get into their corporate accounts.Most Read from BloombergHolmes Belongs in Prison, Not $13,000-a-Month Manor, US SaysGoogle to Cut 12,000 Jobs in 6% Reduction of Global WorkforceMore Young Americans Are Dying, But Not From VaccinesGoogle Staff Anxiety Runs High After 12,000 Colleagues CutStocks Bou
You won’t even owe him a penny for his thoughts.
A number of national companies have made settlements to class action lawsuits in recent weeks, including Apple, Wells Fargo and T-Mobile. Another that has been rolling out over the past few years…
States vary widely in the way they tax retirement income so location is an important consideration in financially planning for retirement. Some states don't levy income states on any sort of retirement income, while others tax IRA and 401(k) distributions, … Continue reading → The post 11 States That Do Not Tax Retirement Income appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.
Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman said that just as employees' salaries and promotions weren't their choice, working remotely for a week wasn't either.
After forecasting last month it would let go 201 total workers in the Golden State, Intel now says it's cutting more than twice that many.
No company is certain to avoid significant cutbacks in an economic environment as volatile as the current one, and Apple isn’t immune to the business challenges that have hit other tech giants. It is expected next month to report its first quarterly sales decline in more than three years. Apple has also slowed hiring in some areas.
But it does work for women, the JPMorgan chief added.
Capital One Financial cut the “agile” group within its technology department this week—presenting one of the first signs that layoffs in the overall technology sector could spread into corporate information-technology departments. IT positions have largely been seen as insulated from the job cuts that have hit workers at major technology firms like Alphabet Inc. and Microsoft Corp., but the Capital One layoffs affecting 1,100 employees provide an early indication that IT departments are also under scrutiny as companies enact belt-tightening measures amid recession fears. Technology sector employment overall has remained stable, but job postings for future tech hiring have declined for the second consecutive month, according to IT trade group CompTIA.
Looking to pay fewer taxes on your hard-earned retirement income and extend the life of your savings? Doing so may be easier and simpler than you expected. For retirees with assets spread across various buckets, from taxable investment accounts to … Continue reading → The post Pay Fewer Taxes on Your Retirement Income With This Withdrawal Strategy appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.
Now, after my children are all grown, living their own lives, I’m left with no golden life to look forward to. In the meantime, you can file for a provisional patent to protect your idea before you talk about it publicly.
Suriname’s offshore oil basins have shown incredible promise, but Apache and TotalEnergies have delayed a FID due to contradicting seismic data
Exelixis Inc (NASDAQ: EXEL) announced that the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware ruled in its favor, rejecting MSN Laboratories Private Limited's challenge to the cabozantinib compound patent. The District Court's decision follows an earlier Stipulation and Order of October 1, 2021, that MSN's proposed generic cabozantinib product infringes the patent. Additionally, the District Court ruled that MSN's proposed generic marketing application product does not infringe Exelixis' N-2 p
Silvur founder and CEO Rhian Horgan lays out how to prepare for retirement.
The new law ramps up the age you must start withdrawing required minimum distributions, or RMDs, from individual retirement accounts.
Are you retired but interested in going back to work? Unless you've developed some hobbies or have significant interests outside your career, retirement can be a lonely place. Suddenly, many of your social contacts are gone. Mental and intellectual pursuits … Continue reading → The post Working in Retirement: Why and How You Might Choose to Stay Busy appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.
In this article, we take a look at 12 biggest cloud providers by market share in the world. If you want to see more biggest cloud providers by market share in the world, go directly to 5 Biggest Cloud Providers by Market Share in the World. Cloud computing is a growing sector. In cloud computing, […]
Yahoo Finance Live anchors discuss the move lower in Eli Lilly stock.
The demand for delivery drivers and long-distance truck drivers skyrocketed. Online retail giants like Amazon were among the most successful businesses during the pandemic. Meanwhile, Walmart has put less focus on trying to bring in new employees.
(Bloomberg) — Inc.’s cloud unit will spend $35 billion on new data centers in Virginia by 2040, underscoring its determination to stay ahead of rivals Microsoft Corp. and Alphabet Inc. Most Read from BloombergHolmes Belongs in Prison, Not $13,000-a-Month Manor, US SaysGoogle to Cut 12,000 Jobs in 6% Reduction of Global WorkforceMore Young Americans Are Dying, But Not From VaccinesGoogle Staff Anxiety Runs High After 12,000 Colleagues CutStocks Bounce Thanks to Tech Rally, Fed Comment


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *