by Jessie JIA
As invited by Mr. Simon Wong, LSCM’s Chief Executive Officer, Professor Weng Qihao and some major lab members from JC STEM Lab of Earth Observations, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University visited LSCM to explore potential collaborations.
Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre (LSCM) was founded in 2006 with funding from the Innovation and Technology Fund of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. LSCM is dedicated to fostering the development of core competencies in logistics and supply chain related technologies in Hong Kong, and facilitating their adoption by industries in Hong Kong as well as Mainland China.
The meeting, held on Mar. 28th, 2023 in the Hong Kong Science Park (HKSTP), was attended by Professor Weng Qihao, a Chair Professor of Geomatics and Artificial Intelligence and Global STEM Scholar at Dept of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, and Director of JC STEM Lab of Earth Observations at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and some key members of the lab, which included Dr. Zhiwei Li, Research Assistant Professor, Dr. Cheolhee Yoo, Research Assistant Professor, Dr. Qiming Zheng, Research Assistant Professor, and Dr. Jessie Jia, Postdoc. At the meeting, Mr. Simon Wong introduced LSCM’s research foci, followed by Prof. Weng’s introduction of our lab’s research expertise and experiences. The discussion then centered on potential collaborations in building energy efficiency and carbon emissions, biodiversity conservation, and urban hazards monitoring and risk assessment.
Following the meeting, LSCM members showed Professor Weng’s team some of their ongoing work and applications. The LSCM team attended the meeting included Dr. CH Cheng, Director in Research & Technology Development, Dr. Dorbin Ng, Assistant Director in Research & Technology Development, Mr. Anthony Kwok, Chief Operation Officer, Mr. Stephen Wai, Business Development Director, Mr. Tim Chan, Senior Project Manager IV, and Mr. Nicky Lam, Senior Project Manager. The LSCM team demonstrated some of their latest technologies in logistics and supply chain management, which mainly included warehouse automation and management, construction safety assessment, Internet-of-Things (IoT) and RFID Technology, location-based Service (LBS) Technology, as well as robotics and AI applications. The PolyU team was invited to explore potential areas of collaboration in the needed technologies.
Both parties thought the meeting to be highly productive and arranged for follow-ups. The JC STEM Lab of Earth Observations and LSCM are committed to working together to address critical societal and environmental challenges and contribute to the economies and humanity in Hong Kong and beyond. This meeting marks a significant step forward in their collaboration, paving the way for future joint research and development efforts.