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09/05/2018

Sharing session paves the way for a cross-sector gerontech platform

The SIE Fund has newly launched a three-staged stakeholder engagement programme with the ultimate goal of establishing a “gerontechnology platform” to link up different stakeholders in facilitating the development of the gerontechnology ecosystem in Hong Kong.

The sharing session held on 9 May lifted the curtain of the stakeholder engagement programme. Over 90 participants from 55 organisations of a wide spectrum of sectors including technology and research institutes, academics, product developers and distributors, product and service users, non-governmental organisations, businesses, social ventures, funders, etc, attended. Seven distinguished speakers coming from Hong Kong Council of Social Service, Hong Kong R&D Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management Enabling Technologies, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks, Our Hong Kong Foundation, Pine Care Group, Shun Hing Group and Social Welfare Department shared their experience, views and plans in the gerontechnology field and together provided a comprehensive overview of the current landscape and latest development of the gerontechnology ecosystem in Hong Kong.

Site visits will be organised in June to enable stakeholders to evaluate first-hand the existing situation, challenges and opportunities of the gerontechnology ecosystem. A stakeholder engagement workshop will be held in July to gather stakeholders to brainstorm the scope and desired outcome objectives of the future gerontechnology platform and co-design solutions.