The Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Cooperation organized InnoAsia 2013 with the theme ‘Towards a smart green city agenda’.
This conference links academics, experts, leaders, businesses and decision makers to exchange thoughts and knowledge on making the world smarter and greener. It addresses major global issues such as the growing population and rapid urbanization in combination with climate change and diminishing natural resources.
On the opening day of this four-day event, leaders from clean technology and sustainable energy fields exploring the sustainable approaches to achieving smarter, more liveable cities and communities. Together with the distinguished leaders from business, industry and government, the Chairmen’s Forum discussed on new strategies and high impact innovations which could form part of the future policy agenda to shape Hong Kong a smarter and greener city.
Advanced technologies such as smart lighting and display, renewable energy and waste management, water and ecomobility should be used and be combined to deal with the global challenges. Disciplines should work together to guarantee next generation’s prosperity and securing the availability of natural resources. As Mr Brooke, CEO of HKSTPC says: ‘We want to improve the quality of life of a large community. For Hong Kong a community of which 50% live in a small box above the 15th floor.’ This community itself is very important in developing this smart city. As Mr. Lancaster, CEO of CLP Holdings Ltd. explained: ‘A smart city is not a smart city because top-down decisions are made. The citizens should be engaged from the very start in participating and developing the smart technology.’
More information about the event, the speakers and the partners can be found at http://www.innoasia.net.