5G and DC Smart Building – First Project of CityU EE Joint Lab

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A launching ceremony for the CityU EE Joint Lab established between the Department of Electrical Engineering (EE) at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and an anticipated 72 organisations from the private and public sectors was held on 19 September. The aim is to set up a strong platform to promote the development of innovative technology, knowledge transfer and talent cultivation.

The project “5G and DC smart building” will study the feasibility and technology requirements for household appliances to use DC. Related tests will be performed by using the facilities at EMSD. The project expects new DC household appliances to reduce as much as 10% of power consumption. Also, if the appliances are used together with solar panels that generate DC, it could promote the development of green energy.

Officiating guests at the joint lab launching ceremony were Professor Stella Pang, Head of CityU’s Department of Electrical Engineering, and representatives from five collaborative organisations, including Mr Lee Che-kit, Assistant Director (Acting) of EMSD, Dr Lawrence Cheung, CIO of HKPC, Mr Hugh Chow, CEO of ASTRI, Dr Ng Chi-ho, Chairman of HKEIA, and Dr Lawrence Poon, General Manager of APAS R&D Centre. Professor Kuo Tei-wei, Dean of College of Engineering and Professor Raymond Chan Hon-fu, Dean of College of Science, also attended the ceremony.

The CityU EE Joint Lab Scheme will run for three years, with new partners joining in each quarter. In the first stage, the Lab will set up an online network, provide regular updates on the progress of projects and research, and be prepared to work with more industrial partners on technology development. It will organise seminars on opportunities for industrialists, academics and researchers to exchange ideas and enhance collaboration among the government, industry and academic sector.

Period19 Sep 2019 → 20 Sep 2019

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Media name/outletWen Wei Po
PlaceHong Kong
Media typeWeb
Title5G and DC Smart Building – First Project of CityU EE Joint Lab
DescriptionIn the first stage of the collaborative scheme, CityU will work with the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) of the Hong Kong SAR government, Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), Hong Kong Electronic Industries Association (HKEIA), and Automotive Platforms and Application Systems R&D Centre (APAS R&D Centre). A series of projects, including the “5G and DC smart building” in collaboration with EMSD and ASTRI, will be launched.
Media name/outletCityU NewsCentre
PlaceHong Kong
Media typeWeb
Producer/AuthorBobo Lo