This is a special day for the Centre for Eye and Vision Research. It is fantastic to have two distinguished delegations from our partner institutions, one from the University of Waterloo led by Waterloo President and Vice-Chancellor Prof Vivek Goel, and another from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University led by President Prof Jin-Guang Teng to visit CEVR and join CEVR Networking Reception today.
Besides, we are so thankful to have Ms Winnie Chan, Assistant Commissioner, Innovation and Technology Commission of HKSAR Government; Mr Albert Wong, CEO of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks – Corporation Head Office ; Ms Margorie Yang, Esquel Group Chairman; Ms Marian Gaultney, former consultant to CEVR; Mr Ir. Andrew Young, Sino Group Associate Director (Innovation); Mr Ronald Li, NovoHeart CEO & Scientific Co-Founder, Dr Eiji Kobayashi & Ms Hikari Tanaka the representatives of RohTo Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and other honorable guests for taking time to join this amazing event.
Prof. Ben Thompson, CEVR CEO & Scientific Director introduced our clinical facilities & laboratory technologies to the presidents and the honorable guests. During the networking reception Prof Vivek Goel, Prof Jin-Guang Teng, Prof. Bob Lemieux, Dean of Science, University of Waterloo; Prof. Wing-tak Wong, Deputy President and Provost of PolyU delivered the speeches in the reception.
Prof. Ben Thompson presents a vote of thanks to all guests. He highlighted two of these projects today with teams who have applied to the inaugural round of the Science Park’s Ideation Program. This program provides guidance, mentorship, and funding to support the first stages of the commercialization process. The first project involves a collaboration between quantum physicists and vision scientists to develop a novel tool for diagnostic imaging of the eye. This project is the world’s first to combine quantum optics and vision science and has opened an entirely new area of research. The second project brings together expertise in computer vision, artificial intelligence, and optometry to develop a system that supports individuals with vision loss to navigate and interact with their environment.
CEVR wishes to express our sincere gratitude to ITC, our partner institutions, all our collaborators from the industry, leaders of other partner InnoHK centers, and members of the CEVR research team without whom none of our work would be possible.