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Facts & Figures

Fundings

Fundings 2017-18 (HK$M) 2018-19 (HK$M) 2019-20(HK$M)
Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF) 240.93 265.75 269.00
Government Subvention 137.91 155.99 146.22

 

Patents

*note that in 2019-2020, ASTRI had five technical divisions for the first time, having had seven in the previous three years shown in these charts.

Number of patents filed by Technology Division

Technology Division 2019-20
Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics (AIBD) 9
Cybersecurity, Cryptography and Trusted Technologies (CCT) 13
Communications (COM) 11
Integrated Circuits and Systems (ICS) 25
IoT/Sensors (IoTSEN) 8
Total 66

 

Technology Division 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17
Advanced Digital Systems 6 4 8
Communications Technologies 18 16 10
Electronics Components 14 11 14
Intelligent Software and Systems 7 9 11
Mixed Signal Systems IC 6 8 6
Intelligent Sensing Technology Systems 11 16 11
Security and Data Sciences 4 0 0
Total 66 64 60

 

Number of patents granted by Technology Division

Technology Division 2019-20
Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics (AIBD) 5
Cybersecurity, Cryptography and Trusted Technologies (CCT) 2
Communications (COM) 10
Integrated Circuits and Systems (ICS) 21
IoT/Sensors (IoTSEN) 7
Total 45

 

Technology Division 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17
Advanced Digital Systems 3 1 4
Communications Technologies 15 10 7
Electronics Components 9 8 7
Intelligent Software and Systems 6 4 4
Mixed Signal Systems IC 8 13 9
Intelligent Sensing Technology Systems 12 13 26
Security and Data Sciences 1 4 2
Total 54 53 59

 

Number of patents granted by territory

Territory 2019-20 2018-19 2017-18
US 27 35 26
Mainland China 18 17 27
Others 0 2 0
Total 45 54 53

 

Technology Transfers

Number of technology transfers by Technology Division

Technology Division 2019-20
Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics (AIBD) 10
Cybersecurity, Cryptography and Trusted Technologies (CCT) 9
Communications (COM) 18
Integrated Circuits and Systems (ICS) 5
IoT/Sensors (IoTSEN) 4
Total 46

 

Technology Division 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17
Advanced Digital Systems 8 9 9
Communications Technologies 10 18 11
Electronics Components 6 7 7
Intelligent Software and Systems 7 20 9
Mixed Signal Systems IC 3 5 2
Intelligent Sensing Technology Systems 7 8 11
Security and Data Sciences 10 5 11
Total 51 72 60

 

Number of technology transfers by channel

Channel 2019-20 2018-19 2017-18
Industry Collaboration Projects 1 3
Contract Research 29 32 43
Licensing Agreements 16 19 26
Total 46 51 72
Certain licensing agreements consist of contract research services provided by ASTRI

 

Projects

Number of projects undertaken by Technology Division

Technology Division 2019-20
Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics (AIBD) 27
Cybersecurity, Cryptography and Trusted Technologies (CCT) 25
Communications (COM) 26
Integrated Circuits and Systems (ICS) 27
IoT/Sensors (IoTSEN) 12
Total 117

 

Technology Division 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17
Advanced Digital Systems 13 17 17
Communications Technologies 21 21 17
Electronics Components 9 9 10
Intelligent Software and Systems 25 25 26
Mixed Signal Systems IC 6 9 10
Intelligent Sensing Technology Systems 13 13 14
Security and Data Sciences 14 13 13
Total 101 107 107

 

Number of projects undertaken by project type

Technology Division 2019-20 2018-19 2017-18
Platform Projects 73 54 52
Seed Projects 39 40 44
Industry Collaboration Projects 2 5 9
Public Sector Trial Scheme Projects 3 2 2
Total 117 101 107

 

Income from Industry

Income from Industry (HK$M)
2019-20 127.32
2018-19 98.74
2017-18 111.36
Including cash and in-kind contributions

 

Income from Industry (HK$M) by Technology Division

Technology Division 2019-20
Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics (AIBD) 9.21
Cybersecurity, Cryptography and Trusted Technologies (CCT) 24.69
Communications (COM) 60.10
Integrated Circuits and Systems (ICS) 26.43
IoT/Sensors (IoTSEN) 6.89
Headquarters  
General Support Programme  
Total 127.32

 

Division 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17
Advanced Digital Systems 8.11 21.74 10.98
Communications Technologies 29.00 22.96 15.59
Electronics Components 13.51 9.39 8.4
Intelligent Software and Systems 10.24 16.23 10.41
Mixed Signal Systems IC 11.41 18.29 10.94
Intelligent Sensing Technology Systems 14.29 9.75 12.57
Security and Data Sciences 12.18 12.98 6.65
Headquarters 0.02 2.46
General Support Programme
Total 98.74 111.36 78.00
Including cash and in-kind contributions

 

Annual remuneration of staff in the organisation’s top three tiers

Post Annual Remuneration* 1 Apr 2019 – 31 Mar 2020 (HK$)
Chief Executive Officer $4,027,500
Five senior executives $9,728,620
Nine functional leaders/senior technology experts $16,359,010

 

Annual Remuneration* (HK$) Number of Senior Executives
1,000,000 or below 2
1,000,001 to 1,500,000 0
1,500,001 to 2,000,000 6
2,000,001 to 2,500,000 4
2,500,001 to 3,000,000 1
3,000,001 to 3,500,000 1
3,500,001 to 4,000,000 0
4,000,000 to 4,500,000 1

* The information covers actual remuneration (including base salary, salary adjustment, acting allowance, variable payment, and cash award i.e. Inventor Award)) for 2018-19 received by senior executives who were in service as of 31 March 2019. The figures have been rounded to the nearest HK$10. It also covers the remuneration of two senior executives who were appointed during the year i.e. Chief Operating Officer on 3 December 2018 and Head of Client Development on 10 December 2018.

 

Employee number by function 

Headquarters 86
Communications  120
Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics  77
Cybersecurity, Cryptography and Trusted Technologies 98
Integrated Circuits and Systems 110
IoT and Sensors 52
Others  24
Interns 63
Total 630

 

Academic qualifications of R&D staff members as of 31 March 2020

PhD Master Bachelor Others
22% 56% 21% 1%