[Hong Kong, 22 Sep 2016] The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) and Nantong Industrial Technology Institute (NTITI) announced today the establishment of the ASTRI – NTITI Joint Laboratory in Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, focusing on the research and development of the next generation wireless network solutions.
Dr. Justin Chuang, Vice President, Next Generation Network of ASTRI and Prof. Jianhua Lu, Honorary President of NTITI and Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences officiated at the signing ceremony and signed the collaboration Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Witnessing the ceremony included Prof. Chen Xu, Associate Dean of NTITI, Prof. Ning Ge, Associate Dean of NTITI, Dr. Meikei Ieong, Chief Technology Officer of ASTRI, Mr. Bill Zhang, Senior Director (IC Design Analog), Dr. Eric Tsang, Director of ASTRI, representatives from Tsinghua University, Nantong University, NTITI and ASTRI.
The establishment of the ASTRI – NTITI Joint Laboratory will strengthen in-depth collaborative research and provide highly competitive and innovative solutions for the next generation wireless network technologies.
The joint laboratory will cover the following key R&D and commercialization areas:
- Large coverage wireless broadband and cooperative communications, focusing on satellite communications, offshore broadband services, as well as government and enterprise broadband private networks.
- Wireless multimedia communications focusing on mobile Internet and Multimedia Message Services (MMS).
- Internet of things (IoT), big data and artificial intelligence to build smarter cities, smarter healthcare, and intelligent transportation etc.
Dr. Justin Chuang, Vice President, Next Generation Network of ASTRI said in his remark, “We are very excited to work closely with NTITI. The establishment of the joint lab will facilitate ASTRI and NTITI to promote R&D and new applications of the next-generation wireless network, including the next generation radio access and core network technologies for value creation.”
Prof. Jianhua Lu, Honorary President of NTITI and Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences said, “We are very pleased to collaborate with ASTRI. With the establishment of the joint laboratory, we can strengthen our collaboration in the applied research and jointly develop the next generation wireless network technologies such as coordinated satellite-terrestrial mobile networks, wide-area coverage broadband communications etc.”
Dr. Justin Chuang, Vice President, Next Generation Network of ASTRI (1st row, left) and Prof. Jianhua Lu, Honorary President of NTITI and Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences (1st row, right) sign the collaboration Memorandum of Understanding under the witnesses of Dr. Meikei Ieong, Chief Technology Officer of ASTRI (2nd row, 1st from left), Prof. Ning Ge, Associate Dean of NTITI (2nd row, 2nd from left), Prof. Chen Xu, Associate Dean of NTITI (2nd row, 2nd from right), and Prof. Youzhang Wang, Professor of Tsinghua University(2nd row, 1st from right).
Prof. Jianhua Lu, Honorary President of NTITI and Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences (1st from left) discusses the collaboration details after the signing ceremony.
Prof. Ning Ge, Associate Dean of Nantong Industrial Technology Institute Company Limited (NTITI) (2nd from left) gives an overview on NTITI.
Dr. Eric Tsang, Director of ASTRI gives an introduction of ASTRI.
Nantong Industrial Technology Institute Company Limited (NTITI) was founded by the Nantong Government in October 2015 focusing on the applied research and technology transfer of the advanced communication technologies. NTITI had established a joint R&D centre with Tsinghua University and Nantong University with the missions of leveraging their technologies on the aerospace and wireless multimedia communications, building up innovative R&D talents and teams, incubating new high-tech enterprises through the technology transfer and enhancing Nantong’s competitiveness in the industries. NTITI’s key R&D and commercialization areas include wide area coverage broadband communication systems, mobile internet, smart cities, smart healthcare etc. For further information about NTITI, please visit http://www.nt-act.com.
Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited (ASTRI) was founded by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2000 with the mission of enhancing Hong Kong’s competitiveness in technology-based industries through applied research. ASTRI’s core R&D competences in various areas are organised under seven Technology Divisions, namely Communications Technologies, Electronics Components, IC Design (Analog), IC Design (Digital), Opto-electronics, Security and Data Sciences, and Intelligent Software and Systems. Five areas of applications including financial technologies, intelligent manufacturing, next generation network, health technology, and smart city are identified for major pursuit. For further information about ASTRI, please visit www.astri.org.
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