20211118 Gravity Capital Partners (GCP) established joint lab in CityU EE Department
The Launch of Gravity-CityU EE Joint Lab
Supporting University Research with Impact Advocacy
(18 November 2021) – Gravity Capital Partners Company Limited (Gravity) and CityU University of Hong Kong (CityU) – Department of Electrical Engineering (EE) announced the establishment of CityU EE Joint Lab to jointly promote scientific research and the transfer of knowledge and technology and build the HK innovation and technology ecosystem with impact and ESG elements. Three co-founders of Gravity, Mr Eric Yip, Mr Edmond Wong and Mr James Leung, joined the ceremony at CityU. Professor Stella Pang, Department head of CityU-EE, was delighted to witness the commencement of phase five of the joint laboratory programme and mentioned that “The EE department at CityU is merely one component in this partnership. The strength of the network arises from the excellent joint research and innovation activities with the now 28 partner organisations. Networks are strong, resilient, and create exponential benefits for their participants. This is the essence of success of the CityU EE Joint Lab.”
Mr. Eric Yip, co-founder of Gravity Capital, said, “Department of Electrical Engineering of CityU has many outstanding professors and researchers. In addition, CityU has actively promoted innovation and entrepreneurship in recent years, and has established HK Tech 300 to nurture more science and technology companies, Gravity hopes to support the potential innovation and technology companies of the Department of Electrical Engineering of CityU through the resources and network of Impact Investment, and jointly enhance the social and environmental benefits of Hong Kong.
Since its establishment in 2019, the CityU EE Joint Lab Programme has connected with a total of 28 CityU EE Joint Lab Partners. A series of cooperative and technical projects have been/will be launched with these partners. For example, Compass Technology has arranged a student internship programme and has invited university professors to discuss research projects. Intel Co., Ltd. has arranged FPGA online training for CityU EE students. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Joint Universities Computer Centre held an artificial intelligence lecture and invited university students to participate. Pong Yuen Group has donated NVIDIA JETSON Nano computing platforms for organizing artificial intelligence training classes to allow undergraduates and graduate students to participate in AI learning. United Microelectronics Center (Hong Kong) arranged lectures with professors from EE and deepened the joint research with CityU.
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