InnoAsia 2011 is Hong Kong's most important platform where the best minds in industry, business and academia come together to exchange the latest insights on sustainable development. InnoAsia 2011 is the flagship annual event organized by Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTPC) and aims to advancing innovation and accelerating Hong Kong's progress toward becoming a key technology hub in the region.
"Energy Efficiency, Sustainable Future" is this year's frame and the three-day event from 15th to 17th Nov 2011 will focus on business and technology opportunities in energy efficiency and management, renewable technologies and sustainability solutions.
I attended the morning session and summarized below.
Firstly, Mr. Nicholas Brooke (Chairman of HKSTPC) gave an opening speech.
Then Prof. Timothy W. Tong (President of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)) gave a welcome speech about technology in PolyU such as myCar.
Mr. John C. Tsang (Financial Secretary, The Government of HKSAR) gave a welcome and said that innovation and environment are included in the 6 industries which promoted by government.
After that Miss Janet Wong (Commissioner for Innovation and Technology) was invited together with all guest to start the ceremony of InnoAsia 2011.
MOU Signing Ceremony for the partnership in green energy industry and technology development between The High Technology Research and Development Center of Ministry of Science and Technology, PRC and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation was announced.
The first keynote speaker was Mr. Fangneng Zheng (High-Tech Dept., MOST, China) and his topic named "China's energy current status and future trend of energy technologies".
Mr. Zheng showed the future energy demand predication in China included different energy sources such as Coal, Oil, Natural Gas, Nuclear, Hydro and Renewable.
The development strategy for different energy approaches were introduced. It included middle and long term strategies for China's energy development. The philosophy for energy development stated as follows:
- Optimization of energy as principle line
- Fostering of strategic innovative industry as core aim
- Improvement of technology innovation as basis
- Providing support for energy saving and emission reduction campaign
The second keynote speaker was Dr.-Ing. Reinhold Achatz (Corp VP of Siemens AG and head of Corporate Research and Technology and the Corporate Development Center) and his presentation entitled "The Green Revolution: Innovative Solutions for Climate Protection".
Firstly, Dr. Achatz introduced the concentrations of greenhouse gases. It was found to change dramatically during the last century.
Moreover, the trend of natural disasters about metrologic and hydrologic events were increasing.
Then Dr. Achatz briefed Siemens business about environment. Green Building and energy efficiency was one of the key business.
The last keynote speaker of the first session was Mr. Fei Chen (Member of The state Council Three Gorges Project Construction Committee and President of China Three Gorges Corporation, China) and his topic was "Hydropower and Sustainable Development in China".
Mr. Chen said China faced with the four major challenges of water supply, energy, food and the environment. As a renewable energy source, hydropower holds great strategic importance in solving problem involving resources and the environment in China's energy development.
Then Mr. Chen introduced the history of Three Gorges Project.
The seven functions of Three Gorges Project were briefed such as water supply, electricity supply, prevention of flood, prevention of dry, shipping industry, fishing industry and travelling industry.
Finally, Mr. Chen concluded the topic using a old Chinese wisdom statement "江河不老".
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