Insights Sharing for Future Innovation at HKRITA Symposium

The Innovation and Technology Symposium organised by The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 26 September 2013. It has fostered discussion about technology development, serving as a platform for industry exchange.

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics

The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel took part in the Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics - China International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabrics and Accessories between 21 and 24 October 2013.

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RFID-based Apparel Management Expert System for Operator Task Allocation and Production Line Balancing

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11 Oct 2013
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21 Oct 2013
22 Oct 2013
4 Oct 2013
25 - 27 Sep 2013
26 Sep 2013
15 Jul 2013
8 - 11 Jul 2013
10 Jul 2013

  Visit of Hon Charles Mok
10 Sep 2013

The Hon. Charles Mok, Legislative Councillor Information Technology Functional Constituency, visited HKRITA on 10 September 2013. A number of research projects were introduced to the legislator in order to give a clear picture about the research strength and technology standards of Hong Kong industry, as well as to give an indication of the further need for Government support....

7 Nov 2013 IoT Centre Visit Unit S043, G/F, Lakeside 2, Phase 2, Hong Kong Science Park, Tai Po, New Territories
2 - 10 Nov 2013 InnoCarnival 2013 Hong Kong Science Park
16 - 21 Nov2013 Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center (SZCEC), China
6 Jul -23 Nov 2013 Hong Kong Design Institute, 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, NT, HK
5 - 6 Dec 2013 Hong Kong Connention and Exhibition Centre
5 - 7 Dec 2013 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

(from left: Elaine, Amy, Cathy, Tracy, Kin and Eric) 
Welcome on Board

A number of new members have joined HKRITA.

Ms Tracy Au is excited to work for HKRITA. She told us that “the post Project Officer is an excellent match of my skills and interests. I hope that my experiences in the R&D and textiles fields enable me to be a productive member of our centre.”

Mr Eric Cheng, Project Manager, believes that one of the possibilities for the local textile and apparel industry to move ahead to sustainable development is to strengthen the research collaboration among universities, research institutes and the industry. He reveals, “I am excited and honoured to be a team member of HKRITA which acts as a focal point to foster R&D development in the textile and apparel industry. I hope I could contribute to this centre with my experience in the engineering field.”

Ms Amy Cheung, Executive Officer (Adm) likes her new job so much, and comments that “it is my pleasure to be given an opportunity to join this big family. I hope that I can use my skills acquired in the past to contribute to the continuing advancement of the HKRITA, and to optimise the efficiency of the supporting and management systems in administration.”

Dr Kin Ho, Project Assistant, declares “I would like to thank HKRITA for giving me an opportunity to work as a project assistant in the research and development team. It is a new field and a new challenge for me after my PhD studies in chemistry at the University of Hong Kong. I hope I could contribute more to the textile industry by using my chemical knowledge.”

Business Development Officer Ms Cathy Tsang, a familiar face taking on a new venture mentions, “I am glad to join HKRITA again! I will continue to assist the execution of corporate events and support the promotion of commercialised technologies. I look forward to seeing you at upcoming events.”

“Thank you HKRITA for offering me a challenge,” Ms Elaine Tsang, Accounting Assistant, says, “I am delighted to work with my new colleagues and the centre also helps me to learn more about office operations; this experience will definitely enhance my knowledge."

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