Date and Venue


Date: 13 December, 2021 Monday
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Venue: Silverbox Room , Hotel Icon, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon


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This 1-day conference is approved and funded by RGC IIDS project with technical support of RCGETB of PolyU SPEED. The IIDS project reference number is UGC/IIDS24/E01/20. The principal investigator of IIDS project is Dr. Andrew Wu. The IIDS project title is “Emerging Research Directions on Adoption of Electric Vehicles for the Development of Smart Cities through Complementary Policy and Green Financing: GBA as the Cluster for Technological Innovation”.

The central government has introduced a series of incentive policies to stimulate the rapid development of the Great Bay Area (GBA) as a cluster of technological innovations in China. Hong Kong, as a leading metropolis in the GBA, is now facing both opportunities and challenges under the global concerns over climate change. Technological innovation and related applications, in particular, electric vehicles (EVs) and smart cities, developed for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions could be one viable and feasible direction of Hong Kong’s strategic industrial development for its low-carbon, sustainable economy.

The IIDS project is to organize a series of workshops, seminars and one regional symposium to study and research on the promotion and implementation of EVs in a smart city like Hong Kong. The workshops, seminars and symposium will mainly cover the region of Asia-Pacific, tackling technological challenges and economic issues related to the implementation of EVs and smart cities. This project will collaborate with the Digital Grid Futures Institute (DGFI) of University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia. Through this collaboration, this project aims to contribute to knowledge exchange and research co-operation in the Asia-Pacific region. It may also enhance the quality of local teaching through international scholarly exchange and collaboration.

RCGETB collaboratively supports this 1-day conference.


Acknowledgement: This conference is funded by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region under the Inter-Institutional Development Scheme and Institutional Development Scheme to promote research and scholarly activities for the Local Self-financing Degree Sector. (UGC/IIDS24/E01/20 and UGC/IDS(R)24/20)

College of Professional and Continuing Education Limited is an affiliate of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.