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Now you see it ...

Innovation is a nice idea but you don't see much of it about. Progress seems to move in a halting shuffle rather than leaps and bounds. This came home to me with galling force recently when

Sunday, 11 June, 2006, 12:00am

A chance to make major decisions

IMAGINE BEING TOLD that you are part of a new and younger management team that has just been invited to take over an established company in the business of supplying portable music devices.

The company wants to revive its flagging business, target a younger market and, at the same time, stay abreast of the changing trends in technology.

8 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Local government ignorance killing spirit of innovation

Wu Jinglian, economist and academic

Local governments should change their attitude towards intellectual property rights protection if China wants to reshape itself into an innovative economy, a leading economist says.

3 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Taiwan takes a hard look at the value of creativity

Taiwan, which has for decades churned out goods for companies around the world, is undoubtedly a master manufacturer. Its products range from low-end plastic toys to ultra-sophisticated computer chips.

27 Mar 2006 - 12:00am


The Federation of Hong Kong Industries received 141 entries for this category. The award aims to promote and recognise the importance of product design in Hong Kong, and encourage local entrepreneurs to improve the design and research and development of their products. Entries were judged on their physical design and technological innovation, quality, usefulness, marketability and safety.

28 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

University's inventive streak wins international recognition

Innovations go on show after claiming awards in Europe

Hong Kong Polytechnic University has distinguished itself by winning seven awards at an international innovation exhibition in Brussels.

25 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Enough of our hi-tech money wasters

'We are not doing it in response to criticism. We just hope to make it better and bring more significant results.'

Yeung Tak-keung

Assistant commissioner, Innovation and Technology Commission

9 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Tech fund aims to cut losses by refocusing

The government has proposed amending its funding strategy for technology projects in the hope of achieving better returns, after losing $247 million on investments.

The Innovation and Technology Commission yesterday said it would focus funding on research and development centres run by universities and corporations in specific hi-tech fields.

1 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Creme de Cologne

Furniture designers great and small recently made their annual pilgrimage to IMM Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany. The annual furniture fair has been touted as a leading forum for international design ideas and trends, and this year showcased original living solutions and tried-and-tested interiors from more than 1,300 companies.

22 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

first person

It took Tang Hung 18 years to come up with his invention of 'non-organic wood'. However, his labour of love cost him his savings and his marriage. Mr Tang, 63, says he is still waiting for his environmentally friendly invention - made from a secret formula of Chinese clay, acid and minerals - to achieve the recognition he believes it deserves in Hong Kong.

27 Nov 2003 - 12:00am