HKSI and PolyU to Establish Joint Research Centre for Advancing Sports and Technology Development
Witnessed by Dr Lam Tai-fai GBS JP, Council Chairman of PolyU (back row, 2nd from left); Prof Teng Jin-Guang JP, President (back row, 1st from left); the HKSI representatives including Mr Tony Choi MH Chief Executive Designate (back row, 2nd from right) and Dr Raymond So, Director of Elite Training Science & Technology (back row, 1st from right), Prof Christopher Chao, Vice President (Research and Innovation) of PolyU (front row, left) and Dr Trisha Leahy SBS BBS, Chief Executive of the HKSI (front row, right), signed the MOU to officially establish the PolyU – HKSI Research Centre. (photo: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) Read More
Group photo of the HKSI and PolyU representatives together with PolyU student athletes. (photo: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) Read More
The HKSI and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the establishment of the PolyU – HKSI Research Centre (Centre) to drive research in the field of elite sports, promote the development of sports science and technology, and help Hong Kong athletes reach their full potential and achieve greater success.
This strategic partnership will foster a closer collaboration between the HKSI and PolyU. Together, the two institutions will share resources and advance research in sports science and technology development. The Centre will connect PolyU researchers with sports organisations to form an expert team comprising academics, technologists, sports professionals and technical analysts. This team will conduct cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and develop joint proposals for large-scale projects.
Witnessed by Dr Lam Tai-fai GBS JP, Council Chairman of PolyU; Prof Teng Jin-Guang JP, President as well as the HKSI representatives including Mr Tony Choi MH, Chief Executive Designate and Dr Raymond So, Director of Elite Training Science & Technology, the MOU was signed by Prof Christopher Chao, Vice President (Research and Innovation) of PolyU and Dr Trisha Leahy SBS BBS, Chief Executive of the HKSI, to officially establish the PolyU – HKSI Research Centre.
Prof Teng said, “PolyU has been a staunch supporter of sports development. We launched the Outstanding Sportsmen Recommendation Scheme in 1998, and have partnered with the HKSI on the Elite Athletes Study Programme since 2017 to encourage elite athletes to study undergraduate programmes at PolyU. The establishment of the Research Centre signifies the commitment of both parties to making greater contributions to promote the development of sports.”
Dr Leahy said, “The HKSI is committed to supporting athletes’ performance through the development and utilisation of novel sports technologies. We look forward to working closely with PolyU and seeing Hong Kong athletes scale new heights.”
The Centre will be jointly operated by PolyU’s Research Institute for Sports Science and Technology (RISports) and the HKSI under the leadership of the inaugural Centre Coordinators, Prof Zhang Ming from PolyU and Dr Raymond So from the HKSI. It will serve as a platform for research innovation, knowledge exchange and technology transfer in the realm of elite sports.
RISports was established in June 2022 to address emerging societal needs in sports research and technology. It brings together multi-disciplinary experts from the PolyU and around the world to deliver advanced scientific solutions for the field of sports.