“Boldness is the key to innovation,” said Andrew Young during a visit by a 30-strong delegation from the Chamber to Sino Inno Lab on 26 March. Young, who is Sino Land’s Associate Director for Innovation, explained how the company is helping to facilitate bolder thinking in the property sector.
“Sino Inno Lab provides real-life context for tech companies without having to worry about unforeseen or unexpected consequences,” he said. “It also provides an enabling platform for incubatees to modify their products.”
Sino Inno Lab was established towards the end of October 2018 to provide a sandbox platform to support start-ups, inventors and technology companies in Hong Kong and from overseas to develop PropTech (property technology) solutions.
During the visit, delegates were introduced to a wide array of innovative PropTech solutions that could be used in settings and functions including hotels, residential buildings, shopping malls and property management services.
Exhibits included a voice-operated home automation system, light-controlled self-cleaning curtains, and a smart film that transformed windows into a smart curtain hosting a variety of interactive functions and real-time displays. Members also enjoyed a demonstration of an AI-powered robot that is designed to make daily life at home more convenient.