3 Startups Shaping the Future at Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) 2024

Get a front-row seat to the tech revolution at EFSE and InnoEX 2024, where innovation meets impact.

In an age where technology touches everything we do, the world of electronics is evolving at light speed, continually pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. As our world becomes more digitized, visionary pioneers are harnessing creativity and top-tier technology to make our everyday experiences smarter and more seamless. 

In this vibrant climate of innovation, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) proudly presents two flagship exhibitions: the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) (EFSE) and InnoEX 2024. These exhibitions will take place from April 13 to 16 at the renowned Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, where a wide array of technological wonders will be on display. 

Now, let’s take a closer look at three startups from Hong Kong that will be showcasing their latest developments at this year’s EFSE and InnoEX. 

1. Hong Kong Quantum AI Lab Limited (InnoEX)

Hong Kong Quantum AI Lab is a collaborative venture between the University of Hong Kong and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Committed to developing a state-of-the-art, multi-scale AI and quantum mechanical simulation platform, this lab brings together experimentalists, data scientists and computer scientists to accelerate the development and application of next-generation materials, such as OLED and lithium-ion batteries.

Epago: New-gen PEM fuel cell technology

Image from Epago’s website

Backed by the Hong Kong Quantum AI LAB, Epago leads the advancement of membrane electrode assembly (MEA) technology for proton-exchange membranes (PEM) fuel cells. These zero-emission cells efficiently convert hydrogen into energy and operate at relatively low temperatures, making them both cost-effective and eco-friendly. 

Epago’s patented innovations include advanced MEAs and gas diffusion electrodes (GDEs) tailored for PEM fuel cells. These products are adaptable, scalable and engineered for superior performance and longevity. They can be customized for diverse applications such as forklifts, electrolyzers, and heavy-duty long-haul transportation. Leveraging more than ten years of industry experience, Epago is instrumental in facilitating the hydrogen economy transition across various sectors, including transportation and energy.

Booth number: 3D-A03

2. ThingX Technologies Limited (EFSE)

ThingX emerged from the esteemed incubation program of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP). A fusion of brilliance and passion, the startup has a mission to transform smart homes and healthcare with the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.

Collie R1™—the world’s first thermal-imaging-based fall detection product

Image from ThingX’s website

ThingX’s flagship product, Collie R1™, is a groundbreaking thermal-imaging-based fall detection system that enhances safety and care standards in homes, caring houses and hospitals. It uses advanced AI algorithms, depth cameras and thermal-imaging sensors to accurately detect human posture and fall risks, as well as abnormal stationary movements, all in real time. When a fall is detected, the system immediately sends alarm notifications to mobile phones or web applications. Its precise detection capabilities and compatibility with multiple settings have led to its widespread adoption by nursing homes and non-governmental organizations in Hong Kong.

Booth number: 3CON-F06

3. Cloud Broadband Limited (EFSE)

Founded in 2020, Cloud Broadband Limited is a subsidiary of Multibyte Info Holdings Limited, a licensed mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) active in both China and Hong Kong. The startup offers a comprehensive suite of mobile communication services and solutions specifically tailored for IoT projects. Their client base spans various industries including government projects, logistics, healthcare and manufacturing, catering to startups, enterprises, device manufacturers and connectivity resellers.

Key offerings from Cloud Broadband Limited include landline- and contract-free 4G broadband services and a unique SIM card service that allows users to switch seamlessly between multiple operators. This feature is particularly valuable for IoT projects involving numerous devices, facilitating optimal connectivity and efficiency. The company’s pioneering business model features a shared data pool system, where customers can subscribe to a specific data pool and distribute SIM cards among various devices as needed.

Booth number: 3CON-H03

More about Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) 2024

EFSE is a vibrant marketplace where tech companies and startups showcase their innovations and engage directly with consumers and investors to better understand market demands and explore potential collaborations. 

The dedicated areas featured at the EFSE are:

  • Hall of Fame: Showcases top-tier domestic and global brands and their premier products and services.
  • Startup Zone: Together with InnoEX, this zone brings together innovative tech startups and young entrepreneurs with investors, journalists, buyers, and manufacturers through pitching sessions, networking events and product launches.
  • Tech Hall: Features the latest in artificial intelligence of things (AIOT), voice recognition, connected homes, health wearables, robotics, unmanned tech, XR and more, setting the trends for modern lifestyles.
  • Energy Storage Zone: Features environmentally friendly products that power outdoor activities and electric vehicle products from the leading industry EV leaders like Tesla. 
  • Digital Entertainment Experiential Zone: Showcases interactive experiences of electronic gaming from game developers focusing on extended reality (XR) and AI.

With over four thousand exhibitors from Mainland China, Hong Kong, and key ASEAN countries like Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and Myanmar, EFSE 2024 is poised to be a landmark event in the tech world. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the future of technology in action!

Event Details

HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) and InnoEX 2024

Dates

  • Physical Fair: April 13-16, 2024 (Sat-Tue)
  • Click2Match (Online): April 6-23, 2024 

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (Harbour Road Entrance)

Event website:

Registration link: http://bit.ly/4amSvex 

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