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HKU partners with Cyberport to set up HKU x Cyberport Digital Tech Entrepreneurship Platform to co-develop an innovative FinTech ecosystem

08 Aug 2017

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A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony between the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and Hong Kong Cyberport (Cyberport) was held today to set up the HKU x Cyberport Digital Tech Entrepreneurship Platform (Platform). The Platform is the first-of-its-kind collaboration between HKU and Cyberport aiming to form a closer partnership to build a unique digital tech ecosystem for Hong Kong spanning the aspects of human capital, innovation and technologies, entrepreneurship, and legal and business expertise.

Mr. Herman Lam Heung-yeung, CEO of Cyberport and Professor Andy Hor Tzi-sum, Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) of HKU, signed the MoU at Cyberport, witnessed by Dr Lee George Lam, Chairman of Cyberport and Professor Peter Mathieson, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKU.

Through this Platform, a "HKU x Cyberport FinTech Nucleus" is also set up to showcase HKU technologies. SHIELD developed by the Department of Computer Science together with "PORTimizer®" and MPF mobile app "MPF Optimal Allocation (MPF OpAl)" developed by Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science were demonstrated at the opening of the FinTech Nucleus. 

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For videos showing the SHIELD and PORTimizer® technologies, please click the below links:


Dr Chow Kam-pui, Associate Professor of the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering, presents a unique cybersecurity technology system “SHIELD” developed by CISC.

2. PORTimizer and MPF Optimal Allocation (MPF OpAI) – Dr Philip YU

Dr Philip Yu Leung-ho of the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, Faculty of Science, demonstrates his powerful portfolio optimization software “PORTimizer®” and a MPF mobile app “MPF Optimal Allocation”.

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