The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) was founded by the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2000 with the mission of enhancing Hong Kong’s competitiveness in technology-based industries through applied research.
ASTRI’s R&D efforts traverse five interrelated areas, namely Communications Technologies, Enterprise & Consumer Electronics, IC Design, Material & Packaging Technologies and Bio-Medical Electronics. An Exploratory Research Laboratory was established in 2011 to perform research on emerging and interdisciplinary technologies.
In 2006, ASTRI was designated the Hong Kong Research and Development Centre for Information and Communications Technologies by the Innovation and Technology Commission. In 2012, ASTRI received approval from the Ministry of Science and Technology to establish the Hong Kong Branch of the National Engineering Research Centre for Application Specific Integrated Circuit System. This is the first branch of a Chinese National Engineering Research Centre in Hong Kong.
Since its inception, ASTRI has been delivering world-class technologies and customer-focused R&D catering to the needs of industry. It has built teams of excellent researchers, produced a volume of intellectual properties and created real economic impact by transferring technologies to its clients in Hong Kong, the Mainland and the region.
To extend its service to the Mainland market, ASTRI established a wholly owned subsidiary, ASTRI Science and Technology Research (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd, in Shenzhen in 2008.
Looking ahead, ASTRI will strive to become one of the best and most influential R&D centres in the region enabling Hong Kong and the Mainland to benefit from competitive and continuous technological advances for years to come.
For further information about ASTRI, please visit www.astri.org.