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Arrow supports innovation in Hong Kong

Anuradha Shukla | June 13, 2016
Unveiled the Arrow Open Lab at Hong Kong Science Park.

The newly opened Arrow Open Lab at Hong Kong Science Park is supporting innovation and technology development in Hong Kong.

The new Lab is open to all technology entrepreneurs, companies, and organisations who are seeking innovation and product development in Hong Kong.

Occupying a floor space of around 3,000 square feet, the Arrow Open Lab is equipped with state-of-the-art engineering equipment and testing modules.

More than a dozen experienced vertical segment experts and engineers with expertise in areas of embedded computing, sensing, connectivity and system integration are available to provide professional advices to users.

"The Arrow Open Lab is open to all technology entrepreneurs, companies, and organisations pursuing innovation and product development in Hong Kong," said Simon Yu, president of Arrow's components business in the Asia-Pacific region. "It aims to help developers significantly enhance product design, shorten the development cycle and reduce costs." 

Turning ideas to businesses 

Arrow aims to accelerate turning innovative ideas to sustainable businesses and marketing to overseas markets. 

This is very relevant in present context as Hong Kong technology startups and enterprises usually lack support in engineering expertise, especially in areas such as wireless connectivity, sensing and controlling and system integration.

Arrow will also guide developers on improving their system design, and support them throughout the development cycle. 

The Lab will support more than 3,000 visits in the first year of its operation. Registered members can use the lab's facility and services free of charge. 

"Arrow's well-established international networks help innovators and developers access the latest technologies and connect to world-class suppliers," said Allen Ma, chief executive officer of HKSTP. "The Arrow Open Lab will elevate the support to local entrepreneurs to the next level and accelerate the development of advanced manufacturing in Hong Kong."

 

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