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Gemstones Identification Technology Earns Gold Medal with Congratulations of Jury

HONG KONG, April 20, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) has won 23 accolades at the 49th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva, including 1 "Gold Medal with Congratulations of Jury", 6 Gold Medals, along with 10 Silver Medals and 6 Bronze Medals. 

Ir Sunny Lee, Chairman of ASTRI, said: "ASTRI’s R&D capabilities have stood out among the many international inventions showcased, which is a testament to Hong Kong’s leading scientific research excellence and demonstrates our efforts in driving technology transfer. In line with the HKSAR government’s dedication to developing Hong Kong as an international innovation and technology centre, ASTRI will continue to promote our award-winning inventions and facilitate more exchanges and collaborations among the government, industry, academia and research institutions, seizing future growth opportunities and injecting stronger impetus into Hong Kong’s economy."

"I am greatly encouraged by the remarkable achievements of ASTRI’s R&D team. We are honoured that our advanced technologies and innovative solutions are well-received in the international arena while we strive to foster collaboration across the upstream, midstream and downstream of the I&T ecosystem. We look forward to even more recognitions for our R&D team in the future as they continue to develop innovative solutions that address global challenges and accelerate smart city development," Dr Denis Yip, Chief Executive Officer of ASTRI, said after receiving the awards at Geneva.

"Gemstone Eye" Earns Gold Medal with Congratulations of Jury

The award-winning inventions include a diverse array of research areas, from AI and robotics to smart city applications and healthcare technologies, most of which address critical issues, enhance productivity and foster sustainable growth. The "Gemstone Eye: Apparatus for Gemstones Identification" stood out, earning Gold Medal with Congratulations of Jury. This automated device offers all-in-one solution for quickly distinguishing natural diamonds from lab-synthetic diamonds and other gemstones. 

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Invention and Description

The Gold Medal with the Congratulations of Jury

 

  • Gemstone Eye: Apparatus for Gemstones Identification  

Gold Medal

  • Document Layer Separation Apparatus powered by Machine Learning with Cross-Layer Reasoning 
  • IndustriNet 5G: Reliable and Deterministic Wireless Communications for New Industrialisation  
  • Microplastic Screening: Monitoring Pollution based on Microscopic Hyperspectral Imaging  
  • Multi-mode Fusion Sensor for Enhancing Low-quality Images  
  • Neural-network Processing Unit (NPU): High Efficiency Hardware Accelerator for AI Computing 
  • Revolutionising Emergency Communication: AI-Driven NLP Translation for Immediate Incident Attention in Tetra Radio (Co-developed with MTR Corporation)

Silver Medal

  • 5G Positioning: Enhanced 5G Network for Challenging Environments  
  • 5GRescue: Mobile Network for Disaster Response and Remote Countries  
  • An Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Circuit for Wireless Capsule Endoscopy Receiver  
  • Emotion Quantification: Emotion Recognition in Speech with Quantified Emotional States  
  • Enhanced Thermal Performance in Electronic Vehicles  
  • Infavatar: Voice Matched Infinite Virtual Human Generator 
  • IoT Guard Lite: AI-Powered Light-weight Adaptive IDS/IPS for IoT Devices  
  • Portable AI system for GI endoscopy: Diagnosis and Quality Control 
  • Speed Bridge for Emulation Hardware  
  • TEE: Trusted Execution Environment for IoT Device  

Bronze medals

  • AIBanner: AI-powered marketing creative generator 
  • Cursive Handwriting Generator
  • Empowering Maintenance Inspectors to Conduct High-Level Inspection Safer and More Efficiently: Autonomous High-Speed Camera Technology for Streamlined Train Rooftop Inspection (Co-developed with MTR Corporation)
  • Full-dome Scanning LiDAR: High Precision Mid-range 3D Sensing Scanner for Building Information Modelling  
  • RiskMap: AI-Powered Risk Map for Underground Railway with Private 5G (Co-developed with MTR Corporation)
  • Smart 5G Construction: Remote Control Cranes  

 

The International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva is known as one of the biggest and most important invention fairs in the world, bringing together exhibitors from 38 countries and regions, including Europe, the Middle East, ASEAN, Mainland China and Hong Kong this year. Awards were chosen by an international jury from more than 1,000 entries on display at the exhibition.

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ASTRI won 23 awards at the 49th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, including 1 “Gold Medal with Congratulations of Jury”, 6 Gold Medals, along with 10 Silver Medals and 6 Bronze Medals. Dr Denis Yip, Chief Executive Officer of ASTRI congratulates the R&D team
ASTRI won 23 awards at the 49th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, including 1 “Gold Medal with Congratulations of Jury”, 6 Gold Medals, along with 10 Silver Medals and 6 Bronze Medals. Dr Denis Yip, Chief Executive Officer of ASTRI congratulates the R&D team

The “Gemstone Eye: Apparatus for Gemstones Identification” stood out, earning the Gold Medal with Congratulations of Jury. This automated device offers all-in-one solution for quickly distinguishing natural diamonds from lab-synthetic diamonds and other gemstones
The “Gemstone Eye: Apparatus for Gemstones Identification” stood out, earning the Gold Medal with Congratulations of Jury. This automated device offers all-in-one solution for quickly distinguishing natural diamonds from lab-synthetic diamonds and other gemstones

 

About ASTRI

Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) was founded by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2000 with the mission of enhancing Hong Kong’s competitiveness through applied research. ASTRI’s core R&D competence in various areas is grouped under five Technology Divisions: Advanced Electronic Components and Systems; Artificial Intelligence and Trust Technologies; Communications Technologies; Innovative Mind, and IoT Sensing and AI Technologies. It is applied across six core areas which are Smart City, Financial Technologies, New-Industrialisation and Intelligent Manufacturing, Digital Health, Application Specific Integrated Circuits and Metaverse.

Over the years, ASTRI has nurtured a pool of research, I&T talents and received numerous international awards for its pioneering innovations as well as outstanding business and community contributions. ASTRI has transferred more than 1,400 technologies to the industry and has been granted over 1,050 patents in the Mainland, the United States, and other countries. For further information, please visit www.astri.org

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