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TechInnovation 2023 showcases more than 100 latest technologies and innovations in sustainability, health and well-being and AI in healthcare from our partners in Hong Kong SAR, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Slovakia, and Thailand. Enterprises interested in these technology offers can register at to meet these technology providers and arrange for your 1-1 business meeting.

AI Driven National Platform for CT Coronary Angiography (APOLLO)
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. Computed Tomography Coronary Angiography (CTCA), as a non-invasive alternative to invasive catheterized coronary angiography, has emerged as a recommended first-line investigation for CAD. However, the current practice of generating reports involves a time-intensive process, with CT specialists spending 3-6 hours annotating scans. Furthermore, there is a lack of effective tools for analysing coronary calcium scores, stenosis severity, and plaque characterization. APOLLO is a platform for CT data processing that provides a streamlined 'one-stop' solution spanning from diagnosis to clinical management and prognosis. Its key features include: AI-driven national platform for CTCA, catering to clinical, research, and industrial applications. Large, shareable, de-identified, Personal Data Protection Act-compliant real-world CT data. Precision toolkits for anonymization, coronary calcium scoring, epicardial adipose tissue (EAT), stenosis severity assessment, plaque quantification, CT fractional flow reserve (FFR), and reporting. APOLLO’s highly automated features assist physicians in interpreting and synthesizing large volumes of CT data, while minimizing bias, increasing reproducibility, and providing numerical insights in a graphical manner. It offers a comprehensive ‘one-stop’ solution for diagnosis and clinical management of CAD.
Digital Twins for the Built Environment
A Digital Twin is a digital representation of a physical object or system, often used in various industries for simulation, analysis, and monitoring. In the built environment, which encompasses everything from buildings and infrastructure to urban planning, Digital Twins have a wide range of potential applications that can significantly enhance efficiency, sustainability, and overall quality of life. Digital twins have emerged as a transformative concept in the built environment, revolutionizing how buildings, infrastructure, and cities are designed, constructed, and managed. This innovative technology leverages the power of digital simulations and real-time data to create virtual replicas of physical assets, offering numerous benefits across various sectors within the built environment. The technology owner is seeking co-development partnerships with building owners, facity management companies, smart city or urban planners to adopt their digital twin technology in achieving their sustainability objectives.
Open Path Gas Detection Device Using Waveform Matching Technology (MOLES)
For many years, gas detection applications in industries have predominantly relied on single point detectors, which are applicable in many industries covering a wide market sector.   Starting from the year 2010 and onwards, open path line detectors have gained significant recognition and popularity due to their cost-effectiveness and ability to cover larger areas, thereby enhancing safety measures.  More device options are now on the market.   However, all of these devices have the inherent problems of false alarms due to environmental interference, such as rain and snow. A waveform matching technology – multi order laser emitting spectrum (MOLES) was invented. This cutting-edge technology ensures specific gas detection, it only detects when specific gas is detected, and eliminates all false alarms caused by environmental interference.   By gathering industrial inputs and feedbacks, improvements and user-desired features are incorporated into this invention, to enhance its overall performance, reliability and solving many user problems on site, such as no display, alignment problems, and calibration.  This breakthrough innovation will provide a more efficient and reliable gas detection solution for industries, safeguarding their operations and personnel.
Advanced Electrolyte for Next Generation High-Energy Lithium Metal Batteries
Lithium ion (Li-ion) battery is now the dominant energy storage system in portable electronics and electric vehicles (EV). The rapid expanding EV is driving the demand for next generation high-energy batteries. Compared to conventional Li-ion batteries with graphite anode, which has a theoretical capacity of 372 mAh/g, lithium-metal batteries can deliver ten times of specific capacity (3860 mAh/g). Theoretically, anode-free batteries can double the energy density in volume compared to Li-ion batteries at the cell level. However, current anode-free batteries suffer from faster capacity decay due to poor lithium plating on Cu foil. To overcome this challenge, the technology owner has developed a liquid electrolyte comprising lithium difluoro(oxalate)borate (LiDFOB) and a carbonate solvent, enabling reversible lithium plating of anode-free lithium metal batteries. This electrolyte ensures good thermal stability with smooth Li plating of counter electrode on the anodic side even at elevated temperatures. It facilitates a capacity retention of above 80% after 100 cycles for an anode-free battery or 80% after 400 cycles for a battery with a Li metal anode. The technology owner seeks collaboration with industrial partners such as battery developers and manufacturers for further co-development and test-bedding of electrolyte and subsequent licensing of this technology for commercialisation.
Client-based Algae Platform for a Better World
Algae are very diverse organisms that possess many functional ingredients. With the suitable cultivation know-how and state-of-the-art technology, the applications for algae are limitless. A cleantech start-up focuses on algae as means to provide sustainable solutions to global issues. Most algae companies use a single alga for specific applications. However, the start-up uses its intensive library, breeding and cultivation expertise, and its mass production technology to provide targeted products and solutions for different industries. The start-up is seeking for partners that are interested in exploring algae for their industrial applications, which can include food, medical, or environmental purposes. Possible modes of collaboration include technical consultancy, R&D, process and/or product development. 
Low-Cost Probiotics Encapsulation for Targeted Release, Improved Viability and Shelf-Life
This technology is suitable for companies looking for a probiotics delivery system with increased probiotics viability. Spray-dried probiotic powder derived from this technology can be used as dietary supplements or functional food additives for human and animal consumption. Conventional probiotics often lose viability during shelf storage and upon ingestion, especially during their transit through the gastric region. Our industrially scalable encapsulation technology can improve probiotics’ shelf life and maintain viability during their passage through the human upper gastrointestinal tract. The encapsulated probiotic product achieves qualities of gastroprotection and targeted release in the intestinal region, overall boosting the beneficial effects of probiotics on gut health. Probiotics represent a US$ 58 billion market with immense growth potential, as global consumers are increasingly invested in digestive health and means to enhance the gut microbiome. Our patented technology of encapsulating probiotics involves a modified spray-drying process and is a high-throughput, food-grade, and inexpensive technique applicable to pharmaceutical, food and animal feed sectors.
Robotics Grasping Simulation
Grasping technology, often associated with robotics and automation, addresses the challenge of manipulating and handling objects in various environments. The primary problem solved by grasping technology is the ability to securely and accurately pick up, hold, move, and release objects with different shapes, sizes, and materials. This technology is especially crucial in situations where human intervention may be difficult, dangerous, or inefficient. Before the deployment of new models and algorithms in the real world, it would be great to test the algorithm in a realistic simulation environment first. 
High Fidelity Tele-Operation
Autonomous driving technologies hold promise of substantial manpower savings, but the technology is still not mature enough to remove the driver from the vehicle. This also hinders the deployment of autonomous systems for many business applications as the ROI (Return on Investment) is not justifiable. There are also multiple scenarios, such as firefighting or waste processing, that require the agility offered by a human operator but have worksites that can be harmful. The technology presented here offers a high-fidelity teleoperation solution platform which can control many kinds of vehicles and machinery with high quality video feed at low latency. This technology is particularly useful for autonomous vehicle or machinery related companies that want to release their fleet to the market and have the option to remove the requirement for a safety driver onboard. It is also useful for companies providing heavy machinery, or end users of heavy machinery who seek to remove operators from harmful worksites.
Highly Sensitive, Multiplex, Spectroscopic - Portable Gas Sensing System
In the mid-infrared region, gases exhibit absorption spectral features that are typically two orders of magnitude stronger compared to the near-infrared region. This makes the mid-infrared quantum cascade laser (QCL) a highly suitable choice for gas spectroscopy applications. QCLs offer several advantages, including broadband spectral coverage ranging from 3 to 25μm, narrow linewidth, compact size, and robustness, which have contributed to their popularity in various spectroscopic applications. In this context, a portable gas sensor has been developed utilizing self-developed QCL arrays, covering two specific wavelength regimes: 9-10 μm and 13-14 μm. To further enhance the detection sensitivity, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm has been integrated into the gas sensor. The incorporation of a hollow-core fiber as a miniaturized gas cell contributes to the overall compactness of the system. By leveraging the capabilities of QCLs, this gas sensor overcomes critical weaknesses associated with existing approaches, particularly their lack of selectivity and inability to differentiate mixtures of gases effectively. We anticipate that this technological innovation will accelerate scientific research progress and prove valuable across various industry sectors.