HONG KONG, Sept. 5 (Xinhuanet) -- The Institute of NanoMaterials and Nano
Technology (INMT) of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
(HKUST) was inaugurated Friday.
It is to advance the research on nanotechnology and to develop new nanotech
products in collaboration with Hong Kong's industries,said Professor Che Ting
Chan, director of the INMT.
The inauguration ceremony was officiated by Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung
Chee Hwa, and Professor Paul Chu, president of HKUST.
Addressing the significance of the institute in his opening remarks, Tung
said that setting up such an institute is a milestone of Hong Kong's innovation
and technology development, which is a key issue for the restructuring of Hong
Professor Chu said that the institute represents HKUST's commitment to
science and technology, and to the industrial development of Hong Kong. The INMT
is set to become the major platform that propels Hong Kong to the forefront of
nanotechnology research and application.
The 100 million Hong Kong dollar (12.8 million US dollar) INMTwas
established with the Hong Kong government and industrial support to achieve
critical mid-stream search and development and technology transfers relevant to
the economic growth of Hong Kong,according to the director of INMT.