Realizing Hong Kong’s Innovation Potential in the Greater Bay Area

HKUST IEMS Thought Leadership Brief No. 36


Naubahar Sharif

Many stakeholders are concerned that Hong Kong is “losing its competitive edge”. A recent research report finds that non-positive interventionism no longer works and Hong Kong’s research funding model needs improvement. Hong Kong should rejuvenate technology development through high-level government leadership by informing government decision-making with professional and technical expertise,  nurturing human capital and technological talent and facilitating innovation collaboration between Hong Kong and especially the Greater Bay Area.



CAE-HKAES Report on the Integrative Development of Innovation and Technology in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. The Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences, Chinese Academy of Engineering, and Institute for Public Policy, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. October 2017. 


About the author

Naubahar Sharif is Associate Professor of Social Science and Public Policy, and an HKUST IEMS Faculty Associate. More >> 


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