Issue 51, Aug 2022

ATAL Participates in ConTech Accelerator Programme Jointly Organised by HKSTP and CIC to Stimulate Innovation and Technology Adoption across Construction Industry

安樂工程參與由香港科技園公司與建造業議會合辦之「建築科技加速器」計劃 推動行業創新及科技應用

ATAL Engineering Group was recently announced as one of the twenty key corporate partners in the newly unveiled “ConTech Accelerator”, Hong Kong’s first ConTech-focused innovation acceleration programme jointly organised by the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) and the Construction Industry Council (CIC). The programme aims to provide a collaborative platform to proactively address challenges in construction safety, sustainable construction, and construction productivity through innovation.

As a leading electrical and mechanical (E&M) engineering service provider, ATAL shares challenges of industry with the programme, which will match us with tech start-ups to develop customised solutions while we provide trial-run sites and industry feedback. Currently, ATAL is working towards addressing labour shortage with robotics, enhancing safety for workers at height, and exploring cost effective solutions for monitoring indoor E&M works in addition to subcontracting work efficiency.

Ir Dr Otto Poon, Chairman of ATAL Engineering Group said, “The Group is honoured to be a part of this ambitious step forward for innovation in Hong Kong. As one of our core competencies, innovation is vital to ATAL’s long-term growth, and we look forward to contributing our experience and innovative strengths to the programme. We will continue to drive digital transformation in the industry and make the city a safer, more sustainable and more productive place for all.”

Joining the ConTech Accelerator programme is another step for ATAL in furthering its innovative work culture, with the Group steadily improving its in-house research and development (R&D) capacity and employee participation. Driven by its Innovation Committee comprising of members from senior management and various departments, ATAL established its Innovation Fund to provide support for innovation-driven projects and started the biennial Chairman’s Innovation Awards to foster Innovative Culture. Our goal is to encourage innovation in all aspects of the Group’s work for quality, excellence, operation efficiency and safety.

Looking to the future, we will continue to persevere in our innovative efforts, both internally and with collaborators, to drive the industry forward.

ATAL participants in the ConTech Accelerator Programme to promote innovation and digital transformation in the industry