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HKRITA wins nine awards in Geneva exhibition
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Apr '17
Dr Harry Lee, Chairman of HKRITA receives the award from HKSAR Chief Executive Leung Chun Ying
Dr Harry Lee, Chairman of HKRITA receives the award from HKSAR Chief Executive Leung Chun Ying
The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) has won nine awards from its seven entries at the 45th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva. Two of its research entries - new functional textiles from bio-based and degradable fibres, and fine worsted yak yarns and fabrics - have won gold medal each with jury's commendations.
 
In addition, HKRITA has won an additional gold medal, four silver medals, and two special awards. 
 
The third gold medal has been earned for its "sleeping thermal comfort assessment system", which is capable of evaluating the performance of bedding products in order to improve the quality of sleep for users. 
 
The outstanding achievement of HKRITA at the Geneva exhibition is a clear testimony to the high level of capability of its local professionals and young talent for their innovative use of technology in integrating textiles and apparel, fulfilling the needs of the community and enhancing the quality of living, the institute said in a release.
 
Nicholas Yang Wei-hsiung, secretary for innovation and technology, HKSAR Government, said, "The results achieved by HKRITA serve to recognise local researchers' excellent work and highlight the government's efforts in promoting a policy of fostering a scientific research environment. These efforts and initiatives will be further strengthened by a close collaboration between the government, industry, academia and the research sector, which will give new impetus to Hong Kong's developments in innovation and technology."
 
Edwin Keh, chief executive officer of The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel, said, "HKRITA has played a vital role in supporting and promoting textile and apparel development in Hong Kong since 2006. Going forward, HKRITA will continue to encourage and support such innovative projects, enabled by our disruptive technologies which set a new paradigm for innovative production, and will continue to liaise with potential business partners in order to stimulate more R&D for textile and apparel development in Hong Kong." (SV)

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