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HSU & HKIE Lecture on the Global trend of Hydrogen Economy & Urban Air Mobility

Updated: Mar 31, 2022

Here are the highlights from last week lecture organised by The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, over 300 registered engineers and students attended the interactive lecture on hydrogen development along with Urban Air Mobility and obtained their CPD.

Key facts from the hybrid lecture:

• There are over 400 EV companies in China, yet only 3 Urban Mobility Companies in the region.

• The market is expected to reach 1.5 Trillion by 2040. With the Greater Bay Area being the biggest market in the world.

• Urban Air Mobility will address a major social and economic challenge (to achieve a pan Asia Pacific transport system that is affordable, resource-efficient, environmentally-friendly, safe and seamless for the benefit of the general public, the economy and the society), and contributes to the delivery of the net carbon zero by 2050 agenda and its objectives on climate and energy, employment, innovation and education.

• Seaplane Hong Kong urban air mobility and hydrogen technology focus is aligned with priorities defined in China's national 14th five years plan and complementary with the Greater Bay Area Integration activities in the transport, environmental and energy areas.

• By working in partnership with local and international universities/research institutions, we further strengthen entrepreneurial thinking it integrate emerging technologies with new value chains and supporting the translation of academic research into products and services.

• It will thus address the Hong Kong paradox since it will capitalise on Hong Kong strong research base and find new innovative approaches to ensure a greener, more inclusive, safer and

smarter urban mobility system, developing an industry beyond professional services and Financial industry.

• It will blend a critical mass of excellent research, innovation, industry, education and training stakeholders, which would otherwise not unite.

• It adopts a cross-sectoral approach and therefore connects the different levels of responsibility from private entities to public administration – in particular at the local level – to the individual citizen.

• It requires transdisciplinary work involving different areas of knowledge, from hydrogen to aerospace and the development of new types of education, training and a new economy across the boundaries of disciplines.

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