PRAISE-HK Launching Ceremony

Group photo for launching ceremony

Phase 1 stage for the PRAISE-HK App has been officially launched on 21 Jun 2019 in HKUST main campus. Officiating guests on the day included Mr. Tse Chin-wan, Under Secretary for the Environment; Mr. Patrick Humphris, Head of Communications, Asia-Pacific, HSBC; Prof. Rashid Shaikh, Director of Science, Health Effects Institute; Prof. John Chai, Vice-Chairman, Council, HKUST; Prof. Lionel Ni, Provost, HKUST; Prof. Christine Loh, Chief Development Strategist, Institute for the Environment, HKUST; Prof. Jimmy Fung, Director of the Institute for the Environment, HKUST; and Prof. Alexis Lau, Project coordinator & Principal investigator of PRAISE-HK, HKUST.

The launching ceremony began with a new App trailer that gives us an idea how the PRAISE-HK App works.

Prof. Ni (HKUST), Mr. Tse (Environment Bureau) and Mr. Humphris (HSBC) then delivered opening speeches, showing tremendous support and sharing their expectations on the PRAISE-HK project.


In the Launching Ceremony, all officiating guests joined hands and “turned” the 8 key components and technologies into “PRAISE-HK”.

At the Smart-City Forum, PRAISE-HK Project Coordinator and Principle Investigator, Prof. Alexis Lau, introduced the state-of-the-art technologies of PRAISE-HK.

Dr. Gayle Hagler from United States Environmental Protection Agency shared her insights on how scientific data and intelligence help people manage their personal air pollution exposure.

Director of Science from Health Effects Institute, Dr. Rashid Shaikh, talked about air pollution exposure and its impact on health.

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