Call for Proposals - Batch 7 R&D Projects - HKUST-Bright Dream Robotics Joint Research Institute (HBJRI)


HKUST-Bright Dream Robotics Joint Research Institute (HBJRI) cordially invites HKUST faculty to express interest in the themes and topics released by the Guangdong Bright Dream Robotics Co. Ltd. (BDR), and submit project proposals.


This batch of call for proposals has the following Pre-defined research topics:


Pre-defined research topics:

1.    半固态铝模产品改进
       Improvements on the semi-solid casted aluminium formwork product

2.    适配6层装配式混凝土结构体系研究
       Investigation on the prefabricated concrete structure for constructing 6 storey buildings

3.    BIPV光伏屋顶研发
       Research and development of BIPV for application in buildings' rooftop

4.    机器人地砖薄贴施工成效分析
       Analysis of the effectiveness of thin paste construction of floor tiles by robot

Remarks: English versions of the topics are for reference only. In case of discrepancies, the Simplified Chinese version shall prevail.


Technical details of the pre-defined research topics:

Available upon expression of interest


Project Duration

Typically around 1 year (including R&D and acceptance testing by user; depending on project requirements)



Typically around HK$2 - 3.5 million per project (depending on project nature and duration)


Application Procedure

- Faculty express their interest by here. Details of the projects will then be released to those who show interest.

- HBJRI will facilitate communication between HKUST faculty and BDR R&D teams on the project’s research direction and technical specifications.

- Faculty can then submit a full proposal for panel selection and review after confirming contents with BDR R&D team.


Due Date of Expression of Interest

12 Jul 2021 17:00 or until the project is granted



Annie Kong                    +852 2358 8368

Joshua Leung             +852 2358 6164

Xavier Ho                          +852 3469 2573


About Guangdong Bright Dream Robotics Co. Ltd. (BDR)

Founded by Mr Yeung Kwok-Keung in 1992, Country Garden is a listed company in Hong Kong which has grown to become one of the Fortune Global 500s - an authoritative global company ranking.  Expanding its business to innovation and technology, Mr Yeung established BDR in July 2018.  BDR focuses on developing core robotics technologies and intelligent manufacturing through research and development on the autonomous systems, Internet of Things, AI, cloud computing, and big data platform, for ready deploying into various areas, such as construction, restaurant, smart community/living, smart agriculture, etc.


About HKUST-Bright Dream Robotics Joint Research Institute (HBJRI)

HBJRI has been established as a unique platform to strengthen the collaboration between University and Industry in research innovation and talent development, with focus on mutually interested areas including construction, robotics, artificial intelligence, big data, smart cities and smart living, thus supporting the transition of Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area into a knowledge-based economy through the development and commercialisation in innovation and technology. 

For more information about HBJRI, please email

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