Call for Proposals - Batch 12 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:






Technical details of the pre-defined research topics:

Available upon expression of interest


Project Duration

Typically around 6 months (depending on project requirements)



Typically around HK$1 - 2 million per project (depending on the project nature and duration)


Application Procedure

- Faculty express their interest 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 the contents with the BDR R&D team.


Due Date of Expression of Interest

5 May 2023 17:00 or until the project is granted



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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 the University and Industry in research innovation and talent development, with a 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 commercialization in innovation and technology.


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