Automotive Platforms and Application Systems (APAS) R&D Centre was established in 2006 by the Innovation and Technology Commission of HKSAR Government and hosted by the Hong Kong Productivity Council. The Centre undertakes R&D programmes as well as commercialising R&D results in collaboration with industry, universities and technology institutes for the development of the APAS industry. Since its establishment, APAS R&D Centre has carried out over 100 R&D projects included a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Coach, 16-tonne Pure Electric Truck and Wireless Electric Vehicle Charger. To facilitate greater synergy and further enhance cost effectiveness, APAS is merged with and form part of the Hong Kong Productivity Council with effect from 1 Nov 2012.
- Develop R&D competencies in selected core technical areas
- Establish related network in China and overseas
- Collaborate with China and overseas R&D partners
- Promote R&D services and expand the user base