Introduction & Mission

The Automotive Platforms and Application Systems (APAS) R&D Centre, established in 2006 and currently hosted by The Hong Kong Productivity Council since 2012, is funded by the Innovation and Technology Commission of the HKSAR Government.

APAS is committed to driving research and development in three key domains: Green Transportation, Smart Mobility, and Intelligent Systems. In collaboration with industries, universities, and technology institutes, the Centre actively engages in market-led R&D programs and commercialises its research outcomes. This concerted effort aims to enhance the capabilities and competitiveness of Hong Kong's automotive technology, encompassing various sectors, including foundation industries.

To become a leading automotive platforms and application systems R&D centre in the region and assist Hong Kong’s foundation industries to enter into or expand in the automotive market. The 3 major focus areas of APAS’ technology roadmap are –
(a) Green Transportation;
(b) Smart Mobility; and
(c) Intelligent Systems.


(a) Develop R&D competencies in selected core technical areas;
(b) Establish related networks in the Mainland and overseas;
(c) Collaborate with Mainland and overseas R&D partners;
(d) Promote R&D services and expand user base;
(e) Support HKSAR Government’s initiatives of smart city and new industrialisation.