Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) was founded by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2000 with the mission of enhancing Hong Kong’s competitiveness through applied research. ASTRI’s core R&D competence in various areas is grouped under four Technology Divisions: Trust & AI Technologies; Communications Technologies; IoT Sensing & AI Technologies; and Integrated Circuits & Systems. It is applied across six core areas which are Smart City, Financial Technologies, New Industrialization & Intelligent Manufacturing, Digital Health, Application Specific Integrated Circuits; and Metaverse.