To showcase the latest development and application of innovative research and sustainable solutions, Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA)’s Innovation and Technology Symposium 2015 was held on 7th July (Tuesday) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.  Leading researchers were able to share their breakthroughs, and business leaders will talk about their cutting edge solutions. The Symposium started with the keynote presentations in the morning; followed by six plenary sessions in the afternoon covering various topics in innovations in the textile industry like Multi-functional Textiles and Apparel, Wearable Technology, Advancement in Automation and Novel Technology for Sustainability.
One of the highlights of the event was the Technology Evaluation Agreement signing ceremony between Israeli company Argaman Technologies and HKRITA .  Earlier this year in February, a delegation of HKRITA, including the CEO Mr Edwin Keh, Chairman Dr. Harry Lee and Senior Research Manager Dr. Gloria Yao, visited Israel to learn about the nation’s innovation development; as well as to look for possible opportunities for partnership and collaboration. Argaman Technolgies is one of the innovative companies they got to meet during the visit.


Argaman Technologies specializes in the development of multi-performance textiles and fibre technologies. They use ultrasonic waves to blast natural compounds into fibers so that a permanent mechanical bond is formed between the compound and substrate. They also focus in the production of self-sterilising, flame-proof, multi-functional yarns and fabrics. The CEO of Argaman Technologies Mr.  Jeff Gabbay represented the company at the agreement signing ceremony that day. As HKRITA and of Argaman Technologies have already signed a non-disclosure agreement earlier, the signing of the Technology Evaluation Agreement signifies both sides will continue the process of evaluation; and furthermore, to negotiate possible ways of collaborations.