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SD X PLD Capital Strategic Partnership
MoU Signing Ceremony


We are thrilled to announce that PolyU Design and PLD Capital have entered into a strategic partnership through the signing of a MoU on 26th April 2023. The MoU sets out the framework for the parties to commercialize the innovations generated at PolyU within the Greater Bay Area region. The signing ceremony was successfully organized by SD Plus, and the MoU was signed by Prof Kun-pyo Lee, Dean of PolyU Design, and Dr KK Chan, Partner of PLD Capital Co. Ltd, witnessed by PolyU Design faculty including Design Lab Leaders and Research Centre Director and SD Plus Design Leads.


PLD Capital Co. Ltd is a young and dynamic Chinese venture capital firm founded in 2014, with teams of domestic and international experts located in various cities across China and Finland, focusing on projects with high-growth potential and "Hydrogen" related applications. PLD Capital prioritizes unbeatable investment returns for its investors while promoting sustainability through ESG policies. It joined the UN PRI in 2021and obtained a Trustee License, leading to the initiation of internationally recognized ESG policies in its portfolio projects. The company has achieved a record-high DPI 3.2 with three significant exits at the STAR board in Shanghai.


The MoU between PolyU Design and PLD Capital aims to facilitate further discussions between the parties for academic and cultural exchange, research collaboration, and project implementation in the Greater Bay Area region. The potential areas of collaboration include organizing an exhibition or developing a programme focusing on the concept of a cultural, design and digital future for educational purposes in the Greater Bay Area and connecting designers, entrepreneurs, and investors. We are excited to see the outcome of this partnership and the positive impact it will bring to the Greater Bay Area region.

Special thanks to the witnesses of the MoU Signing Ceremony:

Prof Henry Ma, Associate Dean (Resources and Infrastructure)

Dr Sylvia Liu, Assistant Dean (Academic Programmes)

Prof Stephen Wang, Director of Research Centre for Future (Caring) Mobility

Dr Anthony Kong, Co-Leader of Digital Entertainment Laboratory

Prof Kevin Denney, Leader of LKSDIL

Dr Tina Luximon, Leader of Asian Ergonomics Design Lab

Dr Gerhard Bruyns, Leader of Spatial Modelling & Urban Futures Lab

Mr Scott Chin, Principal Design Lead of SD+

Mr Dominic Leung, Design Lead of SD+

Mr Roberto Vilchis, Design Lead of SD+

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