The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is the largest government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong, with total student number of more than 32,000. As manifested in its motto “To learn and to apply, for the benefit of mankind”, PolyU connects education and research to the real world. Its applied research and innovations have been applauded and honored worldwide for meeting the evolving needs of society and making the world we live in a better place. PolyU maintains close partnerships with the industry in order to contribute directly to society with its expertise, state-of-the-art technologies and resources. Our recent efforts in establishing The First Greater Bay Area Biotechnology and Translational Medicine Collaboration Platform among the U.S., China, Guangdong – Hong Kong – Macau Greater Bay Area; PolyU – Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Life Sciences and Engineering R&D Platform; PolyU – Axis Therapeutics Joint Center for Immunotherapy and the PolyU - CR Life Science Joint Research Centres for Micro-Electronic Devices and Precision Medicine are poised to become high-impact collaborative initiatives in bringing about real impact in biotechnology to the society - locally, nationally and globally.