The I&T land in San Tin Technopole will be allocated to enterprises to carry out research and development (R&D) and production activities. These enterprises may also call for co-location of research, production, staff accommodation and other facilities on the same site. Connected land parcels of different sizes, including some sizable ones, have been designed within the I&T Park to provide flexibility in allocation of land for I&T facilities of different scales (start-ups, leading tech firms), different I&T fields (life and health technology, artificial intelligence and data science, advanced manufacturing and new energy technology, etc.), and different stages of I&T value chain (upstream (R&D), midstream (prototype or application development) or downstream (manufacturing) processes).
In order to nurture a more complete I&T ecosystem, San Tin Technopole will have to cater for the land uses of different I&T fields and different stages of the I&T value chain, as well as the needs for talent accommodation and other supporting facilities. It is suggested to formulate a wider range of permitted uses which are compatible with each other for I&T land. Necessary restrictions if any (such as whether and how much talent accommodation may be allowed) may be imposed through administrative means (e.g. land grant conditions).