Neuron Officially Launches its Building Digitalisation Offering in Hong Kong

Sep 6, 2023 | Hong Kong

Neuron Officially Launches its Building Digitalisation Offering in Hong Kong – Providing Hope to Building Owners and Managers Looking for Real (Estate) Change

Neuron Digital Group, which is offering an AI-supported ‘Digital Brain for Smart Buildings’, has now officially launched its full suite of digitalisation products and services for the built environment. With Neuron solutions installed, old and new buildings will experience cost savings, increased occupant comfort, reduced carbon footprint and improved ESG reporting. Neuron is positioned to be the ‘Digital Transformer of the Built Environment’!

Real estate is one of the least digitalised sectors in the world, leaving a lot of room for improvement. Increasingly, building owners and managers realise they need digital transformation to stay competitive, by achieving both cost savings and user satisfaction, while pursuing aggressive decarbonisation objectives.

After 18 months of development, Neuron Digital Group now offers a full-stack digital product optimised for the most advanced Smart Buildings. The technology is based on an open cloud-based integrated platform with modular offerings on IoT neural networks, energy optimisation, digital twin modelling, asset management and ESG reporting. The Neuron solutions and packaged products will enable buildings, old and new, to undergo digital transformation at their own pace and at affordable costs.

Fast Expansion to More Than 100 Buildings in Hong Kong

The award-winning company, which is a joint venture between Arup, a world-leading consulting firm for the built environment, and Venturous Group, the Citytech™ Group, has gained momentum in meeting Hong Kong’s pent-up building digitalisation demand. Since the beginning of this year, it has quickly grown its customer base, and significantly increased the number of Neuron-powered buildings and IoT devices installed.

The basic, yet unique, premise behind Neuron’s market share is its approach to data and technology. It represents the new generation of property technology, offering its users:

  • Open platform
  • Open data
  • Open application
  • Open analytics

A case in point would be one of its first landmark projects in Quarry Bay – Hong Kong’s first AI-controlled buildings. Neuron was the Smart Building consultant and implementer of the digital platform to enable BIM Asset Management, big data analysis and AI model development for energy savings and predictive maintenance.

Smart Building Certification? Talk to Neuron!

In the area of Smart Building certification, the Neuron platform has taken the market by storm as many clients have successfully obtained a platinum Smart Building certification in Hong Kong, such as the SmartScore certification. The process is made so easy by the use of a Smart Building Platform like Neuron. That is no mean feat for a certification in such a high regard and demand.

The company is focused on capturing the Hong Kong market, but discussions are already ongoing with interested parties in mainland China, Singapore, Thailand, Japan and other countries. The market potential is significant since the Neuron platform can be applied to all commercial, industrial and government real estate sectors, be it office buildings, industrial buildings, hospitals, schools, theme parks and infrastructure projects.

A Landmark Official Launch Event

At a recent launch event in Hong Kong, more than 150 people had gathered to celebrate Neuron’s launch. They also experienced the latest offerings from Neuron first hand. Many of the city’s real estate players were there to find out how Neuron can help in their digital transformation.

Mr Thomas Pang, acting CEO of Neuron Digital Group, says, “The digitalisation of the built environment will benefit all of us. After having been successfully incubated by Arup for prestigious property developers, Neuron managed to shift its focus towards servicing the entire building spectrum. Neuron will contribute to “making our land greener” by further developing innovative products and working with diverse property market participants. I would like to thank both of Neuron’s ‘parents’ – Arup and Venturous Group – for their vision, know-how and support with their brand names, prestigious clientele, and technological, management and financial resources.

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Cisco and Neuron: Strategic Partnership for Sustainable Building Technology

Cisco and Neuron: Strategic Partnership for Sustainable Building Technology

Jan 13, 2023 | Hong Kong

Cisco Hong Kong and Neuron Digital Group announced their strategic partnership to accelerate smart buildings and properties in Hong Kong. Our cloud-based solutions foster property technology development and help enterprises achieve sustainability goals.

This cooperation combines Cisco’s smart building solutions with Neuron’s open data cloud platform. Through the environmental data collected by Cisco Meraki’s smart devices, such as smart sensors and cameras, Neuron’s cloud platform will analyze the data and visualize the analysis results. The analysis provides optimization suggestions for property management and operation teams, including energy management, indoor air quality, space utilization, and workplace safety, enabling enterprises to reduce operating costs, utilize spaces and resources, and reduce carbon emissions, thus creating a sustainable working and operating model.

Sustainability has become an important strategic consideration for enterprises, and technology is an indispensable part. Through the cooperation with Neuron, Cisco will be able to provide enterprises with more comprehensive and integrated data analysis on their spaces so they can make more informed decisions that improve operational efficiency and employee satisfaction while achieving their sustainability goals,” said Wilson Ching, General Manager of Cisco Hong Kong and Macau.

In order to achieve the building decarbonization, the digitalization of property management is an inevitable process. The strategic partnership between Neuron and Cisco will bring more complete smart property solutions to enterprises, from software to hardware, from data to analysis. Enterprises can easily manage all properties and assets through a unified platform, and realize the digital transformation of property management,” said David Chiu, Director of Neuron Digital Group.

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Neuron Digital Group, a joint venture between Arup and Venturous Group to redefine and digitalise the built environment, is launched and fully operational

Neuron Digital Group, a joint venture between Arup and Venturous Group to redefine and digitalise the built environment, is launched and fully operational

Apr 8, 2022 | Hong Kong

Neuron Digital Group, a joint venture between Arup and Venturous Group to redefine and digitalise the built environment, is launched and fully operational


Arup, a leading global built environment consultant, and Venturous Group, China’s first Citytech™ Group, have jointly launched Neuron Digital Group (“Neuron”) in a quest to make buildings smarter. Neuron will leverage the power of data and technology to decarbonise building assets and facilitate the transformation towards digital property management.

Buildings are one of the least digitalised sectors in the world. They use 30% of the world’s energy and contribute 28% of global carbon dioxide emissions, according to the International Energy Agency. With the unique domain knowledge and competencies of Arup and Venturous Group, Neuron is in the best position to develop a powerful technology platform for smart and sustainable buildings.

Originally incubated by Arup, utilising its world-leading domain knowledge in the built environment, Neuron embraces data technology to serve modern-day buildings, including energy management, tenant wellness and satisfaction, automation and indoor air quality. It will also help reduce maintenance costs and equipment downtime, and optimise asset management. The Neuron solutions have been implemented in different projects in Asia, resulting in a significant improvement in building energy and operation efficiency. With Venturous Group’s capital, strategy and technology capabilities, Neuron will further develop into a cloud-based integrated technology platform with Digital Twin, AI and big data capabilities that will meet the needs of building owners, operators and users.

Dr. Andy Lee, Co-Chairman of Neuron and East Asia Chief Operating Officer of Arup, said: “Neuron is a powerful demonstration of our commitment to a sustainable future. It offers a systematic approach to decarbonising the built environment by unlocking the potential of data and technology. With this joint venture, we aim to scale up the accessibility and usability of Neuron via cloud platforms, facilitating the industry to accelerate the journey to net zero.”

Mr. Benson Tam, Co-Chairman of Neuron and Founder & Chairman of Venturous Group, said: “Neuron is proudly a ‘child of Hong Kong’. We are so excited to launch it here. Neuron is an infrastructure key to Smart Cities, which is at the core of our firm’s mission. At Venturous Group we not only invest, but also build and operate Citytech. Neuron is a perfect example of what we can achieve together with best-in-class, long-term strategic partners such as Arup.”

Headquartered in Hong Kong, Neuron is already serving several prominent clients in the local market. With a global reach, Neuron has won numerous domestic as well as international innovation and environmental awards to date. Neuron will continue to work in close collaboration with Arup to broaden its service offerings for the built environment, both in breadth and depth. The company also has plans to expand from its research and development base in Hong Kong and establish operating hubs in mainland China and other key leading Smart Cities in the region.

On a final note, Mr. Thomas Pang, the acting CEO of Neuron, added: “At Neuron, we are thrilled by the launch and optimistic about our future. Apart from the support from Arup and Venturous Group, we are encouraged by the enthusiasm shown by our clients and business partners.”

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About Neuron Digital Group
Neuron Digital Group is a technology company that focuses on the development and application of the best available technologies for the built environment with an emphasis on efficiency, sustainability and ESG principles. The Neuron platform is the future technology infrastructure that makes buildings smart by using a powerful digital brain and an open platform for integration.

About Arup
Dedicated to sustainable development, Arup is a collective of 16,000 designers, advisors and experts working across 140 countries. Founded to be both humane and excellent, we collaborate with our clients and partners using imagination, technology and rigour to shape a better world.

About Venturous Group
Venturous Group is China’s first Citytech™ Group. Powering Smart City economies, it is an investor, business builder and operator of Smart Citytech infrastructure companies. Creating value by transforming the future of city living, Venturous leverages the latest deep Citytech, strategic partnerships and digital transformation to make cities more liveable, sustainable and productive, in China and beyond.

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For more information

Ms. Vicki Ng, Neuron Digital Group

Ms. Jerman Cheung, Arup

Mr. Johan Riddergard, Venturous Group