Member of the Board, Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals (ATTP)
Chair, Asia Sub-Committee, Internal Strategy Committee, AUTM
Immediate Past Secretary-General, International Strategic Technology Alliance (ISTA)
Former Director, Institute for Entrepreneurship, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Dr Alwin Wong had been a key driver for tech transfer at the Hong Kong PolyU overseeing university-wide knowledge transfer initiatives, addressing needs and interests in industrial partnership, innovation, technology commercialization and entrepreneurship both locally and internationally for over 20 years until 2020. Prior to joining the academia, he was in the business of turnkey transfer of technology and production facilities under China’s “four modernizations” campaign. Throughout his career, Dr Wong had been responsible for pioneering a number of joint ventures in Chinese mainland across various industrial landscapes ranging from manufacturing to IT operations.
In recent years, Alwin has focused much of his development work in connection with China’s regional innovation policies and ecosystems, with emphasis in professional tech transfer practices and university-industry collaboration. Notably, he served as the immediate past secretary-general of the International Strategic Technology Alliance (ISTA ) comprised of 31 top league universities in China and abroad for advancing technology transfer management and university-industry collaboration; and was engaged by regional Science & Technology Associations, Bureaus and Industry-University-Research Collaborative bodies in various non-executive capacities.
At the global scene, he is the sub-committee chair of AUTM international strategy committee for the East Asia region, and a board member of the Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals (ATTP ).
Alwin was educated as a chemical engineer with Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Science degrees from Queen’s University in Canada, and was awarded an MBA at Strathclyde in UK, and DBA at University of Newcastle in Australia as he progressed in his career.