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Prof Alice Ngan
Director,
Special Projects Office of The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Ms Alice Ngan (顏文慧) has a rich and broad experience from the academia and business, experience that is unique and useful in bridging the academia with the industry. She was among the first group of managers in Hong Kong who managed intellectual property. She is the Director of the Special Projects Office of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). The latest success story is the winner of the Bronze Award and Audience Choice Award of the 2011 Wall Street Journal Asian Innovation Award, ACEHearingTM. Alice has been responsible for the administration of research projects, R&D contracts, intellectual property protection and technology transfer at CUHK. Technologies, covering a broad scope from life sciences to engineering disciplines, have been transferred to both local and international organizations. The operations that Alice has helped established include clinic, web-site company, even a GEM listed company in Hong Kong. CUHK has enjoyed a technology licence success rate of more than 30% over the years through the offices that Alice headed. Alice is also an Associate Professor of the School of Life Sciences at CUHK and enjoys sharing her expertise on the business aspects of technologies with the students.

Before joining CUHK, Alice managed the provision of electronic communications services for Cable & Wireless HKT. Prior to that, she was an executive with the Golden Harvest Group, an international entertainment corporation. Her responsibilities included the administration of contract, intellectual properties of films, video and movie distribution.

Alice graduated as an Ivey Scholar with an Executive MBA degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business of The University of Western Ontario. She received her Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences from Queen's University, Ontario, Canada. She is the Chairman of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) China - Hong Kong Sub-Chapter and is a Vice Chairman of the Life Science Committee of LES. She is a member of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). She has been invited to provide training at corporations as well as give talks in many international conferences. She has been regularly invited to brief official delegations from China on technology and intellectual property management issues.