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Dr K.C. Sum
Project Management Supervisor of ,
Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited (ASTRI)
Dr. K.C. Sum joined ASTRI in 2005. He is currently Head of Program Management Office responsible for program management and intellectual property management of the organization. He has developed over the past few years an in-house vetting process for potential patentable ideas. He has extensive experience in patent preparation and prosecution. His experience also includes licensing of patents, due diligence assessment of patent commercialization.

Prior to joining ASTRI, Dr. Sum was with the Innovation and Technology Commission of the Hong Kong SAR government responsible for managing various funding schemes under the Innovation and Technology Fund.

Dr. Sum was with the semi-conductor division of Hewlett Packard between 1997 and 2001 in Singapore focusing on development of communication products and image sensors.

Dr. Sum obtained his PhD degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Kent and MBA degree from the University of Manchester.