Chief Executive appoints Advisory Committee on Innovation and Technology

     The Government announced today (April 1) the establishment of the Advisory Committee on Innovation and Technology.

     In March 2015, the Government announced that the Steering Committee on Innovation and Technology would be re-organised into the Advisory Committee, to be chaired by the Advisor to the Chief Executive on Innovation and Technology.

     The Advisory Committee will advise the Government on the strategic and developmental enhancements of innovation and technology (I&T) in Hong Kong, with a focus on making the best use of the advantages of "One Country" and "Two Systems" and further strengthening the co-ordination among the government, industry, academia and research sectors.

     In this regard, the Advisory Committee will discuss a range of topics including strategic social and economic goals, co-ordination and synergy among stakeholders, collaboration with the Mainland and other economies in I&T, means to attract I&T investments and development of the talent pool.

     Members of the Advisory Committee are drawn mainly from academia, industry and I&T-related organisations. They are appointed by the Chief Executive with immediate effect for a period of two years. The first meeting of the Advisory Committee will be held on April 15.

     The membership of the Advisory Committee is as follows:


Advisor to the Chief Executive on Innovation and Technology
Mr Nicholas W Yang

Ex-officio Members (4)

Chairman of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Mrs Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun

Chairman of the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited
Mr Wong Ming-yam

Chairman of the Hong Kong Productivity Council
Mr Clement Chen Cheng-jen

Chairman of the Research Grants Council
Professor Benjamin Wah Wan-sang

Non-official Members (23)

Mr Johnny Chan Kok-chung
Professor Tony Chan Fan-cheong
Mr Chan Yik-hei
Professor Roland Chin Tai-hong
Professor Ching Pak-chung
Mr Paul Chow Man-yiu
Dr Roy Chung Chi-ping
Professor Horace Ip Ho-shing
Professor Nancy Ip Yuk-yu
Mrs Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee
Dr Humphrey Leung Kwong-wai
Dr Simon Leung Lim-kin
Mr Victor Lo Chung-wing
Mr Ma Siu-leung
Dr Elizabeth Quat
Professor Joseph Sung Jao-yiu
Professor Timothy Tong Wai-cheung
Mr Denis Tse Tik-yang
Mr Frank Wang Tao
Ir Dr Jolly Wong Chun-kau
Ms Marjorie Yang Mun-tak
Mr Eric Yeung Chuen-sing
Mr Joseph Yu Shin-gay

Official Members (2)

Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Communications and Technology)

Commissioner for Innovation and Technology

Ends/Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Issued at HKT 16:00