About The Awards
Outstanding Performance in Knowledge Transfer
The President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Knowledge Transfer (KT) was established to recognise, encourage and reward individual academic staff members or teams for transferring University-owned knowledge, expertise, know-how, skills or technology to society through outstanding, innovative and/or profitable KT activities/practices/cases/projects that lead to economic or social improvements; and/or for the academic, professional, social and policy impact of their KT activities/practices/cases/projects on education in the local, regional or international community. The Award committee considers evidence of excellence in KT across a variety of contexts, as listed below. The aim of the Award is to honour established individual academic staff members or teams who have demonstrated excellence in KT in the 2 years preceding the Award.
A selection panel chaired by Professor Stephen CHEUNG Yan-leung, President considered the nominees (whether nominated by others or self-nominated) for the Award. The other members of the panel were Ms Imma LING (lay Council member), Professor Gerard A. POSTIGLIONE (external member from a higher-education institution), Professor LUI Tai-lok, Vice President (Research and Development), Professor Dennis CHENG Kat-hung (academic staff member elected by and from the Academic Board), Dr Stephen CHOW Cheuk-fai (Director of Knowledge Transfer) and Dr Celeste YUEN Yuet-mui (recipient of the previous Knowledge Transfer Award).
The selection panel used the following criteria to assess the nominees:
- Success in securing competitive external KT grants/funding/donations/awards and implementing KT activities/practices/cases/projects in the capacity of Principal Investigator;
- Quality and quantity of their KT output;
- Transference of University-owned knowledge, expertise, know-how, skills or technology to society through outstanding KT activities/practices/cases/projects;
- Evidence of innovation, profit and/or economic or social improvements generated by their KT activities; and
- The academic, professional, social and policy impact of their KT activities on education in the local, regional or international community.