PolyU Technology and Consultancy Company Limited
Founded in 1996, PolyU Technology and Consultancy Company Limited (PTeC) is the strategic professional service arm of PolyU. PTeC provides one-stop consultancy and knowledge transfer services to the private sector, government institutions and non-profit making organisations. By partnering with PTeC or soliciting its consultancy services, industries can leverage on PolyU's rich knowledge base for business success and sustainability.
PTeC taps into the vast expertise of 1,200+ dedicated and talented academic staff members across 29 disciplines at PolyU, to offer first-class professional consultancy services that facilitate higher productivity and global competitiveness among enterprises. PolyU’s state-of-the-art equipment and resources are also instrumental for companies to harness success.
To demonstrate PTeC’s professionalism and its commitment to service quality, PTeC has developed and implemented a quality management system that earned PTeC the accreditation of ISO9001 in January 2005. It marks PTeC as the first university consultancy arm in Hong Kong to receive such accreditation and further reinforces its position as a top-notch consultancy service provider.
Limin Endowed Young Scholar positions were established with donations from PTeC. The Chinese characters “Limin” (利民), literally “to benefit the people”, are taken from PolyU’s motto “To learn and to apply, for the benefit of mankind 開物成務 勵學利民”. The naming thus reflects the objective to benefit society through knowledge transfer.
Dr Tommy Wei
Dr Tommy Wei earned his bachelor’s degree from Fudan University in 2009, and his master’s and PhD degrees in architectural engineering from The Pennsylvania State University in 2011 and 2015 respectively. He joined PolyU as an Assistant Professor in 2015 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2020. Currently also the Director of Colour, Imaging, and Metaverse Research Centre of PolyU, Dr Wei has strong interest in researching the fundamentals of colour science, revealing the underlying mechanisms in the human visual system in response to light and colour stimuli. His significant research findings gave rise to collaborations with world-leading high-tech companies to develop solutions and algorithms applied to imaging systems on cameras, displays, smartphones and drones; lighting systems and metaverse-related systems, such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality. Many of his research outcomes are used in production lines and turned into real products on the market, greatly enhancing the daily life of the people at large. With remarkable contributions to the scientific world, his research works have been supported by Hong Kong Research Grant Council and National Science Foundation of China. Dr Wei received the Google Research Scholar Award in 2021 and was awarded China’s Excellent Young Scientists Fund in 2022. Dr Wei is currently the national representative in Commission Internationalede I'Eclarirage (CIE) Division 1 and 8, and the Vice Chairman of CIE (Hong Kong). He also serves as an Associate Editor of Journal of the Optical Society of America A (Optics, Imaging Science and Vision), and Color Research and Application.