Dr. Au-Yeung is a multi-disciplinary scholar & consultant in the fields of biotech, life science, engineering design, sustainability, social innovation and business strategies. She is currently the Innovation Director of Vitargent (International) Biotechnology Limited [series B financed], overseeing commercialization of technology transfer, intellectual property development, licensing practice, strategic collaborations, client engagement and technical account management; in the view of elevating food and skincare products biological safety standards worldwide.
Gigi received her B.Eng.(Hon1) from Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Product Design-Mechanical Engineering; and obtained her Ph.D. at age 26 from Singapore Nanyang Technological University [2017 QS World Rank #11] in Biomaterial-stem cell science for cardiac regeneration. She worked as a Project Officer for 5 years in Singapore and spent a half-year research attachment at Israel Institute of Technology-Technion.
After returning Hong Kong and prior to joining Vitargent, Gigi spent 1 year cofounded several eco-social related enterprise, at the same time being visiting lecturer at the Technological and Higher Education Institute and Hong Kong Polytechnic University; as well as consultant for numerous investment, skincare and biotech projects.
Involving also actively in community and youth development projects, her social dedication, academic achievement, research excellence and entrepreneurship spirit have been recognized by over 25 prestigious scholarships and awards, allowing her being reported or invited to be speaker at over 80 media and seminars.