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The epochs of human civilization can be defined by the materials we have mastered, starting from the stone, bronze and iron ages at the beginning to the silicon age of recent days. Now, we are on the cusp of a new era of materials science innovation – the diamond age. From graphene electric vehicle batteries to waste water treatment to next-generation integrated circuits, diamond technologies are here to disrupt society in the coming decades.
— Michael Sung, on his TEDxWanChai talk titled 'Why Diamonds are Humanity's Best Friend'
Professor Michael Sung, Managing Director for CarbonBlue Innovations and an active early-stage investor, started and advised a number of successful ventures in the advanced materials and semiconductor industries.

Professor Michael Sung is a high-tech innovator and entrepreneur in the advanced materials and semiconductor industries, and actively consults for the HK and Shenzhen governments on tech transfer and commercialisation. He is the Managing Director for CarbonBlue Innovations, a tech transfer and investment platform to connect internationally-sourced innovation to China, particularly in the areas of smart hardware, industry 4.0, semiconductors, green energy, and new material technologies. He is also a board member of the HK Chapter of the International IP Commercialization Council, and an active early-stage investor as a partner / advisor in a number of VC and accelerator funds.

Professor Sung has adjunct / visiting scholar faculty positions at both the engineering and business schools at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, where he teaches and drives initiatives related to hi-tech entrepreneurship and innovation. He has received various awards for technology entrepreneurship including Jiangsu Province’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Talent People Program and MIT Enterprise Forum’s Most Visionary Technology Award. One of his projects on large-scale graphene manufacturing was recently selected for Google’s Solve for X Prize, the first project ever selected from China / HK.