The Croucher Foundation

The Croucher Foundation is an independent private foundation established by the late Noel Croucher in 1979 to promote the standard of the natural sciences, technology and medicine in Hong Kong. The work of the Foundation is organised into five broad areas:

- scholarships and fellowships for promising young Hong Kong scientists and medical doctors to pursue research overseas;
- research fellowships to enable scientists in Hong Kong to pursue their intellectual inclinations, and to engage in bold new work;
- conferences, workshops and collaborative research to facilitate the exchange of ideas between Hong Kong scientists and their counterparts overseas;
- demonstration lectures to promote a wider understanding of science among Hong Kong school students and undergraduate students; and
- support for any undergraduate student in Hong Kong experiencing sudden financial difficulty.

Noel Croucher entrusted the governance of his Foundation to the discretion of a Board of Trustees. Lord Todd, the Nobel Laureate and Master of Christ’s College, Cambridge was the founding President of the Foundation. The current Chairman is Professor Tak Wah Mak, a Fellow of the Royal Society, a foreign associate of the US National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and an internationally recognised pioneer in the fields of immunology and cancer research. Professor Mak took up the chairmanship of the Croucher Foundation in June 2011. The immediate past Chairman is Professor Yuet Wai Kan FRS.

[Source: http://www.croucher.org.hk/about-us ]

The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited


Founded in 1862, The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (Towngas) was Hong Kong's first public utility. Today, it is one of the largest energy suppliers in Hong Kong, operating with world-class corporate management and leading-edge business practices. For the past years, Towngas has been growing with Hong Kong, evolving from the simple gas company supplying fuel for street lamps to their current leading position in the energy industry in the greater China region.


A major reason for their success has been the reputation they have established over the years, enabling them to win the trust of the people of Hong Kong. Their core business in the territory consists of the production and distribution of gas, marketing and sale of gas, the sale of gas appliances, as well as comprehensive after-sales services. With a pipeline network consisting of more than 3,500km of gas pipes, they supply town gas to over 1.76 million customers in Hong Kong. Expanding their business horizons in recent years, they have diversified their business into telecommunications, building services, engineering and the new eco-energies, among many others.

Towngas moved into the gas business in mainland China in 1994. Currently, they have more than 150 projects, including piped city-gas projects, upstream and midstream developments, water and wastewater treatment schemes, natural gas filling stations, as well as new energy exploration and utilisation ventures, across 22 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions throughout the country.

[Source: http://www.towngas.com/eng/corp/abttg/overview/index.aspx ]

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