I was honor that Mr. KW Chen (Senior Accreditation Officer, HKAS) accompany with Mr. Peter S. Unger (Chair of ILAC, President/CEO of A2LA) to visit Laboratories of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTPC) on 18th September 2012.
I would like to introduce ILAC and A2LA below.
International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) is a global level NGO formed by accreditation bodies for laboratories from different economies. It is an influential body governing the global practice of laboratory accreditation. ILAC first started as a conference in 1977 with the aim of facilitating trade by promoting cross-border acceptance of test and calibration results issued by accredited laboratories. ILAC administers a global mutual recognition arrangement (MRA) between laboratory accreditation bodies with the cooperation of regional cooperation of accreditation bodies, e.g., the Asia-Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region. The ILAC MRA is accepted by many government and non-government organizations as an indicator of reliable accreditation and credible test and calibration results. Currently, ILAC has 74 full members from 62 economies, 20 associate members, 18 affiliate members and 27 stakeholder members. Hong Kong Accreditation Service of the Innovation and Technology Commission of HKSARG is its full member as well as a signatory to its MRAs for both testing and calibration.
Solar simulation room
We took a photo in front of large temperature and humidity chambers.
After the laboratory visit, we went to the Green 18 building which was employed different environmental design. When we passed the Charles K. Kao Auditorium (also called Golden Egg), we took a photo for memory.
In the roof of Green 18, it was a garden. We could overview the science park.
(Photo: Mr. KW Chen and Mr. Mr. Peter S. Unger)
We also saw the progress of our Phase 3 development.
ILAC - https://www.ilac.org/
A2LA - http://www.a2la.org/
HKAS - http://www.itc.gov.hk/en/quality/hkas/about.htm
HKSTP Lab - http://lab.hkstp.org/default2.asp