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Students benefit from Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in China Summer Programme 2019

Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in China Summer Programme
18 Jul 2019
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The inaugural "Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in China" Summer Programme 2019, which took place in the Greater Bay Area of Mainland China from 23 June to 14 July, was successfully completed.

Aiming to gain a deeper understanding of economics, innovation and entrepreneurship in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area and to explore future career opportunities, 29 participants from the Faculty of Business and Economics, HKU and other top universities in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States and Mainland China participated in the CIEC programme held in Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong Province. The programme was led by FBE faculty members Mr. Joseph Chan and Dr. Jing Li. Mr. Chan and Dr. Li are the Director and Co-director of the CIEC Programme respectively.

After the Opening Ceremony held in HKU on 24 June, the group took lectures presented by innovative companies: Microsoft, Idea Intellectual Ltd., Hong Kong Design Centre, and Under Production Ltd. They learned about smart city development in the Greater Bay Area, patent regulations, design thinking process and the current landscapes of social enterprises in Hong Kong. Besides, the students visited corporates and organisations including Cocoon, DHL Central Asia Hub, Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing Ltd., Hong Kong Science and Technology Park and The Mills.

The group continued their journey in Zhuhai, China on June 28, and visited several fast-growing local firms there. In a day trip to Macau on the next day, students visited the Sands China and learned about recent developments of Macau's entertainment industry, followed by the lecture by Professor Glenn James McCartney from the University of Macau.

Their excursion also included exploring cities of Guangzhou, Huizhou and Shenzhen and visits to renowned companies including Alibaba, China Resources Group, Chow Tai Fook, E Fund, Huawei, Konka, Lee Kum Kee, LN Hotel and TusStar. Students took the opportunity to visit the Shenzhen Industrial Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition. They were also briefed by the representatives from Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of Culture, Sports and Tourism on the history and future development of the Greater Bay Area.

The three-week summer programme was concluded by the Business Innovation Competition, which aims to consolidate the experience and knowledge acquired from all the intensive lectures and corporate visits. Students in seven teams pitched their business solutions to the judging panel, and were presented prizes to recognise their creative ideas.

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Details of the winning teams:

Champion

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Dr. Derek Chan, Associate Dean (Undergraduate) (second from the left), Mr. Joseph Chan (first from the right) and Dr. Jing Li (first from the left) presented the Champion Award to the team.

Team members:

Mingrui Fan, McGill University, Undergraduate Year 3    

Jingwen Fang, The University of Hong Kong, Undergraduate Year 1   

Ka Hung Mok, The University of Hong Kong, Undergraduate Year 1    

Ming Yan Wan, Australian National University, Undergraduate Year 1 

Business Idea: Online food delivery platform with meals prepared by skillful elderly

 

1st Runner-up

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Ms. Gloria Leung from Proactive Think Tank Ltd. (first from the right) together with Mr. Chan and Dr. Li presented to the 1st Runner-up team.

Team members:

Sum Ming Leung, The University of Hong Kong, Undergraduate Year 1

Yimeng Li, University of Toronto, Undergraduate Year 1

Chenrui Ma, The University of Hong Kong, Undergraduate Year 1

Zhangbowen Zhong, The University of British Columbia, Undergraduate Year 2

Chin Hei Zhou, The University of Hong Kong, Undergraduate Year 1

Business Idea: Entrepreneurship matching platform that introduces new employment and entrepreneurship opportunities to elderly

 

2nd Runner-up

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Ms. Manna Chong from HKU iDendron (first from the right) together with Mr. Chan and Dr. Li presented to the 2nd Runner-up team.

Team Members:

Luana Yue Fen Choo, The University of Hong Kong, Undergraduate Year 2

Xinyu Wang, The University of Hong Kong, Undergraduate Year 1

Yu-Ting Betty Xiong, The University of British Columbia, Undergraduate Year 2

Yuli Zhang, Shanghai International Studies University

Business Idea: Online travel planning platform with AI tour guide that provides recommendations to travelers.

 

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The Faculty would like to extend our gratitude to the following organisations and individuals for their support to the CIEC programme:

Comapny Visits (Company Name in Alphabetical Order)

Hong Kong

Antzknow

Cocoon

DHL Express

Hong Kong Design Centre

Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing Ltd.

Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation

Idea Intellectual Ltd.

iDendron

Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Government of the HKSAR

Microsoft Hong Kong Ltd.

Planto

The Mills

Under Production Ltd.

 

Macau and Mainland China

Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund

China Resources Group

China Resources Land Ltd.

China Resources Sanjiu Medical & Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Co., Ltd.

Commerce Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality

E Fund Management Co., Ltd.

Goldpac Group Ltd.

Guangzhou LN International Hospitality Management Co., Ltd.

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Kimka Creative Valley

Konka Group

Lee Kum Kee Group

LKK Health Products Group

Proactive Think Tank Ltd.

Sands China Ltd.

Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of Culture, Sports, Tourism, Radio and Television

SocialFace

TusStar

Zhuhai Hengqin New Area Administrative Committee

Zhuhai Lcola Technology Co. Ltd.

 

Guest Lectures (Surname in Alphabetical Order)

Ms. Margaret Burke, Registered US Patent Attorney, Idea Intellectual Ltd.

Mr. Oliver Hou, Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of Culture, Sports, Tourism, Radio & Television

Mr. Yong He, Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of Culture, Sports, Tourism, Radio & Television

Dr. Edmund Lee, Executive Director, Hong Kong Design Centre

Professor Glenn James McCartney, Associate Dean (Curriculum & Teaching) and Associate Professor in Integrated Resort and Tourism Management, Faculty of Business Administration, University of Macau

Mr. Fred Sheu, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Hong Kong Ltd.

Ms. Cindy Suen, Co-founder and Director, Under Production Ltd.

Mr. Sam Yip, Registered US Patent Attorney, Idea Intellectual Ltd.