Before the ceremony, all guests took a photo with President Prof. Way Kuo.
I met EngD cohort Dr. Peter Ho and Dr. Raymond Leung as well as Prof. K. B. Chan (Chairman, SMT) and took a photo for memory.
Science Park colleagues also supported the event and we took a photo for memory.
(Left: I, Mr. Wilson Chan, Ms. Winky Lau and Ms. Maggie Mak (Executive Office, KTO, CityU))
The ceremony would held outside the AC3 building and all guest seat in the front row.
(Right: Mr. David Ai, Prof. KB Chan, Prof. Way Kuo, Dr. Lo Wai Kwok, Mr. Herman Hu, Mr. Peter Mok, …etc.)
In the beginning, Prof. Way Kuo said we had launch the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) yesterday which pushed original innovation and then launch CityU Innopreneurship Ecosystem to bring inside campus innovation to outside innovation. Prof. Kuo told us there were three missions of CityU Innopreneurship Ecosystem below:
i) Help youth entrepreneur how to realize their idea
ii) Build up a ecosystem through partnership with HKSTP
iii) Commit the resource such as seed funding
Mr. Herman Hu (Council Chairman, CityU) gave an opening speech. He said Innopreneurship was a new term which combined from Innovation and entrepreneurship. Moreover, CityU had focused on Innovation and Knowledge Transfer. He was looking forward more successful entrepreneur stories in near future.
Mr. David Ai (Director of Knowledge Transfer Office, CityU) then introduced the CityU Innopreneurship Ecosystem to us. He said “CityU innovation is unique because the ecosystem is unique which linked the discovery and commercialization inside and outside the classroom.” CityU Innopreneurship Ecosystem has 5 component named “I” “I” “123”.
I – Innovation Common
I – Incubator
1, 2, 3 are funding scheme indicated money support as easy as 1, 2, 3. The funding included SEEDS (Student Early Entrepreneurship Development Scheme), TSSSU (Technology Start-up Support Scheme for Universities) and CityUE Investment Fund (CityU Enterprise Investment Fund). Those funds would help student step by step to realize their dream.
Finally, Mr. Ai created a slogan “I I 1 2 3, Innopreneurship for Me!”
After that all representatives took a group photos and launched the ceremony through throwing their hats away.
At the end, three CityU graduates, who also were Innopreneurs, shared their experience on startup and thank for CityU programmes (such as CityU App Lab training), Science Park’s IncuTech Program and CityU KTO assistant (such as Business Model), etc.
After that we enjoy light buffet and continuous discussion.
I took some photos with Incubation Program Team.
Photo with Mr Herman Hu (Council Chairman, CityU)
(Left: Mr. Peter Mok, Dr. Peter Ho, Ms. Alice So (Senior Manager – Entrepreneurship Centre, Cyberport), Prof. Gregg Li, Dr. Raymond Leung and I)
(Left: Mr. Peter Mok, Mr. David Ai, Dr. Davy Lo (Member of Board, ASTRI), I and Dr. Yue Xiaodong (Asso. Professor, Dept., Applied Social Sciences, CityU)).
I also took a photo with my old friend Dr. Victor Lau (Technology Transfer Officer, KTO, CityU).
CityU Knowledge Transfer Office - http://www.cityu.edu.hk/kto/index.aspx?id=PG-1200005
The Launch Ceremony of CityU Innopreneurship Ecosystem - http://www.cityu.edu.hk/kto/index.aspx?id=PG-1200052&event_id=EV-1500028
HKSTP Incubation Program – http://www.hkstp.org/en-US/Services-Programmes/Incubation-Programme/Overview.aspx