27. 03. 2021    ISSUE 29

I·CARE and InnoPreneur

As one of the members of the CUHK Entrepreneurs Alliance *, this Centre puts efforts into organising activities on social innovation in order to further the establishment of a quality platform for the exchange of entrepreneurial information among CUHK members.  In this context, this Centre has recently benefitted from InnoPort, which is operated by the Office of Research and Knowledge Transfer Services, to offer startup support services to the awarded teams of the I·CARE’s Social Enterprise Startup Scheme and S.I. Leadership Award Scheme.

Adjacent to the University MTR Station, InnoPort is equipped with a wide range of facilities which include co-working space, seminar rooms, conference rooms and exhibition area so as to provide all-round support for the CUHK activities on innovation and entrepreneurship.  The support consists of, inter alia, allowing the startup teams nominated by this Centre to register as users of InnoPort and receive professional consultation services from the Office of Research and Knowledge Transfer Services e.g. protection and licensing of intellectual property, contracts and legal advices, etc.

The Social Enterprise Startup Scheme was launched by this Centre in 2015-16 to nurture CUHK students and young alumni to become impactful entrepreneurs.  This scheme encourages participants to make good use of their expertise to establish or expand their social enterprises.  Participants will be paired up with mentors, who are people with great achievement in specific industries, to obtain from them valuable advice and practical skills of running an enterprise, as well as to be guided by them to widen personal network.  Regarding the S.I. Leadership Award Scheme, it was launched by the Yunus Social Business Centre at CUHK, which is an affiliate of this Centre.  Through training, mentorship and competition, this scheme encouraged participants to form teams to implement their social business initiatives which help alleviate poverty.  So far, the scheme has funded eight teams, but it is now on the shelf.

For enquiries on the Social Enterprise Startup Scheme, please contact Mr. Ng of this Centre at 3943 9249 (Tel) or enoch.ng@cuhk.edu.hk (Email).  If you would like to obtain more information about the InnoPort, please click here to visit its webpage.


* About CUHK Entrepreneurs Alliance

Initiated by CUHK Alumni Torch Fund, the Alliance aims to cluster together all related University units and alumni groups to drive the growth of CUHK entrepreneurship and innovation.  In addition to CUHK Alumni Torch Fund and this Centre, members of the Alliance include Office of Research and Knowledge Transfer Services, Alumni Affairs Office, Center for Entrepreneurship, Centre for Innovation and Technology, Pre-Incubation Centre, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor Programme, CUHK Shenzhen Research Institute Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hub, CUHK Alumni Entrepreneurs Association and CUHK Convocation.

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I·CARE Achievers Programme - Screening cum Sharing Session on “I Still Remember”

I·CARE Cross-generational Integration Programme: Topics Wanted

Mother Nature Rocks (2nd Tour): Open for Enrolment

A Walk in Community with I·CARE (1st Session): Open for Enrolment

Social Enterprise Startup Scheme: Progress Update

3rd Round of Social Service Projects Scheme: Open for Application

Training Activities on Running Social Service

“Fitness x Mentorship” Scheme: Progress Update

I·CARE Hong Kong Cultural Tours Project: Progress Update

Subtitled Versions of University Lecture on Civility: More Available

CUHK Bridge to China Team: Recognition Received

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