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7 May 2018

CUHK Entrepreneur Day 2018 – A CUHK Fiesta of Innovation and CreativityAll are Welcome

7 May 2018

‘CUHK Entrepreneur Day 2018’, presented by The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Alumni Torch Fund, will be held on 11 – 12 May, 2018 on campus. This two-day event will feature a series of entrepreneurial talks, an exhibition, a competition and a newly introduced ‘Innovation Demo Area’. This year, Professor Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK, and Alumnus Xu Li, CEO of SenseTime, will be the keynote speakers at the event’s opening ceremony. Members of the public are welcome, free. 

Opening ceremony and keynote speeches

The opening ceremony will be held on 11 May. Professor Rocky S. Tuan will give his first academic lecture since  assuming office in January and give the audience his views on the development of biomedical engineering in Hong Kong. Alumnus Xu Li, the CEO of the highest valued artificial intelligence (AI) start-up in the world, SenseTime, will deliver a speech on the future development of AI technology.

New Element: ‘Innovation Demo Area’

The ‘Innovation Demo Area’ is a newly introduced element where enterprises and start-ups will showcase their innovative products. These will range through the creative application of facial recognition technology, a mobile payment demonstration, AR/VR technology applications, innovative medical devices, to mobile apps and games. 

Exhibition of Innovation and Creativity

There will be a large-scale exhibition showcasing more than 50 CUHK start-up projects covering the fields of biomedical engineering, AI, fintech, big data, mobile app development, creative marketing, education and the arts. 

The 2nd CUHK Entrepreneurship Competition

The semi-final and final of the 2nd CUHK Entrepreneurship Competition will be held on 11 and 12 May respectively. 12 start-up teams of CUHK will compete for the championship and the chance to sign a MOU with investors. 


Three seminars will be conducted by prominent alumni, on the themes of entrepreneurial experience sharing, forecasting of future development trend, and advice for start-ups on attracting investors. 

Details of “CUHK Entrepreneur Day 2018”


11-12 May 2018 (Fri & Sat)


G/F, Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK, Shatin
(near University Station Exit D)

Opening Ceremony:

11:00 am – 12:30 pm, 11 May (Fri)
Lecture Theatre 1, Yasumoto International Academic Park
Ceremony Guests:
    Professor Dennis K.P. Ng,  Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President of CUHK
    Mr. Chen Yee Donald JP, Deputy Head of Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office
    Mr. Stephen Liang, Assistant Executive Director of Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Keynote speakers:

  • Professor Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK
  • Alumnus Dr. Xu Li, CEO of SenseTime

About CUHK Entrepreneur Day

CUHK Entrepreneur Day is an entrepreneurship event organised by the CUHK Alumni Torch Fund (the Fund). Founded in 2014, the Fund aims to promote a caring culture among CUHK alumni and is particularly set up to help young CUHK alumni to strengthen their competitive advantages and exposure to entrepreneurial opportunities. 

The event is co-organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the Centre for Entrepreneurship, Office of Research and Knowledge Transfer Services, the Centre for Innovation and Technology and CUHK Alumni Entrepreneurs Association. It also receives support from the Alumni Affairs Office, CUHK Convocation and the Federation of Alumni Associations of CUHK. 

Driven by CUHK-ers’ entrepreneurial spirit, the event features a wide range of activities and provides a one-stop information and exchange platform for CUHK students and graduates, experienced entrepreneurs from the circle of CUHK alumni, and the general public.