Leaping into the future with CUHK entrepreneurs
CUHK Entrepreneur Day 2022 showcases the achievements of diverse entrepreneurial ecosystems
Organised by The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Torch Fund, the CUHK Entrepreneur Day 2022 was held on 23 and 24 September 2022 at CUHK’s Yasumoto International Academic Park. With the theme of Leaping into the Future with CUHK Entrepreneurs, this year’s event was packed with a wide range of exciting programmes, including online and physical entrepreneurship exhibitions, an interactive display zone for entrepreneurial projects, thematic seminars, master classes for entrepreneurship and many more. There are also two new programmes, matching entrepreneurship talents and providing one-on-one business consulting, which enable teachers, students and alumni to inspire each other on their journey of innovation and entrepreneurship.
The opening ceremony of the CUHK Entrepreneur Day 2022 was opened at a special ceremony on 23 September 2022. Distinguished guests included Professor Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK; alumnus Mr Sunny Chai Ngai-chiu, Chairman of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation; alumnus Mr Chan Sai-ming, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited; and Mr Stephen Liang, Assistant Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). Professor Philip Chiu, Director of the Multi-Scale Medical Robotics Center, one of CUHK’s six InnoHK research centres, and Associate Dean (External Affairs) of the CUHK’s Faculty of Medicine, also delivered a seminar on innovative surgical robots describing the current applications of surgical robots and promoting the growth and development of innovative research.
Reflecting on the event Professor Rocky Tuan said, “Innovation and entrepreneurship is an increasingly important part of what makes CUHK special. This event is a fantastic opportunity for faculty members, students and alumni who are interested in starting a business to learn from our network of successful entrepreneurs and expand their network of investors. Showcasing iconic CUHK success stories such as AI unicorns SenseTime and SmartMore, this signature event is all about sparking the inspiration of entrepreneurship far and wide across our campus community”.
CUHK Entrepreneurship Competition: Eight finalists compete for the championship
The finals of the sixth CUHK Entrepreneurship Competition saw eight finalists presenting their research and development ideas. A total of HK$100,000 will be awarded to the winner and the first and second runners-up. To boost the competition’s recognition, the The event is introducing a people’s choice award this year, with voting open to online participants and physical attendees. Outstanding competitors will be invited to join the Hong Kong Science & Technology Park’s IDEATION, providing entrepreneurs more support in pursuit of their entrepreneurial dreams. A brief introduction of the top eight entrepreneurial concepts and their projects can be found at: https://youtu.be/ZOhABoXz2c4. For more information about the CUHK Entrepreneur Day 2022, please visit https://cuhkeday2022.com.