Entrepreneurship Academy

Entrepreneurship Academy

To foster an entrepreneurial culture and strengthen such pertinent skills in the University, the Technology Transfer Office initiated the Entrepreneurship Academy, under which eight workshops in Entrepreneurship were organized in each semester of 2010/11 for research staff, RPg students and alumni of related postgraduate programmes of the University. The invited speakers were either seasoned practitioners or academics specialising in entrepreneurship. The workshop series covered a range of topics at the core of entrepreneurship, focusing on integrating information and ideas from multiple perspectives in order to help participants recognize and gauge the critical factors in the commercialization process of innovations. They also provided plenty of networking opportunities for the speakers and participants. The Entrepreneurship Academy received an enthusiastic response from staff and RPg students, with over 100 participants in each semester. The excellent feedback evaluations received indicated that there is ample demand for entrepreneurship training in HKU. The Entrepreneurship Academy is expected to be held again in 2011/12.

Mr K O Chia, former Head of Walden International, and Director of Versitech Ltd gives his talk on Transforming Technologies into Entrepreneurs for the Entrepreneurship Academy.