The CityU Industrial and Business Leaders Circle (Leaders Circle) explored collaboration opportunities at a luncheon seminar on 21 July at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) with CityU’s representatives introducing the Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF) and the Company Consultancy Project. More than 50 business leaders and guests attended the event.
In his welcome address, Dr John Chan Chun-tung, Co-Convenor of the Steering Committee of the Leaders Circle, said the luncheon, the second gathering of the Leaders Circle, not only served to strengthen communication among industrial and business leaders and CityU, but also helped solicit resources for student learning, as well as boosted the enterprises productivity, achieving a win-win situation.
In his vote of thanks, Professor Matthew Lee Kwok-on, Vice-President (Development and External Relations), thanked members of the Leaders Circle and industries for their support. He said CityU had placed significant emphasis on university–industry partnerships. Many platforms had been set up for sharing and exploring collaboration opportunities to meet new challenges in a world characterised by dynamic changes, he added.
Mr Alex Tham Koy-siong, Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Marketing, said his department emphasised real case studies in its programmes. The Company Consultancy Project offered opportunities for Year 4 students to conduct marketing analysis and formulate marketing strategies for a corporation twice a year.
Mr Tomson Lee Hok-ming, Senior Technology Transfer Officer of KTO, introduced the ITF administered by the Innovation and Technology Commission and encouraged various industries to make good use of the subsidies from the government to initiate research collaborations with CityU and to enhance their corporate development with the research outcome.
Also in attendance were Dr Jacky Cheung Wah-keung, Co-Convenor of the Steering Committee of the Leaders Circle; Mr Winfred Chan Hon-pun, Dr Eric Chiang Hsin, Dr Peter Ho Ka-nam, Dr Raymond Leung Siu-hong and Mr Cliff Sun Kai-lit, Members of CityU Foundation Board of Governors; Mr Wade Lam Yi-lung and Mr Bobby Liu Kam-hing, Members of Steering Committee of the Leaders Circle; and Ms Kathy Chan Yin-ling, Associate Vice-President (Development and Alumni Relations).