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"10 Day Fest" Social Innovation Festival Opens at PolyU's Innovation Tower
Date:9/29/2013

, Jockey Club Innovation Tower
"What is social innovation?" and "What social innovation has been and could be for Hong Kong?" Matthew Turner, J.C.DISI's first Thinker-in-residence and one of the few Asian design historians, will answer this question in a public "lecture-performance".

The Happy Summit
28 September, 2:30 – 6:30 p.m., Jockey Club Innovation Tower
"How have you changed the city?" Renowned speakers including Mr Soichiro Takashima, Mayor of Fukuoka City, Japan; Mr Jason Chih-chiang Hu, Mayor of Taichung, Taiwan; and Mr John Thackara, Founder and Director of The Doors of Perception are invited to share the steps they have taken to enliven a city, and what needs to be done or they would have done otherwise in relation to a vision for the future.

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Social Enterprises Clinic
4 October, 2 – 6 p.m. Jockey Club Innovation Tower
A panel of consultants made up of seasoned entrepreneurs and branding consultants including Mr Shih Wing-ching; Mr Chuk Fai Kwan, Assistant Director - Corporate Communications of Hang Lung Group Limited; Mr Chua Hoi-wai, Chief Executive designate of The Hong Kong Council of Social Service; Mr Francis Ngai, Founder & CEO of Social Ventures Hong Kong; Mr Timothy Ma Kam-wah, Vice Chairman of Hong Kong General Chamber of Social Enterprises Limited; Mr Eddy Yu and Mr Hung Lam, Founders of CoDesign; and Mr Lee Wing-chun will offer on the spot advice to social enterprises to help improve the state of their businesses and scale up their operations.

Engaging workshops
27 September – 6 October, PolyU campus
With the support of NGOs and led by young designers, more than 35 upcycling workshops like dyeing handkerchief with onion skins, making portable speaker from a reclaimed plastic bottle, using soda can bottom and leather for small bag or pouch, will be organized during the Festival.

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