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Our “Youth on Youth” Carnival will be held on 8th Oct! We have invited more than 19 young and aspiring social entrepreneurs to join our Carnival and showcase their latest ideas and products. Come and join us!
13 STARS-graded startups will be showcasing their innovations in front of a house of investors, industrialists, venture capitalists as well as press. Demo Day has also invited seasoned industrialists and investors to share their profound insights on “The Impact of PropTech in Future City and Living” and “How Corporates Can Step Into the ESG Compliance”.
After waves of pandemic along with ongoing geo-political turbulences, the venture and start-up market have taken a new shape and sentiment, ready to relaunch with strategic resilience to capitalise more effectively on the opportunities arising from the recovery. While start-ups are keeping up with the challenges both locally and globally, how can these entrepreneurs become stronger? CVCF 2022 will look into investors’ focus and priorities, and how start-ups realign their future road map, seek out innovation breakthrough, leverage institutional/ policy initiatives and explore bigger markets like GBA/Asia to aspire for future success.
Innovator Farm (IF Program) is a platform aimed at incubating young people's innovative ideas and helping them achieve their dreams. We hope to create an ecosystem of youth social innovation that nurtures infinite possibilities.Innovator Farm also provides a co-working space as a gathering point for different young social entrepreneurs to learn and grow together.For more information and to register, please refer to the Chinese version or visit their website.
Organised by the Hong Kong Productivity Council and funded by the Innovation and Technology Commission, the “Quantum Technology Awareness Promotion Programme in HK & GBA” has received enthusiastic support for the training courses and laboratory visits held earlier. As such, HKPC specially announced the launch of Hong Kong's first large-scale "Quantum Technology Symposium" as the finale event, assembling industry experts and scholars to share the insights into the prospects and opportunities of quantum technology. The Symposium will gather experts and professors from Tencent, Amazon Web Services, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and South China University of Technology as keynote speakers. An array of keynote speeches and round-table panel discussions will cover the major topics in quantum technology, including quantum computing, quantum cryptography, and the impact of quantum technology on cyber security in simple terms. Register now to get a head start on learning more about the hottest technology of future!
“Our generation lives in a time that controls us. All of us have a bitter tale to tell…” The story begins with Wu Song fighting a tiger in Jingyang Pass, he notices all the heros lives on Liang Shan, he is downhearted. The captain Song Jiang doing nothing but only waits for the king offering amnesty. The only exception is Li Lu. He cannot take it anymore and he leaves Liang Shan. He promises himself to kill the king. Song receives the order to track on Li and to take him back to Water Margins. Will they back to Liang Shan successfully? What exactly they are searching for? ‘The Song’s Diary’ first performed in 2017, and first screening in cinema after 5 years. Song is still awesome after all these years. We keep the classic scene of ‘Water Margins’, and Poon Wai Sum focuses on hero’s mental, to discover the normal vexation of these abnormal people. The production has won the 27th Hong Kong Drama Awards Excellent Production of the year, Best Script, Wu Song actor Lee Chun Chow also being nominated by Best Leading Actor (Comedy/ Farce). It is a commendable chance to enjoy such a classic combination, you should not miss it.
Explore a world of cutting-edge smart city solutions and ICT applications across all sectors at the HKTDC International ICT Expo. Register now and discover next-gen strategies that provide a clear path towards brighter, smarter cities of tomorrow.
Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Mart 2022, the highlight of Hong Kong Culture Festival, will be held from 14 to 16 Oct 2022 at the Tai Kwun and Central Market. The 3-day event will showcase a wide range of time-honoured customs and traditional craftsmanship, which aims to bring an eventful weekend to the public and revitalise valuable local cultural legacies for the public to explore the ICH in Hong Kong. ICH Mart 2022 is a carnival market featuring an array of game booths, workshops, exhibitions, demonstrations of dragon dance, lion dance and Hakka unicorn dance, and performances, including puppetry, Hakka kung fu and Lingnan martial arts.
Organized by TWGHs with generous support from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the TWGHs “iRun” – The Hong Kong Jockey Club Special Marathon 2020 (the Event) has been held successfully. 4416 athletes with ID and pair-up runners participated in the event. More events have been established since 2018 in order to realize the concept of inclusion, that are “Overseas Race Event”, “Inclusion in School” Programme, and “iRun for Abilities” Online Crowdfunding. Moreover, “Green Marathon” elements have still been applied in the Event, so as to promote environmental caring messages. TWGHs “iRun” – The Hong Kong Jockey Club Special Marathon 2022 will continue to promote the concept of inclusion in the community through the running races to be held in the urban area. The event will be categorized in “Challenge Group” and “iRun Group”.
Since Meta (formerly known as Facebook) announced the development of “Metaverse”, the public is no longer unfamiliar with the term. But what exactly is Metaverse and what makes it so fascinating? Some say the Metaverse represents infinite potential, while others think it's just a propaganda trick. This Lunch & Learn session will introduce the Metaverse and explore how individual users, industries and brands can participate in the Metaverse's growth journey. ．What is Metaverse, Web 2.0 and Web 3.0?．Who is involved in Metaverse?．How to make the most out of Metaverse?．Advice to industries & brands who are interested in participating in the Metaverse
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, this prestigious invitation event will be staged, for the first time, in the Hong Kong Coliseum, making it potentially a snooker tournament attended by the largest number of spectators in history, and allowing the public to take part in an unprecedented international sport event. The Hong Kong Masters 2022 will provide an unparalleled opportunity for the public and snooker fans to catch a glimpse of the snooker superstars, to promote billiard sports in our community, and further develop billiard sports in Hong Kong.
Chinese characters have been used for over 3,000 years. With their unique structures and shapes, the characters have served as an important conduit and genre for the literati and calligraphers to create their works throughout history. A vast array of applications for Chinese characters have been developed in different places, and all kinds of creative adaptations can be found in the works of craftspeople, artists, the literati and calligraphers. They can also be found in the everyday lives of ordinary people, through their games, religions, festivals and ceremonies. The exhibition presents the value of Chinese characters in the cultural lifestyle and contemporary creation through research on Chinese characters in different areas, providing visitors with multiple perspectives to explore the relationship between Chinese characters, calligraphy and art creativity.
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will hold "Family Camp Out Night．Tai Po Waterfront Park" on November 12 and 13 (Saturday and Sunday) as an event of its Happy@Parks campaign to continue the joyful ambience in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). During the event, participants can experience the fun of parent-child camping and other activities at designated lawns in a public park. This event is under the exclusive sponsorship of the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) and is one of the many initiatives supported by the HKJC's approved donation of $630 million to the Government of the HKSAR to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR, demonstrating that the HKJC is resolute in pursuing its purpose of acting continuously for the betterment of society, all in support of creating a stronger community together.Participants in the parent-child camping activity will enjoy a pleasant and special weekend in the park from 2.30pm on November 12 onwards by taking part in a series of activities, namely kite-making and flying, playing games of lawn bowls, touring a floral display and Spiral Lookout Tower, as well as a wide variety of Day Activity events and Night Activity events. The latter, which include stargazing, folk song singing, an Insect House experience tour and insect appreciation, will be held from 7pm to 10.30pm. In addition, fun-filled Day Activity events such as an Ecological Path tour, tree orienteering, kite flying and family fun games will start from 7.30am the next day (November 13).Apart from the parent-child camping participants, all members of the public are also welcome to join the Night Activity and Day Activity events on the spot. All events will end at noon on November 13.
Hong Kong Paralympic Committee is kicking off Hong Kong’s largest Para sports event, “Hong Kong Paralympic Day 2022” on October 30. This fascinating event will feature a variety of programmes including Para sports demonstrations, sports trials, exhibition, and athletes sharing sessions promoting the Paralympic movement and bringing fun to the general public. People from all walks of life, especially the disabled, their friends and families are highly encouraged to experience the series of sports trials illustrating the spirit of inclusiveness. With an aim to appreciate Para athletes, the exhibition is showcasing the medals of top-notch athletes representing Hong Kong to achieve outstanding results in international major multi-sports games. For the first time ever in Hong Kong, the torch of the 4th Hangzhou 2022 Asia Para Games will be displayed in the exhibition, providing a golden opportunity for the public to experience the atmosphere of the tremendous Games in advance. Together with the aforesaid fun-filled game and sports booths, this is an event that no one should miss!
The Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board, together with its co-organisers the Hong Kong Shipowners Association and the Hong Kong Maritime Museum and its partners Hong Kong Trade Development Council and InvestHK, will organise the sixth Hong Kong Maritime Week from 20 to 26 November 2022 to “Propel Hong Kong” as a renowned international maritime centre with the collaboration of the support organisations. Through a week of maritime activities, we hope to unite and showcase the Hong Kong maritime industry as a strong cluster, raise the community’s awareness of the economic contributions of Hong Kong’s maritime and port industries, and promote Hong Kong as a preferred base for maritime business. International and local industry luminaries and practitioners will participate in various physical, online and/or hybrid activities ranging from conferences and seminars, ceremony to maritime-themed visits, tours, competition and game booth.
The Youth Employment and Training Programme (YETP) of the Labour Department will organise the Uni-China (Market) Management Limited Recruitment Day. Uni-China (Market) Management Limited will offer 20 on-the-job training vacancies of “Operations Assistant” and “Customer Service Ambassador”. YETP trainees and interested young people may attend interview on-the-spot. Successful applicants will undergo on-the-job training with pay for a period of 9 months of employment. Interested young people are advised to visit YETP website for details, or call our hotline at 2382 1310 during office hours for enquiries and registration. Limited places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. A gift will be offered on-site to YETP Trainees and job seekers eligible for YETP. For details, please visit: https://www.yes.labour.gov.hk/events/events/EventDetailsEDM?id=641&c=en
Freespace Jazz Fest returns this October, with five days of non-stop great sounds on five stages at Freespace, the Art Park and Hong Kong’s new venue Wonderland. At Wonderland – one of two outdoor stages – featured artists include Eugene Pao, Joyce Cheung, Daniel Chu and the Patrick Lui Jazz Orchestra with new and original shows. In The Box at Freespace, headliner events include a unique double bill with Ted Lo’s personal tribute to legendary jazz pianist Chick Corea and original works by Tsui Chin-hung, plus songs and instrumental pieces by jazz pianist Bowen Li and his five-piece collective Looppool, and a special performance for young jazz audiences curated by percussionist Anna Fan. To add to the experience, all shows are enhanced by Freespace’s Immersive Sound Art technology. In The Room, the Experimental Lab offers an avant-garde musical experience with local musicians and new media artists improvising live with artists joining online from Seoul, Montreal, Berlin and Zurich. On the Harbourside Lawn West – our second outdoor stage – Hong Kong-based musicians from around the globe present an exciting free programme of world music reflecting the city’s multicultural makeup. And every evening at Lau Bak Livehouse, a special programme showcases a diverse mix of local bands. The festival also includes free film screenings, an arts and crafts market on the Great Lawn, plus a variety of fun activities for parents and kids.
Over 60 kilometres of the cycle track backbone sections of the “New Territories Cycle Track Network” (NTCTN) are now open for public use. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as well as to promote the opened cycle track sections of the NTCTN, the Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) is holding the “CT60+ Cycling Rewards” from 17 September to 17 December 2022. Members of the public may participate in this event by cycling along the cycle track sections between Tuen Mun and Ma On Shan and at the Tsuen Wan waterfront of the NTCTN. They can enjoy the beautiful sceneries and cultural attractions while looking for the “check-in spots” along the cycle track sections and collecting “check-in” records. Those who have collected the required number of “check-in” records can redeem souvenirs. The CEDD has also created AR filters featuring mascots from various government departments and advisory body at these “check-in spots”. Members of the public may use their mobile phones to scan the QR codes at the “check-in spots” to take AR photos with the mascots. “Mr. B” , “Drainy”, “Big Waster”, “Anyone”, “Keep Clean Ambassador Ah Tak”, “Lazy Lion”,“ Dr Tin”, “Water Save Dave”, and “Mr. Safegg” are ready at these “check-in spots” to explore the NTCTN with you!
Hong Kong country parks' landscape and scenery are picturesque, and it nurtures a diverse variety of plants and animals. The well-connected hiking trails take you into nature and away from the hustle and bustle of the city. From September to December this year, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department organizes the Hong Kong Hiking Challenge to encourage nature lovers and hikers to set off for the countryside and take on the challenge! Go outside and hike through the country parks, immerse yourself in the spectacular views and learn more about the unique stories of Hong Kong’s local flora and fauna, and discover the beauty of undulating mountain ridges. There are 25 checkpoints scattered in various scenic spots in the country parks, featuring a variety of picturesque views unique to Hong Kong’s countryside. The top of Hong Kong - Tai Mo Shan, the breath-taking sunset view at Mount High West, the enchanting historic Hakka village of Lai Chi Wo, the thousand islands reflection of the Tai Lam Chung Reservoir, and many more!Participants can plan their own routes to visit these checkpoints based on their interest, physical fitness and hiking experience. Use a smartphone to check-in at the checkpoints to collect the unique local flora and fauna badges made for each checkpoint. You will also learn about the amazing biodiversity of Hong Kong! Collect a certain number of badges and you will get different rewards! Let the challenge begins!
Guided by a tour guide, you can enjoy the breeze along the waterfront promenade by cycling at a relaxed pace while exploring the natural landscape of the West Kowloon Art Park and the iconic destinations of the West Kowloon Cultural District at the same time. There are several stop points along the bike tour route. Along the way, a professional photographer will accompany you to share some practical skills of mobile phone photography, including tips for capturing landscapes, your friends, and even the magic hour. A chance to express your creativity through capturing photogenic moments! Highlights of the Tour: ．Experience the bike rental service of the SmartBike．Learn about the key attractions in the West Kowloon Cultural District．Ride through the Art Park to explore tree species．Make the most of your own mobile phone’s camera and capture new photogenic perspectives guided by a professional photographer Participants are required to bring their own mobile phones with a camera function (Android or Apple iOS)
The “Knowing More About IT” Programme (Know-IT) will collaborate with Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks (HKSTP) to organise a Know-IT Solution Day on 13 October 2022 to provide latest update on the Know-IT Programme. Through co-organisers, they would exhibit and demonstrate to primary schools principals and teachers some interesting IT extra-curriculum activities that can help students better understand IT.
Site Visits in October : Visit(1): " Shatin Sewage Treatment Works Online Virtual Tour" at 10:00 am – 11:30 am on 15 October 2022. Visit(2): " Wave Wall at Tseung Kwan O" at 10:00 am - 11:00 am on 22 October 2022 and Details at Site Visits of "Science in the Public Service" Webpage
The Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra celebrate 45 years of history with old friends and former colleagues in this two-part concert. Cheng Chai-man, Tam Po-shek, Wong Chi-ching, Choi Ngar-si, Yu Mei-lai, Yu Chiu-for, Chan Hung-yin and Hung Shi-cheung, all well-recognised names for loyal HKCO fans, will play classics that they have helped make famous. In addition to instrumental performances, there will be self-accompanied singing, live Chinese calligraphy and painting. “Memories are made of this….”
Forum and Talks in October : Forum: " From Monitoring to Prediction of Rainstorm and Landslide - Applications of Innovative Technologies " and Talk: " Latest Information on Climate Change" at 2:30-4:45pm on 22 October 2022. Talks: " Solar Energy Performance Management System with Artificial Intelligence and Digital Twins", “Application of “Traffic Data Analytics System (TDAS)” and Introduction of “Free-flow Tolling Service (FFTS)”” and " Smart Maintenance on Government Outlying Stations by Use of Drone and Artificial Intelligence" at 2:30-4:45pm on 28 October 2022. Talks: " Government Laboratory and Everyday Life - Science in Action” and " Government Laboratory and Everyday Life - Protection of Product Safety" at 2:30-4:00pm on 29 October 2022. All forum and talks will be held at Lecture Hall, Science Museum and onlline on the Hong Kong Science Museum Facebook page, YouTube channel, Cisco Webex. Details on Forum and Lecture Series (science.gov.hk)
This autumn, Freespace presents a programme of performances and multimedia installations that blend dance, live physical performance, film, motion capture and virtual reality experiences. Showcasing multimedia movement and artists from Hong Kong and Asia, the programme features new creations that transport the audience through a variety of physical and virtual dance worlds. Avant-garde Japanese artist Hiroaki Umeda presents the full-length performance indivisible substance – the final iteration of the work-in-progress virtual experience presented by Freespace in 2020 and 2021, along with three related installation works. City Contemporary Dance Company’s Zelia ZZ Tan invites the audience to be part of an immersive motion-captured dance experience with real and virtual performers. Hong Kong film director Tsang Tsui-shan captures the intimate creative world of dance duo Ix Wong Thien-pau (Malaysia) and Aaron Khek Ah-hock (Singapore) through a VR installation experience. Chinese artist Lu Yang, whose high-energy, anime-inspired work has attracted much attention in the contemporary new media art world, premieres a real-time collaboration between dancers and virtual avatars in Hong Kong and Sydney. And Hong Kong artist Chan Wai-lok redefines dance and performance through an interactive digital journey.
‘Why not try to find happiness within yourself?’ Not only does reading help us gain wiser, calm our mind and sooth our souls, but it can also actually bring you happiness! With the theme of ‘Happiness in books’ this year, you are earnestly invited to join our ‘Book Crossing Festival 2022’ from 14 to 16 Oct at Y Studio, to experience the green reading culture and find happiness from books. Youth Square ‘Book Crossing Festival 2022’ will continue to adopt ‘place one, pick one’ approach, allowing book lovers to exchange books and help every used book to get a new life. Apart from book crossing, participants can also look for simple happiness in interactive games and explore more happiness and its philosophy from different prospects and levels through participating sharing sessions by winners of Youth Literary Awards and celebrity guests. Let’s book a day of reading and enjoy happiness from books!
The new ‘Mixed Reality Table Tennie’ has been opened for public at AI Zone, 5/F now! ‘Mixed Reality Table Tennis’ is a game combines latest technologies of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), it can track the locus of table tennis ball and allow players to see the scoring projection on the table tennis desk. This mixed reality sports would definitely bring a new experience to players! Come and play ‘Ping Pong’ at AI Zone in a new way!
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), Invest Hong Kong will hold the Investment Promotion Week on 17-21 October, 2022 to promote the investment and business opportunities in Hong Kong. In this week-long hybrid event, Government officials and distinguished speakers from various sectors, including financial and professional services, innovation and technology industries, lifestyle and creative industries, startups and businesses in the Greater Bay Area, will share their insights and experience.
Hong Kong Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture is in the theme of “Seeds of Resilience, Re(dis)covering The City” this year. Installation art, interactive design, cross-media creation and virtual technology will be demonstrated to reimagine a resilient city and “planted” a blueprint for harmonious, sustainable urban with four sub-themes namely “Bottoms Up!”, “Co habitation”, “Human Nature Symbiosis” and “Living Manifesto”.The Hong Kong highlighted exhibits include “Housing is a Verb - Building Domesticity in Transience”, “WEEDsilience” and the “Inflatable Chapel”, which will be showcased in the Central Market, Star Ferry Terminal and North Point (East) Passenger Pier respectively.