In last episode of the Chang'e 5 series, Professor YUNG Kai-leung, Sir Sze-yuen Chung Professor in Precision Engineering, Chair Professor of Precision Engineering and Associate Head of Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, talks about the development of Innovation and Technology in Hong Kong. (The video is broadcasted in Cantonese) For details about PolyU-made space instruments complete lunar sampling for Chang’e 5, please visit the PolyU website. (Content and video of this story are provided by the Innovation and Technology Bureau's Facebook Page, click here for more stories) Know more about Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University PolyU ISE (Industrial and Systems Engineering)https://www.polyu.edu.hk/iseBEng (Hons) Scheme in Product and Industrial Engineering (JUPAS Code: JS3557)https://www.polyu.edu.hk/ise/pieBSc (Hons) Scheme in Logistics and Enterprise Engineering (JUPAS Code: JS3571)https://www.polyu.edu.hk/ise/lee
The COVID-19 epidemic has devastated the global economy. Yet, opportunities always follow risks. No matter you are planning to start your own online business or turn your startup business digital, the key to success is always seizing the business opportunities. The webinars listed below cover the knowledge and techniques for entrepreneurship and business running. Enrol now and be prepared for opportunities ahead! “Sharing on Starting Business in the Greater Bay Area” Date: 04/03/2021 Time: 15:30-16:30 Organiser: Support and Consultation Centre for SMEs of the Trade and Industry Department Brief: In this seminar, the entrepreneurs from Hong Kong will share their experiences and challenges in starting and expanding their businesses in the GBA, and views on GBA’s prospects, with a view to assisting people who are interested in starting their businesses in the GBA to understand the entrepreneurial and business environment there. Fee: Free of Charge >>Details Career Talk: Amazon Web Services* Date: 06/03/2021 Time: 14:30-16:30 Organiser: FSES Fee: Free of Charge >>Details Business Advisory Workshop “Planning and Launching Sales in the Greater Bay Area” Date: 08/03/2021 Time: 15:00-16:45 Organiser: Hong Kong Trade Development Council Brief: Wing Chu, head of the HKTDC Business Advisory Unit, will share the latest development in the GBA as well as practical tips for Hong Kong companies interested in sales to the GBA/mainland market. He will be joined by the China Business Advisor from the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce (currently seconded to the HKTDC) during the Q&A session to take questions from participants on conducting business in the GBA and other mainland cities. Fee: Free of Charge >>Details HKTDC Research Webinar “New strategies for tapping into Mainland China’s e-commerce market” Date: 17/03/2021 Time: 14:30-15:30 Organiser: Hong Kong Trade Development Council Brief: This webinar will explore the implications of the move. It will also consider the opportunities likely to emerge, while providing practical advice on cross-border e-commerce and trademark / patent protection within the mainland. Fee: Free of Charge >>Details MarketingPulse – Asia’s premier marketing and branding conference Date: 30-31/03/2021 Organiser: Hong Kong Trade Development Council Brief: Under the theme “Marketing for GOOD”, MarketingPulse ONLINE will lead the discussion on how marketing and creativity can contribute positive energy to all stakeholders, society and the world. The two-day virtual conference will bring you inspirational sharing from brands and agencies, practical marketing know-how through a series of workshops, as well as networking opportunities connecting you with marketers in Hong Kong and around the world. Fee: $550 >>Details #The above webinars will be updated continuously *Only Chinese version is available for the particular webinar
Social Entrepreneur – Dawning Leung “The true meaning of equality and inclusion is not to arrange a dedicated session for the visually impaired, but to make it possible for them to take part in the same activity with their sighted counterparts.” Dr Dawning Leung, the founder of Audio Description Association (Hong Kong) (AuDeAHK), believes that persons with visual impairment should enjoy the equal rights to “watch” movies, to “view” exhibitions as well as to join various cultural and outdoor activities. To study audio description, Dawning left for the United Kingdom to acquire a relevant Doctorate degree. In 2015, she founded AuDeAHK to promote audio description and to train audio describers in the Chinese societies. What is audio description? According to Dawning, it is a school of professional translation technique of transferring visual elements into verbal descriptions. In film audio description, for instance, audio describers will depict the scene settings and the characters’ moves, facial expressions, outfits etc. in between dialogues and sound effects. The visually impaired may hence comprehend the plot by hearing rather than by watching. Audio description benefits not only persons with visual difficulties. Everyone can obtain supplementing information from the translated visual contents. For example, children with special educational needs may understand the emotions of characters through audio description. “I recalled a lady wearing a pair of reading glasses who followed our audio described tour in a museum. Towards the end of the tour, she took off the glasses and said, ‘I’d rather listen to your narratives!’” Innovative Venture – Film Audio Description Services, Audio Description Services for Outdoor Activities, Audio Description Services for Museums The innovative venture mentioned above is funded by the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund and assisted and supported by the Fund’s intermediaries in project implementation. The details of the innovative venture are as follows: Name of Organisation: Audio Description Association (Hong Kong) Limited Service nature: Community Participation Beneficiary group: Persons with disabilities Project type: Prototype Intermediary Programme: Impact Incubator , Good Seed What is Social Entrepreneur Series? Stories of how other social entrepreneurs aspired to start their own business might facilitate your social innovation and entrepreneurship exploration. A series of social entrepreneur stories will be featured and categorised into six sub-series: Education and Learning, Job Training and Opportunities, Community Participation, Healthcare, Food and Transport. What you are going to read are stories of social entrepreneurs taking forward the startup projects that help themselves and others.
Telecommunications Opportunities Programme (TOP) is the job-creation scheme dedicated to the telecommunications industry, commissioned by the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau (CEDB) and administered by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG), under the HKSAR Government’s Anti-epidemic Fund, with the aim of creating 12-month full-time jobs in the telecommunications sector for young people. TOP equips young people to be more competitive, as well as enhancing their employability and nuturing youth talents for the industry.The Programme provides about 100 internship placements offered by various telecommunications-related companies to young people through the HKFYG’s strong networks. Vacancies include positions for software programmers, assistant engineers and sales and marketing trainees.Applicants who joining TOP should:- be a HKSAR resident of the age of 18 or above holding a valid Hong Kong Identity Card;- be a holder of accredited certificates, diplomas, degrees obtained in programmes of post-secondary and tertiary institutes, or have relevant work experience in telecommunications industry;- be a fresh graduate in 2020 or 2021 with no work experience, or has no more than five years’ work experience.Young people who are interested in joining the Programme can register for the briefing session.
The latest issue of the Explorer magazine of talent.gov.hk introduces the career opportunities and advantages of Hong Kong people in the Greater Bay Area.