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Hong Kong University (HKU) establishes innovation hub in Tel Aviv


The first program will begin in late December and will focus on the Deertech challenges facing industry companies

James Spiro 18:2011/08/21

The University of Hong Kong has announced that it has launched an innovation center to promote cooperation between Israel, Hong Kong and the Gulf. It will be led by Professor Roni Michaeli, Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at HKU and under the direction of Dr. Tal Peleg-Shulman, who comes from a background with experience in pharma and bio-med.

The purpose of the Innovation Center is to promote collaborations and strengthen the ties between the startup scene in Israel and the HKU student and alumni community, as well as senior executives and potential investors from Hong Kong and China. She will run courses and programs for undergraduates and graduates from Hong Kong and China that have gone crazy with design thinking methods, fintech, product management and how to bridge the cultural gap between East and West in the high-tech environment. The curricula are expected to combine academic content and practical experience with startups, multinational companies and venture capital companies in Israel.

The first program will begin in late December. Photo: HKTDC

The first program will begin in late December and will focus on the Desertech challenges facing companies in the industry – as befits a country whose Negev desert occupies 55% of its area of ​​about 13,000 square kilometers.

Concurrent with the announcement, it will hold a virtual workshop on Thursday with representatives of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council of Israel (HKTDC). It is intended for Israeli startups interested in getting to know the connection between business academics and economics in Hong Kong. Professor Haiwei Tang from HKU Business School will present the Southeast China Regional Development Plan for the coming years.

HKTDC was founded in 1996 and operates in 50 countries to help promote Hong Kong’s trade relations and economic interests.

The HKTDC logo.  Photo: HKTDC The HKTDC logo. Photo: HKTDC


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