Message from the Head

Message from the Head2018-10-16T02:06:25+00:00

Welcome to the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship!

It is well known that innovation for the development of any enterprises and countries is of crucial importance. A country without innovation means no sustainable development momentum, whereas an enterprise without innovation has no core competitive advantage. Innovation is at the soul of development for a nation. In order to respond to the rapid change of economic environment, keeping innovative is undoubtedly a factor contributing to continuous and sustainable growth.

Furthermore, according to Zhaopin survey data, the proportion of university student entrepreneurs in the Mainland has reached 6.3% in 2015, which is almost double as compared to 3.2% in 2014. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology also reported a very high proportion of students choose to start their own businesses rather than to work in companies. Therefore, it is not hard to understand that entrepreneurship has become another popular choice for graduates apart from working for large corporations or pursuing further education.

Therefore, in response to the demand of society, a number of leading universities in the Mainland, Hong Kong and overseas (e.g. Peking University, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Carnegie Mellon University) have already provided “tripartite entrepreneurial education” (innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship). After years of continued endeavors, they have cultivated renowned alumni and entrepreneurs who have brought great contributions to society.

As one of the missions of the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, we hope to help UM academic staff and students to realize their dream of entrepreneurship by taking our support and services on the “runway” to take off in the early days of business.

Look forward to seeing you in the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Jerome Yen, PhD
Head of Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Prof. Jerome YEN
Head of Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship