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Promoting student innovation and entrepreneurship

In recent years, Lingnan University begin to implement ideas like Innovation and Entrepreneurship into the campus, which aim at offering students a diversified and interesting learning experience. And it is mainly done through the following three departments and programmes.  

Office of Service Learning (OSL)

Office of Service-Learning (OSL) was set up in November 2006 with the 5 million donations from Mr. LEUNG Kai Hung, Michael, Executive Chairman of Onwel Groups of Companies, and the matching grant from the University Grant Committee (UGC). It is the first stand-alone Service-Learning office among the universities in Hong Kong, which dedicates itself to nurturing change makers by encouraging students to engage in community service with academic knowledge through the experiential learning model.

Integrated Learning Programme (ILP)

Integrated Learning Programme (ILP)is one of the signature co-curricular programmes in the University which facilitates students to extend their learning beyond the classroom. With its wide spectrum of contents and interactive delivery modes, students are enabled to unlock potentials, boost confidence, make plans for life and achieve success. Students can develop their new interests and explore many learning opportunities from over 400 ILP activities each year.

 
Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative (LEI) 

Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative (LEI) is a collaborative Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) platform newly established to empower entrepreneurs, innovators, and inventors to take action for inclusive growth. A number of start-up activities and entrepreneurship programs are organized by LEI to increase students interest and incentives towards entrepreneurship.</span>

 

OSL in encouraging faculty innovation and entrepreneurship 

Faculty Members

The Office of Service-Learning supports Lingnan faculty members engaged in service-learning teaching and community based research to build strong connections between our community and academia. Engaged scholarship allows the university to fulfill its mission of "Learning to Serve, Serving to Learn" through enriching individuals and communities, developing student leaders, and nurturing sustainable community-building initiatives.

Faculty Engagement

There are many opportunities for faculty members to engage in Service-Learning and community- based research. The Office of Service-Learning supports faculty development through training workshops, conferences, publications, retreats, as well as the annual US Delegation. It recognize faculty members' achievements through the Service-Learning Award and Mini-Grant, supporting them to continue their research and community involvement. As part of its mission to cultivate engagement, the OSL want to help faculty members find the resources they need to participate in Service-Learning opportunities, collaborate with others, or initiate a great idea.


OSL in encouraging students innovation and entrepreneurship 

'LU Soc-Tech Development Scheme: Build'‧'Chat'‧'Help

LU Soc-Tech Development Scheme is a 5-week training program which aims to develop our students’ innovation mindset and technology skills to make tangible products to impact our society. The program will cover learning on how to utilize interesting technology such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi, iBeacon and Charbot. It also generate innovative ideas into practical gargets to address social challenges.

Mobile App Building Workshop

Students can learn how to design, build and polish a cloud-connected iOS and Android mobile app from scratch without any coding. The primary goal of the workshop is to strengthen students' capacity in promoting their innovative projects through digital channel

Entrepreneurial Knowledge Transfer Fund (EKT) Fund

To encourage and support Lingnan students to start their innovative and meaningful business, Lingnan University has provided the Entrepreneurship Knowledge Transfer (EKT) Fund to enthusiastic students with a maximum amount of HK$20,000 per project. The primary purpose of the EKT Fund is to sponsor students to develop prototypes for new products and proof of a new concept that will lead to a new service, product or business.

Engaging with regional and local economic development efforts

Agorize Business Case Competition

The agorize Business Case Competition is the biggest business case competition in Hong Kong & Macau. It is organised for the 3rd year in a row, the Business Case Competition has for objective to link students from all types of background to Hong Kong’s key decision-makers. Throughout this collaboration, these major players aim to bring disruptive vision to their core business models, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make an impact. This year, the competition is sponsored by AXA Hong Kong (Innovate to insure), Natixis (Banking for a sustainable future), LVMH Fashion Group(Future of Fashion Luxury Retail) and Dragages Hong Kong (Affordable and sustainable housing), which students would have chances to engage with local economic development.


Related Link

-Office of Service Learning
(https://www.ln.edu.hk/osl/aboutus_what_is_service_learning.php)

-Integrated Learning Programme (ILP)
(https://www.ln.edu.hk/ssc/ilp)

-Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative
(https://www.ln.edu.hk/lei)
 

-LU Soc-Tech Development Scheme: Build‧Chat‧Help
(http://hesln.ln.edu.hk/index.php/en/innovation-and-entrepreneurship/lu-soc-tech-development-scheme-build-%E2%80%A7-chat-%E2%80%A7-help)

-Mobile App Building Workshop 
(https://www.ln.edu.hk/cht/project/create/new-events-and-programmes)

-Entrepreneurial Knowledge Transfer Fund (EKT) Fund
(https://www.ln.edu.hk/lei/entrepreneurial-knowledge-transfer-ekt-fund)

-Agorize Business Case Competition
(https://www.agorize.com/en/challenges/business-case-competition-3/?t=NpWvsdj0Zz6fYM_np5-uYw)

Related Links

Lingnan Fellows 2018


Lingnan Student Priorities

Video about what we are doing in Lingnan: https://youtu.be/p8e5xeqGIuE