This year, DreamOn commemorates the official debut of Techno-Entrepreneurship Core (TEC) and the launch of the Entrepreneurship Engine Fund, HKU’s latest initiative to nurture change-makers and translate disruptive technologies to societal impact. Mr. Charles Li, Founder & Chairman of Micro Connect, HKU council member and the former Chief Executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), will deliver an inspiring keynote speech, followed by sharing from elite HKU innovators and entrepreneurs.
09:15 – 09:45 Registration/ Coffee& Tea
09:45 – 09:55 Opening Session Welcoming by P/VPR / Congratulatory Speech: Prof Sun Dong
09:55 – 10:05 DreamON: TEC Inauguration Ceremony
10:05 – 10:15 HKU Entrepreneurship Engine Fund Launch Ceremony
10:15 – 10:45 Keynote Speech by Mr Charles Li & Q&A
10:45 – 10:55 HKU DeepTech100 & TSSSU Award Presentation
10:55 – 11:25 Panel Discussion 1: Venturing from Ivory Tower
11:25 – 11:55 Panel Discussion 2: Bench to Bedside to Beyond
11:55 – 12:25 Panel Discussion 3: Venturing for Good
13:30 – 16:00 Investment Pitching / Networking / Showcase to HKU and General Public
Panel Discussion 1 [10:55 – 11:25]: Venturing from Ivory Tower
A group of HKU entrepreneurs will share their difficult-but-right decisions to step out of their comfort zones to build ground-breaking ventures.
Moderator: Mr. Jason Chiu
Versitech Limited’s Board Chairman and HKU Council Member
Prof. Huang Mingxin
Chief Scientist of Easyforming Material Technology Company Limited
Panel Discussion 2 [11:25 – 11:55]: Bench to Bedside to Beyond
A business can be priced but the impact can be priceless. HKU medical innovators will share their passion and ambition to revolutionize healthcare and improve human life.
Moderator: Prof. Alice Wong
HKU Associate Vice President (Research)
Dr Jane Zhou
Panel Discussion 3 [11:55 – 12:25]: Venturing for Good
The next generation of HKU entrepreneurs are passionate about making the world a better place. Discover how their stories of turning ideas into action and turning their dreams into reality.
Moderator: Prof. Anderson Shum
HKU Associate Vice-President (Research and Innovation)
Ms Louisa Mak
HKU DeepTech100 Awardee
The investment pitching session offers an interactive platform for audience to engage with HKU’s forward-thinking ventures and learn about their most recent breakthroughs. This session consists of the BioTech Track and the Science & Engineering Track. Around 20 teams will present their innovative business ideas to interested parties.
BayVax Biotech Limited, BiomOrgan Limited, Bi-Well Pharmaceutical Limited, Delonix Bioworks Limited, Hong Kong Universal Biologicals Company Limited, Metasurgical Technology Limited, MetTactics Limited, MicroDiagnostics Limited
Science & Engineering Companies:
Ambr Tech Limited, EC Innovation Limited, EleMotion Limited, FundFluent Limited, Hong Kong Univisual Intelligence Technology Company Limited, InterLitho Limited, IsoFoodtrace Limited, Kodifly Limited, Llewellyn & Partners Company Limited, Maniflold Tech Limited