This training camp is provided by the HKUST Entrepreneurship Center and partners with the objective of providing practical knowledge needed to start an innovative or entrepreneurial project, shaping their business idea into executable and fundable business plan.
Through this week-long program, participants are given a systematic training aimed at providing in-depth knowledge on issues, concepts and skills unique to the need of an innovative or entrepreneurial project.
|Name||HKUST Innovation & Entrepreneurship Training Camp 2016|
|Date||18th -24th July 2016 (Arrival morning on 18th July and departure on morning of 24th July)|
Normal: 8400HKD or 7000RMB (Including meals & accommodation)
UST Alumni: 5000HKD (Including meals but no accommodation)
UST Student: 4000HKD (Including meals but no accommodation)
|Quota||Up to 75 participants from China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and overseas|
|Medium of Instruction||English|
Please note that applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis, when the application form and payments are both completed.
Applicants from Mainland China
Applications should be submitted and payment should be made to the Center for International Technology Transfer of Guangzhou University Town or the Guangzhou Green Garden Science And Technology Service Co.Ltd (Tel:020-29074389 or 020-29074373)
Applicants from Taiwan, Macau, Hong Kong and overseas
Applications by online form (only applicable for applicants from Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and overseas) and follow the payment procedure stated below
Born in Hong Kong in 1965, Dr. Lee came from a family of Tianjin and Shanghai origin. At the age of ten, he immigrated to New York alongside his parents and six siblings. Previously a first-mate officer of the Hong Kong shipping industry, his father worked in a Chinese restaurant after immigrating to America. With many to feed in the family, Dr. Lee helped to support the family by working in fast food chains since the age of fourteen.
Born with intense curiosity, a drive for innovation, and a capacity to overcome hardship, Dr. Lee assessed early-on that his family did not have the resources to put him through college and that his only chance was to gain admission to the Cooper Union, a high-caliber institution renowned for giving full-scholarships to its students but frequently ranked as the most selective undergraduate institution in the U.S. Recognizing his relative weakness in academic grades caused by his frequent part-time work, Dr. Lee created a plan to gain admission through securing the Westinghouse Award (recently renamed as the Intel Science Talent Search Award), which is a prestigious annual nationwide competition recognizing forty winners for their scientific talents and potentials. To achieve this, Dr. Lee actively approached scholars at the City College of New York, and sought to learn research mindset and skills under the mentorship of world-renowned physicists and chemists.
After two years of hard work at the City College and a staggering display of results, Dr. Lee was awarded the Westinghouse Award at the age of seventeen. Along with an impressive Regents Examination result, Dr. Lee was accepted by The Cooper Union. During his time in Cooper Union, Dr. Lee found the program to be lacking intellectual stimulation and convinced the university to allow him to pursue a double major. As the second person in the school’s history to complete a double major, Dr. Lee successfully managed the pressure and intellectual workload from carrying 8 engineering courses a semester, and graduated in four years with a degree in electronics and mechanical engineering. In the same year, Dr. Lee was admitted into Rutgers University as a mechanical engineering post-graduate program. Six years later, he graduated with a M.S. and Ph.D. degree.
In 1993, wishing to immerse his children in Chinese culture and environment, Dr. Lee brought his family of three back to Asia and taught at the HKUST School of Engineering, during its founding stage. Aside from publishing articles in academic journals and participating in international conferences, Dr. Lee also focused intensely in the application of knowledge; a spirit acquired during his years at The City College and The Cooper Union. He pulled in funding from private corporations and combined with government funding to create his envisioned research system. In 1996, Dr. Lee became the technical and innovation consultant for private corporations. By 2006, Dr. Lee had brought in research funding exceeding one million US dollars, and is proud to have assisted in many corporations’ success today. Companies such as Motorola, HP, Sony, Intel, ST Electronics, VLSI, and Broadcom have often sought after Dr. Lee’s consultancy expertise. In 1999, Dr. Lee received his tenureship at HKUST as an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering