CityU hosts symposium to address social challenges
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An international panel of successful social entrepreneurs and innovators shared their experience at the International Symposium: Discovery and Idea Incubation for Realizable and Scalable Social Impact, which was held at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) from 1 to 5 November.
The symposium focused on discovering innovative solutions to address social challenges and featured a number of forums delivered by entrepreneurs and case-study presentations from successful social enterprises from all over the world.
Mr Michael Norton, social innovator, author, co-founder of UnLtd and the International Centre for Social Franchising, presented a keynote speech titled “Turning Social Enterprise Dreams into Social Enterprise Realities: Case-histories” on the first day of the event. Professor Arthur Ellis, Provost of CityU, officiated at the welcome and official opening.
The Project Flame Social Innovation and Enterprise Start-up Awards and Project Flame Scaling-up Awards were presented at the event, too.
This was Project Flame’s first international symposium, and it was organised by CityU, the Department of Public Policy of CityU and International Centre for Social Franchising.
Project Flame, a campus-wide interdisciplinary project for staff and students at CityU, fosters social innovation and social entrepreneurship on campus.