The Jockey Club Institute of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University kick-started its event on 27 September at the Tower and was officially opened by Mr T. Brian Stevenson, Mr Soichiro Takashima, Ms Marjorie Yang Mun-tak, Professor Timothy W. Tong, and Professor Cees de Bont. The “10 Day” Social Innovation Festival kicked off with 70 activities and the winning project was igive Mr Alvin Yip. We hope you will be as excited as we are about this unique ten days for exchange of knowledge, highlighting the Club’s commitment inspiring participants to make change for a better future and develop innovational solutions as a great asset.
The Jockey Club Institute of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University features social innovation, urging people to think outside the box inspire the community with endless possibilities through creative exhibitions and seminars and enabling teenagers and professionals to interact on the campus and then apply a co-creative spirit for community care. Some silver age models present original outfits following the opening ceremony titled “City Inside a Broken Sky”, a show evolving around the theme of “Making a change”, filled with activities ranging from documentary film shows to public lectures for a wide spectrum of stakeholders, who are expected to bring potential change and make a difference in society. The Hong Kong Club’s investment in nurturing a new generation came to with the opening of a 10-day Innovation Festival the first signature event of JCDISI in the Jockey Club Tower.
The Jockey Club Institute is the first of its kind in Hong Kong, having projects with a social focus, regarding Design and Society and numerous workshops and lectures will be aimed at giving visitors the opportunity to learn. The Festival features interesting and meaningful activities aiming to enhance public awareness and promote positive change this year, and one of the program highlights is the exhibit illustrating social innovation, an innovative social project featuring innovative solutions to the poor air quality through videos and research findings. Professionals provide professional advice, share how to use light applications and create new designs for the silver age in order to tackle the challenges of an aging population.
Highlighting the commitment to helping society develop, the Festival inspires participants to come up with more innovative ideas for Hong Kong to nurture creative talents able to tackle the challenges the city faces, and provide inspiration in this regard. In the exhibit called DETOUR Matters, the public can experience the unprecedented tram transformation, but there are also many other exhibitions including the winning projects as the partners, designers and exhibitors join a multidisciplinary networking evening at “Festival Reception”. The event is held at the Jockey Innovation Tower, where some of the exhibits will remain on display, so don’t miss this opportunity to recapture highlights of the event.
Documentary films from around the world are shown until 6 October on the Tower, as there was a contribution of HK$249 million towards the Innovation Tower, as well as covering its operational costs by the Club, among other projects.