The centre for Entrepreneurship of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is an interdisciplinary association which was founded in 2005. It has united scholars in the areas of research, education and community service to inspire the spirit of entrepreneurship and nurture entrepreneurship thinking. The mission is to instill an entrepreneurial mindset and motivate the passion, which work across multiple disciplines to provide education, conduct research and organize activities for members of CUHK and the society to create cultural, social and economic value. The Center pursues research, education and practice in entrepreneurship. We bring together scholars from different departments within the University, attract talent from the business community, involve CUHK in promoting entrepreneurship in Hong Kong, and provide a nexus for fundraising.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Center for Entrepreneurship (CfE) was inaugurated on May 24, 2005 and is a research center under the Asia Pacific Institute of Business. The CfE is an interdisciplinary association of scholars and practitioners united by research, teaching and community service for entrepreneurship. Professors Kevin Au, Bee-leng Chua, Hugh Thomas, Kwok Siu Tong, and Wong Kam Fai were instrumental in launching CfE. Since then, CfE has expanded in size, diversity, and activities. Professors Chua and Thomas served as the first and second directors of the Center. For the next few years, CfE will continue to develop and provide innovative training, research, and consulting for different kinds of NGOs, governmental entities, and business corporations.
The Center's education program enhances and expands the university's current offering of courses in entrepreneurship. Its activities include seminars, workshops, and visits to entrepreneurial ventures. It enable students to meet and interact with entrepreneurs who can act as positive role models for those considering entrepreneurial careers. The speakers at our workshops and seminars have experience in new venture creation, venture capital and financing, consulting, intellectual property, marketing, and social and corporate entrepreneurship.It aim to deliver training for executives wishing to use an entrepreneurial approach to foster innovation, creativity and business development in their enterprises.It seek new opportunities to work with the business community to help itsmembers and CUHK students and faculty learn about entrepreneurship.
Commissioned by the Social Enterprise Advisory Committee (SEAC) in 2013, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Council of Social Service – HSBC Social Enterprise Business Centre conducted a research on the current landscape and development of social enterprises in Hong Kong. The Report of "The Research Study on the Social Enterprise Sector in Hong Kong - to Capture the Existing Landscape of the Social Enterprises in Hong Kong" is released on 3 November 2014.