CUHK - HKSTP Investment Day | 13 May 2022
6 spinoff companies and a panel of 12 healthcare and technology investors.
Successful business matching with investors and some pharmaceutical partners for a number of startups.
To catalyze commercialization activities and instill an innovative culture across the University, CUHK’s Office of Innovation and Enterprise (OIE) and the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) co-organised the CUHK-HKSTP Investment Day on 13 May 2022.
The event comprises a public webinar and a company pitching session. In the webinar, Ambassador George Hara and CUHK alumnus Mr Oscar Hui gave keynote speeches on investment landscape, future trends in healthcare and fundraising management.
More than 200 participants gained insight from the talks. An onsite survey reveals that they were satisfied with the event and would like to have similar events organised regularly.
In the following company pitching session, 6 CUHK and HKSTP affiliated companies, mostly in the biotechnology area with backgrounds in AI and data analytics, pitched to a panel of 12 healthcare and technology investors.
In addition to possible investment opportunities, the participating companies received advice and mentorship which will be crucial for their ongoing business development.
‘CUHK has been pushing hard to promote entrepreneurship and innovation. This is just the beginning and we will be organising more investment days in the future for companies of different specialties,’ said CUHK’s Associate Vice-President (Innovation and Enterprise) Professor Daniel Lee.