Issue 15: January, 2017

Jockey Club CarbonCare Open Innovation Lab is entering a new phase. This incubation programme, spanning eight months, provides intensive coaching to guide incubates through a process from ‘Conception’ to ‘Realization’ of their green projects. You can jam your ideas with other participants during the CarbonCare InnoFest, build your dream team at the Bootcamp, receive coaching from professionals on Lean Startup techniques, test your product with a trial grant and pitch for a kick-start fund at the end of the programme.

With strong support from CarbonCare Asia, the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) and Education For Good (EFG), this programme is designed to equip those passionate climate innovators with the necessary skills and knowledge to develop
high-impact solutions to tackle climate change.

CarbonCare InnoFest -
Ideas Jamming & get Inspired

[[Please click the visuals to register your attendance of the events!]]

Seminar: “Design Thinking” for Green Innovation

Date: 21st January 2017 (Sat)
Time: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Venue: 8/F Room 1, THE WAVE (4 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong)
Speaker: Match Chan (KaCaMa Design Lab)
Language: Cantonese

Circulab Discovery Game: Imagine a Circular Economy

Date: 4th February 2017 (Sat)
Time: 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Venue: Cocoon (3/F, Citicorp Centre, 18 Whitfield Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong)
Speaker: Ms Catherine Touzard (Consultant and Teacher in Sustainability & Circular Economy)
Language: English supplemented with Cantonese

Seminar: Can Global Worming fight Global Warming?

Date: 11th February 2017 (Sat)
Time: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Venue: Hub B@GoodLab (The Good Lab, L1, The Sparkle, 500 Tung Chau Street, West Kowloon)
Speakers: The “Worm Bin Man" Team
Language: Cantonese

Green Innovative Ideas Open Jam Workshop

The Open Jam Workshop is the first step to join our 8-month incubation programme, and applicants must be able to attend at least one session of this Workshop AND the Bootcamp in order to qualify. Through these activities, you can form your dream team and work on your green start-up ideas!

"Open Space" Facilitators: International Association of Facilitators - Hong Kong (IAF- HK)

Language: Cantonese

First Jam
Date: 18th February 2017 (Sat)
Time: 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Venue: Quarry Bay Community Hall (G/F, Quarry Bay Community Complex, 1 Greig Road, Hong Kong)

Second Jam
Date: 25th February 2017 (Sat)
Time: 10:00am - 5:30pm
Venue: HKMA- Wanchai Centre (2-4/F Pico Tower, 66 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong)

A wide range of activities / events will take place during the CarbonCare InnoFest, including outing, workshop, seminars and others. Get inspired by green innovators who will demonstrate possible ways of tackling climate change, or jam ideas with fellow participants who might become your important partners on the way to low carbon innovation.

Jockey Club CarbonCare Open Innovation Lab (JC COIL) Phase 2 Launching Ceremony cum Panel Discussion on “Innovation x Green Start up”

Date: 4th February 2017 (Sat)
TIme: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Venue: Leighton Hill Community Hall (G/F, 133 Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong)

Officiating Guest:

  • Mr Wong Kam-sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment

Guest Speakers at Panel Discussion:

  • Dr KK Tse, Co-Founder of Education-for-Good
  • Prof Helen Liu, Assistant Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration, HKU
  • Ir Albert Lai, Advisor to CarbonCare InnoLab
  • Mr Leung Lok Man & Mr Mok Kwun Sang, Entrepreneur and designer of ‘World Council’ Card Game

Seminar: Say NO to plastic! We need bolder actions!

Date: 10th February 2017 (Fri)
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: Portland Commons (1/F, Le Prabelle Hotel, 372 Portland Street, Mongkok)
Speaker: Hahn Chu (Director of Environmental Advocacy, The Green Earth)
Language: Cantonese

Seminar: Real monitoring! Tracking air pollution blackspots district by district

Date: 17th February 2017 (Fri) 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: Mini Theatre@GoodLab (The Good Lab, L1, The Sparkle, 500 Tung Chau Street, West Kowloon)
Speaker: Loong Tsz Wai (Community Relations Manager, Clean Air Network)
Language: Cantonese

“Grow local, eat local” – a Spring Tour to Nam Chung Farms

Date: 5th March 2017 (Sun)
TIme: 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Venue: Partnership for Eco-Agriculture and the Conservation of Earth (Nam Chung)
Speakers: Mr Chow Sung-ming & representative(s) of the Partnership for Eco-Agriculture and the Conservation of Earth
Language: Cantonese
Fee: The organizer will arrange shuttle bus service for a fee of around $20 per participant, please hand it to the staff on the event day.

Meeting Point: Fanling Station Exit C (Please arrive on time at 1:30pm)

Bootcamp -
Team Formation & Idea Building

Date: 18th March 2017 (Sat) - 19th March 2017 (Sun)
Venue: The University of Hong Kong - KADOORIE Centre
(Lam Kam Road, Shek Kong, Yuen Long, New Territories, Hong Kong)

Host: International Association of Facilitators – Hong Kong

This 2-day-1-night Boot Camp over a weekend will be an exciting and intensive process of team formation and idea consolidation. We shall invite the most passionate of the green/ innovation enthusiasts who have experienced the CarbonCare InnoFest and Open Jam Workshop to join the boot camp and prepare our incubation programme. Is it here you can form your dream team to work on your green start-up idea.

You are the focus of the boot camp! You will go through various activities and facilitated dialogues, including idea gallery, team building, SWOT analysis, cross-team jamming and action planning. Facilitators from IAF HK will focus on developing your strengths and leadership to enhance your project potential!
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