Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation

About

Initiated by PolyU and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation (J.C.DISI) convenes university expertise, curates trans-disciplinary projects, and constructs partnerships for social well-being and positive systemic change. The institute’s new home will be the Jockey Club Innovation Tower, where designers, civic leaders, intellectuals, professionals, and fellow citizens will engage in dialogues pertaining to Hong Kong’s future. Asia’s first design institute dedicated to social innovation will focus on articulating creative and alternative solutions to the complex challenges in the fields of urban sustainability, ageing population, family and youth, and enabling technology for disabled.

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Social Innovation Festival

Every year, the ten-day Social Innovation Festival draws the public’s attention to social innovation’s vast possibilities and potentials in changing lives. This past year, “10-day Fest” featured a Happy Summit and Thinkers Lecture, Social Enterprises Clinic and G/local Seminar, Changemakers Cinema and Voices Concert, project exhibitions and over 40 community workshops.

Visit www.10dayfest.hk for more information

SOCIA

SOCIA is an online knowledge base that aims to break down the language barrier between the Chinese-speaking world and the predominantly English-speaking international community. SOCIA gathers exemplary social innovation initiatives, researches, and news in one place, offering them in both English and Chinese.

Visit www.socia.hk for more information

J.C.DISI Management Committee

Chairman
Prof. Cees de Bont,
Dean and Swire Chair Professor of Design,
School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Vice Chairman
Mr. Alvin Yip,
Director,
Hong Kong Jockey Club Design Insitute for Social Innovation(J.C.DISI)

Member
Ms. Marjorie Yang, GBS, JP,
Chairman of Council,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Prof. Philip C.H. Chan, BBS,
Deputy President and Provost,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Design

Mr. Cheung Leong, 
Executive Director, Charities and Community,
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust

Prof. Timothy Jachna,
Associate Dean,
School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Prof. James Lee,
Professor and Head,
Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Mr. Freeman Lau, BBS,
Vice Chairman, Board of Directors,
Hong Kong Design Centre

Mr. Chua Hoi Wai, 
Chief Executive,
The Hong Kong Council of Social Services

J.C.DISI International Advisory Committee

Chairman
Ms. Kigge Hvid,
CEO,
INDEX: Design to Improve Life

Member
Mr. Stephen Ip,  GBS, JP
Member, Board of Stewards
Hong Kong Jockey Club

Dr. Lawrence Li, JP,
Council Member,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Dr. Edmund Lee,
Executive Director,
Hong Kong Design Centre

Prof. Jeremy Myerson,
Director & Helen Hamlyn Chair of Design,
Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art

Prof. Kees Dorst,
Associate Dean,
University of Technology, Sydney

Prof. Wang Min,
Dean,
School of Design, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

Prof. Chung Kyung-won,
Head of Department,
Department of Industrial Design, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Prof. Ezio Manzini,
Professor of Design for Social Innovation, 
University of the Arts, London

Dr. Pamela Hartigan,
Director,
Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, University of Oxford

J.C.DISI Strategic Plan Committee

Chairman

Prof. Cees de Bont,
Dean and Swire Chair Professor of Design,
School of Design, 
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Member

Mr. Alvin Yip, 
Director
,
Hong Kong Jockey Club Design Insitute for Social Innovation(J.C.DISI)

Mr. Cheung Leong, 
Executive Director, Charities and Community,
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust

Mr. Freeman Lau, 
Vice Chairman
, Board of Directors,
Hong Kong Design Centre

Ms. Ada Wong,
Honorable CEO,
Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture

Mr. Christine Fang,
Former Chief Executive,
Hong Kong Council of Social Service

Ms. Irene Chow,
Council Member,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Prof. Daniel Shek, SBS, JP,
Associate Vice President,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Prof. Michael Siu,
Professor,
School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Mr. Lau Sai-leung

Miscellaneous