Social unrest and Covid-19 have interrupted Hong Kong’s strong upward trend in the formation of new social enterprises, new research suggests – but experts believe that with the right support the sector can continue to flourish.
There is no shortage of social innovation programmes in Hong Kong’s universities, but new research shows that scholars need to engage in more practical activity and collaborations outside academia to really tackle the territory’s social challenges.
How can cities of the future innovate to improve the lives of their citizens? Social Labs are testing and developing local solutions to big problems – and prompting surprising enthusiasm from civil servants.
A powerful new collaboration between academics and social entrepreneurs – the first of its kind in Asia – will help Hong Kong come up with new ideas to tackle its endemic social problems. And neighbouring countries could follow in its tracks.