Launching the 2023 Coporate Innovatino Index research project

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We are delighted to announce the launch of the 2023 Corporate Innovation Index (#CII) research project, conducted by CUHK Business School in collaboration with our strategic partner Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC) 香港總商會 (#HKGCC) and a team of influential industry partners.

This year marks the second consecutive year of our survey, aiming to assess the level of innovation among both large and small companies in Hong Kong. For more information about CII 2023, please visit our website at

The primary objective of CII is not only to recognize companies that excel in innovation but also to empower organizations to identify their strengths and weaknesses in corporate innovation. By understanding their position, companies can strive for continuous improvement and maintain a competitive edge in the digital era.

We are grateful for the insightful opening speeches delivered by Patrick Yeung from HKGCC and Professor Waiman Cheung from CUHK Business School #CUHK, in the presence of Dean Professor Lin Zhou. Furthermore, we successfully held our first CII steering committee meeting. We were so grateful to have elected Mingles Tsoi as our Steering Committee Chairman this year.

As part of our initiative, we conducted discussion panels featuring award winners from last year’s CII project. I had the privilege of moderating a panel with Tat Lee from WeLab Bank and Chun Kai Lawrence Chau from Midland Properties, Inc., both of whom achieved top 10 rankings in the 2022 CII.

Their shared experiences were truly inspiring. One key aspect they emphasized was the criticality of fostering an innovation culture. It is not enough for innovation to be limited to a select few; instead, it should be ingrained in the entire organization. Leaders must set an example and empower every individual to innovate using diverse approaches. We also learned a lot from another panel on SME Innovation led by Patrick S Lee with Andy Ho and Jhonny Leung-Huang as guests. Thank you.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC), our sponsors, the steering committee, the organizing committee members, and all participating guests and supporting partners including Victoria Ip, Mimi Poon, Jude Chow, Eric Or, Henry Li , Harris SUN, 鄭嘉泓, Chris So, Nike Kong, Yvonne Che, Angel Chia, Marina Tong, Leo Liu and many more. We eagerly look forward to collaborating with you all to ensure another successful year for the CII.

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