HKDC’s Design Incubation Programme Graduates 17 Companies

HKDC’s Design Incubation Programme Graduates 17 Companies
Comments Off, 18/08/2014, by , in Local Startup News

Hong Kong Design Centre’s Design Incubation Programme (DIP) Graduation Ceremony and networking event came to a successful end today at InnoCentre, Kowloon Tong. The guests of honour included Mrs. Janet Chu, Assistant Head of Create Hong Kong of HKSAR Government and Mr. Freeman Lau, Vice-Chairman of Board of Directors, Hong Kong Design Centre and Dr. John Lo, Senior Consultant of Hong Kong Design Centre and Chairman of Design Admission Panel, Design Incubation Programme. HKDC celebrated the graduation of 17 bright design incubation companies.

Janet Chu, Assistant Head of Create Hong Kong

The guest of honour of Design Incubation Programme Graduation Ceremony, Mrs. Janet Chu, Assistant Head of Create Hong Kong.

This year DIP Graduation Ceremony presented the theme of “Talent, Business, Passion”, which are the elements possessed by a design-thinking entrepreneur. Dr. John Lo, Senior Consultant of Hong Kong Design Centre and Chairman of Design Admission Panel, Design Incubation Programme said, “this 2-year programme provides a conducive learning opportunity for incubatees to develop their “soft-aspects” of business that emphasize business knowledge, experience enrichment, as well as a well-balanced and all-round framework to help incubatees meet the challenges during their early and critical stage of development.” He continued, ”after having gone through the 2 year DIP program, the program has helped them to be better prepared to do good business in the competitive design industry and the business market on local and international fronts. DIP helped to nurture and has turned them into polished diamond from a raw diamond.”

Dr. John Lo, Senior Consultant of Hong Kong Design Centre

Dr. John Lo, Senior Consultant of Hong Kong Design Centre and Chairman of Design Admission Panel, Design Incubation Programme.

Since the programme has started in 2005, the participated incubation companies have been awarded numbers of international design awards which include Red Dot Award, IIDA Global Excellence Award and HKDA Global Design Awards etc. Through DIP platform, industrial and business sectors can take this opportunity to develop business partnerships with outstanding design start-ups and young designers.

During the ceremony, two of the graduated design companies, Flamesquads Creative Limited and Chill Creative Company, discussed the experience of participating in the program, and how DIP nurtured their industry knowledge to develop into a successful creative venture.

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The list of 17 graduated companies of Design Incubation Programme in the year of 2013-2014 are as below:

English Name

Chinese Name

Design Disciplines

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Aria Studio Limited

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悅創作室

Visual/ spatial arts

BITE: design

一口設計

Branding/ packaging

Cecilia Ma Couture Limited

詩馬時裝有限公司

Fashion

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Chill Creative Company

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Branding/ packaging

Coucou Bebe International Limited

嗨嗨貝貝國際有限公司

Product

Dimple

店舖

Fashion

Flamesquads Creative Limited

火使團創作有限公司

Visual/ spatial arts

Greentrooper Limited

-

Branding/ packaging

Hangmade Design

-

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Visual/ spatial arts

HKMADE Co-Operates Limited

-

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Product

Invisible Park Design Limited

-

Other

JuicyApp

-

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Visual/ spatial arts

Matisse Design Limited

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Branding/ packaging

ReProduction Co.

-

Other

Studio Mango Limited

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Product

Twisted Sisters

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Fashion

Y-Axis Design Consultants

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Visual/ spatial arts

Design disciplines of 157 successful applicants (From 2005 to end July 2014) are as follow: 

Design disciplines

Percentage

No. of participants

Product

29.9%

47

Visual/ spatial arts

18.5%

29

Fashion

21.0%

33

Branding/ packaging

10.8%

17

Interior/ architecture

5.1%

8

Jewelry

5.1%

8

Media & communication

5.1%

8

Others

4.5%

7

Total

100%

157

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