7+1 programme


All successful businesses start with an entrepreneur. But it takes more than a creative mind and a brilliant idea to succeed in business. Hong Kong Design Centre, in collaboration with Center for Entrepreneurship of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, is proud to present this unique programme: "7+1 Entrepreneurship for Design & Creative Business". Since its launch in 2008 this programme has been receiving strong demands and it's already the 9th intake. If you want to turn your ideas into a business, this ultimate course will provide you with the management skills, resources and insights that will bring you a better chance of success.

Who Should Attend

  • Locally trained designers and creative professionals with own businesses/planning to have their own businesses
  • Entrepreneurial individuals who work for corporations/are interested in design and creative business opportunities in the Pearl River Delta region

Course Content

Current Landscape of the Creative Industries a...

With special emphasis on the changes brought about by tthe Internet and the potential of IoT (i.e. Internet of Things) and data-driven product and services

Customer Development with Design and Business ...

Alignment of customer and business needs for developing a sustainable venture

Market Positioning

Market, competitor, and business ecosystem analysis for developing a competitive niche

New Business Models in the Internet Age

Product and service design opportunities from the Internet. Examine and discuss disruptive and evolving business models that reshape and expand economy and industries

Building Interdisciplinary Team in a Network W...

Threats and opportunities. Explore the challenges and issues in an outsourced world linked through the Internet

Financial Matters for Design Business

Costing and Break-even analysis for design service and product sales businesses

Building Business Infrastructure by Leveraging...

Use of Project Management, ERP, CRM, HR, E-Commerce, and POS systems for achieving the business bottom-line

Study Visit to Pearl River Delta

Provide valuable insights into the current development in Pearl River Delta

Course Arrangement


18 &27 Aug, 1, 8,15,22 & 29 Sep 2015; plus a study visit to Pearl River Delta on 17 Sep 2015 (Thu).


6:30pm – 9:30pm


InnoCentre, 72 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

Course Presenter

Prof. Bernard Suen, Project Director, CUHK Center for Entrepreneurship Renowned designers and entrepreneurs will be invited for sharing

Language of Instruction

Cantonese as language of instruction, with English and Chinese teaching materials

Application Methods


Please submit the completed enrollment form together with enrollment fee to Hong Kong Design Centre by post, email, fax or in person on or before the enrollment deadline. Please state “7+1 Entrepreneurship for Design & Creative Business” on the envelope / as the subject.

By Crossed Cheque
Cheque should be made payable to “Hong Kong Design Centre Ltd.”

By Cash
Only applicable to enrollment made in person at the Hong Kong Design Centre.

By ATM Transfer

Bank Name
Wing Lung Bank
Account Number 
Account Name Hong Kong Design Centre Ltd.

*Please post, email or fax the transaction record to Hong Kong Design Centre (Attn: Lydia Cheng).

Application Form

Deadline for Enrollment and Payment

5:00pm, 17.8.2015

Enrollment Fee

Standard Rate: HK$8,400

Friends of HKDC’s Rate: HK$6,300

For FOHKDC information and application form, please visit :www.designcentre.org/en/about/support-us

Inclusive of tuition fee, transportation and meals of the study visit to Pearl River Delta

Certificate of Attendance

Participants who attain 75% attendance rate will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance


Tel: 3797 8410 (Ms. Lydia Cheng )
Email: lydia.cheng@hkdesigncentre.org

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