DreamCatcher
/ˈdriːmkatʃə/ Noun [C]

1. A small hoop containing a horsehair mesh decorated with feathers and beads, believed by American Indians to give its owner good dreams.

2. HKU’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship initiative – forums, education programmes, mixers, events, hub and portal – covering all tech, biz, social, cultural and media spheres. It is a community that welcome cross sectors and cross generations of students, alumni, friends old and new, and like-minded people with passion and determination to join!
DreamCatchers is HKU's entrepreneurship initiative - consisting of forums, education programmes, mixers, events, hub and portal - covering all tech, biz, social, cultural and media spheres. Cross sectors and cross generations of students, alumni, friends old and new and people with passion and determination are welcome to participate, join and contribute! In the past few years, DreamCatchers has built up a large community of like-minded and driven alumni, students, staff, friends and donors of the University.

DreamCatchers is currently supported by staff of DAAO and TTO, who firmly believe innovation and entrepreneurship are essential for the future of the University and for Hong Kong.


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Prof Paul Y S Cheung
(Curator and Convenor)

Professor in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
The University of Hong Kong

Paul Cheung is Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and former Associate VP(Research), Director of TTO and Dean of Engineering at HKU.

Professor Cheung received his B.Sc.(Eng) and Ph.D. degrees from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, both in Electrical Engineering, in 1973 and 1978 respectively.

He is one of the four original Founders that started DreamCatchers at HKU, and is an ardent driver of innovation and entrepreneurship culture at HKU. He started and leads the Entrepreneurship Academy@HKU, the non-credit and free annual entrepreneurship training program since 2010.


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Prof Bernadette Tsui (Curator)
Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Office
Hon. Professor in Politics and Public Administration
The University of Hong Kong

Bernadette is Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Office (DAA) and Honorary Professor of Practice in the Department of Politics and Public Administration. Bernadette has worked in institutional advancement for 20 years and has authored the book on philanthropy and fundraising, “The City with a Heart - Stories of Giving from Hong Kong and Hong Kong University”. She has taught fundraising for the MFA program at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts. She is a Member of the Asia-Pacific Advisory Council of CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education, headquartered in Washington DC) since 2013.

Bernadette received her BA and MPhil degrees in drama from The University of Hong Kong, and pursued theatre studies at New York University. She began her career as a stage director, worked in arts management then television and radio before joining the university as staff. She writes a regular column for the Hong Kong Economic Journal.

She is currently Executive Director of The University of Hong Kong Foundation for Education Development & Research, and Director of Development & Alumni Affairs Office at HKU. As a forerunner in the field, Bernadette is frequently invited to speak on philanthropic studies, nonprofit management, civil society and fundraising in the Region.
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Monica Wong (Staff)
Assist Director (Alumni Affairs)
Development and Alumni Affairs Office
The University of Hong Kong

Monica has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Germany and USA. Worked in a broad spectrum of projects based in different countries, including aircraft financing, procurement, new ventures in Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland, B2B start-up in Dallas and marketing communications in Hong Kong.

She brought along extensive management experience and interpersonal effectiveness to join the Development & Alumni Affairs Office in HKU in 2004. During the past decade, she developed and enhanced worldwide alumni networks, convened global conferences in various countries, coordinated the publishing of a book on Mentorship, developed volunteer programmes and organised innumerable talks, luncheons, seminars and ceremonies, including HKU's first entrepreneurship focal event DreamCatchers.
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Laurence Tang (Staff)
Manager (iDendron/DreamCatchers)
The University of Hong Kong

Laurence Tang joined HKU in 2014 righter after his graduation and he is currently the Project Officer of Technology Transfer Office, responsible for the DreamCatchers prgoramme and other entrepreneurship and innovation initiatives in HKU. Meanwhile, he is the Resident Tutor of HKU University Hall, taking care of the morale and welfare of the residents.

Laurence was the President of Hong Kong University Students’ Union and HKU Council member in 2013. He received his BSocSc degree in Politics and Public Administration and Social Policy and Community Building from The University of Hong Kong in 2015.
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Taurus Yip (Staff)
Assistant Manager (iDendron/DreamCatchers)
The University of Hong Kong

Taurus served as the Current Affairs Secretary of Hong Kong University Students Union from 2013 to 2014. He got his BA degree in Japanese Studies and Chinese History and Culture from The University of Hong Kong in 2015. He is also a swimming coach and an instructor of Hong Kong Adventure Corps.

In 2015, Taurus co-founded Watershed (fb.com/WatershedHK) with his friends. Watershed is an independent civic organisation which constitutes of young academics, professionals and tertiary students with a mission of promoting awareness of Hong Kong history and culture. Watershed organizes seminars and guided tours regularly.


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Harriet Chan (Staff)
Executive Assistant (iDendron/DreamCatchers)
The University of Hong Kong

Graduated from The University of Hong Kong in 2017 with Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Language Education – English), Harriet majors in English Language and Linguistics and Comparative Literature.

Harriet is an enthusiast of drama, directed and acted in several drama plays within and beyond the university. She joined HKU right after her graduation and currently working as the Executive Assistant in Technology Transfer Office, responsible for iDendron project and promoting innovation and entrepreneurial spirit in HKU.


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Dr Carrie Ling (HKSTP Staff)
Cluster Manager, BioMedical Technology
Hong Kong Science & Technology Park Corporation

Dr. Carrie Ling is currently a Manager of Biomedical Technology Cluster, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP). She is passionate about empowering one’s creativity in science and technology through solving real-life healthcare problems. Before joining HKSTP, She was a Lecturer of Bioengineering Graduate Program at HKUST for 3 years. In 2013, she launched a new biodesign course which is a project-based course to design medical technologies that address the healthcare challenges in local communities to the undergraduate students at HKUST, believing that everyone can be an innovator. She obtained her bachelor and PhD degrees in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU) in 2002 and 2006 respectively. She pursued her orthopedic research training at University of Florida, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, after her doctoral degree for two years. From 2009 to 2011, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University, Department of Mechanical Engineering. She has authored/co-authored more than 50 papers in international journals and conference proceedings and one US patent in optic fiber flowmeter for biomedical use.
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Alison Lam (HKSTP Staff)
Project Officer
Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

Alison is currently a Project Officer who supports the development of Biomedical Technology Cluster and Healthy Ageing Platform of HKSTP. She got her BSc degree in Biology and French Studies from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining HKSTP in 2016, she was a Technical Sales Specialist in imaging solutions.

With keen interest in aviation and youth development, previously Alison served as a Pilot Officer in Hong Kong Air Cadet Corps.
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Mr H S Cheng (HKSTP Staff)
Engineer, Biomedical Technology
Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation

DreamCatchers is HKU's entrepreneurship initiative - consisting of forums, education programmes, mixers, events, hub and portal - covering all tech, biz, social, cultural and media spheres. Cross sectors and cross generations of students, alumni, friends old and new and people with passion and determination are welcome to participate, join and contribute! In the past few years, DreamCatchers has built up a large community of like-minded and driven alumni, students, staff, friends and donors of the University.

DreamCatchers is currently supported by staff of DAAO and TTO, who firmly believe innovation and entrepreneurship are essential for the future of the University and for Hong Kong.