Major Milestones

The SIE Fund connects the community with different sectors, including businesses, NGOs, academics and philanthropies, to create social impact through innovative solutions that address poverty and social exclusion.  Illustrated below are the major milestones of the SIE Fund since its establishment in 2013:

2020
Q3
Q2
  • Appointment of the Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, Hong Kong as an intermediary to run a new innovative programme "BEHub" targeted to launch in September 2020  (May)
Q1
  • Appointment of Fullness Social Enterprises Society Ltd as an intermediary to run a new innovative programme "Innovator Farm" targeted to launch in June 2020  (Mar)
  • Reappointment of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service as the intermediary to implement a new round of "Impact Incubator" programme starting from February 2020  (Feb)
2019
Q4
  • Reappointment of PolyU Technology and Consultancy Co Ltd as the intermediary to implement a new round of "Good Seed" programme starting from December 2019  (Dec)
Q3
Q2
  • Recruitment of intermediary for gerontechnology platform commenced (30 April)
Q1
  • Recruitment of new batch of intermediaries for Innovative Programmes commenced (17 January)
2018
Q3
  • The third term Task Force assumed office (1 July)
Q2
  • Social Innovation Co-working Space Subsidy Scheme opens for funding application (26 Apr)
2017
Q4
  • Latest batch of 58 innovative ventures announced (19 Nov)
Q3
Q2
  • Findings of landscape study on gerontechnology released  (12 June)
  • FOOD-CO platform for Food Support Flagship Project launched  (May)
  • Final Pitching and Award Presentation Ceremony, SI CEO Competition for Tertiary Students  (22 April)
2016
Q3
  • Commencement of Social Entrepreneurship and Venture Philanthropy course at CUHK marked the addition of the second university partner to the Nurturing Social Minds programme  (8 Sep)
Q2
  • Announcement of engaging St. James' Settlement as the intermediary to implement the Food Support Flagship Project  (26 Jun)
  • First batch of 25 innovative ventures funded under Innovative Programmes announced  (15 May)
2015
Q4
Q3
Q2
  • Launch of "Fast Forward" programme by SOW (Asia) Foundation Limited  (27 May)
  • Invitation of proposals for Food Support Flagship Project  (26 May)
  • Launch of "Nurturing Social Minds" programme by the Yeh Family Philanthropy Limited  (12 May) 
  • Launch of "Impact Incubator" programme by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service  (21 Apr)
Q1
  • Announcement of winners of Social Innovation Video Competition  (24 Jan)
  • Launch of "Good Seed" programme by PolyU Technology and Consultancy Co Ltd  (22 Jan)
2014
Q4
Q2
  • Social Innovation Video Competition Kick-off Ceremony  (27 Jun)
Q1
2013
Q3
Q2
  • Market sounding exercise on engaging intermediaries  (26 Jun)