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:

2019
Q4
  • Reappointment of PolyU 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
Q2
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 SOW Asia’s Fast Forward  (27 May)
  • Invitation of proposals for Food Support Flagship Project  (26 May)
  • Launch of YFP’s Nurturing Social Minds  (12 May) 
  • Launch of HKCSS’s Impact Incubator  (21 Apr)
Q1
  • Announcement of winners of Social Innovation Video Competition  (24 Jan)
  • Launch of PolyU’s Good Seed Programme  (22 Jan)
2014
Q4
Q3
  • Detailed assessment of intermediary proposals  (Jul)
Q2
  • Social Innovation Video Competition Kick-off Ceremony  (27 Jun)
Q1
2013
Q3
Q2
  • Market sounding exercise on engaging intermediaries  (26 Jun)