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Jul 2023 Networking Sharing & Dinner

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

“Innovation at the Intersection: AI/Software Patenting & Funding Opportunity”

Gain insights, connect with experts, and unlock innovation opportunities. Don’t miss out on this chance to boost your potential!


Date:  28 Jul 2023 (Fri)

Venue: Happiness Cuisine, 1/F Core Building 2, Science Park, Shatin, N.T.
Time:  7:00pm – 9:30pm


Dinner fee:

$320/ person (member) , $350/person (non member)


Programme Includes:

(1) “Recent Updates to the HK Patent System & AI/Software Patenting Developments”

– by Mr Steven Fung, Principal – Registered Patent Attorney (AU, NZ)  

[Abstract] Recent Trends to Global Patent Filings and HK Filing Statistics
Recent Updates to HK Filing Systems & Instruments
AI & Software Patents – Can they be protected? What is suitable for Patent Protection in this expanding area?


(2) “An overall of Grant”
by Ms Dorothy Lee, Partner, PwC Hong Kong

[Abstract] An overview of Hong Kong Government grants

As you may be aware, there are over 40 government grants available in Hong Kong, aiming at supporting various business objectives in different industries. The upcoming sharing will give an overview of common Hong Kong Government grants, their objectives and funding rules, application procedures and some key notes in order to prepare for a successful application.

[Bio] Dorothy Lee is a Partner of Operations Excellence Solutions at PwC Hong Kong who is passionate about transforming organisations and processes to maximise the company value proposition. She has extensive experience in managing, designing, training and facilitating and implementing solutions to achieve clients’ business strategies. Dorothy has over 18 years of experience in multi-national companies, specialising in strategic value stream transformation, business reengineering with technologies adoption, project management, Lean Six Sigma, innovation and change management facilitation. She mentors numerous projects and leadership training workshops in different countries such as Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Canada and China. Dorothy also has extensive experience in key account management, Research and Development (R&D) project management, government grants advisory, supply chain transformation, new product flawless launch and Objective and Key Results (OKR) setup. Dorothy has a Master Degree in Engineering, and is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB), and also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). She is a member of the Hong Kong Logistics Association (HKLA), member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET), and member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).