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The Grand Opening of DIP WCH and CITA Centre


Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC)’s new incubation centres for Design Incubation Programme (DIP) and Fashion Incubation Programme (FIP) were officially opened on Aug 17th in Wong Chuk Hang and at Clothing Industry Training Authority (CITA) Kowloon Bay Training Centre.  They will be home to many young design startups and up-and-coming fashion entrepreneurs. 


Prof. Eric Yim, Chairman of HKDC and the Guests of Honour of the Opening Ceremony, Mr. Edward Yau, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development and Mr. Jerry Liu, Head of Create Hong Kong, unveiled the two new centres by ribbon-cutting ceremonies. Create Hong Kong is the major sponsor of the two programmes, and Herman Miller, Haworth, Kvadrat, and Techogym Asia are the two new centres’ facilities sponsors.


Mr. Yau said in the opening speech that Hong Kong Design Centre is the Government’s strategic partner in these important works.  By the opening of the incubation centres for the DIP and the FIP at Wong Chuk Hang and at CITA Kowloon Bay Centre, HKDC is looking to provide the best possible incubation environment for Hong Kong’s design and fashion talents.


There was also a sharing session among several incubatees of DIP and FIP, including Mr. Alex Siu of Commune Design Ltd, Ms. Mandy Tsang of eMotionLAB LTD, Ms. Cynthia Mak of CYNTHIA & XIAO and emcee Ms. Akina Fong, discussing about the journey and vision of design entrepreneurship in Hong Kong.