The global spread of the COVID pandemic has had direct effects on everyday life, and the elderly population are among those bearing the brunt of the impact. On the flip side, new modes of community services, developments in gerontechnology, and innovative solutions born out of the need to adapt to COVID restrictions have gradually become rooted in our everyday lives.
Embracing a new mindset under COVID, the Social Innovation Regional Forum (SIRF) 2022 invites stakeholders from different sectors across Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Asia Pacific to join forces in reimagining services and technologies, identifying collaborative ways to support older people and disadvantaged groups in leading independent lives and ultimately facilitate the development of age-inclusive communities.
SIRF 2022 Secretariat
+852 3400 2823 / +852 - 3400 8250
V1218, Jockey Club Innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR
About PolyU Jockey Club “Operation Solnno”
Organised by the Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the 3-year social innovation programme is to innovate solutions, in collaboration with a wide spectrum of stakeholders, to respond to social challenges with a view to improving life in Hong Kong. The whole programme consists of four inter-linked key components, namely (i) the “One from Hundred Thousand” Social Innovation Symposium Series, (ii) SOINNO Action Projects, (iii) SOINNO Education, and (iv) SOINNO Knowledge Platform. The programme would engage the trans-disciplinary forces of academia, non-governmental organisations, professional bodies, members of the public, corporations and the Government to generate innovative ideas and practical actions.
About Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation (JCDISI)
JCDISI, established in 2012, aims to provide an innovative and human-centred platform to envision a better life in the society, to connect people with passion and nurture doers of all ages to innovate with collective wisdom to enable impactful action.