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CUHK Students Encouraged to Innovate

with GIS Coding

Youths are highly enthusiastic about starting their own businesses in order to realize their dreams. On 22 January 2016, Esri China (HK) shared insights and tips on entrepreneurship and innovation with university students in the Bootcamp of Pre-Incubation Centre (Pi Centre) of Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).




Sr. Paul Tsui, Managing Director, Esri China (HK), elaborated how GIS can be a powerful tool for IT entrepreneurs to build innovative applications.




Sr. Paul Tsui, Managing Director of Esri China (HK), introduced the concept of GIS coding and its enormous possibility to the students. The Esri China (HK) team followed up by some demonstrations and elaborated the support available to entrepreneurs and startups including the Esri Startup Program which provides free GIS cloud services and software.


Pi Centre is a co-working space in CUHK with the aims of providing assistance to CUHK students to assess their creative ideas, to develop them into forms of social or business venture, which are sustainable and, at the same time, socially responsible and impactful, so as to be qualified to join external incubation programs. It provides workspace, facilities, development and mentorship support for qualified teams up to one year, with a goal to unleash the creative potential from across the campus.


There were many interesting questions about GIS coding raised by the students and the talk was well received. It is hoped that the knowledge that Esri China (HK) have delivered will eventually translate into successful factors of the young entrepreneurs.