UAE Innovation Month - Greater Bay Area: World’s Innovation Lab – Opportunities for the UAE!



No other city cluster in the world can arguably boast the scale, diversity as well as infrastructural and functional integration as the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (“GBA”). The GBA has been designed to promote cooperation and economic integration across 11 cities in the Pearl River Delta, and the eco-system developed is projected to boost the region’s economy to US$3.6 trillion by 2030. To date, 25 businesses from the GBA have made it to the Fortune 500 list (including Lenovo, Tencent, Huawei, Midea, etc.). There are billions of investments being directed to the area from locally and abroad. These funds are used to support a vibrant innovation and technology ecosystem, and with the increasing presence of universities, research centers, and highly skilled innovators the GBA is positioned as the world’s next Silicon Valley. This seminar will explore the unique proposition of the GBA and its untapped business opportunities brought about by its evolution into an increasingly innovation-led economy. Discover why the GBA is termed the World’s Innovation Lab and which industry-specific opportunities you can take advantage of. 


Speaker Bio:

Victor Zengyu Huang is the Executive Director of the Training Center, Office of Knowledge Transfer at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou), he has spent his entire career helping to cultivate partnerships, foster entrepreneurship, and engage in technology commercialization with stakeholders across three continents. He has successfully designed, instructed, and operated programs that engage and inspire people to use entrepreneurship as a vehicle for making an impact. Victor was a member of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor UAE team and co-authored “Entrepreneurship - An Emirati Perspective, GEM 2011 National report for UAE”, between 2011 and 2017, he worked as faculty member at Zayed University, and Khalifa University in the UAE. His research has appeared in leading journals such as the Journal of Management, Academy of Management Learning & Education, the Wall Street Journal, etc. Prior to HKUST (GZ), he co-founded the Technology Entrepreneurship Center at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology China campus; besides a career in academic institutions, he also worked in the corporate sector with companies such as E&Y, Capital One, Liebherr, Enterprise Ireland, etc.

Date & Time

February 2, 2024

7:30 PM 8:30 PM Asia/Dubai

ADSM, Building 1, Lecture Hall

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