Creativity has as much a part in business as in arts and culture

The Taskforce on Economic Challenges has recommended, among other things, the development of creative and culture industries as a new growth engine in Hong Kong.

Monday, 11 May, 2009, 12:00am

Shenzhen a UN 'City of Design'

Shenzhen, which has set itself up to become China's innovation centre, has won a strong endorsement from the United Nations after it was given the title of 'Unesco City of Design' yesterday - making it the only non-Japanese city in Asia to carry the title.

8 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

AIA pension unit in dogged pursuit of excellence

Winning a Bronze Award has not only delighted staff members at AIA Pension and Trustee, but has inspired them to strive for a Gold Award in the future.

11 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Collaborative culture key to success

Building a collaborative culture is essential to maintaining a positive spirit under which team members can effectively pursue common goals together.

5 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Dress up for development role in costumes company

A new managerial position is available for someone who is systematic, detail-minded, flexible and process-oriented. If you have experience working in toy products, costumes or a related field, dress up your resume and apply for this opening.

14 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

'Writing on wall' says it all

Managers need to implement five critical behavioural and leadership habits in order to succeed, says consultant

26 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Driving innovation forward

Innovation is the driving force in the progress of Staubli, a reputed name and world leader in textile machinery since 1892. By focusing on providing leading solutions, the Swiss-based international group is also serving customers with high-quality connectors and robotics.

22 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Think out of the box

Technology has developed rapidly over the past decades, making the world a more prosperous place. Along with the progress, our lives have changed.

In the 19th century, flying was thought to be impossible, but it became a reality in 1903, thanks to the Wright brothers.

27 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Eric Grellety Bosviel

La Montre Hermes managing director Asia-Pacific

What's your favourite complication? The most useful one: hours and minutes. In search of diverse sophisticated complications, I prefer one that can present hours and minutes differently which gives people a surprise, while having its basic function that can tell time accurately.

9 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

First Person

Hong Kong may not have a reputation for creativity, but one of the world's biggest pharmacy chains has singled out the city in a search for inventors of new products. Professor Marc Clement, vice-chancellor at the University of Wales and deputy head of the new Boots Centre for Innovation, which is hosting a fair for potential Hong Kong partners next month, explains why.

11 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Continuing to create a culture of change

An ancient advert for beer inspired the chairman of Dale Carnegie to put the emphasis on people

15 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

An innovative festival that aims to drive creativity

The Innovation and Technology Commission hopes that this year's Innovation Festival will spark creativity in technology and design throughout Hong Kong.

14 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Festival sparks new ideas

A festival that celebrates achievements in innovation aims to involve the community in cutting-edge design and technology.

The 10-week 'Let's Innovate . . . For a New Era' is jointly organised by the Innovation and Technology Commission and the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups.

6 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Finding new chief for research body difficult

The Commissioner for Innovation and Technology, Anthony Wong Sik-kei, has admitted the commission has had difficulties in finding a new chief executive officer for the embattled Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (Astri).

5 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Test the limits to get best from staff

The big question in many organisations these days is what can they do to unleash employees' potential?

How do you integrate innovation into the day-to-day culture, so workers will churn out creative ideas that will become the next big product, or will allow them to do things faster and better?

11 Aug 2007 - 12:00am