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Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative (LEI)

Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative


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Achievements (2017-2021)


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LU humanitarian inventions win prestigious international design awards

Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative (LEI) has received two Gold awards at the MUSE Design Award in the category Conceptual Design for their “CREW Wheelchair Control System” and “12° Mask” respectively.


Robocon 2021

Join the Lingnan Robocon Team 

Robocon is an international robotics competition in which universities build creative robots to compete against each other in completing exciting tasks. No matter you are a newbie to technology or an expert, you are more welcome to join the enthusiastic team.  Undergraduate and postgraduate students from all fields are welcome to join.

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Lingnan University Designs Reusable Transparent Anti-COVID-19 Mask to Promote Barrier-Free Communication for the Hearing-Impaired 

Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative (LEI) and The Hong Kong Society for the Deaf recently co-created a transparent ASTM Level 3 face mask based on the needs of hearing-impaired people, and its fully transparent and anti-reflective design makes lip-reading possible.

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Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative Develops Smart UVC Disinfection Robot

After the successful free sanitization service for over 1,000 subdivided flats using mobile UVC germicidal devices, LEI has achieved another breakthrough by developing a Smart Autonomous UVC Disinfection Robot to provide effective and efficient ultraviolet disinfection for large indoor establishment, in order to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 and safeguard public health.

LEI is currently seeking financial support to produce 50 UVC robots by the end of 2021, providing free sanitization services for schools, care homes and NGOs. Over the long term, a social enterprise can be set up to deliver the service to private organizations like hotels and guesthouses. 

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LEI was established in 2018 as a resource hub and focal point for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) activities to integrate, support and empower the Lingnan community in utilizing innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship for a better future. It delivers an array of education and service opportunities that aims to identify and solve pressing humanitarian challenges with a sustainable development mindset and entrepreneurial spirit.

LEI is:

  • the first and only entrepreneurship platform in Hong Kong under the liberal arts context;
  • designed to augment the transformative power of liberal arts education;
  • to accelerate resources and knowledge exchange between the University and society;
  • to foster a vibrant entrepreneurship community to lead critical development in the 21st century; and
  • to promote inclusive entrepreneurship in Hong Kong and Asia.