About Us






  • Overview
    • ​The MSc in Humanitarian Technology and Inclusive Business (HTIB) programme focuses on applying mature technology and creative business models to develop innovative solutions for tackling global challenges faced by urban and rural communities. Entrepreneurial leaders with technical insights and creative problem-solving skills are broadly needed in all industries. HTIB graduates with global vision and a passion for innovation will play proactive roles to lead the fight against global issues, such as inequality, climate justice, food security, and the global digital divide. With the rapid technological disruption and shrinking need for low-skill labor, the gap between the rich and the poor is only expected to widen. Inclusive business strategies that focus on solving the last-mile delivery challenge and scaling operations in emerging markets are promising ways to improve equity and accessibility to technologies and services. By combining humanitarian technology and inclusive business strategies, HTIB graduates will take an evidence-based approach to develop socially viable, commercially scalable, and environmentally sustainable products and services to improve the human condition.
    • HTIB will equip the next generation of problem solvers and entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills they need to tackle complex real-world challenges. This programme is designed to cultivate problem-solving skills, foster entrepreneurship and promote an understanding of global sustainability to deliver lucrative solutions for the base of the pyramid (BoP).
  • Objectives
    • HTIB provides extensive community-based experiential learning opportunities to enhance students’ global fluency, business acumen, creativity and ability to engage in empathetic dialogue with stakeholders. In addition to experiential learning, a mix of theory, mindset exercises, group discussions and hands-on workshops will be afforded to students. The goal is to raise entrepreneurial leaders who prioritize equality and sustainability.
    • The programme aims to:
      • Introduce students to the concepts and design process of humanitarian technology,
      • Equip students with the fundamental of inclusive business and innovation framework,
      • Equip students with inclusive business strategy and product/service design toolkits,
      • Introduce students to best practices in disaster and crisis management framework, and
      • Empower students to develop humanitarian technology and implement scalable business.
  • The HTIB programme adopts a team teaching approach to offer truly interdisciplinary learning experience that aims to stimulate students to fulfil their potential to solve pressing global issues. Students will develop attitudes, skills, and knowledge through lectures, tutorials, group discussions, workshops, and seminars. This programme also provides extensive hands-on learning opportunities, such as design studios and capstone projects, for students to tackle authentic problems with regional and international partner organisations.
    • Innovation
      • Inclusive Innovation: Design for a Better World
    • Design & Technology 
      • Humanitarian Technology
      • Rural Food-Energy-Water System
      • Gerontechnology
    • Inclusive Growth
      • Inclusive Business
      • Entrepreneurship for social startups
  • Who Should Apply
    • HTIB is designed for innovators from any discipline wishing to sharpen their problem-solving skills with technological insights and effective business strategies. This programme is most suitable for professionals with decision-making role or running their own business. NGO workers, development practitioners, designers, project managers and product engineers would find the interdisciplinary content stimulating and applicable to their daily work immediately. HTIB is most suitable for innovators wishing to pursue a career in tech startups, non-profit sectors, NGO, academia, management, social entrepreneurship, healthcare, education, engineering, ESG and global development.

Lingnan University, HTIB, MSc in Humanitarian Technology and Inclusive Business (HTIB)