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What does it take to be an active researcher?

Published Date: 9 January 2019

Pilot sandpit workshop facilitated by SIX​

The unique 1-day pilot workshop will bring together social innovators, early career researchers, academics and practitioners to discuss and explore ideas for research collaborations that aims to address social challenges in Hong Kong. This pilot workshop will focus on ageing and challenges faced by the elderly population in Hong Kong.


SIX’s unique workshop will help you to:

  • Understand the process and building blocks of social innovation

  • Gain insight into social innovation process from reframing a problem, ideation to building prototype ideas and processes.

  • Be able to provide valuable input in co-creating a learning model that brings together researchers and practitioners to develop interdisciplinary research proposals.

The interactive workshop will be facilitated by the SIX team and will be joined by local and global contributors -- Yanki Lee (Enable Foundation), Roma Maguire & Kieren Egan (University of Strathclyde). 

Who can join?

This 1-day workshop is aimed at early career researchers and academics in Hong Kong and practitioners, who are interested in social innovation and opportunities for building research-practice collaboration.

* All applicants must cover expenses related to their travel to participate in the workshops.

When and where?

Date: 17 January 2019 (Thursday)

Time: 09:30 - 17:30 HKT

Venue: Room 1621, Leighton Centre, 77 Leighton Road, Causeway bay, Hong Kong

*Please RSVP until 14 January 2019 by sending an e-mail to Marco Shek at and Margaret Wu at


This pilot sandpit workshop first of the series and is part of the BRICKS (Building Research Innovation for Community Knowledge and Sustainability) project funded by the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fund (SIE FUND) from Hong Kong. BRICKS aims to bring together social innovation research and action to tackle Hong Kong's endemic social problems. The project is led by the British Council in a consortium with the Good Lab, the Social Innovation Exchange (SIX) and strategic support from Professor Alex Nicholls, Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.