Innovation Leadership
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PolyU’s EMIL programme uses design thinking to foster innovation

24 May 2016

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Business innovation is no longer just a “nice to have” concept. It’s become a necessity required to drive sustainable organisations, support ground-breaking strategies, and turn new ideas into competitive advantages. The Executive Master in Innovation Leadership (EMIL), which launched last year at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), covers all these aspects and more.

"When design principles are applied to strategy and innovation, the potential success rate for innovation improves dramatically." - Professor Cees de Bont, Dean and Swire Chair Professor of School of Design at PolyU

“I can’t think of any other high-level academic programme where you would find students from so many diverse areas who interact so constructively, while benefitting from the knowledge and experience provided by a world-class faculty." - Y. H. Cheung, EMIL student

“The EMIL is carefully crafted to empower, challenge, and support senior executives through a transformative experience." - Georgina Chan, Director of Institute of Advanced Executive Education of PolyU

Be an Innovative Leader - "Multidisciplinary" & "Interdisciplinary"

29 March 2016


Content is in Chinese only.

Nurturing Innovation Leaders to Foster Change in Corporations

01 March 2016


Successful leaders should have innovative mindset and strong leadership to excel and foster changes in corporations.

In the EMIL Forum on 10 Mar, Professor Royce Yuen will share tips of how to master effective personal branding to achieve a more promising career, add value to the corporations and enhance market appeal.

Content is in Chinese only.

Enabling Leaders to Out-think and Out-compete through Innovation

19 February 2016


“The Leadership Game has changed.” Professor Gregg Li talks about today’s new leaders are those who can inspire others to out-think, out-create and outperform the competition.

In the EMIL Forum on 26 Feb, Professor Li will help leaders look at company’s innovative factors and suggests a few ways to close the gaps to move to the next level.

Content is in Chinese only.

New ExecMA programme on Innovation Leadership – Forum on 28 Jul 2015

24 July 2015

The Standard

Are you looking for a platform to realise your innovative ideas into actual plans? … A Hong Kong based master level academic programme? … Unique learning experience offered by Asia No.1’s Design School?