In the summer of 2019, a 50-day Shenzhen-Hong Kong Start-up Immersion • Internship Programme was organised to offer students opportunities to gain first-hand work experience as interns at start-ups and technology companies in Shenzhen.
Besides entrepreneurship training, a total of 76 students from Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas also visited several technology companies in Shenzhen and Guangzhou as well as technology incubators. While the overseas participants continued their journey in Hong Kong to visit incubators and for 2-day job shadowing, their PolyU peers remained in Shenzhen to start their five-week internship. This first-of-its-kind programme connected like-minded young people from around the world by transcending language barriers and cultural differences. The programme will continue to run and expand with more internship opportunities in both the GBA, Hong Kong and overseas.
In addition, IfE has created a student talent pool to help connect start-ups with talented students for them to potentially engage in start-ups’ innovative projects.