Our team includes Dr Sun, Herman, Belle and Susan.


Welcome to Foundation of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in China. In this course, we are going to introduce a process that links discovery, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship, as well as look at how Chinese culture influences them.

The structure of the course

Week 1: Introduction & the PIPE Model
Week 2: Problem discovery
Week 3: Idea generation
Week 4: Product design
Week 5: Enterprise plan

The team

We have a team of educators to join your discussion in the comments every week. You can follow them on their profile pages and you will be able to see all their comments in this course.

Lead educator
Hongyi Sun

Herman Yan
Belle Wong
Bo Liang

Documenting your participation and achievement

If you mark at least 50% of the Steps after you have completed them and attempt all the test questions you are eligible to purchase a FutureLearn Statement of Participation (SoP). If you complete over 90% of the Steps, attempt all the test questions, and attain an average test score of 70% or greater you are eligible to purchase a FutureLearn Certificate of Achievement (CoA)

Studying to obtain an SoP or a CoA are effective ways to motivate yourself in your studies and it will provide evidence of your Continuing Professional Development (CPD). More importantly, we believe that it will be beneficial to your future career.

Mark as complete

Before moving on to the next Step, please click the pink “Mark as complete” button in every Step. This will update your progress and help you to keep track of your completion status. The Steps on your To Do List will turn blue when you do so. It would also help us keep track if you would like to purchase an SoP or a CoA.

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Foundation of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in China

City University of Hong Kong

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