Impact Innovation Lab Cohort1 – Online Course

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About Course

Online course materials allow all to review the training content of Impact Innovation Lab Cohort1.

Schedule of Cohort 1’s elementary training:

Content Date and Time
Introduction of Social Innovation & Briefing Session Date: 3 Jul (Mon)
Time: 19:00 -21:00
Maker Skills Workshop Date: 5 – 13 Jul (Please see the schedule below)
Bootcamp for Experiential Activity Date: 14 Jul (Fri)
Time: 19:00-21:00
Bootcamp for Idea Generation & Prototyping Date: 15 – 16 Jul (Sat & Sun)
Time: 10:00-19:00
Work on the prototype (Weekly report) Date: 17 Jul – 12 Aug
3 Weekly Tutorial Sessions + Mentoring Session Date: 22, 29 Jul & 5, 12 Aug (Sat)
Time: 11:00-12:00

Schedule of Maker Skill Classes

Skills Date
WoodworkLearn to operate the following woodwork machines:

Bandsaw, Mitre saw, table saw. Wood Router, etc.

Session 1
Date: 8 Jul (Sat)
Time: 10:00-12:00

Session 2
Date: 8 Jul (Sat)
Time: 14:00-16:00

Laser CuttingLearn to use the laser cut software to transform an image into a laser-cut model quickly;

Learn to operate the laser cut machine and practice to engrave/cut simple objects.

Session 1
Date: 8 Jul (Sat)
Time: 12:00-14:00

Session 2
Date: 8 Jul (Sat)
Time: 16:00-18:00

3D PrintingLearn the basics of 3D modeling software;

Learn to operate a 3D printer and practice to 3D print simple objects.

Session 1
Date: 12 Jul (Wed)
Time: 19:00-21:00

Session 2
Date: 13 Jul (Thur)
Time: 19:00-21:00

No-Code Website DevelopmentLearn to develop a landing page with Carrd and Webflow without having any IT background. Session 1
Date: 5 Jul (Wed)
Time: 15:00-17:00

Session 2
Date: 5 Jul (Wed)
Time: 19:00-21:00

No-Code App DevelopmentLearn the easy and fast alternative way to develop software; Learn to quickly build an MVP (minimum viable product) in 2 hours; Learn to test the MVP. Session 1
Date:  10 Jul (Mon)
Time: 19:00-21:00

Session 2
Date:  11 Jul (Tue)
Time: 15:00 – 17:00

Arduino with AILearn to use ChatGPT and to code an Arduino and make a SMART home device in 45 mins. Session 1
Date:  6 Jul (Thur)
Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Session 2
Date: 11 Jul (Tue)
Time: 19:00-21:00

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What Will You Learn?

  • Equip the participants with an entrepreneurial mindset, including social innovation, project management, user research, social impact measurement, decision-making and risk management, social return on investment, maker skills for prototyping, branding and marketing, pitching skills, etc

Course Content

Social Innovation Exploration Series & Information Session of Cohort 1
Aligning the theme of "grassroot empowerment", Impact Innovation Lab organizes a Social Innovation Exploration Series, which is a webinar by inviting two experienced social entrepreneurs will look through their bittersweet social innovation journeys with the audience under the theme of “How the Social Enterprises Empower the Grassroots”. The guest speakers not only told their stories of entrepreneurship, but also provided advices and tips on applying fund and running social enterprise. Meanwhile, an information session was conducted on the same day, which provided detailed information about Cohort 1, including the timeline, evaluation criteria and application procedures. Theme: How the Social Enterprises Empower the Grassroots Guest Speakers: Kitty Yip | Co-founder of ADDOILMUSIC Neil Shih | Co-founder of define CLEAN

  • Social Innovation Exploration Series & Information Session (Cantonese)
  • Information Session of the 1st Cohort of Impact Innovation Lab (English)

Introduction of Social Innovation & Briefing Session
This is an orientation session for you to learn about the detailed schedule and content of Impact Innovation Lab. Additionally, this session will help you to understand the basic idea of social innovation and design thinking framework. As a kick-start event, it will be a good chance for you to meet others and network!

Idea Generation & Prototyping Bootcamp
Weekend Hackathon for participants to form teams and work on a social innovation idea. They will have a chance to practice their skill and grow their mindset via the experience. It will be a theme-based boostcamp and participants will have experiential activities to build their empathy on the specific topic.

Weekly tutorial session
In order to help the participants to fine-tune their proposal, the weekly tutorial sessions will be held on each Saturday via online. This session includes different topics, such as system change, impact measurement and pitching skill. By inviting the experts of those topics, they will deliver a sharing session to the participants.

Maker Skill Class: Woodwork

Maker Skill Class: Laser Cutting

Maker Skill Class: 3D Printing

Maker Skill Class: AI with Arduino

Maker Skill Class: No-code App Development

Maker Skill Class: No-code Website Development

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