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10DAYFEST 2015 - G/Local Seminar
11 Yuk Choi Rd, Hung Hom, Hong Kong
2 October 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
10DAYFEST 2015 - G/Local Seminar
2 October 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Organized by J.C.DISI
Seminar or Talk Fashion

G/Local Seminar

Hong Kong is going through a transition period at many levels: governance, civil society, entrepreneurship… This year at the G/Local Seminar we invited Mr. Oriol Pascual, business developer and sustainable innovation consultant, to enlighten us with cases of social innovation from Barcelona. From Smart City and Open Government Initiatives, to innovative grassroots movement and social entrepreneurships, Pascual will share his profound experience on what works and what doesn’t in social innovation, shedding light on a new model to help create a better society for tomorrow. The keynote will be followed by a panel discussion with representatives from the Hong Kong Government and community groups.


Keynote Speaker: Oriol Pascual, Director, IQS Tech Factory, Barcelona

Panelists: Kim Salkeld, Head of Efficiency Unit, HKSAR Government; Ming Wong, Co-founder and CEO of Asia Community Ventures

This event will be conducted in English and open for public.


About Oriol Pascual

Oriol received a bachelor in Environmental Sciences from Farleigh Dickinson University (Teaneck, NJ) and later completed a Master in Environmental Management in Business Communities at Erasmus University (Rotterdam, NL). His professional career started at Philips’ Corporate Sustainability Office (Eindhoven, NL) where he developed an internal audit system for Philips’ EcoVision environmental management system. Later, Oriol worked at the consulting firm ERM (Barcelona) implementing environmental management systems, as well as performing environmental impact assessments.

Back to The Netherlands, Oriol worked as researcher at Delft University of Technology within the field of sustainable product design. Then, he joined the foundation Enviu: an organization developing business solutions for social and environmental issues. At Enviu, Oriol was responsible for the development and implementation of the Cleantech business incubator Dnamo, and the equity-based crowdfunding platform ImpactCrowd.

Lately, Oriol has been involved on a variety of activities related to social innovation and entrepreneurship. Amongst others, he has worked for the City of Barcelona setting up an open innovation process to find solutions for housing issues in the city, as well as has been responsible for designing and running a social entrepreneurship acceleration program for the city of St. Boi (Barcelona).

Currently, Oriol Pascual is the Director of IQS Tech Factory, the entrepreneurship platform of IQS, a 110-year-old technical university based in Barcelona. You can find more about Oriol at



10DAYFEST features a variety of exhibitions, workshops, movie screenings, salons, seminars, and lectures under the theme of “design and society”. Participants can learn about social innovation and get to co-create and share with both local and international designers, leading entrepreneurs, scholars, researchers, and makers, all striving for new perspectives and positive changes. 10DAYFEST made its debut in 2013 with over 36,000 visitors; its second edition in 2014 has drawn another 58,000 from Hong Kong and rest of Asia. 10DAYFEST 2015 waiting for you to join!


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Friday 2 October 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm  GMT+07:00
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