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Leadership Enhancement and Development Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship

Certificate for Module (Digital Leadership and Innovation)
證書 (單元: 數碼領導力與創新)

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

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Start Date
To be advised
3 months
Course Fee
HK$12,000 per programme
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Rapid technology advancement is reshuffling economic powerhouses in the world landscape. With the evolution of the Revolution 4.0 progressing rapidly, the world economy is more than ever technology-driven fuelled by innovation.  As new digital technologies are developed rapidly, the demand for digital leaders and business executives with innovation and technology skills are therefore growing exponentially. 




This Certificate for Module (Digital Leadership and Innovation) aims to prepare students to be digital leaders through equipping them with the knowledge and skills in innovation. The programme also equips students with the knowledge to sit for the Global Innovation Management Institute's (GIM Institute) Associate (Innovation Certificate Level 1) Certificate examination.


intended learning outcomes

On completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  1. explain the impact of digital innovations and emerging technologies in the contemporary business environment to align innovation and IT strategies with business strategy;
  2. assess and apply tools and techniques to solve problems and generate innovation breakthroughs;
  3. analyse the knowledge and skills of innovation to create new business ideas in real-life work contexts; and
  4. discuss the necessary knowledge and skills required for the Innovation Associate (Level 1) certification examination.


who should attend

  1. IT and R&D professionals
  2. Entrepreneurs and Start-ups
  3. HR and performance tracking professionals
  4. middle-to-senior business executives and managers
  5. Career Councillors and trainers
  6. Those who are qualified and have interest in pursuing a career in the innovation profession


Programme Details


Part 1: Emerging Technology for Digital Leaders

1.       Using Emerging Technology to Align Business Intelligence Strategy with Business Strategy

  • Impacts from the Emerging Technology
  • Resource Considerations
  • IT Strategy and the Strategic Planning Process
  • Business Intelligence Architecture and Analytics
  • Ensuring the IT Investments Deliver Operational and Financial Impact

2.       Business Leader’s Responsibility, IT Ethics and Sustainability

  • Ethical Risks, Sustainability and Responsibilities of IT Innovations
  • Risk Management and IT Governance Frameworks

Part 2: Innovation Process: Strategy and Tactics

3.       Demystifying Innovation and Innovation Techniques

  • Definition and Importance of Innovation
  • Structured approach in innovative problem-solving process
  • Cross-functional innovation teams and networks

4.           Step 1 of Innovation Process (Innovation Intent)

  • Define the cases for change
  •  Quantify the growth gap
  • Set the Investment Profile

5.       Step 2 of Innovation Process (Opportunity Insights)

  • Map your company’s current business
  • Look at future with scenarios
  • Walk in someone else’s shoes
  • Look at new partners
  • Organize all dots or ideas into a single business opportunity map

6.       Step 3 of Innovation Process (Fields of Play)

  • Identify fields of play
  • Prioritize a field of play
  • Develop the prioritized field of play

7.       Step 4 of Innovation Process (Business Concepts)

  • Identify business concepts
  • Prioritize a business concept
  • Reverse engineer your prioritized business concept

8.       Step 5 of Innovation Process (Business Case)

  • Identify key facts of the concept
  • Visualize the concept
  • Use tactical questions to address your concept
  • Bring the key facts, visualizations and tactical plans together


The mode of assessment includes a combination of assessment methods, including group project report (30%), group presentation (30%) and a written test (40%).


For the Associate (Innovation Certificate Level 1) Certificate examination offered by GIM Institute (GIMI), students have to apply it through GIMI’s website, the current exam fee is US$550 ( It will be an online exam and valid within 6 months upon application.



On successful completion and passing the assessment of the programme, students will be awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE the Certificate for Module (Digital Leadership and Innovation).



3 March  2020 (Wed) - To be confirmed

Application Code 1965-MS123A -

Days / Time
  • Wednesday, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Entry Requirements

  1. Applicants should hold a recognized Advanced Diploma or Higher Diploma / Associate Degree awarded by a recognized institution; 
  2. Applicants with other equivalent qualifications will be considered on individual merit. 


Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$12,000 per programme


  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Certificate for Module (Digital Leadership and Innovation)
證書 (單元 :數碼領導力與創新 )
COURSE CODE 33C128721 FEES $13,000 ENQUIRY 2867-8318
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Certificate for Module (Digital Leadership and Innovation)

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [5])


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Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres. 

Partner Details



Part 2 of this programme will be offered in collaboration with The Hong Kong Innovation Management Institute (HKIMI) which is a local non-profit making organization. As a sole partner of the Global Innovation Management Institute (GIM Institute), HKIMI manages the territory of China and Hong Kong for GIM Institute. GIM Institute is a global non-profit standard certification board committed to making innovation a professional business discipline through their globally recognized standards, certification program and academic programmes.  


Students upon completion of Module 5 will be eligible to sit for the GIMI Institute’s Associate Innovation Associate (Level 1) certification examination. The syllabus taught in Module 5 is based on the Course Pack provided by HKIMI.