Innovator Farm (IF Program) is organized by the *Fullness Social Enterprises Society and sponsored by the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund). It focuses principally on providing a platform for youth aged 15-25 to incubate social innovation ideas and nurture their dreams. Launched in June 2020, IF Program aims to provide the support needed to help youth develop innovative and creative solutions to solve current social issues, and to mitigate the plight of disadvantaged groups.
Innovator Farm provides systematic training to assist youths in learning about the field of social innovation. By creating a supportive and comfortable environment, participants can connect and create social innovation projects with like-minded, similarly passionate young social entrepreneurs. IF program also champions different stages of social innovation projects, including idea generation, prototype and start-up. The objectives of these projects are aligned with the mission of SIE Fund, which is to create social impacts through innovative solutions that address poverty and social exclusion, while seeking to foster the well-being and cohesion of society. The program provides participants with support through experimental learning, coaching, tailor-made training, co-working space and support from peer mentors and program alumni. Additionally, youths can establish relationships and connections with stakeholders from varied sectors—such as business, education, and government—through their participation in the project to gather social capital.
What is Innovator Farm?
*Fullness Social Enterprises Society (FSES) was established in 2011. It is the first non-profit organization in Hong Kong formed by knowledge volunteers. It aims to promote the development of social entrepreneurship and social innovation in Hong Kong through pracademic knowledge and experience of professionals from various sectors. In recent years, FSES has committed to integrate the concept of social innovation and social entrepreneurship into local secondary and tertiary-level curriculum, thus nurturing young social entrepreneurs for Hong Kong.