Executive Workshop “Innovation in ArtTech and NFT” - HKU SPACE: Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship courses
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Executive Workshop “Innovation in ArtTech and NFT”

Course Code
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Start Date
13 Nov 2021 (Sat)
9 hours
Cantonese supplemented with English materials
Course Fee
Course Fee: HK$4200 (Online payment available)

Group Rate: HK$3600 (Package for 2 persons or more, please enroll at the Learning Centre under the same transaction)

ArtTech is a blue ocean that poses great potential for Hong Kong to flourish and thrive in the global art scene.  In this workshop, we will explore the disruptions of ArtTech from the perspective of business innovation and the impact of Digital Art and NFT on the art markets. 

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Workshop Objectives 

  • Develop an understanding of Innovation in Art Market and ArtTech 
  • Equip with key concepts of digital art evaluation
  • Acquire basic knowledge of Non-fungible Token (NFT) and its dealing
  • Develop key skills in the application of NFT dealing
  • Acquire entrepreneurial knowledge in online art dealing

Workshop Agenda 

13 November 2021

Session 1 (10am- 1pm): Innovation in Art Market and ArtTech - Mr Heiman Ng
  • The promotion of ArtTech in Hong Kong
  • Virtual exhibition as an alternative art space
  • The Evaluation of Digital Art
  • The Rise of NFT and what it means to the art world
20 November 2021
Session 2 (10am - 1pm): Online Art Dealing and Entrepreneurship - Dr Irene Lau
  • Edge of online art dealing
  • Innovative business model for the art market
  • How to become an art entrepreneur
  • Business sustainability of art dealing
Session 3 (2pm - 5pm): NFT Market for Art and Collectibles - Dr Colin Lee
  • Introduction to non-fungible token (NFT), with elaboration on ERC 721 & 1151; Binance NFT
  • NFT case study for Art and Collectibles
  • Features of global NFT Platforms
  • The Power of Decentralised Finance (DeFi) and NFT
  • From Old Economy to New Economy: Community, Decentralized, Reinventing Organizations & Ecosystem
  • Beyond the Art Value: NFT Platforms in Hong Kong

In addition to the 9-hour workshop, the course coordinator will organize masterclass seminar series and optional field trip for students.

Optional excursion to art galleries and/or auction houses will be organized for students of the series on first-come-first-served basis.


Who Should Attend 

  • Artists
  • Art Dealers
  • Art Business Professionals
  • Art Lovers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Museum and Gallery Curators 
  • IT Professional
  • Technologists
  • Anyone interested to join the art market and ArtTech professions


Mr Heiman Ng

Mr Heiman Ng is a seasoned art specialist with more than 10 years of experience in art consulting and training in Greater China. 

Prior to setting up Art on Purpose, a local art education consultancy based in Hong Kong, he was the Co-Founder and Director of Collect Art, a multifaceted platform which provides professional art consultancy services such as art advisory, curating, corporate training, branding and communications strategy, etc. Over the years, he has worked with some of the most important art collectors, galleries, institutions and luxury brands in the world, such as Uli Sigg, M K Lau Collection, Art Basel, Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Zhi Art Museum (Chengdu, China), Suning Art Museum (Shanghai, China), Chaumet and Hermès, etc.

He had also held various senior management positions in leading international auction houses such as the Course Leader @ Christie’s Education, Asia (2017-2018) and Head of Press @ Bonhams (2014-2016). 

He is currently teaching the undergraduate programme in Global Creative Industries at the University of Hong Kong as part-time lecturer.


Dr Irene Lau

Dr Irene Lau is a part-time lecturer of HKU SPACE.  She teaches marketing in the Global MBA programme of the University of London and has been the dissertation supervisor for MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise of the University of Arts London.  She was the Deputy Director of Senior Executive Programme in the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Hong Kong and has over 20 years of experience in executive education.

Dr Lau is currently the Chairman of the Central and Western District Association for Culture and Arts.  She holds professional qualifications as the Fellow of The International Institute of Management (FIIM), Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (FCIS, FCS) and Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Directors (HKIoD).  She was graduated from The University of Cambridge with research focus on business sustainability.  


Dr Colin Lee

Dr Colin Lee Chi Kin is a blockchain industry analyst, organizer of Ethereum South and Southeast Asia, founder of the Blockchain Industry Analyst Association, holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics , Doctoral Degree in financial Management from European University, Digital Transformation qualification at Cambridge University, UK .

Dr Lee had published research papers on the "contemporary economy" and "China's strategic emerging industries" .  He was appointed Lecturer on the advanced blockchain training course to the CEIBS Business Review and China Europe International Business School. He was also invited to be guest lecturer at the Peking University Shenzhen Research Institute SME Growth Index.  In 2018, Dr Lee led the panel of experts for the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of the People's Republic of China and wrote the syllabus and content of China's continuing engineering education blockchain technology application management post curriculum. 

Dr Lee established Asia's first digital transformation professional service (Digital BuildRise) in 2019 to make various new technology financial projects fully process compliance. He is currently the director of digital economy and transformation of listed company, and his leadership team provides digital transformation solutions for listed companies in Asia.  His professional experience also include regional manager of the insurance group, the founder of the family office & family fund, the hotel, real estate development investor, and the founder of the Fintech & Medical System Technology company. 


Statement of Attendance

Students who have achieved not less than 70% attendance will be awarded a Statement of Attendance by HKU SPACE.

Application Code 1955-2792NW Apply Online Now
Start Date 13 Nov 2021 (Sat)
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Days / Time
  • Saturday, 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Saturday, 10:00pm - 5:00pm
  • 13 November 2021
    Session 1 : 10am - 1pm

    20 November 2021
    Session 2: 10am - 1pm
    Session 3: 2pm - 5pm
  • HKU SPACE Learning Centre
Course Fee
  • Course Fee: HK$4200 (Online payment available)

    Group Rate: HK$3600 (Package for 2 persons or more, please enroll at the Learning Centre under the same transaction)

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