A meeting of the minds in the heart of the startup nation

When the academic excellence of the
University of Hong Kong (HKU) merges with
the innovative entrepreneurial energy of Israel, whole new worlds open up.

The HKU-Tel Aviv Innovation Hub is where
those collaborations are nurtured and developed. Its unique programs are designed
to build a vibrant community of educational exchange, technological innovation, and investment opportunities.

The Hub will foster deep engagements between the academic, business and technology communities of Israel, Hong Kong and greater China, promoting cross-
border collaborations and partnerships.

The University of Hong Kong

Asia’s leading university, HKU connects China to the world. The HKU Business School (HKUBS) provides global leadership in business and economics education, with an impressive roster of world class faculty and impactful alumni.

Tel Aviv

Synonymous with entrepreneurship, the city is a prime destination for investors, VCs, global enterprises, R&D centers and innovation hubs. The renowned Israeli tech ecosystem keeps breaking records, with greater Tel Aviv boasting the most startups per capita in the world.


The programs offered at the Hub, designed specifically for business executives and advanced degree
 students at HKU, combine classroom content and hands-on experience in Israel. They include:

Executive Healthcare Program




Design Thinking

VC and Startup Financing

Building Digital Communities

Big Data and Finance

Immersion into Israeli Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Open Innovation and Beyond


Professor Roni Michaely

Founder & Executive Director

Roni is a professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at the University of Hong Kong and a research member at the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI). He has extensive teaching experience with MBA, executive MBA, DBA, and Ph.D. students, and has been recognized as one of the most prolific academic researchers in finance.

Roni is the co-founder of two startups and serves on the board of several others. He was the director of the Israeli Securities Authority (ISA) from 1998 to 2003.

Dr. Tal Peleg-Shulman

Founding Partner & CEO

Tal is an experienced R&D professional in the pharma and biotechnology sectors. She advises early-stage startups and is involved in angel investments, pro-bono legal proceedings, and social impact ventures. In her previous positions, Tal was editor-in-chief of medical and scientific content at Maccabi Healthcare Services and Director of CMC at Neurim Pharmaceuticals.

Tal received her Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is a certified member of the Israeli Bar Association.

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