This is a session at Innov8rs Bangkok, 23 – 24 January  2019

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The Explorium Offer

Explorium Hong Kong is the Fung Group’s collaboration hub built for co-creating, experimenting with, and scaling ideas, opportunities and business models that will shape the future of supply chains.


As many other catalysts, they focus on activating expertise through a community of entrepreneurs, disruptors, corporates, suppliers, business leaders, and other partners that co-create with us. As a global supply chain leader, the Fung Group wants to lead the charge in shaping the future of their industry — and cannot do it alone.


There are currently two labs operating, Explorium Shanghai, focused on experiments around the future of retail, and Explorium Hong Kong, focused on the global trends shaping supply chains, such as sustainability and transparency, the future of work, and the future of consumption. Trends enabled by technologies and new business models, like the sharing economy, data monetization, blockchain, AI, IoT, robotics, AR/VR, etc.


Since starting out in beta a few months ago, they have performed more than fifty experiments in Hong Kong and have from that defined three pillars of work:

  1. ‘How We Know Each Other’ — initiatives organised around community building
  2. ‘How We Learn Together’ — centers around knowledge sharing
  3. ‘How We Do Things Together’ — actively co-creates projects for business impact.

In this talk, Mikkel will share examples from their work and impact in these hubs.

Mikkel Hansen

Program & Partnership Lead at Explorium Hong Kong

Mikkel Hansen is a creative consultant and entrepreneur specialised in innovation strategy, experience design, and transformation through co-creation. He is a regular speaker on experience design and innovation topics.

Mikkel is currently setting up Explorium Hong Kong, the collaboration hub of the Fung Group in Hong Kong. A space and community built to create ‘growth through collaboration’ for the various business units of the group and the Greater Bay Area supply chain ecosystem as a whole.

He previously worked on experience design strategy at the loyalty programme of Cathay Pacific Airways with more than 10 million members. Here he oversaw elements of design research, structured insights, and created principles, frameworks and experience designs to guide the programme development and customer experience innovation. He also facilitated ‘Design Thinking’ workshops to new joiners of the company.

Mikkel started his career in communications in New York, working in a political campaign, as a journalist, and with brand content. He became involved in entrepreneurship, particularly in the creative industries, and took part in the launch of several independent publishing and design businesses. Since 2011, Mikkel has focused on innovation process and strategy work as a consultant and facilitator in New York, London, Paris, and Hong Kong.