Erwin is a pioneer in bringing technology to education and social enterprise. He is well known for his participation in the TV reality show where the Silicon Valley-trained expert and CEO of a listed company lived a in crummy subdivided apartment in Shum Shui Po, Hong Kong, earning 50 HKD per day. This experience had significantly changed Erwin’s view towards life, motivating him to actively engaging in social entrepreneurship and helping the underprivileged groups via social innovations and information technology.
In 2016, Erwin has accepted the invitation from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) to be appointed as Adjunct Professor of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management in School of Business, Associate Professor of Engineering Practice in School of Engineering, and Senior Advisor of Centre for Education Innovation in Entrepreneurship. His mission is to teach Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship to university students and to let more young generations understand entrepreneurial spirit, identify social issues, as well as creating social impact through innovations.