Building on the success of hosting the Good Design Week (GDW) 2019 and the 4th International Conference on Management and Entrepreneurship (i-CoME) 2021, Swinburne Sarawak is proud to host the Cultural Entrepreneurship Factory 2022.

The Cultural Entrepreneur Factory highlights the richness offered by the diverse regional cultural heritage in the South East Asia context, particularly from Borneo.

The factory shall showcase how elements of unique and diverse culture and heritage are fused and embedded in various contemporary creative outcomes, including digital games, animation, film, fashion, packaging and music. Indirectly, this has an impact on the preservation and promotion of our rich cultural heritage.

The theme of the inaugural CEF2022 is:

Heritage and Technology: Preserving Through Creative Industry

Swinburne University

Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus is an Australian branch campus located in Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, which lies on the island of Borneo, the third-largest island in the world, and home to many unique species of wildlife. Well-known for its professionally accredited courses, engagement with industry and providing real-world experience, Swinburne in Australia and Sarawak offers a unique university experience.

The University boasts state-of-the-art facilities in an urban campus at a strategic location in the state's capital. Its up-to-date facilities, high-quality teaching, opportunities to engage with industry, and flexible study options have brought together staff and students from more than 60 countries and a multi-cultural campus.

Cultural Background


The inaugural Cultural Entrepreneurship Factory 2022 aims to showcase and celebrate the local and regional researchers, practitioners, entrepreneurs, industry and government bodies in the cultural entrepreneurship discipline.

The two-day event shall be:

  • A round-table discussion to unpack the challenges and opportunities for cultural entrepreneurship among the community, practitioners, researchers, industry and government bodies
  • A platform to celebrate creative works produced by local and regional participants
  • An opportunity for entrepreneurs to build their network and communicate their products to a wider audience
  • To provide a digital platform for presenters in showcasing their contemporary artworks in transboundary event that brings participants closer to unique cultural heritage
  • To preserve and increase awareness of indigenous arts among youths for future generations

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Khoa Do

Prof. Khoa Do
Head of Design Education in Practice

Noor Irwan Junaidy

Noor Irwan Junaidy
Animation Producer & Co-Founder, R&D Studio

Plenary Session

Suan Goh

Suan Goh
Co-Founder & Visual Magician @ CtrlD Studio | Volunteer @ G4CAPAC

Aurelia Liu

Aurelia Liu
Museum Exhibition Design & Development

Neng Kho Razali

Neng Kho Razali
Cultural Entrepreneur & Fashion Designer

Dialogue Session 1

Heidi Munan

Heidi Munan
Creative Fibre Art Artist

Sylvester Wielding Jussem

Sylvester Wielding Jussem
Lecturer & Modern and Contemporary Artist

Neng Kho Razali

Neng Kho Razali
Cultural Entrepreneur & Fashion Designer

Dialogue Session 2

Leonard Siaw

Leonard Siaw
Mural Artist-Painter

Ashly Nandong

Ashly Nandong
Contemporary Visual Artist

Gerald T.J. Goh

Gerald T.J. Goh
President of Sarawak Handicraft and Souvenir Association

Program Details

Date: Friday, 21 October 2022 & Saturday, 22 October 2022
Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Venue: Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus & The Waterfront Hotel, Kuching

Targeted Group

A local culture inspired design competition was held before this upcoming event.
Winners shall be announced on the first day of the event.

Registration Fee
Animation Workshop


Itinerary for Day 1 Itinerary for Day 2

SOP Covid-19

General Prevention From COVID-19
Compulsory prevention measures for all students and hostel staff, visitors, external service providers and contractors.
Reminder: practice social distancing
Covid-19 Preventive Measures

Contact Us

Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus
Jalan Simpang Tiga, 93350, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia


Augustus Segar




Gregory Wee



Exhibition and Dialogue Sessions

Rosedelina Mustapha