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Under the CityU Innopreneurship Ecosystem which includes government and university programs, CityU entrepreneurs gain comprehensive support in all stages of the entrepreneurial pursuits on:
1) entrepreneurship education and training (Innovation Commons);
2) physical space for entrepreneurial start-ups (CityU-HKSTP Incubator Scheme);
3) financial schemes from early stage, mid-stage to late-stage supported by SEEDS, TSSSU, and CityUE Investment Fund respectively.
The Innovation Commons was established collaboratively by the Library, the School of Law, the Knowledge Transfer Office, and the office of Education Development and Gateway Education. It serves as a one-stop resource center located in the Library, aiming to gather students and other campus users to express their imagination, to communicate with others and to develop their ideas with others’ input.
Please visit the Innovation Commons Facebook Page!
Set up under Offices of the Provost and the Vice-President (Research and Technology), the SEEDS program is administered by the Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO). It is one important component of the University’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. It aims to intensify the culture of innovation and teach our students hands-on entrepreneurship skills.
Launched by the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC), TSSSU aims to encourage university students, alumni and professors to start up technology businesses.
Each selected start-up will be funded an annual funding capped at HK$1.2 million, for not more than 3 years.
Established in 1991, CityU Enterprises Limited ("CityUE") aims to support the University to enhance technology transfer and to nurture a culture of entrepreneurship. Its primary objective is to incubate the research outputs of University faculty members and to build up strong links with the business and industrial sectors.
The Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO) is the vital link between the University and the community in terms of the exchange of knowledge, which includes technology, know-how, skills and expertise, for both commercial and non-commercial applications. Through knowledge transfer, the Office aims to forge close ties with industry, business and the wider public for the betterment of Hong Kong and beyond.
With generous support from CityU Incubator scheme, the UGC Community of Practice (CoP): Technology and Creativity Community, government officials and industry leaders, CityU Apps Lab was established in 2013 to enhance knowledge on the latest technologies while incubating innovation.