School of Engineering
School of Science
Division of Social Science
School of Business and Management
We provide a breeding ground for nascent entrepreneurs who aspire to become the global leaders of tomorrow and create a positive impact on the world.
Entrepreneurship Centre cultivates student entrepreneurship by providing non-credit bearing activities to foster an entrepreneurial campus and cultivate a risk-taking value-creation mindset. Through direct engagement with the HKUST students, alumni, faculty and staff, EC strive to nurture next-generation entrepreneurs whose companies make commercial, social, or cultural impacts for the economic and social development of Hong Kong and other regions.
Technology Transfer Centre identifies collaboration opportunities, recognizes technology with commercialization potential, manages intellectual properties and pursue university-industry collaboration, entrepreneurship and technology commercialization.
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology R and D Corporation Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HKUST and serves as the vehicle for commercialization and exploitation of the research conducted at HKUST.
HKUST Connect aims to serve as an interface between HKUST and the community in developing service partnerships that will bring lasting positive impact to our community at large.
Currently there are many Technologies & Entrepreneurship funding initiatives that support translational research, commercialization, technology transfer and entrepreneurship over various stages targeting HKUST faculty, staff, students, and/or alumni, amounting to over HK$ 50 million in funding annually. These Technologies & Entrepreneurship funding initiatives supported by different funding sponsors (HKUST, UGC, Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC), external funding sponsors/donors) are administered by OKT, TTC, EC, and RDC(HK), depending on the nature of initiatives, target groups, and objectives of different funding initiatives.
OKT assists AVP-KT on KT strategic planning, implementation of KT missions, governance of KT operations, and overseeing TTC, RDC(HK) and EC. It coordinates between Industry and HKUST’s Schools and IPO, Research Institutes and KT units, to nurture innovation and entrepreneurship in our spirit. It also optimizes translational research opportunities to propel Hong Kong and the region to innovate, with a focus on operating three Joint Research Units, namely HKUST-Bright Dream Robotics Joint Research Institute (HBJRI), HKUST-Kaisa Joint Research Institute (HKJRI), & HKUST Collaborative Innovation Center (HCIC), and manages interdisciplinary projects such as the Autonomous Vehicle (AV) trial and the Burger Robot Joint.
TTC serves as a bridge between HKUST research community and industry to bring University’s research output into new products and services. It identifies commercial potential from inventions, formulates intellectual properties (IP) to motivate industry to invest into HKUST technologies, incubates technologies by managing various funding programs, and supports University-Industry Collaboration and start-up companies.
EC cultivates students’ entrepreneurial spirit by providing non-credit bearing experiential learning. EC organizes workshops, seminars, entrepreneurship programs and competitions, manages seed funds disbursement, offers student advising, and fills up gaps between student entrepreneurs and faculty with technologies. It also collaborates with key partners within and outside HKUST, including HKUST’s Mainland platforms to recognize and award entrepreneurial potentials.
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology R and D Corporation Limited (RDC) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST or the University). Since our inception in 1992, we have been serving as the vehicle for commercialization and exploitation of the research conducted at HKUST. We provide contractual, financial, and administrative support for the University’s technology transfer, collaborative research and consulting activities with the industry.