Actively engaging in stimulating and assisting a campus-wide culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, HKUST is becoming one of the key actors in the local innovation eco-systems. Varieties of entrepreneurship activities are organized all year round, ranging from courses, projects, seminars, workshops, competitions, networking events, acceleration programs to mentorship programs.
In particular, the Technology Start-up Support Scheme for Universities (TSSSU) provided by the Innovation and Technology Commission has stimulated great interests and potential among HKUST faculty members, students and alumni in technology entrepreneurship using technologies or intellectual properties developed at HKUST. In the past three years, there have been in total 120 applications for the TSSSU funding at HKUST. 40 new technology start-ups have received the funding support, of which over 70% have built their businesses upon HKUST technologies or intellectual properties.
The video on how TSSSU help universities start technology businesses and facilitate the realisation of R&D results can be viewed here. More information for each TSSSU company can be obtained by accessing the links below. Looking forward, we foresee more innovative startups will sprout up in this fertile soil of innovation and entrepreneurship and grow across Hong Kong and beyond Hong Kong.