In relation to the technology transfer, Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO) not only promotes the awareness for the protection of intellectual properties (IPs) but also assists in patent applications and commercialisation of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) inventions by many of marketing events.
Apart from helping with the patenting and licensing of University’s inventions thought the HKBU R&D Licensing Ltd., we also assist in reviewing collaborative research contracts and provide other administrative support including consultancy.
At KTO, we also have funding schemes related to technology transfer activities. These schemes are the Strategic Patent Fund (SPF) and the Matching Proof-of-Concept Fund (MPCF).
Matching Proof-of-Concept Fund (MPCF)
At KTO we have a MPCF for IPs creators at the University to identify a development path and an intellectual property rights (IPRs) strategy for innovative ideas arising from their research. This funding allows the IPRs created at the University to be brought to a pre-commercialisation stage where potential commercialisation opportunities have been identified. The MPCF operates on a three-dollar-to-one (3:1) cash-matching basis up to the maximum funding cap of $200,000 in total per project. details here
Consultancy and Investigational Work (OP1)
KTO is working together with the Personnel and Finance Offices in the administration and support of the HKBU’s OP1 policy for the University staff.
If any staff desires to take up outside work and such work is determined to constitute OP1 at HKBU, as in accordance with our current regulations, he / she will need to apply for approval to conduct such work. For such an application, please download the relevant forms HERE. Members of the University can approach KTO for any matter related to OP1. details here
HKBU R&D Licensing Limited
To enhance the effectiveness of commercialisation on the newly applied and granted IPRs of the University, HKBU has supported the formation of a wholly owned limited company as its commercialisation and licensing company.
In March 2014, HKBU R&D Licensing Limited was established and registered as a subsidiary company of the HKBU. The new company will be responsible for the commercialisation of IPs for HKBU. Its company logo will be registered as a trademark in different jurisdictions and become an IP of the University. It is anticipated that this trademark will add value to the University by building up its global reputation and brand recognition.
KTO is ready to assist you in all aspects of industrial collaboration and commercialisation of your technology. Please contact us for more details. Also, you may wish to make reference to the agreement templates to best protect your IPRs.