We are excited to share the good news that a new Technology Start-up Support Scheme for Universities (TSSSU) is now available for application until 5:00p.m. (Hong Kong Time), 29 September 2017 (Friday).
HKBU TSSSU aims to bring R&D results from campus to real world, by encouraging more entrepreneurial activities at the University and facilitating more commercial development of HKBU’s intellectual property rights (IPR) and technology developed at the University. It is a "company start up" scheme designed to encourage spin-off companies to commercialise the IPR and technologies developed at HKBU.
The objective of the HKBU TSSSU is to encourage more technology start-ups that will add fresh impetus to the innovation ecosystem. Even though the survival rate of start-up ventures is not high generally, participating staff, students and eligible alumni would be able to benefit from their entrepreneurial experience, while staff can also build up their expertise on advising technology companies on their research direction and technology development.
- Current full-time professor of HKBU;
- Current full-time or part-time student of HKBU;
- Alumni of HKBU who have graduated for no more than 3 calendar years from 5:00 pm (Hong Kong Time) on 29 September 2017 (this refers to the Close of Application Date of HKBU TSSSU).
Note: Applicant and all members must complete the BEST1001 programme, which is currently available on the HKBU Moodle and the SCE Moodle.
KTO will host briefing session at 12:30 - 2:00p.m. in AAB301 on 8 September 2017 (Friday). Please register with firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested to attend. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend this session.
Application for the HKBU TSSSU must be received from a team (i.e. more than one person) comprising at least one eligible applicant member wherein the eligible applicant member must be a "significant team member".
For those eligible applicants who may be interested in licensing HKBU’s IPs, please see the patent database by visiting our website: http://kto.hkbu.edu.hk/eng/patent-record-search
Applicants should read the "Guidelines for HKBU Technology Start-up Support Scheme for Universities" with explanatory notes and complete a "HKBU TSSSU Application Form" to submit to KTO. Please visit http://kto.hkbu.edu.hk/eng/tsssu and click "Important Documents"
Important Note: The TSSSU scheme is governed by ITC and subject to their final decision. Besides, the Guidelines are subject to further refinements and are not final, but they do serve as a good reference. Please contact the Knowledge Transfer Office for any updates to these Guidelines prior to submitting your HKBU TSSSU application.