HKBU Inno Realisation Fund

The Fund aims to foster an innovative and entrepreneurial culture within the HKBU community, facilitate knowledge transfer and commercialisation of HKBU’s innovations and know-how, and groom projects in preparation for external support schemes such as the Technology Start-up Support Scheme for Universities (TSSSU) and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) incubation programmes to further their impact.

The Fund comes with a series of workshops designed to translate research outcomes into business plans. Additionally, funded projects will be offered personalized advice and invitations to mingling events with investors, startup competitions, and other incubation programmes.

Details of the funding scope and eligibility under Inno Realisation Fund are as follows: 

 HKBU Inno Realisation FundHKBU x HKSTP Co-Ideation Programme
DurationOne year
Project Period1 September 2024 - 31 August 2025
Number of Awardees per RoundThree to Six teams (To be advised)
Funding per ApplicationUp to HK$200,000Up to HK$100,000


Tel: Mr. Steven Yip  (852) 3411 8075

An ‘’Eligible Member’’ must be from one of the following:

  • teaching or research staff of HKBU including professors, faculty members and research staff.  

  • current full-time or part-time student of HKBU (except sub-degree programmes); or

  • alumni of HKBU who have graduated (instead of drop-outs without completion) for no more than 10 calendar years from the Close of Application Date (refer to Clause 16) of the Fund.


Applicants of the Inno Realisation Fund must be on a team basis (i.e., more than one person). The team should comprise at least one ’Eligible Member”.

Notwithstanding that the applicants of the Fund are team comprising of individuals, all Awardees must be a company incorporated under the Hong Kong Companies Ordinance for not more than one year as of the Close of Application Date, regardless of size. The award fund must be paid to the Awardee’s Hong Kong bank account.

The objective of the Fund is to inject new energy into the innovation ecosystem. As a result, projects/startups that have been or are being supported by TSSSU or other incubation programmes are not eligible to apply funding by the Fund.

Priority will be given to application proposing the use of technologies of which the related IPR belongs to HKBU. For applicants who may be interested in licensing HKBU’s IPs, please see the patent database by visiting our website: 

The documents below can be downloaded at the downloads area (For Staff or For Student)

  • 2024-25 HKBU Inno Realisation Fund-Guideline_v2
  • HKBU Inno Realisation Fund Application Form
  • HKBU Inno Realisation Fund CV template
  • IRIMS User Guide (For HKBU Teaching Staff Only) 
  • HKBU Inno Realisation Fund _Business Proposal Outline (For Reference Only)
  • HKBU Inno Realisation Fund Application Checklist


Important Note:

Points to NoteDeadline for 2024-25 Submission
1Applicants should read the “2024-25 HKBU Inno Realisation Fund-Guideline_v2” and submit all items as stated in the “HKBU Inno Realisation Fund Application Checklist” to via email by providing the zipped folder in Google Drive link with share access to  

By 5:00pm (Hong Kong Time)

17 May 2024

2For the team with professor(s), one professor representative is required to submit online application through HKBU’s Integrated Research and Information Management System (IRIMS)*

*HKBU’s Integrated Research and Information Management System (IRIMS) was launched in 2021.

Applicants will be notified of the result of their application by email within three (3) months from the Close of Application Date.  Any unforeseen delay will be announced as soon as reasonably practicable.