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Call for Applications: TSSSU@HKU 2016
18 Dec 2015 - 05 Feb 2016

Are you aspired by the success of technology companies like Google and BGI which bring real impact to humankind? Do you want to start your own company and convert your new ideas and research achievements into commercially viable products and services? Here comes an opportunity for you to realize your dream by translating your new technologies into business opportunities. TSSSU@HKU is a new award scheme ...

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HKU biomedical engineering research team develops a new cartilage regeneration technology for cartilage repairs. (From left) Dr Sunny Cheng; HKU Associate Vice-President (Research) and Director of Technology Transfer Office Professor Paul Y.S. Cheung; Dr Daniel Chik, Dr Annie Cheng and Dr Barbara Chan of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

HKU biomedical engineers develop new cartilage regeneration technology to grow cartilage from one’s own cells for cartilage repairs
16 Dec 2015

A University of Hong Kong research team, led by Dr Barbara Chan, Associate Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has developed a new cartilage regeneration technology to grow cartilage tissues out of cells taken from one’s body.The cells, in particular stem cells extracted from one’s bone marrow, can be grown into cartilage tissues of the shape and size fit for cartilage repairs ...

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HKU Team was Crowned Champion at AngelHack Global Demo Day in San Francisco
10 Dec 2015

We are pleased to announce that Plain Exchange, co-founded by Lillian Tam, our MSc(EComIComp) graduate and Moin Qidwai, our BEng(CompSc) final year student, in partnership with HKUST students, won the overall championship at the AngelHack Global Demo Day on 29 October 2015 in San Francisco. “The non-stop training and competing in San Francisco was a grueling, yet rewarding, experience that we couldn ...

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InnoCarnival 2015
02 Dec 2015

The InnoCarnivial 2015 was held at the Hong Kong Science Park from 31 October to 8 November 2015, under the event’s main theme of "InnoTech– Key to a Boundless Future”. This year, the theme of HKU pavilion was "Life of Tree" and we showcased 6 research projects and 2 computer games from various Faculties, including the Faculties of Engineering, Medicine and Science. The investigators and their ...

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Professor Ronald Li, founder of Novoheart Limited (HKU's TSSSU Company)

Winner of "The 3rd Spirit of Hong Kong Awards 2015"
01 Dec 2015

Congratulation to Professor Ronald Li, Founder of Novoheart Limited (HKU’s TSSSU Company) and Director of the Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Consortium at HKU, winning "The 3rd Spirit of Hong Kong Awards 2015" for the MyHeart Platform technologies that Novoheart Limited is commercializing. This event was organized by the South China Morning Post to recognize the city's unsung heroes.Professor ...

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Winners of the inaugural Cyberport University Partnership Programme (“CUPP”)
27 Nov 2015

We are pleased to announce that The University of Hong Kong has 3 teams (Asset Plus, Credit Chest and HandsonMe) each awarded a HK$100,000 cash prize and an interview for the Cyberport Innovation Program at the Cyberport University Partnership Programme (CUPP) Demo Day held on 17 November 2015.The 10 winning teams were selected from a pool of 18 teams from 5 universities. All teams presented their ...

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(upper panel) Arabidopsis under normal condition; growth of control plant (left) the same as plants (middle and right) with increased ACBP2 protein (lower panel) Arabidopsis under drought condition; growth of control plant (left) much slower than plants (middle and right) with increased ACBP2 protein

HKU scientists discover a drought tolerance gene that may help plants fight against global warming
23 Nov 2015

Global warming increases the amount of moisture that evaporates from land and water, leading to drought in most parts of the world. In drier regions, evapotranspiration produces periods of drought that lowers the water level in rivers, lakes, and groundwater, and reduces soil moisture in agricultural areas. As global temperature rises, the land mass affected by drought is expected to increase, with ...

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Living Tissues

Winner of Red Herring's 2015 Top 100 Asia Award - Living Tissues Company Limited
03 Nov 2015

We are pleased to announce that one of the HKU startup companies, Living Tissues Company Limited, has been awarded the 2015 Red Herring Asia Top 100 Award. This Red Herring Top 100 Award honors companies that deliver potentially strong technology and innovation in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Many world-renowned corporations like Google, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube were once winners of this ...

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DreamCatchers

REVISIT HKU DreamCatchers X PMQ: Startup Salon!
03 Nov 2015

HKU DreamCatchers X PMQ: Startup Salon (Co-organised by Development & Alumni Affairs Office, Technology Transfer Office and PMQ) was held on 10 Oct 2015 at PMQ. It was a great party with inspiring sharing, music, drinks and over 300 energised participants!Let’s revisit the Salon at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32x_AwNsFyM. You can also check out the full conversation at https://www.youtube.com ...

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InnoCarnival 2015
31 Oct 2015 - 08 Nov 2015

Underscoring the theme “InnoTech– Key to a Boundless Future”, InnoCarnival 2015 features various activities free-of-charge, such as large-scale exhibitions, an electric vehicle exhibition, workshops, seminars, science competitions, guided tours, and an exhilarating entertainment show for members of the public to gain hands-on and fun-filled experience of the convenience and fun brought by innovation ...

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GROWING CARTILAGE FROM OUR STEM CELLS

(From left) Dr Sunny Cheng, Dr Annie Cheng, Dr Daniel Chik and Dr Barbara Chan

GROWING CARTILAGE FROM OUR STEM CELLS
29 Oct 2015

Living Tissues Co. Ltd. is a new start-up that has emerged from the 21st century vision of an HKU laboratory to grow new tissues from the stem cells in our bone marrow and use them to repair damaged parts of our bodies.Over the past eight years, a team of biomedical engineers, led by Associate Professor Dr Barbara Chan in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been manipulating stem cells from ...

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A 21ST CENTURY LEARNING PROJECT

(From left) Dr Wilton Fok, Eric Au Yeung, Alan Chiang, Paul Wong, Shravan Sunderraman, Ken Law and Alison Tang

A 21ST CENTURY LEARNING PROJECT
29 Oct 2015

Hong Kong’s 1,000-plus primary and secondary schools will soon all be equipped with wifi and other infrastructure for e-learning. But what does that learning look like? A team of engineering graduates are about to provide the first locally-developed answer.The Hong Kong Unific Publishing Ltd. has been formed to market e-textbooks developed in HKU laboratories. The first two textbooks, on primary ...

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Create a Startup in Startup Weekend HKU
16 Oct 2015 - 18 Oct 2015

No Talk, All Action. Launch a startup in 54hours!Make friends. Build Your Idea. Improve Your Skills. Find a Mentor. Start a Company.You are cordially invited to join the upcoming Startup Weekend HKU (SWHKU). It is a 54-hour startup competition allowing you to meet your potential cofounders, valid your startup idea and build your prototype, details are as below :-Date : 16-18 October 2015 (Friday ...

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OncoSeek

Founders of OncoSeek

Sharing - OncoSeek Limited (TSSSU@HKU)
09 Oct 2015

TSSSU@HKU is a newly established award scheme that provides funding support to technology start-up companies formed by HKU members. This scheme leverages on the "Technology Start-up Support Scheme for Universities" (TSSSU) launched by ITC in October 2014 for the local universities where an annual funding of up to HK$4 million were provided to each university to encourage technology start-ups. OncoSeek ...

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CoCoon STEP

CoCoon STEP Career Day Info Session
07 Oct 2015

CoCoon STEP (Students Training in Entrepreneurship Program) is an opportunity for entrepreneurial and motivated students to work at startups and innovative divisions from corporations. The final round of CoCoon STEP Career Day in 2015 will take place on 17 Oct, 2015 at CoCoon. Students will be able to meet and interview with different startups at CoCoon. The internship will be part-time during school ...

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Patent Trends and Strategies for Protecting Biotech/Pharma Inventions in the United States

Patent Trends and Strategies for Protecting Biotech/Pharma Inventions in the United States
05 Oct 2015

In this seminar held on 25 Sep 2015, Dr. Susie S. Cheng, Partner of Leason Ellis LLP, began with an overview on different types of patents and discussion on criteria and strategy for building a patent portfolio for biotechnology and pharmaceutical inventions. Dr. Cheng then shared some US patent filing statistic, antibody claim drafting strategies, USPTO Interim Guidance and case study which was ...

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Patent Trends and Strategies for Protecting Biotech/Pharma Inventions in the United States

Patent Trends and Strategies for Protecting Biotech/Pharma Inventions in the United States
25 Sep 2015

For online registration, please go to: https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=39214 Abstract: In Year 2014, 578,802 utility patent applications were filed in United States and 50.7% of the utility applications were filed by foreign entities. It is not surprising that U.S. patents are popular among local and foreign research organizations and individuals. However, filing an application ...

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Seminar on 14 Aug 2015

How to Better Protect Your Technology and Make it More Marketable
14 Sep 2015

In this seminar on 14 August 2015, Ms. Patrea Pabst, Partner of Pabst Patent Group, gave an overview on what is the idea of Intellectual Property (IP) and explain how to protect the IP rights of the technologies and the inventions. Ms. Pabst then explained different types of IP, which include patent, trademark, copyright and trade secrets, with some examples of Patents in China and United States. ...

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Six teams of HKU Students admitted to the Cyberport University Partnership Programme (CUPP)

Six teams of HKU Students admitted to the Cyberport University Partnership Programme (CUPP)
14 Sep 2015

We are pleased to announce that The University of Hong Kong has six teams selected to join the “Cyberport University Partnership Programme” organized by Cyberport Management Company Limited (Cyberport), in collaboration with Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), with a focus on financial technology (FinTech), which offers a unique opportunity for students of local universities to unlock ...

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How to Better Protect Your Technology and Make it More Marketable

How to Better Protect Your Technology and Make it More Marketable
14 Aug 2015

For online registration, please go to: https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=38595                                              Abstract: Recently, the terms of “Knowledge-Driven economy” and “Technology-Driven economic” have appeared in news reports and government speeches. The Government ...

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Mr. Lee introduced the new ASTRI Innovation Runway (AIR) Program

ASTRI Innovation Runway (AIR) Info Session
13 Aug 2015

In this information session held on 10 August 2015, Mr. Dennis Lee, Director of CMO Office of Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited, introduced the new ASTRI Innovation Runway (AIR) Program to HKU members. This program aims to offer pre-incubation supports to young entrepreneurs in Hong Kong to overcome challenges and start-up their business. 20 applicants ( ...

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ASTRI Innovation Runway (AIR) Info Session and Launching Ceremony cum Entrepreneurship Forum

ASTRI Innovation Runway (AIR) Info Session and Launching Ceremony cum Entrepreneurship Forum
10 Aug 2015

The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) has a new initiative of ASTRI Innovation Runway (AIR) Program, an Entrepreneurship Fellow Program aims to offer pre-incubation supports to young entrepreneurs in Hong Kong to overcome challenges and start-up their business successfully. The program is sponsored by the Microsoft Hong Kong and the Innovation and Technology Commission ...

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DreamCatchers 2015

Panel speakers of the opening plenary: (left to right) Mr Antony Leung (梁錦松) , CEO, Nan Fung Group; Mr Leong Cheung (張亮), Executive Director, Charities and Community, The Hong Kong Jockey Club; Mr Jason Chiu (趙子翹), CEO, The Cherrypicks; and moderator Professor Bernadette Tsui.

67 speakers shared their experiences at DreamCatchers 2015
31 May 2015

Sixty-seven speakers shared their experience on start-ups at an entrepreneurship forum DreamCatchers held at the Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong (HKU) on May 31. The forum was attended by 1000 delegates.

http://www.hku.hk/press/news_detail_12835.html

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Interview with Prof Ron Hui and Prof Paul Cheung

Interview with China Daily May 27, 2015

Lighting up LED technology - Prof Ron Hui and Prof Paul Cheung interviewed by China Daily
27 May 2015

http://www.tto.hku.hk/public/interviews/cd20150527.pdf

A video of the interivew is also available here:
https://youtu.be/lNwfhYucxZw

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Mentor network is important for business startup.

Mentor network is important for business startup.

Entrepreneurship Academy Sharing Session on startup support
30 Apr 2015

This session was shared by Nest, Cyberport, Hong Kong Science and Technology Park Corporation (HKSTP) and CoCoon.Nest aims to help entrepreneurs succeed in startup and business expansion by investing seed capital and providing startup advice in marketing, strategy, and access to global industry networks. The unique mentor network in Nest can offer entrepreneurs valuable startup advice. Furthermore ...

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Jessica shared some legal issues with us.

Four young entrepreneurs had shared their unlike experience in startup with us.

Entrepreneurship Academy Sharing Session by HKU Alumni
23 Apr 2015

This session was shared by HKU alumni, Vien, Timothy, Ricky and Jessica. Vien had been to Bordeaux for one year after obtaining the degree in Translation. During her postgraduate program in France, she understood that what she wanted to be. Also being inspired by her parents, she decided to be the entrepreneur by starting her own business by providing services of snapshot and party. Vien found that ...

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Dr. Wan emphasized the importance of Intellectual Property Rights for innovation.

Dr. Wan introduced the types of intellectual property rights to us.

Intellectual Property Protection for Innovation
16 Apr 2015

Dr. Frank Wan began his sharing by expressing concept of Innovation. Innovation does not mean creating new ideas; it means turning the creative ideas into money and wealth.He pointed out that granting legal protection for Intellectual Property provides an incentive to encourage innovation. That is why we need Intellectual Property Right. He then introduced to us four principle forms of IP protection ...

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Sharing Session on startups from a scientist perspective

Prof. Bibette and Weitz attracted a full house of audiences

Sharing Session on Startups from a Scientist Perspective
14 Apr 2015

Prof. Bibette and Prof. Weitz have shared their entrepreneur experiences started from scientific achievement, in the field of colloidal and interface science. They have shared the IP strategy and method assessment of the technology, to cope with the difficulties of a start-up company. They have also presented a business plan and how to modify it over the process of development. -----The Technology ...

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The agenda of Dr. Chan, short enough but fruitful and substantial contents he shared with us.

Dr. Chan suggested us to make good use of the free telecommunication network.

Bootstrapping your business with minimum resources
09 Apr 2015

Dr. Chan began his sharing by telling us to start up a business at the very beginning with limited resources; business was not learnt by reading many books but just doing it. He pointed out that fund raising was always difficult but there were still potential funding sources, those funding sources also provided a platform for introduction and connection between angel investors and start-up companies ...

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Mr. Chia kicked off his speech by sharing his entrepreneurial journey with the participants

The workshop was concluded by 12 thoughts of entrepreneurship

Transforming Technologists into Entrepreneurs
02 Apr 2015

Mr. Chia began the speech by sharing the experience on his entrepreneurial journey of how to transform from engineering to management before building a technology start-up company. He said every start-up company should begin with “Humble”, to understand the market changes, worldwide changes and to learn more from other business instead of his/her own business. He addressed that one of the key ...

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Creating Startup Success -Business Model Design and Entrepreneurial Leadership

Creating Startup Success - Business Model Design and Entrepreneurial Leadership
26 Mar 2015

Prof Simon Lam summarized the entrepreneurial journey at the beginning of today’s workshop. The crucial point is that an entrepreneur must be able to develop his/her own business model in order to bring an opportunity into real business. A good business model means how a company creates value of itself while delivering products or services for customers. There are 9 key components of a business ...

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Know How to Count - A Crash Course in Accounting Basics

Know How to Count - A Crash Course in Accounting Basics
19 Mar 2015

Dr Fung started to share with us that accounting is part of our life. It is good that everyone can have a basic knowledge in financial statements as we may encounter them even you never invest. For example, we all have investments through our Mandatory Provident Fund Scheme. There are mainly three major elements in the field of accounting, namely financial accounting, managerial accounting and tax ...

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The 5 Dynamics of Entrepreneurship

The 5 Dynamics of Entrepreneurship
12 Mar 2015

Dr Saimond Ip started his invaluable sharing by explaining that an entrepreneur needs to recognize the importance of not relying your presentations on PowerPoint slides. The crucial success factor for entrepreneurship / start-up companies is “Salesmanship”. Technology Invention itself is not the part that creates huge revenue; it is the power on how you convince others to invest money in your ...

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The Making of A business: A Network Perspective

The Making of A business: A Network Perspective
05 Mar 2015

Dr Gilbert Wong had delivered a very interesting and interactive speech to our future entrepreneurs about different types of “connections” and how they enable entrepreneurs to create their own business. The main theme of the seminar is that the real world of starting a business is by using your connections. Connections embraced “close-ties” and “open-ties”. The dynamic internet world provides ...

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Entrepreneurship Academy 2015

Entrepreneurship Academy 2015
26 Feb 2015 - 23 Apr 2015

The well-received Entrepreneurship Academy launched by the Technology Transfer Office in 2010 will be back in February. This practical workshop series provides an introduction to the theory and practice of entrepreneurship, with an aim to encourage our staff and students thinking about real-world applications of turning their ideas and research into real businesses.The first session of the workshop ...

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Turning Ideas into Reality

Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Turning Ideas into Reality
26 Feb 2015

The first workshop of Entrepreneurship Academy 2015 was shared among Prof. Paul Cheung, Director of Technology Transfer Office and over 180 parties who are interested in entrepreneurship. Prof. Cheung kicked off his speech by indicating that the Government Budget 2015-2016 had emphasized on start-up companies and how innovative products had influenced his life style. He further gave many real life ...

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CoCoon STEP Internship Day

Students seize the opportunity to explore entrepreneurship via internship@CoCoon STEP
25 Feb 2015

The internship information session held on January 28, 2015 was kicked off by a speech from Mr. Theodore Ma, the co-founder of CoCoon about “Entrepreneurship is a Life Skill’. He mentioned that entrepreneurship is not just for people who are interested in Start-up Company, but also for everyone who want to succeed. His colleagues thereafter introduced to the audience more about CoCoon and the ...

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Poster for CoCoon STEP@HKU

CoCoon STEP Internship Day
28 Jan 2015

CoCoon STEP Internship Day offers students the opportunity to learn about startup opportunities and currently available internships.What is CoCoon?-----------------------CoCoon is a startup community which gathers over 150 people and includes some of the most innovative entrepreneurs from HK and around the world. They are at CoCoon to take their ideas to the next stage. These founders are serial entrepreneurs ...

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Information Session: TSSSU@HKU 2015

Information Session of TSSSU@HKU 2015
19 Jan 2015

Over 60 students, staff and alumni attended the Information Session today as Professor Paul Cheung, Associate Vice-President (Research), introduced the TSSSU@HKU program to the audience.

Powerpoint slides of the presentation: http://www.tto.hku.hk/public/tsssu/TSSSU_Presentation_Jan_2015.pdf

TSSSU@HKU website: http://tto.hku.hk/tsssu

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TSSSU@HKU 2015

Call for Applications: TSSSU@HKU 2015
06 Jan 2015 - 06 Feb 2015

Are you aspired by the success of technology companies like Google and BGI which bring real impact to humankind? Do you want to start your own company and convert your new ideas and research achievements into commercially viable products and services? Here comes an opportunity for you to realize your dream by translating your new technologies into business opportunities. HKU is now escalating its ...

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