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Workshop on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
23 Dec 2016

Professor Paul Cheung, Director of Technology Transfer Office, and Mr. Hailson Yu, Deputy Managing Director of Versitech Limited, were invited to present in the "Workshop on Innovation and Entrepreneurship" organized by Graduate School of HKU on 6 October 2016. In this workshop, Professor Cheung shared with research postgraduate students about "Where Innovative Ideas Come From?" and Mr. Yu talked ...

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Accosys-Team – Professor Victor Li (right) and Dr Miles Wen

Artificial Intelligence at Your Service
07 Dec 2016

The startup, Accosys Ltd, provides AI concierge services for the public sector and service industry that can give a much better user experienceImagine you are meeting a friend for dinner at a restaurant in a mall and you are running late. You don't know the restaurant's exact location but the mall's interactive service (regarded by some as a step backwards in efficiency) has a queue next to it and ...

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Dr Henry Lau (second from left) and other members of imseCAVE team

Where Virtual Worlds have Become a Reality
07 Dec 2016

The imseCAVE has become the go-to technology in Hong Kong for creating virtual worldsThe imseCAVE, developed by the engineers at HKU, has become the go-to technology in Hong Kong for creating virtual worlds used by industry, business, educational institutions and government for training, system development and many other purposes.The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering ...

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InnoCarnival 2016
21 Nov 2016

The nine-day InnoCarnival 2016 was held at the Hong Kong Science Park from 29 October to 6 November 2016, under the event’s main theme of "Smart Living.Innovative Hong Kong". This year, the theme of The University of Hong Kong’s pavilion was "Scientific Carnival" and we showcased 7 research projects from various Faculties, including the Faculties of Engineering, Medicine and Science. Our key ...

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Call for Applications: TSSSU@HKU 2017
17 Nov 2016 - 15 Jan 2017

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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Lecture: Innovation and Entrepreneurship - opportunities for start-ups in Hong Kong
04 Nov 2016

To continue promote innovation and entrepreneurship, we invited Mr Herman Lam, Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, to give a lecture on the journey of entrepreneurship in Hong Kong. In this lecture, Mr. Lam went through the different stages of development of start-ups and how Cyberport, as the leading global and technology hub, supports the young talents ...

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Representatives of 4 HKU winning teams

Cyberport University Partnership Programme (CUPP) 2016 Demo Day
04 Nov 2016

We are pleased to announce that at the Cyberport University Partnership Programme (CUPP) Demo Day held on 27 October 2016, The University of Hong Kong has 4 teams (Charifit, Savier, FinHub and Moneysmart) each awarded a HK$100,000 cash prize and an interview opportunity to the Cyberport Incubation Program. The 10 winning teams were selected from a pool of 20 teams from 6 universities in Hong Kong ...

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InnoCarnival 2016
29 Oct 2016 - 06 Nov 2016

Underscoring the theme "Smart Living.Innovative Hong Kong", InnoCarnival 2016 features various types of activities, such as exhibitions, workshops, seminars, science competitions, guided tours, performances and interactive games for members of the public to gain hands-on and fun-filled experience of the convenience and fun brought by innovation and technology to their daily life. It will be held ...

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Cyberport University Partnership Programme (CUPP) 2016 Demo Day
27 Oct 2016

"Cyberport University Partnership Programme" is organized by Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, 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 their potential, gain insights into the global market, and receive world-class training through a ...

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InnoTech Expo 2016
13 Oct 2016

The InnoTech Expo 2016 organized by Our Hong Kong Foundation was held at the Hong Kong Convention Centre during 24 September - 1 October 2016. In this event, it exhibited the latest technology and breakthrough inventions from China and Hong Kong. A series of forums, seminars and demonstrations were conducted by renowned scientists from Hong Kong and Mainland China, and professors from local universities ...

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Lecture: Innovation and Entrepreneurship - opportunities for start-ups in Hong Kong
30 Sep 2016

Lecture: Innovation and Entrepreneurship - opportunities for start-ups in Hong Kongby Mr Herman Lam, CEO of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company LimitedDate: 30 September 2016 (Friday)Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.Venue: Room 202, 2/F, K.K. Leung Building, The University of Hong Kong. Synopsis: Start-ups bring a wealth of transformative innovations to a market and play a critical role in driving our society ...

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The Comma Technology team together with Professor George Huang of the HKU Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Wearable Technology for Industry
28 Jun 2016

The startup, Comma Technology Ltd, is focused on portable and wearable technology for logistics and manufacturing industries.The Apple watch and Google glasses have made wearable technology hot products in the consumer market, and now HKU postgraduate students are carving a niche in this cutting-edge field.Their startup, Comma Technology Ltd, is focused on portable and wearable technology for logistics ...

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Workshop : Innovations in Technology Commercialization
13 Jun 2016

In this workshop held on 21 April 2016, Dr. KIM Shin Cheul, Senior Vice President of Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd (ETPL), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore, began his workshop from giving an introduction on the basics of technology commercialization, the role of TTO, and how to identify commercialization opportunities (using technology push & market pull). He shared ...

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EmTech Hong Kong 2016
07 Jun 2016 - 08 Jun 2016

HKU was the Innovation Partner of EmTech Hong Kong 2016, a conference on emerging technologies hosted by MIT Technology Review. The conference was held during 7-8 June 2016 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Over 400 participants including HKU representatives attended the event to discuss the latest trends in emerging and disruptive technologies. It brought together the experts in ...

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Presentation: Accelerating the Translation of New Drug Targets (Drug Projects) for Industrialization
26 May 2016

Dr. Micky Tortorella, the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President for Drug Discovery and Technology Transfer, Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, China, (GIBH) was invited to visit HKU and give a presentation on Drug Discovery Pipeline (DDP). In this presentation, Dr. Tortorella shared the DDP model and a number of DDP projects in drug discovery at GIBH; and the drug discovery and ...

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HKU professors were invited to share their latest research projects at the 2016 Technology Sharing Seminar organized by the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department of the HKSAR Government
19 May 2016

Dr. Paddy K L Chan and Dr. Tony H P Feng of the Department of Mechanical Engineering were invited to present at the 2016 Technology Sharing Seminar organized by the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) of the HKSAR Government on May 19.Dr. Paddy Chan gave a talk on the flexible sensor technologies being developed by his team and their effective applications on healthcare monitoring ...

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Seminar on Beijing Institute of Collaborative Innovations (BICI) Funding Proposal Call
19 May 2016

Dr. Li Chun An, Associate Dean of The Beijing Institute of Collaborative Innovation (BICI) was invited to give an introduction on BICI and their Research Funding Scheme. He also explained the Proposals for BICI HK Collaborative Research Program and the application arrangement. In this session, our academics and researchers learnt more about this fund opportunity for bringing the university technologies ...

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Entrepreneurship Academy 2016 - Financing and Fund Raising – Experience of WeLab
28 Apr 2016

The last workshop was very interactive and inspiring. Unlike a typical ‘lecture’ type seminar, Mr. Simon Loong, CEO and co-Founder of WeLab Ltd, began by sharing his experience on his entrepreneurial journey of how to transform from a banker to an entrepreneur and build the Fintech start-up company, WeLab. WeLab is a leading online lending platform in Hong Kong. In its recent round of Series ...

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Research team members: (from left) Dr Hani El-Nezami, Dr Gianni Panagiotou and Dr Li Jun

HKU develops novel probiotic mixture “Prohep” that may offer potential therapeutic effects on liver cancer
27 Apr 2016

A research team led by Dr Hani El-Nezami and Dr Gianni Panagiotou, of the School of biological Sciences at the University of Hong Kong, in collaboration with the HKU Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine and the School of Medicine, University of Eastern Finland, develops a novel probiotic mixture “Prohep” that may have potential therapeutic effects on Hepatocellular carcinoma.Hepatocellular carcinoma ...

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(From Left) Dr Bin Yu, Post-doctoral fellow, Professor Jiandong Huang, Professor, and Dr Lei Shi, Research Assistant of School of Biomedical Sciences, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU successfully converted Salmonella into an anaerobe bacterium “YB1” which can suppress tumour growth.

HKU Scientists Effectively Suppress Tumour Growth by Converting Salmonella into YB1 Anaerobe Bacterium
25 Apr 2016

Salmonella is a causative agent of food poisoning and can be commonly found in inadequately cooked meat, raw egg and egg products. Common symptoms include vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal pain. Researchers at School of Biomedical Sciences of Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (HKU) have recently engineered the Salmonella into an anaerobe bacterium named YB1 which can only ...

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Workshop : Innovations in Technology Commercialization
21 Apr 2016

Workshop : Innovations in Technology Commercializationby Dr KIM Shin Cheul Senior Vice President, Science & Engineering (S&E) Division, Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd (ETPL)Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), SingaporeDate: Thursday, April 21, 2016Time: 10:00 - 12:00Venue: CPD-2.16, 2nd Floor, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong KongMap: http://www.tto.hku.hk/public/seminar/etpl ...

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Entrepreneurship Academy 2016 - Know How to Count: A Crash Course in Accounting Basics
21 Apr 2016

Dr. Sammy Fung advised every entrepreneur to make financial statement to become their best friend. He explained that entrepreneurs can objectively measure the status of their start-up company through financial accounting. With the help of a company’s balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flow, Dr. Fung guided the audience to review the financial performance of a company. After teaching ...

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Entrepreneurship Academy 2016 - Transforming Technologists into Entrepreneurs
14 Apr 2016

Mr. K. O. Chia began the workshop on sharing his experience in how he transferred his career from an engineer to an entrepreneur with a successful telecom start-up. He discussed the importance of business model transformation, innovation model and disruptions with some successful examples including partnership innovation of Canon and HP, IBM, 3M, The Walt Disney Company, ebay, Google, Facebook and ...

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Cyberport Information Session for HKU Students : Cyberport Creative Micro Fund (CCMF) and Cyberport Incubation Program
12 Apr 2016

How to start to work in digital tech industry or acquire financial assistance and a range of professional and business supports through the Cyberport Creative Micro Fund (CCMF) and Cyberport Incubation Program? Don’t miss the chance to join the coming information session on 12 April.Event SpecificationsDate : 12 April 2016 (Tuesday)Time : 4:45 pm - 6:00 pmVenue : KK101, 1/F, K. K. Leung BuildingLanguage ...

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[Info Session] Cyberport University Partnership Programme (CUPP 2016), and Cyberport FinTech Idea Jam
08 Apr 2016

You are cordially invited to attend the Info Session about the CUPP 2016 and the Cyberport FinTech Idea Jam, details are as below :-Date : 8 April 2016 (Friday)Time : 12:00 – 13:00Venue : Room KB115, 1/F., Knowles Building, The University of Hong KongSpeaker :Ms. Katherine Lam,Training and Business Development Manager, Entrepreneurs, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company LimitedCyberport University ...

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Entrepreneurship Academy 2016 - Creating Startup Success: Business Model Design and Entrepreneurial Leadership
07 Apr 2016

Professor Simon Lam began his talk by pointing out one of the most important factors for the success of a startup is to have a good business model. He introduced the 9 components of a business model so that the company can create its values and deliver products or services for customers. He then shared some of the successful cases, which include Google, Starbucks, McDonald, Polo Ralph Lauren and ...

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Entrepreneurship Academy 2016 - Outing to Cocoon
31 Mar 2016

In this session, participants had a chance to visit Cocoon and learnt more about the start up journeys from our TSSSU@HKU awardees.Mr. Roland Yau, Managing Partner of CoCoon gave an introduction on the CoCoon Community, their Entrepreneurship Programs and the upcoming activities.Mr. Julian Gaertner, Founding member of HKU Alumni Entrepreneurs Club (HKUAEC) shared his experience in building startups ...

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Entrepreneurship Academy 2016 - Sharing Economy
24 Mar 2016

"Sharing economy" becomes a hot topic these few years, especially with the dramatic growth in Uber and Airbnb. Dr. Dominic Chan began his sharing by explaining what is sharing economy – an economic model in which individuals are able to borrow or rent assets owned by someone else as the assets are not fully utilized. Sharing economy aims to create values through improving efficiency and bring idle ...

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DreamCatchers 100K
18 Mar 2016

What would you do with $100K?DreamCatchers - HKU's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Series"DreamCatchers 100K" is an entrepreneurship seed fund which will support young entrepreneurs to kick start their business. Each team should include at least one HKU student or young graduate*. Each winning team will be awarded $100K to realise their dreams. Mentorship, workshops and networking will be included ...

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Entrepreneurship Academy 2016 - Learning about intellectual property for startups
17 Mar 2016

Dr. Frank Wan began his sharing on the concept of Innovation. Innovation does not only mean creating new ideas, but also turning them into money and wealth. People have to understand how to use intellectual property (IP) rights to translate creative ideas and innovative invention into money. Dr. Wan then explained intellectual property can be divided into two groups: 1. industry property (includes ...

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Entrepreneurship Academy 2016 - The 5 Dynamics of Entrepreneurship
03 Mar 2016

Dr. Saimond Ip began his interactive and invaluable sharing by an in-class activity - asking the audiences to form several teams and give pitching for a ten million investment project. Through this, he explained the importance to be an entrepreneur and how to make your dreams or ideas into a viable reality. Dr. Ip explained the crucial factors to be a good entrepreneur and he introduced The 5 Dynamics ...

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Entrepreneurship Academy 2016 - The Making of a business: A network perspective
25 Feb 2016

Dr. Gilbert Wong began his workshop by illustrating different types of connections and how good networks can enable entrepreneurs to start their business. The power of connection can help people to expand their human capital and explore business opportunities, e.g. one belt one road. Dr. Wong illustrated different types of ties that we need to develop - connections with the customers, the investors ...

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Entrepreneurship Academy 2016 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Turning Ideas into Reality
18 Feb 2016

The first workshop of Entrepreneurship Academy 2016 was presented by Prof. Paul Cheung, Director of Technology Transfer Office. He began the talk by pointing that companies nowadays have difficulties to innovate and the traditional businesses have to face many challenges. The first example he shared is the pebble watch and he showed how a start-up company raises money. He mentioned that the government ...

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Entreprenuership Academy 2016

Entrepreneurship Academy 2016
04 Feb 2016 - 28 Apr 2016

You are innovative; you are diligent; and you believe your research ideas are going to create a significant impact to the technology frontier. Apart from submitting your research results to high-impact journals and conferences, have you ever thought of turning your research achievements into real business successes?If your answer is yes, then this Entrepreneurship Academy is for you. The Technology ...

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Seminar: Diabetes Risk Score Smartphone App (DRS APP)
03 Feb 2016

An exhibition was jointly organized with General Education Unit to showcases the latest technology innovations from our professors in the Faculties of Engineering, Medicine and Science, presenting promising solutions to improve quality of life for a better future. The exhibition was held at Ground Floor, Chi Wah Learning Commons, and Centennial Campus where six research projects were displayed during ...

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Exhibition : HKU’s Innovations for a Better Future
26 Jan 2016 - 04 Feb 2016

This exhibition showcases the latest technology innovations from our professors in the Faculties of Engineering, Medicine, and Science, presenting promising solutions to improve quality of life for a better future.Date: 26 Jan - 04 Feb 2016 Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm Venue: G/F, Chi Wah Learning Commons Projects include:1. Treating HCC using Probiotics (Dr Hani Said El-NEZAMY, School of Biological ...

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Public Lecture : Open Innovation and Public-Private Partnerships
25 Jan 2016

In this public lecture, Professor Raj Thampuran, Managing Director, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore shared his experience in Open Innovation and different modalities of Public-Private Partnerships that A*STAR engages in. He discussed the role and importance of R&D and innovation; and how Singapore transforms from a labor intensive to a knowledge and innovation based ...

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