Bringing together faculty technologies with student entrepreneurship development


Jointly organized by the HKUST Entrepreneurship Center (EC), the Lo Kwee Seong Technopreneurship (Tech-Ship) Fund aims at bringing together faculty technologies with student entrepreneurship development by providing a platform that introduces faculty research outcomes, facilitates passionate students to form partnerships with faculty members for technopreneurship development – an emerging breed of entrepreneurship with the use of technology as an integral element in disruptive innovations or solutions for any industry.

WHO should take part? 


Faculty Members of any discipline who wish to:

  • commercialize their research outputs developed or being developed and
  • invite passionate, capable and entrepreneurial students to form startup teams

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Students - undergraduates/ postgraduates (taught/ research) of any discipline who wish to:

  • explore business and entrepreneurial possibilities to merge faculty research with new or existing entrepreneurial development and
  • partner with faculty/ research teams for commercializing faculty's research outputs

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Application closed for 2023

HOW does it work?

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introduce research output/ project to students to inspire potential entrepreneurship development via a 15- minute presentation

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can brainstorm entrepreneurship potentials of faculty's research output/ project and technopreneurship collaboration possibilities

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approach faculty members to discuss their entrepreneurial ideas

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identify and form partnerships with passionate students to kick-start technopreneurship development

WHAT are the takeaways?

Tech-Ship Award

for faculty members who have partnered with HKUST students for technopreneurship development based on application of university technologies and research outputs
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Access to Financial Support

provided by Entrepreneurship Center (EC) and the Lo Kwee Seong Foundation to facilitate technopreneurship development and growth


Tech-Ship Club Membership

of an active and valuable community composed of students and faculty members with diverse backgrounds who are interested/ involved in technologies and entrepreneurship, available to form technopreneurship teams and share relevant experience and information to facilitate growth and success


WHAT technologies are available?


Technology Introduction Sessions are organized periodically to allow faculty members to present their technologies and research outcomes. Click here for details of the technologies presented and explore the entrepreneurial potential of these technologies!

Success Stories

Check out the success stories of how they turn research outcomes and technologies into commercializable products!

Support & Enquiry


Faculty Members may contact Ms. Carol Li at

Students may contact Miss Tammy Lee at