Bringing together faculty technologies with student entrepreneurship development
Jointly organized by the HKUST Entrepreneurship Center (EC) and Technology Transfer Center (TTC), the Technopreneurship (Tech-Ship) Program 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
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
HOW does it work?
introduce research output/ project to students to inspire potential entrepreneurship development via a 15- minute presentation
can brainstorm entrepreneurship potentials of faculty's research output/ project and technopreneurship collaboration possibilities
approach faculty members to discuss their entrepreneurial ideas
identify and form partnerships with passionate students to kick-start technopreneurship development
WHAT are the takeaways?
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!
Check out the success stories of how they turn research outcomes and technologies into commercializable products!