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Knowledge Transfer Office

Innovation to Realization Funding Scheme (I2RF) (This Funding Scheme has been discontinued.)

The Innovation to Realization Funding Scheme (I2RF) is launched as part of CityU's strategic plan which identifies knowledge transfer as an important strategic area. We aim to build a culture of combining academic excellence with entrepreneurship across the University. Funding support will be given to projects which have the potential to be transformed into commercially viable products or services. If you have an brilliant idea but lack money for demonstration-of-concept or prototyping, you may apply for an I2RF grant.

Examples of eligible projects for applications include :

  • Refining and implementing designs
  • Verifying application
  • Conducting field studies
  • Demonstrating proof-of-concept
  • Preparing demonstrations
  • Building engineering prototypes
  • Performing beta trials

The maximum funding amount for each approved project is HK$400,000, and that the project should be completed within 12 months. Full-time CityU staff members and students from all disciplines are eligible to apply. Please click the following links to download the "Notes to Applicants" and the "Application Form".

Interested parties please submit your application in both hard and soft (in MS Word format) copies to the Knowledge Transfer Office (Room 2220 2/F, Cheng Yick-chi Building, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong; Email : mcmak@cityu.edu.hk) by 23 September 2012.

For enquiries, please call 3442 6821.

Guidelines for Projects Funded under the Innovation to Realization Funding Scheme (I2RF)

**Successful Applications closed on 30 October 2010**

**Successful Applications closed on 6 March 2011**

**Successful Applications closed on 7 December 2011**

**Successful Applications closed on 23 September 2012**

**Successful Applications closed on 21 April 2013**