Knowledge Transfer Office
Launched by the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC), to encourage university students, alumni and professors to start up technology businesses.

Each selected start-up will be funded an annual funding capped at HK$1.2 million, for not more than 3 years.
The team forming the technology start-up may have any mix of the following members of CityU:
  1. Current undergraduates or postgraduates
  2. Full-time professor(s) to serve as consultant(s), providing technical expertise and direction of the R&D work; and/or
  3. Business savvy CityU alumni who graduated on or after 1 January 2011, giving business and management advice, etc. (not applicable to 2014/15 and 2015/16 CityU TSSSU recipients)

The start-up must be a company registered under the Companies Ordinance for not more than 2 years (This requirement does not apply to start-ups recommended for the TSSSU funding for the second or third year).
Application deadline
  1. Application form (TSSSU Annex A) – signed original
  2. Business proposal
  3. 3-year budget plan
  4. CVs of all team members
  5. Copy of student/staff card or graduation certificate

 Before 5pm, 25 January 2016

Interview of applicants

 February 2016

Result announcement

 Late March 2016

Funding period

 1 April 2016* – 31 March 2017

Submission of:
  1. Quarterly report
  2. Reimbursement request form

 First quarter (April – June) : 31 July 2016
 Second quarter (July – September) : 31 Oct 2016
 Third quarter (October – December) : 31 January 2017

Submission of:
  1. Annual report
  2. Reimbursement request form
  3. Audit accounts of expenditure
  4. Auditor’s report

 31 May 2017

* Subject to confirmation by ITC. 

  • the innovation and technology content of the business;
  • the commercial viability of the business;
  • the capability of the technology start-up and its team to undertake the R&D work and manage the company;
  • the social and/or community impact of the technology start-up’s business and R&D work;
  • the use of intellectual property rights (IPRs) of CityU; and
  • any other criteria that CityU sees fit
Face-to-Face Coaching on TSSSU
Date: 18 January 2016 (Monday)
Time: 3pm – 5pm
(each team can receive up to 15 minutes coaching)
Venue: Innovation Commons, Library FY-302, CityU
Registration: Sign up here
*Registration is accepted on first-come-first-served basis.
Launch Party & Briefing Session
Date: 11 November 2015 (Wednesday)
Time: 7pm – 8:30pm
Venue: City Top, 9/F Amenities Building

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I am a graduate from CityU, am I eligible for the scheme?

A: CityU alumni who have graduated for not more than 5 years are eligible, i.e graduated on or after 1 January 2011.

Q: How will the reimbursement be arranged?

A: Reimbursement will be made on a quarterly basis. Quarterly report and reimbursement request have to be submitted to CityU’s Knowledge Transfer Office before deadline.

Q: What kind of expenditure cannot be reimbursed?

A: If the items are already funded by CityU, the Government or a Government subvented body/institution, those items will NOT be funded under TSSSU. There are some more examples of items not to be funded under TSSSU stated in paragraph 10 of the Guidelines.

Q: How many applicants will be selected per year?

A: There is no limit on the number of selected applicants. The total annual funding for CityU is HK$4 million. The amount of funding for each start-up is capped at HK$1.2 million.

Q: Does the funded start-up in 2014/15 or 2015/16 need to apply for TSSSU funding again?

A: Yes.

Enquiry
Ms. Fanny Ho
Email: fanny.ho@cityu.edu.hk
Tel: (852) 3442 6859

The Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) has approved funding support to the following technology start-ups initiated by our students, alumni or faculty members.

  1. Air Button Technology Limited
  2. Animae Technologies Limited
  3. BeVoid Limited
  4. C4Cat Entertainment Limited
  5. Cinme Tech Limited (千憶科技有限公司)
  6. ClothClip International Limited
  7. GlobeXchange Co. Limited (環野國際有限公司)
  8. Hands Life Science Limited (聯手生命枓技有限公司)
  9. Hong Kong Bilingual Learning and Translation Studies Association Co. Limited (香港雙語學習與翻譯研究會有限公司)
  10. Jacky Instruments Limited (積奇儀器有限公司)
  11. Kung Fu Motion Limited (功夫動態有限公司)
  12. MindLayer Limited
  13. New System Technologies Limited (新益科技有限公司)
  14. NoPhish Technology Limited (弩飛科技有限公司)
  15. ProHub Limited
  16. Spreadfast Interactive Limited (塊塗互動有限公司)
  17. Teorema Limited
  18. The Worldpath Limited (環博優才國際語言學習有限公司)
  19. V&R Laboratory Limited (互動虛擬現實實驗室有限公司)