Knowledge Transfer Office

Innovation Commons - One-stop Resource Centre

Under the Discovery-enriched Curriculum (DEC), every student will be able to make an original discovery or invention during his/her study at CityU. To expand the University's capacity to bring intellectual property created by students to the marketplace together with the alignment of CityU DEC 2.0, a one-stop service centre for innovation and entrepreneurship - Innovation Commons was established collaboratively by the Library, the School of Law, the Knowledge Transfer Office, and the Office of Education Development and Gateway Education in September 2014.

Innovation Commons is an important part of the CityU Innopreneurship Ecosystem. Staffed by KTO, this is where entrepreneurial resources and tools are introduced to you. Here, you can find all resources related to innovation and entrepreneurship, on campus or outside, including events, courses, seminars, training programs, community workshops, business plan competitions, school and government funding sources, expert assistance in IP and venture capital financing, and find other teammates/partners, mentors, investors.

We are happy to support you in leveling up your innovative ideas and realizing your dreams. At Innovation Commons, all critical skills of finding and implementing innovative ideas are available for you to face the unknown challenges in the future. So, get in touch with us now!

Stay tuned with our Facebook page (@cityu.ic) for the most updated information:

We provide facilities for young entrepreneurs at CityU to brew up their creative ideas and start their enterprises.

  • Hot desks
  • Seminar area: This can be reserved for talks, seminars, and other activities for promoting innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Computer Workstation: Windows PCs and Mac computer are network connected with commonly used software installed. You can take reservations of the workstation according to the "Guidelines and Rules for Using Computer Workstation" posted in Innovation Commons.
  • Printers
  • Shredder
  • 70" touch screen TV display set

Users in Innovation Commons must behave in respectable ways, and must not jeopardize the rights of other users. Innovation Commons encourages interactions and discussions among users as long as they do not cause undue disturbance to others. Please check out the Policies and Rules for IC users.

A wide range of entrepreneurship related talks and activities have been organized for CityU community by or at Innovation Commons.

You may also explore to join events organized by third parties by checking out the following calendar.

CityU’s events/competitions/programmes
Non-CityU’s events/competitions/programmes

CityU Academic Calender

Would you like to be an entrepreneur but don’t know how to start?

This Entrepreneurship Guide provides practical information and tips to help you get started on the path of entrepreneurship. It steers you through the various stages of entrepreneurship, starting from idea generation to the later stages of setting up a company and protecting your idea.

The resources in this guide have been selected by librarians with feedback from the Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO).They come from a variety of sources including videos, websites and from the Library. Also included is information about entrepreneurship initiatives and opportunities that CityU offers its students and staff.

Check the entrepreneurship guide out with this link:

We always welcome CityU community and guests to visit Innovation Commons and learn more about innovation and entrepreneurship at CityU. To schedule your group visit, please let us know at least two working days in advance by completing the Group Visit Request Form.

Innovation Commons opens during office hours.
Location: FY-302, Run Run Shaw Library, CityU (see the floor plan of Library)

Ms. Shirley Li  
Tel: (852) 3442 2589