Knowledge Transfer Office

CityU-HKSTP Pre-Incubation Programme

To offer further support to our start-ups and student entrepreneurship teams, Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO) launched the “CityU-HKSTP Pre-Incubation Programme” in March 2017 under the CityU-HKSTP Incubator Scheme of CityU Innopreneurship Ecosystem.

This Programme aims to accelerate the growth of CityU supported start-ups and student entrepreneurship teams by providing comprehensive 24/7 incubation support and a functional and flexible co-working space for them to collaborate, exchange ideas, and conduct business activities.

Successful applicants will be granted an access to the co-working space “Lion Rock 72” at InnoCentre, and enjoy the associated services and facilities, such as meeting room service, internet service and TecONE.

“Lion Rock 72” is a 10,000 sq. ft. co-working space located in 1/F, InnoCentre, 72 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
CityU supported start-ups and entrepreneurship teams are welcome to apply.
The principal applicant should be a CityU current full-time student or alumnus (who graduated within five years and is working full-time for his/her start-up).

Applicants should complete the Application form and submit it together with the following supporting documents by email to

  • A brief business plan with no more than 2 pages
  • A copy of student ID card of each CityU team member
  • CVs of all team members
Open for Application 1 March 2017
Application Deadline 2:00pm, 20 March 2017
Assessment Panel Meeting and Decision April 2017
Result Announcement May 2017

An Assessment Panel will be formed. Applicants may be invited to an interview by the Panel. All applications will be primarily evaluated according to the following criteria:

  1. Business sustainability
  2. Management team capabilities
  3. Market viability
  4. Project innovation and creativity, including potential intellectual property
  5. Stage of business
  6. University/social/community impact

Each successful team will be granted an access (with three smart cards) to the co-working space “Lion Rock 72” at InnoCentre for a period of 6 months. The start-ups and teams can enjoy using the hot desks and associated services and facilities for free.

For details about the services & facilities at “Lion Rock 72”, please click here.

Dr. Sian Chan
Tel: (852) 3442 6707