Knowledge Transfer Office

Sponsorship for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competitions

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Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO) provides sponsorships to support students joining non-local innovation and entrepreneurship competitions, which are conductive to the enrichment of outside classroom learning experience and advancement of knowledge transfer and entrepreneurship.
All CityU students of UGC-funded programmes, except exchange students, are eligible to apply for the sponsorship.
  1. The sponsorship will cover expenses of the following items incurred by applicants in joining non-local competitions.
    • Round-trip economy class (no premium economy) air/train/cross-border coach/ferry tickets for travelling between Hong Kong and the event destination; and
    • Suitably modest accommodation for official duration, only if the event is held more than one day with no financial support of accommodation.
  2. The maximum sponsorship for each application/event shall normally not exceed HK$15,000 or 60% of the expenses covered as mentioned above, whichever is lower. Applicants are expected to bear part of the expenses. Applicants formally nominated/selected/invited by KTO to participate in competitions may receive sponsorship of up to 100% of the expenses covered as mentioned above at the discretion of KTO.

For details, please refer to the Application Guidelines of Sponsorship for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competitions.

Applicant shall read the Application Guidelines of Sponsorship for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competitions carefully before submitting his/her application.

Completed application form together with all required supporting documents must be submitted to KTO. KTO may meet with the applicant for further information if deemed necessary.

Call for application
Open throughout the year

Submission of application documents

Result announcement:
Within six weeks after the acknowledgement of receiving a complete set of application
The successful applicant must submit the following to KTO within three weeks after the completion of the event.
  • At least five photographs taken in the event;
  • A completed reimbursement form; and
  • Original official receipts, boarding passes, proof of payment (e.g. bank/credit card statement)
The sponsorship is normally paid in form of reimbursement to the applicant on the basis of actual expenses incurred upon submission of all required documents.

For details, please refer to the Application Guidelines of Sponsorship for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competitions.
Sponsorship - Application Guidelines
Sponsorship - Application Form

Dr Sian Chan
Email: sian.chan@cityu.edu.hk
Tel: (852) 34426707