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Technology Start-up Support Scheme for Universities (TSSSU)

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About TSSSU

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$1.5 million, for a maximum of 3 years.

Promotional videos on TSSSU (by the Innovation and Technology Commission)

Eligibility

2020/21 application
The team forming the technology start-up may have any mix of the following members of CityU:
  1. Current undergraduates or postgraduates; and/or
  2. Full-time professor(s) to serve as consultant(s), providing technical expertise and direction of the R&D work; and/or
  3. CityU alumni who graduated on or after 1 January 2015 (not applicable to existing 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).

Timeline

TSSSU 2020/21 Application

Q&A session 17 October 2019

Application deadline

Online application (Apply Here)

  1. Application form (Annex A) signed original
  2. Supporting documents mentioned in Annex A Section C*
  3. 3-year budget plan
  4. Copy of student/staff card or graduation certificate

  Deadline : 18 Nov 2019, Before 5pm

*(i) agreement between the applicant and the collaborating organisation(s) on the sharing of the royalties or intellectual property rights or any other sorts of income to be generated from the applicant (if any);
(ii) CVs of all team members;
(iii) the Certificate of Incorporation under the Companies Ordinance (if available); and
(iv) the business proposal - (for applicant applying for the first year TSSSU funding) the full business proposal; or (for applicant applying for the second or the third year TSSSU funding) supplementary information and/or documents related to information provided in Section B (3)(b), if any.

Interview of applicants

 Nov 2019 to Jan 2020

Result announcement

 Early 2020

Submission of:
  1. Quarterly Report
  2. Reimbursement request form (Quarterly form)

 First quarter (Apr – Jun) : 31 July 2020 
 Second quarter (Jul – Sep) : 31 Oct 2020
 Third quarter (Oct – Dec) : 31 Jan 2021

Submission of:
  1. Reimbursement request form (Quarterly form)


 Fourth quarter (Jan – Mar) : 30 Apr 2021 

Submission of:
  1. Annual Report
  2. Reimbursement request form - (Annual form)
  3. Statement of expenditure
  4. Auditors' report
  5. Assessment's of Technology Start-up - Annex D(ii)

 31 May 2021

TSSSU 2019/20 Application
Application deadline
  1. Application form (Annex A) with supporting documents mentioned in Section C – signed original, and
  2. 3-year budget plan, and
  3. Copy of student/staff card or graduation certificate


 Deadline : 19 Nov 2018, Before 5pm

Interview of applicants

 Nov 2018 to Jan 2019

Result announcement

 Early 2019

Submission of:
  1. Quarterly Report
  2. Reimbursement request form (Quarterly form)

 First quarter (Apr – Jun) : 31 Jul 2019 
 Second quarter (Jul – Sep) : 31 Oct 2019
 Third quarter (Oct – Dec) : 31 Jan 2020

Submission of:
  1. Reimbursement request form (Quarterly form)


 Fourth quarter (Jan – Mar) : 30 Apr 2020 

Submission of:
  1. Annual Report
  2. Reimbursement request form - (Annual form)
  3. Statement of expenditure
  4. Auditors' report
  5. Assessment's of Technology Start-up - Annex D(ii)

 31 May 2020

Assessment criteria

  • the innovation and technology content of the business;
  • the commercial viability of the business;
  • the sustainability 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

Download

TSSSU 2020/21 Application

TSSSU 2019/20 Application

Enquiry
Ms. Wendy Yau
Email: w.yau@cityu.edu.hk
Tel: (852) 3442 6169


Funded Start-ups

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. 6J Biotechnology (Hong Kong) Limited 
  2. Air Button Technology Limited
  3. AI Motion Sports Limited
  4. Amazinc Energy Limited 
  5. Animae Technologies Limited
  6. Baomatics Limited 
  7. Beon Ad Limited
  8. B-Route Limited
  9. BeVoid Limited
  10. C4Cat Entertainment Limited
  11. Cellomics Holdings Limited
  12. Cinme Tech Limited 
  13. ClothClip International Limited
  14. Eafe Limited
  15. Freedrop Limited
  16. Genie6 Technology Limited 
  17. GlobeXchange Co. Limited
  18. Hands Life Science Limited 
  19. Hong Kong ATIS Healthcare Technology Limited
  20. Hong Kong Bilingual Learning and Translation Studies Association Co. Limited 
  21. HYDD Technology Limited
  22. Initial Innovation Limited
  23. J & K Brassiere Co., Limited
  24. Jacky Instruments Limited
  25. Kung Fu Motion Limited
  26. Medi Biotech Limited
  27. MindAmp Limited
  28. MindLayer Limited
  29. Nautilus Software Technologies Limited
  30. New System Technologies Limited
  31. NoPhish Technology Limited
  32. PATech Limited
  33. Portalyze Point of Care Limited
  34. ProHub Limited
  35. Scooter (Technology) Limited
  36. Spreadfast Interactive Limited
  37. Teorema Limited
  38. The Worldpath Limited
  39. V&R Laboratory Limited
  40. Xiaomo Biotech Limited