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

TSSSU 2021-22 Application

The team forming the technology start-up may have any mix of the following members of CityU:

  • Current undergraduates or postgraduates; and/or
  • Full-time professor(s) to serve as consultant(s), providing technical expertise and direction of the R&D work; and/or
  • CityU alumni who graduated on or after 1 January 2016 (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 2021-22 Application

Q&A Session

29 September 2020

Application Deadline

30 October 2020, before 5 pm
Online Application>  
Documents to be submitted (both hard & soft copies):
  • Application form (Annex A) signed original

  • Supporting documents mentioned in Annex A Section C

  • 3-year budget plan

  • Copy of student/staff card or graduation certificate

Supporting Documents:

  • agreement between the applicant and the collaborating organization(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);

  • CVs of all team members;

  • the Certificate of Incorporation under the Companies Ordinance (if available);

  • the Business Registration Certificate (if available); and

  • 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 2020 to Jan 2021

Announcement of Result

Early 2021

Submission of:

  • Quarterly Report

  • Quarterly Reimbursement Request Form

1st quarter (Apr - Jun) : 31 July 2021

2nd quarter (Jul - Sep) : 31 Oct 2021

3rd quarter (Oct - Dec) : 31 Jan 2022

Submission of:

  • Quarterly Reimbursement Request Form

4th quarter (Jan - Mar) : 30 Apr 2022

Submission of:

  • Annual Report

  • Annual Reimbursement Request Form - Annex B

  • Statement of expenditure

  • Auditors' report

  • Assessment of Technology Start-up - Annex D(ii)

31 May 2022

Remarks 
Please send the hard copy of your Application Form (Annex A) with all the supporting documents to Ms Connie Ng at Knowledge Transfer Office at Room 2220, 2/F, Cheng Yick-chi Building, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong. For the soft copy, please email to Connie.Ng@cityu.edu.hk. All the online application, hard copy and soft copy must arrive KTO on or before 30 October 2020 at 5 p.m.

 

TSSSU 2020-21 Application

Q&A Session

17 October 2019

Application Deadline

 
Online Application>
  • Application form (Annex A) signed original

  • Supporting documents mentioned in Annex A Section C*

  • 3-year budget plan

  • Copy of student/staff card or graduation certificate

Deadline: 18 Nov 2019, Before 5 pm
  • *(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

Announcement of Result

Early 2020

Submission of:

  • Quarterly Report

  • Reimbursement request form (Quarterly form)

1st quarter (Apr - Jun) : 31 July 2020

2nd quarter (Jul - Sep) : 31 Oct 2020

3rd quarter (Oct - Dec) : 31 Jan 2021

Submission of:

  • Reimbursement request form (Quarterly form)

4th quarter (Jan - Mar) : 30 Apr 2021

Submission of:

  • Annual Report

  • Reimbursement request form - Annex B

  • Statement of expenditure

  • Auditors' report

  • Assessment of Technology Start-up - Annex D(ii)

31 May 2021

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;
  • the allocation of resources for the respective milestones to be achieved; and
  • any other criteria that CityU sees fit.
     

Download

TSSSU 2021-22 Application

TSSSU 2020-21 Application

Enquiries

Ms. Connie Ng
Email: Connie.Ng@cityu.edu.hk
Tel: (852) 3442 6215

Ms. Canny Tang
Email: Canny.Tang@cityu.edu.hk
Tel: (852) 3442 6420

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.

  • 6J Biotechnology (Hong Kong) Limited 
  • Air Button Technology Limited
  • AI Guided Limited
  • AI Motion Sports Limited
  • Alternis Medical Limited
  • Amazinc Energy Limited 
  • Animae Technologies Limited
  • Baomatics Limited 
  • Beon Ad Limited
  • B-Route Limited
  • BeVoid Limited
  • C4Cat Entertainment Limited
  • Cellomics International Limited
  • Cinme Tech Limited 
  • ClothClip International Limited
  • Eafe Limited
  • Freedrop Limited
  • GenEditBio Limited
  • Genie6 Technology Limited 
  • GlobeXchange Co. Limited
  • Hands Life Science Limited 
  • Herbsphere Biotech Limited
  • Hong Kong ATIS Healthcare Technology Limited
  • Hong Kong Bilingual Learning and Translation Studies Association Co. Limited 
  • HYDD Technology Limited
  • Initial Innovation Limited
  • ITsci Company Limited
  • J & K Brassiere Co., Limited
  • Jacky Instruments Limited
  • Kung Fu Motion Limited
  • Medi Biotech Limited
  • MindAmp Limited
  • MindLayer Limited
  • Nautilus Software Technologies Limited
  • New System Technologies Limited
  • NoPhish Technology Limited
  • PATech Limited
  • Portalyze Point of Care Limited
  • ProHub Limited
  • Scooter (Technology) Limited
  • Spreadfast Interactive Limited
  • Teorema Limited
  • The Worldpath Limited
  • V&R Laboratory Limited
  • Xiaomo Biotech Limited
  • Zeta Motion Limited