Knowledge Transfer Office

CityU Incubation Programme 

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To offer further support to our start-ups and student entrepreneurship teams, CityU Incubation Programme provides a new functional co-working space and support for creative works and entrepreneurship development, as appropriate. The co-working space is located at FY-305, Run Run Shaw Library of CityU and administered by Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO).
  1. 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.
  2. The principal applicant must be the key owner and operator of the entrepreneurial project/start-up which has been established for less than five years at the time of application.
  3. Priority will be given to CityU supported start-ups/entrepreneurship teams.

Successful applicants and team member(s) can enjoy the following services and support for a period normally up to one year.

  • Security access^ to the co-working space
  • Well-equipped workspace
  • Wifi internet connection on campus
  • Mentoring support
  • Priority in reserving seats for KTO’s entrepreneurial and networking activities with seasoned entrepreneurs, industry professionals, and potential investors
  • Access to the open area and facilities at Innovation Commons including hot desks, computer workstation, scanner, printers and paper shredder
^Access rights to the co-working space will be granted to successful principal applicant and team member(s) with valid CityU Identity Cards, Alumni Library Tickets, etc. which permit their admission to the Run Run Shaw Library of CityU. Team members not from CityU may explore JULAC Library Cards or Friends of the Library for information.

The application will be assessed primarily based on the following criteria:

  • Stage of business
  • Alternative workspaces
  • Market viability
  • Innovation and creativity, including potential intellectual property
  • Business sustainability and team capabilities
  • University/social/community impact
  • Contribution to CityU entrepreneurship community
  • Any other criteria that CityU sees fit

Applicant shall read the Application Guidelines of CityU Incubation Programme carefully before submitting his/her application. The application will be reviewed by KTO. The principal applicant and/or team member(s) may be invited to an interview.

Call for application
1 January 2019
Deadline for submission of application documents
18 January 2019
Notification of results February/March 2019
CityU Incubation Programme - Application Guidelines
CityU Incubation Programme - Application Form

Dr Sian Chan
Tel: (852) 34426707