Knowledge Transfer and Innopreneurship

CityUHK forges close ties with industry, business and the wider public for knowledge transfer and the betterment of societies. 

CityUHK research efforts have created a broad range of knowledge, discoveries and inventions. By encouraging knowledge transfer, we ensure many of these new findings can be turned into applied or commercialized technologies, benefiting not just Hong Kong community, but also national, regional and global communities.

Over the years, CityUHK has successfully established good relationships with leading universities worldwide, helping us to identify licensing opportunities for win-win collaboration. We have also expanded our technology transfer collaboration programmes into the mainland market.

Quick Facts about Knowledge Transfer

CityU's Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO) plays a pivotal role in the protection, dissemination, exchange, and commercialization of knowledge created for the economic and social well being of the community.

#1 in HK

and #51 in the world among the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2020

551 Granted Patents

and 448 pending, as of 30 June 2020


Intellectual Property

CityUHK encourages its staff and students to seek patent protection for their inventions. The University provides assistance on patent related matters, including internal and external funding and professional advice from the Knowledge Transfer Office and the University's appointed patent lawyers and agents.


Licensing and Industrial Liaison

CityUHK’s research efforts have created a broad range of knowledge and applied technologies.  The right to use and commercialize the output derived from CityUHK’s research efforts can be transferred from the University to commercial entities or other organisations through licensing. 

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

CityUHK’s unique Inno-preneurship Ecosystem provides comprehensive support for staff and students at all stages of their entrepreneurial pursuits, including entrepreneurship education and training, physical space, and financial assistance.

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