Programmers, engineers, designers, marketers and entrepreneurs will work collaboratively over a weekend to come up with ideas and prototypes and pitch for seed fund and incubation support!

It is a 42-hour challenge where you can meet new friends, have fun and work together to bring in a new and possible business solution related to New Generation Technology, Big Data & Fintech, Smart City or Health-Care & Social Impact.

Join us and get a chance of winning the 1.9M seed-fund!



Knowledge Transfer Office, CityU

The Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO) is the vital link between City University of Hong Kong and the community in terms of the exchange of knowledge, which includes know-how, technology, skills and expertise, for both commercial and non-commercial applications. Through knowledge transfer, the Office aims to forge close ties with industry, business and the wider public for the betterment of Hong Kong and beyond.

KTO plays a pivotal role in the protection, dissemination, exchange, and commercialization of knowledge created at City University of Hong Kong for the economic and social well-being of the community. KTO aspires to become the gateway for easy access to the intellectual resources nurtured by the University.

Knowledge Transfer Office, Hong Kong Baptist University

The Knowledge Transfer Office is committed to match the needs of the community at large with the research, and teaching and learning at HKBU, to work in partnership with stakeholders of HKBU and our global partners to proactively contribute to the community, and to enable the HKBU community to recognise the importance of Knowledge Transfer in the wider society. The Knowledge Transfer Office aspires to become a facilitator and an innovative hub for our strategic global partners, broader community and HKBU, to enforce research impact outside academia, and to become a driving force in realising HKBU’s vision, and to enable a holistic approach to the growing importance of knowledge transfer.

Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative (LEI)

Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative (LEI) is a collaborative Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) platform newly established to empower entrepreneurs, innovators, and inventors to take action for inclusive growth under the liberal arts context. Liberal arts education naturally creates great entrepreneurs because it exposes students to broad knowledge of the wider world and empowers them to deal with complexity, diversity, ambiguity and uncertainty.

LEI conducts knowledge transfer activities, provides funding and competition, and offers consultation and internships to drive innovation among our students and teachers. So they can translate their ideas and passions into actions for creating positive and impactful changes to society.

PI Centre, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

PI Centre is a university-wide initiative at CUHK to stimulate creativity and entrepreneurship. Since 2014, PI Centre offers up to one year of working space, facilities, entrepreneurial consultancy service to student startup teams under the PILOTS Lite programme, for commercialization of technologies and implementation of innovative business models for profit and the benefit of society. PI Centre aims to increase the number and impact of sustainable, socially responsible enterprises that integrate theoretical knowledge, enthusiasm and market discipline to create value.

Institute for Entrepreneurship, PolyU

Institute for Entrepreneurship (IfE) endeavors to make PolyU a truly unique organisation of its kind for entrepreneurship development in both academic and business arenas, fostering "Do Well, Do Good" entrepreneurial culture in the University and the community. IfE creates a platform to foster innovation and entrepreneurial culture and practices as a new model to achieve knowledge transfer.

Established in March 2017, PolyU InnoHub is a strategic initiative to further develop PolyU’s leading position in driving innovation and entrepreneurship through partnering with academia, businesses, entrepreneurial intermediaries and angel investors. It serves as a focal point to facilitate multi-disciplinary cross-sector collaborations and co-creations to advance knowledge transfer and entrepreneurship in the region.

HKUST Entrepreneurship Center

Established in 1990, HKUST Entrepreneurship Center (EC) supports innovation and entrepreneurship in the campus. It runs activities and funds to foster an entrepreneurial campus and cultivate a risk-taking value-creation mindset among HKUST community members.

Our program is called Dream Builder, which support the community to make big dreams and build them. The program equips interested parties from knowledge acquisition, ideation, prototyping and commercialization, etc. We work closely with a student group, the BASE team, to promote entrepreneurship activities to our students. Through these, we provide systematic cultivation of future entrepreneurs, create a self-sustaining entrepreneurial eco-system, and stimulate technological innovation and knowledge transfer.

iDendron, HKU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Hub

iDendron, HKU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Hub located on 1/F Knowles Building, was launched in 2017 with the aim to nurture entrepreneurial and innovative spirit on campus, incubate HKU early-stage startups and establish interdisciplinary cooperation and engaging the community to support human endeavors and society developments.

iDendron is hosting more than 60 HKU startups companies under its SEED and Incubation Programme, including Farmacy HK, Freehunter, Planto etc., with business services support, intensive mentorship, networking opportunities and strategic exposure.

Apart from startup incubation, iDendron organizes various workshops, programs, theme-based hackathon to equip the community members with entrepreneurship skills including Entrepreneurship Academy, DreamCatchers 100K, DreamCatchers MedTech Hackathon.

Hong Kong Science and Technology
Parks Corporation

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) operates a full start-up support system to nurture technology start-ups in Hong Kong. The one-stop sequential programmes powered by HKSTP cover aspiring entrepreneurs at various stages of development, from crystallising their ideas at STEP, to commercialising them for market entry at Incubation, and expanding businesses regionally and globally at LEAP. HKSTP’s close relationship with the private and public sectors in Hong Kong and Mainland China, including a number of cross-border joint initiatives, also offers immense opportunities to applicants.

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