Technology Start-up Support Scheme for Universities (TSSSU)


Technology Start-up Support Scheme for Universities

Objective

Launched in 2014, TSSSU provides funding to six universities8 to support their teams in starting technology businesses and commercialising their research and development (R&D) results.

Eligibility

A technology start-up will be eligible to apply if –

  1. it is registered in Hong Kong under the Companies Ordinance for not more than two years as of the date of the application deadline9; and
  2. the team forming the start-up may have any mix of the students and professors of the university –
    1. undergraduates, postgraduates or alumni; and/or
    2. professor(s) or other faculty members serving as consultant(s) providing technical expertise and direction of the R&D.

Key Features

Application

 

Technology start-ups interested in TSSSU should submit their applications to the knowledge transfer office/technology transfer office/entrepreneurial centre of their associated universities. The six universities have prescribed their respective application forms and guidelines on the handling of TSSSU applications. For details, please refer to their websites –

University Weblink
The University of Hong Kong http://www.tto.hku.hk/public/tsssu/index.html
The Chinese University of Hong Kong https://www.orkts.cuhk.edu.hk/en/knowledge-transfer/tsssu-fund
City University of Hong Kong https://www.cityu.edu.hk/kto/cityuers/funding/technology-start-support-scheme-universities-tsssu
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology http://ttc.ust.hk/tsssu
Hong Kong Baptist University http://kto.hkbu.edu.hk/eng/tsssu
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University https://www.polyu.edu.hk/kteo/polyventures/funding_investment/polyu-tech-launchpad-fund-scheme/

Assessment

Applications assessed and recommended by the selection panel of each university will be forwarded to the Innovation and Technology Commission for agreement.

Others

Some examples of the TSSSU-funded start-ups are available at this weblink. For information on the funded start-ups, please refer to the TSSSU Directory.

ENQUIRY
Technology start-ups may contact the knowledge transfer office/technology transfer office/entrepreneurial centre of their associated universities.