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              Knowledge Transfer and Innopreneurship

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

              CityU 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, CityU 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.

              1st in HK

              and 58th in the world among the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2017

              385 Granted Patents

              and 378 pending, as of 30 June 2018


              Intellectual Property

              CityU 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

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

              Innovation and Entrepreneurship

              Innovation and Entrepreneurship

              CityU’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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