Technology Development

What is technology development and collaborative research?

Technology Development is part of the research process through which innovation transform from merely an idea and abstract strings of thoughts into outcomes able to deliver utility to human wellbeing. Collaborative research is perceived as one of the vehicles bringing about progress in technology development.

Why is technology development important and how is it achieved in PolyU?

The University aspires to attain the ultimate target of bringing high-impact research to reality through developing technologies associated with significant breakthroughs and paradigm shifts to the society. Technology development is the key to open up the portals along the continuum from research to application via leveraging either the University’s individual efforts or synergy with collaborators.

How would collaboration take place with PolyU?

There are various ways which PolyU fulfills immediate unmet needs of our potential partners, such as collaborative or contract research, and consultancy projects. The type of collaboration will largely depend on whether a project will involve substantial research that is exploratory in nature, or there is a specific topic area or challenge which could be readily resolved by PolyU technologies. Source of research funding (e.g. private or government), IP ownership and profit sharing are some of the elements to be considered when we explore collaboration with our potential partners.

If you would like to learn more about the process, please feel free to contact us.

I am a researcher at PolyU. How do I explore collaboration opportunities with the industry and / or other institutes?

Share your thoughts with us through the Platform for PolyU Research Community and / or fill out the Collaborative Opportunities Exploration Form found at the bottom of the same page if you already have details of your research project. We will be in touch for the next steps. Please note that the more information you provide, the better it will help ITDO to determine how to assist you.

You could also contact us if you have any specific questions.

Furthermore, we highly encourage you to part take in the public events including seminars, workshops as well as networking sessions organized on a regular basis by ITDO. We welcome your feedbacks, comments, and most importantly, innovative ideas on how we could work together to fulfill unmet global needs.

Check out more under the “For PolyU Research Community” tab on ITDO’s homepage!

I am a potential collaborator looking for collaboration opportunities with PolyU. How should I initiate my conversation with PolyU?

There are a number of channels which you could consider.

We recommend you to take a look at the “Technology Development and Collaborative Research Tool Kit”, which we prepare specifically for the reference of our potential collaborators.

Moreover, please send us your ideas through the Platform for Potential Collaborators and we will contact you for more details. You can also browse through our PolyU Researcher Directory to explore any experts working in your area(s) of interest. The more specific / technical information you could provide regarding your immediate unmet needs, the more effective we will be able to assist you.

We also recommend you to join our mailing list so that you could be kept abreast of ITDO’s initiatives and networking opportunities with our experts.

You could also contact us if you have any specific questions.

Furthermore, we highly encourage you to part take in the public events including seminars, workshops as well as networking sessions organized on a regular basis by ITDO. We welcome your feedbacks, comments, and most importantly, innovative ideas on how we could work together to fulfill your unmet needs.

Check out more on under the “For Potential Collaborators” tab on ITDO’s homepage!