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PolyU Student Entrepreneurial Proof-of-Concept (POC) Funding Scheme is a funding initiative launched in 2017 as one of the key entrepreneurship education components at PolyU. As of 2021, over 120 student projects have benefitted from almost HK$1.7 million in funding and other non-financial support. With the kind support from ‘Dr Winnie S M Tang-PolyU Student Innovation & Entrepreneurship Scholarship’ since 2022, POC Fund aims to instil a problem-driven innovation mindset into young talents through experiential learning and student-initiated research and development.



PolyU current students (please refer to 'Notes for Application' for details)

Student scholarship and Proof-of-Concept (POC) bootcamp

Student Scholarship:
Up to HK$20,000 

No. of Projects Supported per Cohort:
Around 30

Application Period:
Twice a year

Training Element:

  • Proof-of-Concept (POC) bootcamp covering Entrepreneurship, Knowledge Transfer, Venture Capital, ESG and more
  • Dedicated team coach



All admitted team members will undergo an intensive month-long R&D programme comprising the following:

  1. A series of I&E workshops/ sharing over the weekend
  2. Three weekly team coaching session
  3. Final Pitch for extra prizes



Day 1



  • Problem Framing
  • Ideation

Day 2




  • Gate Check
  • UN SDG Framework
  • Social Impact
  • Pitching

Week 2-4



  • Weekly Team Coaching Session
  • Introductory training on ”Location and Geospatial Intelligence” (only applicable to teams using Geographic Information System (GIS))
Week 5  


 Final Pitch



Stay tuned! Please refer to previous cohort materials under Download Area for your reference.




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