As a top 100 startup entrant in the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund JUMPSTARTER 2023 Global Pitch Competition, PREN has received support such as the PolyU Maker Fund funded by the Home Affairs Bureau of the HKSAR Government through the Youth Development Fund, that accelerated the startup’s market expansion in the Greater Bay Area. Being a successful serial entrepreneur himself, Mr Woo has been named as one of the University’s Outstanding Young Alumni for 2023 by the Department of English and Communication. He expresses heartfelt gratitude for the nurturing and support he received from his alma mater, stating, “My time at PolyU was transformative. I delved into English Communication, which connected me to global trends, and learned how to lead diverse teams, while the design lessons directly shaped our product’s user approach. But the real game-changer has been the PolyU KTEO. Their support feels like when cloud computing backs up client-side tasks – it has been our strong backbone!”
The gerontech innovations by these three alumni exemplifies PolyU’s achievements in promoting knowledge transfer and entrepreneurship. As an innovative world-class university driven by its motto, “To learn and to apply, for the benefit of mankind”, PolyU is committed to creating societal impact by providing staunch support to students, alumni and faculty members, enabling them to pursue interdisciplinary research in addressing the world’s most pressing challenges as well as translate PolyU’s research excellence into impactful innovation. To date, PolyU has nurtured more than 480 startups, including over 60 academic-led initiatives, four unicorns and a number of ponies. We will continue to nurture entrepreneurial talent with a creative mindset, a global perspective and sense of social responsibility for the future of Hong Kong and beyond.