From Research to Business: Nurturing Technopreneurs

Lean Launchpad Entrepreneurship Training Tailor-made for PolyU Research Students/Staff*

 

Objectives:
  • To nurture PolyU research students/staff into “technopreneurs”
  • To facilitate commercialisation of PolyU technologies
  • To encourage researchers’ participation in the PolyU start-up funding programmes
 
Learning Outcomes:
  • To be acquainted with the fundamental knowledge on technology entrepreneurship
  • To have some basic understanding on how to turn research outcomes/deliverables into commercially viable applications through business planning and creation
 
Awards:
  • All teams will present their projects to, and receive comments and suggestions from a panel of investors/professionals
  • Top teams can directly go to the final assessment of HKSTP-PolyU Tech Incubation Fund (TIF) Scheme, subject to fulfilling the eligibility conditions of the TIF Scheme
 
Course Schedule: 22, 29 October and 12 November 2016 (Saturdays)
 
Fee:  Free ($200/person deposit, refundable upon 100% attendance)
 
Language: English (supplemented by Cantonese / Mandarin)
 
 
Eligibility:
  1. All PolyU students/alumni/staff* are welcome to enrol in teams
  2. If you don’t have a team, you will be grouped into a team with other 3-4 participants
  3. Each team should have at least one PolyU research student/staff member
  4. Each team should have a technology idea to work on
*Priority will be given to students
 
 
Course Structure:
 
Hybrid learning mode by:
  • Online Learning Materials – for participants to learn anytime anywhere before attending each workshops
  • Workshops – for the participants to consolidate their learning through trainers’ teaching, guest sharing and interactive discussions among the participants
 
Workshop Schedule:
 
Briefing Session: QR403, 28 Sep 2016, Wednesday (13:00-14:00)
Briefing & Meet-up Session: V302, 17 Oct 2016, Monday (18:30-20:00)
Workshop Day 1 : V303, 22 Oct 2016, Saturday (9:30-12:30, 14:00-17:00)
Workshop Day 2 : V303, 29 Oct 2016, Saturday (9:30-12:30, 14:00-17:00)
Presentation Day : V303, 12 Nov 2016, Saturday (9:30-13:30)

 

Instructors:

A group of angel investors, serial entrepreneurs and start-up coaches will guide you through the programme.
 
Felix Lam, Managing Director, Red Chapel Advisors, Hong Kong
Leroy Yau, Founding Partner, 43 Ventures, Hong Kong
Ada Yip , Executive Director, Urban Spring, Hong Kong
Glen Tona, Software Developer, IBM Bluemix Garage, US
Arthur Chen, Executive Director, BE Capital, Taiwan 
 
 
Admission Process:
  1. Register online at https://goo.gl/forms/H8d27629HymFILJt2
  2. Confirmation email will be sent to successfully enrolled participants
  3. Pay deposit (HK$200/person) on or before 20 October 2016 (Thursday), in person at QR702, Core R, PolyU
 
IMPORTANT - Confidentiality Notice:
Though the project information disclosed by each team during the course will be solely used for the purpose of teaching and learning among the participants, NO Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) will be signed by the instructor/mentors/assessors or PolyU. Participants are responsible for the confidentiality of their own research/ innovation/ technology, and are strongly advised NOT to disclose any sensitive information (e.g. detailed technical information / mechanism) during the class that may be detrimental towards the IP protection and commercialisation of the projects concerned.
 
 
Application Deadline: 1:00pm, 17 October 2016 (Monday)
 
 
Enquiry:
 
Mr Paul Wang
Tel.: 3400-2703
Email: paul.p.wang@polyu.edu.hk
Ms Sisi Yuen
Tel.: 3400-2621

 

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