Food Safety and Technology Research Centre

The Food Safety and Technology Research Centre (FSTRC) was established by PolyU in 2001 to foster local and international collaborations on food safety research. To support science-based research and development, FSTRC has various functional laboratories with world-leading research facilities for food testing. They include Chemical Analysis Laboratory, Fermenter Room, Cell Culture Room, Mass Spectrometry Room, Food Processing Laboratory and Sensory Evaluation Laboratory, and others for all the advanced researches in food analysis as well as safety evaluation.

University Research Facilities

Various University Research Facilities such as those for Life Sciences and Chemical and Environmental Analysis at PolyU provide state-of-the-art equipment to support PolyU’s world-class, high-impact multidisciplinary research in food safety. Learn more about our research-oriented units here, or contact FSC for more details.

PolyU Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Food Biological Safety Control
Funded by the Shenzhen Government and PolyU, the Food Safety and Technology Research Centre of PolyU established Shenzhen Key Laboratory for Food Biological Safety Control in 2015. The Laboratory focuses on research activities and projects for carrying out food biological safety risk assessment, developing rapid detection method for foodborne pathogens, inventing new food processing and packaging technology and providing food safety services in Hong Kong and Shenzhen.
Funding Support
Joint Collaboration between PolyU Researchers and Industrial Partners

To stimulate private sector interest in R&D through leveraging the knowledge and resources of universities, different types of funding support are available for university-industry collaborations. By working with PolyU, businesses gain access to cutting-edge expertise and techniques, enabling the development of new approaches and their applications. Collaborations can range from close-sourced joint research projects designed to solve a specific need of your business, to open-source collaborative platforms which will benefit the industry as a whole. Learn more about Hong Kong Government’s Funding Support, the Innovation and Technology Fund, and other funding opportunities here.

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