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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. 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.



 

Eligibility
A team formed by students, staff or alumni of PolyU/ HKCC/ SPEED with at least one current student (undergraduate or postgraduate) from collaboration faculty/school/department as Principal Applicant

Targeted Project Nature
Innovative ideas that can tackle real-life industry problems

Prizes
Up to HK$20,000 

Application Period
A series of specialized cohorts, each tailored to a specific industry sector will be run throughout the year

Training Element
Design Thinking Training Videos

Outstanding Student teams selected by the judging panel may have the opportunities to receive the following support:

  • Scholarship of HKD 5,000 per project (Basic Prize)
  • Additional Scholarship of HKD 15,000 per project may be awarded for selected outstanding team(s) applying Geographic Information System (GIS) in the project (Best GIS Award)
  • Upon completing the prototype, the team maybe nominated to programmes of tech-ecosystem partners

 

POC Funding Scheme 2024 – Cohort 1 (Hotel and Tourism Management focus) is now calling for application


ELIGIBILITY

A team formed by students, staff or alumni of PolyU/ HKCC/ SPEED with at least one current student (undergraduate or postgraduate) from School of Hotel and Tourism Management as Principal Applicant (PA) (Team size: max. 5).

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1PM, 18 June 2023 (Tue)

Complete the online application with the following documents uploaded:

  1. Copy of student IDs or graduation certificates of all team members
     
PROBLEM STATEMENTS

IMPORTANT DATES
 Application Deadline  1 PM, 18 June 2024 (Tue)
 Design Thinking Training (1 hour)  Complete by 10 July 2024 (Wed)
 Final Submission of Pitch Deck and Pitching Video        1PM, 11 July 2024 (Thu)
 Result Announcement  Early September

 
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA (for Final Screening)
  • Team competency (20%)
  • Business development potential (20%)
  • Innovativeness (40%) 
  • Research & Development (20%)
  1. Purpose of Collection

    The personal data provided by you to Knowledge Transfer and Entrepreneurship Office (“KTEO”) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (“PolyU”) will be collected, retained, processed, used and transferred (within or outside of Hong Kong) for the following purposes:

    • Processing your inquiries, application, registration or request for services, activities and facilities;
    • Facilitating communications with you;
    • Facilitating implementation of PolyU’s policies and procedures, and monitoring compliance with the same;
    • Enabling PolyU to comply with any applicable procedures, laws, regulations or court orders (in each case whether in Hong Kong or overseas), any requests by government, statutory, regulatory or law enforcement authority, and valid legal processes, ordinances obligations;
    • Conducting quality assurance, surveys and review, statistical analysis, and research; and
    • Other purposes directly relating to any of the above.

     

  2. You are required to provide your personal data, other than those items indicated as optional. Failure to provide such data may lead to inability to process your application, registration or request for services, activities and facilities, or maintain contact with you.

     

  3. Disclosure and Transfer of Personal Data

    PolyU will keep your personal data confidential and only authorized members will have access to and handle your personal data. PolyU may disclose or transfer your personal data to service providers and contractors engaged in activities on behalf of PolyU within or outside Hong Kong solely for the purposes set out in paragraph 1 above.

    PolyU may also disclose your personal data when authorized or required by law and in response to requests from law enforcement agencies, government departments or regulatory authorities, or where required to protect PolyU’s rights or properties.

     

  4. Access and Correction of Personal Data

    You have the right to request for access and correction of your personal data held by PolyU. Any data access and correction request according to the Ordinance should be made in writing to POC by email at sepoc@polyu.edu.hk. A fee may be imposed for processing your data access request.

     

  5. Security, Accuracy and Retention of your Personal Data

    PolyU takes reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misappropriation, unauthorized access or destruction of your data. PolyU also takes reasonable steps to ensure that all personal data held by it is accurate, complete, correct and reliable for the intended use.

    Your personal data will be retained by PolyU according to its policy on retention of data and records.

     

  6. Privacy Policy Statement
  7.       You may refer to https://www.polyu.edu.hk/web/en/privacy_policy_statement/ for the Privacy Policy Statement of PolyU.

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