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Launched in 2021, PolyU Maker Fund Programme is a brand-new initiative tailor-made for Hong Kong’s young makers and hardware developers to realise their ideas through the support of Youth Development Fund (YDF). The Programme aims to accelerate local hardware start-ups’ product development from ideas to production, leveraging the manufacturing capabilities of Shenzhen and other Greater Bay Area (GBA) cities.





Hong Kong permanent residents aged between 18 to 40


Financial supporting and comprehensive training accelerating product development of local hardware start-ups



No. of Projects Supported per Cohort:

Acceleration Stage: 15-20
Incubation Stage: 12

Training Element:
  • 3-day Hardware Bootcamp
  • 3-weekly acceleration training
  • Workshops and trainings throughout the 24-month incubation period



Stay tuned! Please refer to last year materials at for your reference.




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