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Located on the fourth floor of The Jockey Club Innovation Tower on the PolyU main campus, InnoHub has been dedicated to promoting communal innovations and entrepreneurship in partnerships with academia, businesses, entrepreneurial intermediaries and angel investors since March 2017.

 

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Eligibility:

Entrepreneurship teams, start-ups and spinoffs created by PolyU students, alumni or academic staff

Space:

Fixed desk: ~60 seats in four working areas with controlled access
Hot desk: ~60 seats in several open workspaces

Period of Use:

Up to 12 months

Application Period:

Once a year

 

 

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 Rent-free

 

 

 Convenient location

 

 

 Single application qualifies

you for workspaces in both

Hong Kong and Shenzhen

  

 

Workspace

  1. FIXED DESK
    a dedicated desk in shared office with controlled access

  2. HOT DESK
    a non-dedicated desk in open workspace. Users use available desks at different times on a first-come, first-served basis.

No. of Desk/ Access for Application

Up to 4 fixed desks and 6 access cards per project team or start-up

Storage

Basic storage in fixed-desk workspaces/ locker (subject to availability)

Hours of Access

8AM - 11PM

Fee

Rent-free

Other Supports

  • Shared amenities and meeting room
  • Discounted annual membership of Industrial Centre of PolyU for using their facilities (upon separate application)
  • Up to 2 bookable workspace per project team or start-up and meeting room in PolyU InnoHub (Shenzhen)

 

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  • Business Clinic
    Regular one-to-one consultancy for student projects/ start-ups by seasoned Entrepreneurs-in-Residence.
    *clinic sessions will be announced via email

 

  • Events and programmes
    PolyU InnoHub features different networking opportunities, seminars, business clinic and educational content and other entrepreneurship programmes.

 

  • Meeting room
    Meet with peace of mind in bookable meeting room with video conferencing equipment.
    *to book, please check availability of meeting room V410 before sending appointment to inno.hub@polyu.edu.hk

 

  • Event and exhibition venue
    Hosts up to 40 people for entrepreneurship/ innovation events.

 

  • Internship/ part-time recruitment
    Post your job ad now!

 

  • Display area
    Showcases outstanding innovations by students and start-ups.

 

  • Phone booth
    Private space for calls and virtual meetings.

 

  • Unique common areas
    The cozy spaces are designed for collaboration, comfort, and productivity.

 

  • Shared pantry with vending and coffee machines

 

  • Stable and secure Wi-Fi

 

  • Business class printers

 

 

Eligible Start-ups/ Projects: 

An entrepreneurship project team or start-up founded/ co-founded by student, alumnus or academic staff of PolyU, HKCC or SPEED. They can be:

  • PolyU academic-led start-ups
  • PolyU start-ups or projects supported by PolyU entrepreneurship programmes
  • PolyU start-ups or projects currently supported by other qualified programmes
  • Other PolyU start-ups or entrepreneurship projects

 

Eligible project team or start-up must apply through the Principal Applicant (PA) , who should be a student, alumnus or academic staff of PolyU, HKCC or SPEED.

**Please refer to the Notes for Application for more details.

 
Application Process >> Application closed!

Eligible project team or start-up must complete the online application form through the PA with the following documents uploaded on or before the application deadline.

  • a 15-slide pitch deck
  • CVs of all team members
  • a copy of student ID/ graduation certificate/ staff ID of each PolyU student, alumnus or staff
  • Declaration of Use of PolyU Knowledge/ Innovations/ Technologies duly signed/ endorsed by PolyU academic staff, with supporting documents (if applicable)

 

Application Deadline:

8 Jun 2022 (Wed) 23:59

 

Period of Use:

Until 30 Jun 2023

 

No. of Desk/ Access for Application:

Up to 4 fixed desks and 6 access cards per applying project team or start-up

 

Administration Charge:

HK$100 per individual user, non-refundable (applying to successful applicants only)

 

Vaccine Pass:

PolyU is following the Vaccine Pass measure of the Government of HKSAR. All PolyU InnoHub users are required to fulfil the COVID-19 vaccination requirements in order to gain access to the campus.

 

Schedule:

8 Jun 2022 (Wed) 23:59

Application Deadline

Early-Jun 2022

Initial Screening of Eligibility

 

Assessment

Mid-Jun 2022

Announcement of Result

Early-Aug 2022

Residency Starts and Move-in

Nov 2022

Utilisation Rate Review

Fixed-desk users with an attendance lower than 60% of available working days will be downgraded to hot-desk users unless strong justifications are provided subject to the satisfaction of KTEO.

KTEO reserves its right in its sole discretion to early terminate any access right of any admitted project team or start-up with low utilisation or non-compliance of terms and conditions of usage, etc.

*Schedule is subject to change without prior notice.

 

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