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Launched in 2011, PolyU Micro Fund (MF) Scheme is the first funding initiative to cultivate innovative and entrepreneurial ambience in the PolyU community and to promote knowledge transfer and commercialisation of PolyU’s innovations and technologies. With a funding support up to HK$120,000 for each awarded start-up and much needed pre-incubation support, PolyU aims to bolster the awardees’ implementation of high-quality business propositions with a positive social impact.





PolyU current students, alumni and GBA Startup Postdoc (For details, please read the PolyU MF Application Handbook in the Download Area below.)



Grant supporting the transformation of bright ‘Do Good Do Well’ ideas into sustainable businesses



MAX. HK$120,000 supporting fund

Acceleration Stage: Kickstart Fund of HK$30,000 per start-up

Incubation Stage: Seed Fund of HK$90,000 per start-up


No. of Start-ups Supported per Cohort:

Acceleration Stage: Around 30 start-ups
Incubation Stage: Around 15 start-ups


Application Period:

January - April 2022


Training Element:

5-week Lean Launchpad Programme for market validation



Direct entry / fast track to HKSTP / HKDC / Cyberport seed funding or incubation programmes available


Stay tuned! Please refer to previous cohort materials under Download Area for your reference.







Modelled after similar programmes from the US National Science Foundation I-Corps and Lean LaunchPad Singapore, Lean Launchpad Programme (LLP) is a 5-week evidence-based journey that helps research and start-up teams uncover the market and application potential of their research and project through rigorous market validation and guidance from experienced industry mentors.

Reference from previous LLP projects.


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