PolyU has built strong ties with industry partners in order to advance research and technology transfer, as well as the cultivation of startups and future talents. Recently, the University signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with the MTR Corporation and MTR Academy (MTRA), the Federation of Hong Kong Industries (FHKI), and the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) to promote the development of innovation and technology in Hong Kong.


Developing smart rail solutions with MTR and MTRA

Leveraging the research competence in smart railway technologies of PolyU and the railway expertise of MTR and MTRA, the tripartite MoU sets out a three-year collaborative framework to explore innovative solutions and technology applications to further enhance the performance of railway operations and smart maintenance with smart sensing technology.


Joining forces with FHKI to foster university-industry collaboration

Meanwhile, PolyU and FHKI will promote in-depth exchange between industrialists and researchers, and share resources and networks to support the integration of startups and industry. Furthermore, FHKI members and the PolyU Entrepreneurship Investment Fund plan to co-invest in PolyU-related technology startups to accelerate their growth. The University and FHKI will also work together to explore partnership programmes covering various disciplines tailored for PolyU’s students and researchers, such as mentorship programmes and translational research grants.


Nurturing R&D talents with ASTRI

Last but not least, capitalising on their respective research strengths, PolyU and ASTRI will join forces to develop impactful innovations and translate intellectual properties into viable solutions. A new collaboration involving the Centre for Eye and Vision Research co-established by PolyU under the Health@InnoHK cluster is set to help visually impaired people by using advanced technologies such as Augmented Reality. Furthermore, to equip PolyU students with the latest technologies, PolyU has just launched with ASTRI the Master of Science programme in Microelectronics Technology and Materials.