PolyU is partnering with the Hong Kong X Foundation (HKXF) to foster the development of Hong Kong’s innovation and technology (I&T) ecosystem, and cultivate student- and researcher-led innovation and entrepreneurship.


Under a Memorandum of Understanding signed this month, PolyU and HKXF will collaborate in I&T education, as well as incubation and investment funding through the Hong Kong InnoX Academy, a non-profit educational institution wholly owned by HKXF.


The partnership will also provide young I&T entrepreneurs with all-round support and assistance through regular activities such as entrepreneur workshops, company visits, seminars and mentorship schemes.


“PolyU is dedicated to nurturing I&T talents, and this mirrors the philosophy and vision of HKXF,” said Dr Miranda Lou, Executive Vice President of PolyU. “Through signing the MoU, the parties will combine their expertise in promoting I&T to nurture more talents, optimise the I&T ecosystem in Hong Kong and the GBA, and create better opportunities for the younger generation.”


Ms Jessica Chen, Project Lead of Hong Kong InnoX Academy, said the MoU has built a solid foundation for HKXF and PolyU’s cooperation. “In the future, through the joint efforts of both parties, we can provide more career options for university students and young people, which will hopefully help Hong Kong to become a global innovation and technology hub,” Ms Chen added.