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As a dedicated strategic partner of business and industry, PolyU is committed to creating and transferring technology and knowhow with application value to the wider world in various ways. The Institute for Entrepreneurship (IfE) has thus been established to transfer these state-of-the-art innovations to industry and have them commercialized. We normally adopt consultancy and licensing as our major modes of knowledge transfer.

Consultancy

PolyU Technology and Consultancy Company Limited (PTeC) is the commercial arm of the University, offering one-stop professional consultancy services to businesses and organizations ranging from SMEs, private corporations, non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) to government departments. We draw upon the diverse multidisciplinary research and expertise base of our academic researchers to deliver consultancy services that offer insight and solutions to many of the challenges faced by organizations today.

Licensing

Many of our research project deliverables are protected by patents, so that the interests of PolyU and our inventors can be safeguarded. Licensing options enable our partner companies to commercialize PolyU’s patented technologies to develop new products or enhance their product quality and/or operational performance, allowing them to stay ahead of market trends and profit from technological advancements.

Patent Search

PolyU values the protection of intellectual property. Therefore, we have been carefully protecting our researchers’ innovations through patent registration. Currently there are a wide range of PolyU products and technologies available for licensing, and they can easily be searched and accessed using our Patent Search engine.

Technology Commercialization & Technology Transfer in PolyU

As a strategic partner of the business and industrial sectors, PolyU normally adopts four major modes of knowledge transfer: consultancy, collaborative research, technology licensing, and spin-off companies.

In consultancy, we assist companies on projects of any scale to meet their specific requirements. PolyU Technology and Consultancy Company Limited was established as the commercial arm of the University, offering one-stop professional consultancy services to businesses and organizations ranging from SMEs, private corporations, NGOs to government departments. Founded in 1996, PolyU Technology and Consultancy Company Limited is the strategic professional service arm of PolyU. It provides one-stop consultancy and technology transfer services to business sectors, government institutions and non-profit making organizations. Partnering with us through consultancy services, you can leverage on PolyU's rich knowledge base for business success and sustainability.

Licensing drives commercialization

The Institute for Entrepreneurship has been established to transfer innovations to industry. Many of our research project deliverables are protected by international patents in order to preserve and protect the interest of PolyU and our inventors. Licensing options enable our partner companies to capitalize on our patented technology to develop new products and enhance performance. With the focus on technology transfer, PolyU has developed a wide range of technologies which are currently available for licensing. Opting to license technology enables enterprises to adopt innovative technologies flexibly. Enterprise can leverage on the expertise of PolyU's research to save time and costs. By taking advantage of licensing PolyU's technology, enterprise can be more responsive to market needs and can maximize their potential profits.