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Entrepreneurship
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Entrepreneurship at SENG
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HKUST School of Engineering (SENG) is dedicated to grooming thinkers and innovators, bringing positive impact to society in the future through engineering and innovations. While students and members of the SENG community exert their imagination and endeavors beyond boundaries, we are committed to providing education and holistic opportunities, supporting these talents to embark on their entrepreneurship journey.
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Jack LAU, Chairman of Swanland.AI
“It was not a straight road when we started out. We had to find ways to resolve issues such as capital shortfall, research and prototyping bottlenecks. The biggest lesson is to be ready for whatever surprises come your way, and to learn from mistakes and use them to grow.” - Jack LAU, Chairman of Swanland.AI
Frank WANG, Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer of DJI
“I started my company in the first year of my PG study and received lots of help from professors who believed in my dreams.” - Frank WANG, Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer of DJI
ZHANG Yunfei, Founder & President of Zhuhai Yunzhou Intelligence Technology Ltd.
“I’m particularly interested and hope to be able to set up some opportunities for young friends in the Bay Area to move around more and have more exchanges and chances for cooperation.” - ZHANG Yunfei, Founder & President of Zhuhai Yunzhou Intelligence Technology Ltd.
Terry TSANG, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Mad Head Limited
“As graduates of HKUST, we are part of a privileged subset of society who have received a quality education from a worldclass university. I believe it’s our responsibility to give back to society and help others pursue their dreams.” - Terry TSANG, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Mad Head Limited
Vanessa HO , CEO of Pure Living Inc Limited
“While the professors here offer support and provide many new ideas on R&D, our experience running businesses means we can screen whether products can be launched in the market. We can find good people faster and easier as teachers recommend high-caliber graduates to us.” - Vanessa HO , CEO of Pure Living Inc Limited
Angus LUK, Co-founder of EventX
“Every day we dig into different problems. It’s flexible and this creative way of working and problem solving is quite rewarding.” - Angus LUK, Co-founder of EventX
Lydia LEUNG, CEO of Belun Technology Company Limitedvvvv
“While a startup company may survive and even thrive, there is a good chance that it will not. So we have to be content with the basic working conditions. It is also necessary to have a group of people with same mind and determination.” - Lydia LEUNG, CEO of Belun Technology Company Limited
Calvin ZHANG, Co-founder & CEO of Incus Company Limited
“The TLE program, hosted by SENG, is unique in the way that there are professors from all schools – engineering, science, business and management. Instead of having professors choose the students, we as postgraduate students can choose to work with certain professors.” - Calvin ZHANG, Co-founder & CEO of Incus Company Limited
Michelle FNO, Founder of Aromeo
“I noticed that the girls in high schools are reluctant to speak up because they’re afraid of making mistakes. It’s something more fundamental than engineering. It’s about standing up who you are.” - Michelle FNO, Founder of Aromeo
Jeff CHEN, Co-Founder of Lumos
“If you’ve got an idea and wonder if it will work – just try it. Prototyping is so easy now. Then interview people and ask them what they think. If you need help with marketing and raising funds, there are lots of people at HKUST willing to help.” - Jeff CHEN, Co-Founder of Lumos
Prof. LI Zexiang
“We began to think, how could we take our research from the laboratory and turn it into useful products for industries located around us.” - Prof. LI Zexiang
Prof. YEUNG Sai-Kit
“A research topic good enough for an academic paper may not be translatable into a commercial product. This involves using design thinking, a user-centric approach, to solve problems.” - Prof. YEUNG Sai-Kit
Prof. Terrence YEE
“I’ve been very fortunate to have witnessed so many student entrepreneurs creating startups and in the process, dramatically elevating their capacity to create real world impact.” - Prof. Terrence YEE
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Knowledge Transfer at SENG
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Culture of knowledge transfer has taken root among members of the SENG community. With the wealth of support through education, advising and networking, efforts of the SENG community bore fruits, evident by the establishment of start-ups and accomplishments of its members.
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160 plus patent applications and 60 plus patents granted per year
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160 plus patent applications and 60 plus patents granted per year
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A video collection showcasing the knowledge transfer stories of our faculty and alumni
Electronic Nose
Electronic Nose
New Smart Antimicrobial Coating
New Smart Antimicrobial Coating
StayHomeSafe App
StayHomeSafe App
Ultrasound Drug Delivery System
Ultrasound Drug Delivery System
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Entrepreneurship Support
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Evolving from prototypes and innovative ideas, the knowledge has to be transferred effectively to the community to maximize its utility. As such, the University has taken incentives to facilitate knowledge transfer through financial support, advising and networking among students, faculty members, outstanding alumni and the industry.
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Entrepreneurial Education
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We strive to equip the aspiring young entrepreneurs with practical knowledge and skills, as well as inculcating the entrepreneurial mindset through education and experiential learning experiences.
UG Minor Program in Entrepreneurship
UG Minor Program in Entrepreneurship
The program is jointly offered by the School of Engineering, School of Science and School of Business & Management for undergraduate students to equip them with the fundamentals and specific skillset for future entrepreneurship.
MSc in Technology Leadership and Entrepreneurship
MSc in Technology Leadership and EntrepreneurshipMSc in Technology Leadership and EntrepreneurshipMSc in Technology Leadership and EntrepreneurshipMSc in Technology Leadership and EntrepreneurshipMSc in Technology Leadership and Entrepreneurship
Jointly offered by the School of Engineering and the School of Business & Management, this program is designed for entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs interested in building a strategic technical advantage into their product and gaining access to advanced facilities, up-to-date know-how and talent-pool for prototyping and launching their product into the market.
Experiential Learning
Experiential Learning
Supported with guidance from faculty members and abundant hardware resources such as the Dream Team Open Lab and the USEL Lab, students are engaged in real-life projects and put their ideas into action through experiential learning, to develop their entrepreneurial skills and spark their spirits.
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Entrepreneurial Spirit
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Outside classroom, students are encouraged to take part in competitions and activities, to ignite their entrepreneurial spirit. Faculty members, alumni and their seniors are also dedicated to pass the torch, to guide and assist the young talents in transforming as leaders and innovators.
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ABU Robocon Festival 2020
Honoring the spirit of innovation and challenge, students are encouraged to participate in competitions to sharpen their skillset and pursue their innovative ideas as part of the entrepreneurial learning process.
Fireside Chat Series
Fireside Chat Series
Seminars and events are held throughout the year, aiming to cultivate students’ entrepreneurial mindset. As one of the initiatives, SENG invited prominent leaders and alumni to give insightful sharing at the Fireside Chat Series hosted in collaboration with the Entrepreneurship Center.
Career Exposure
Career Exposure
Internship and part-time opportunities at start-ups are provided for young talents with various job functions including research, software engineering, etc. Through immersive experience, students could gain entrepreneurial insights and deeper understanding of how a start-up functions, and sharpen their interpersonal and problem-solving skills in the process.
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More News & Stories
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Explore about the aspirations, innovations and accomplishments of our faculty, students and alumni.
(Left) The new technology helps medical staff identify the guidewires by simply taking a photo of all the medical instruments with a smartphone or tablet. (Right) The AI image-based system then could accurately detect guidewires (as indicated by the circle) from other medical instruments using object recognition and data augmentation techniques.
HKUST Launches AI-Based Guidewire Recognition Technology to Enhance Patient Safety
Prof. Gary Chan (center) from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and his research team.
HKUST’s New Privacy-Preserving App Maps Hotspots with COVID-19 Cases and Shows Proximity Risk
(From left) Prof. Chen Qing and his research group members Dr. Li Liangyu (postdoctoral fellow) and Xiao Diwen (PhD student) at the lab of HKUST Energy Institute. On the lab bench is a set-up for fabricating the nanoporous zinc metal electrode.
HKUST Researchers Developed Nanoporous Zinc Electrodes that Make Primary Alkaline Zinc Batteries Rechargeable
AutoSafe leverages smart technology to modernize and automate worksite safety monitoring while improving efficiency. The start-up team comprising Issac Leung, co-founder (first left, back row), Prof. Jack Cheng (second right, back row), and Peter Wong, co-founder (first right, front row), was awarded championship in the HKUST-Sino One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition.
AI On the Watch for Worksite Safety
Prof. Shao Minhua, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Director of HKUST Energy Institute, holds the prototype of the new hydrogen fuel cell.
HKUST Develops World’s Most Durable Hydrogen Fuel Cell
A total of 175 teams formed by HKUST faculty, students and alumni, as well as members from other local and overseas institutions had joined the 12th edition of the competition beginning in March despite the fifth wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
HKUST-Sino One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition 2022 Tackles Health and Environmental Safety Issues with Innovation