About HKUST

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) – A dynamic, international research university, in relentless pursuit of excellence, leading the advance of science, technology, business and humanities, and educating the new generation of front-runners for the world. Since its official opening in October 1991, HKUST has established itself as an intellectual powerhouse, energizing the community’s transformation into a knowledge-based society, and securing a place on the academic world map in record-breaking time.

Knowledge Transfer @HKUST

HKUST has had a strong tradition of technology transfer since its inception. Over the years, the University has built a substantial knowledge transfer (KT) infrastructure covering collaborative research, contract research, consultancies, IP management, technology licensing, executive education, continuing education, professional training, and business incubation. This KT infrastructure is a part of the University's overall research support infrastructure.

About TTC

The Technology Transfer Center (TTC) at HKUST serves as a bridge between HKUST research community and the business sector, identifying collaboration opportunities in the local, regional and international markets based on HKUST's research strengths. TTC monitors primary and emerging fields of research within HKUST for early recognition of commercialization potential; manages intellectual properties arising from HKUST research works; supports faculty and students in their endeavors to pursue university-industry collaboration, entrepreneurship and technology commercialization.

It is HKUST's mission to contribute to the economic and social development of Hong Kong and its region. Thus, TTC seeks to promote promising new technologies to enhance the competitiveness and development of local industry. It utilizes the outstanding research and development infrastructure and resources of HKUST and its international links to facilitate the application of advanced technology. In short, TTC is the knowledge transfer agent of the University, aiming to facilitate effective technology development and transfer to the benefit of society.

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