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HKSTP-HKU iAXON

HKSTP-HKU iAXON - a Deep Tech Incubator

Introduction

HKSTP-HKU iAXON is a new initiative supported by HKSTP and HKU to i) further strengthen the entrepreneurial eco-system in HKU; and to ii) extend the HKSTP Incubation Programmes to Deep Technology Startup companies formed by students, faculty members, staff and alumni using technologies of HKU. iAXON is located within 5-minute walking distance from the MTR HKU station. It is situated on the 29th Floor of Pacific Plaza, 410 Des Voeux Road West, Hong Kong.

 

 

Programme Benefits

Eligibility

Deep Technology Startup companies, Individual and Teams belonging to one of the following categories are eligible for application:

Category  
A Technology Startup companies
  • A Technology Startup company which is a qualifying applicant/awardee of the HKU iDendron Incubation Programme (iIP) or a qualifying applicant/awardee of ITC’s Technology Start-up Support Scheme for Universities (TSSSU) program administered by HKU; and
  • such Technology Startup company is incorporated in Hong Kong under the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) for not more than two years from the date the company submits its formal application for the HKSTP Incubation Programmes
B Individual or Team
  • An Individual or Team which is a qualifying applicant/awardee of the HKU iDendron SEED Programme
C Technology Startup companies not fulfilling conditions Category A and B above
  • A Technology Startup company which is an eligible applicant for becoming a tenant or is an existing tenant at HKSTP;
  • such Technology Startup company is incorporated in Hong Kong under the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) for more than two years but less than 5 years as of the date the company submits its iAXON application for the first time; and
  • such Technology Startup company is commercializing technologies of HKU and/or HKU (through its commercial arm) is a shareholder

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Application Form.
  2. Submit the completed Application Form, Business Proposal, Pitching Deck and all the relevant Supporting Documents electronically to:
    Email: iaxon@tto.hku.hk on or before the Application Deadline.
  3. Application Deadline: N/A (Application is closed for the time being. Thank you for looking.)

For more details, please refer to the application guideline.

 

Application Review Process and Assessment Criteria

  1. All applications will be reviewed by a vetting committee.
  2. Assessment criteria include, but not limited to, the following:
    • innovation and technology
    • business model and business plan
    • competence of team / personnel
    • milestone plan for the next 3 years
    • existing or ex-awardees of related HKU entrepreneurship / Incubation programmes (not mandatory)
    • commercialising HKU technologies(not mandatory)
  1. Short-listed applicants may be invited to pitch/make a presentation to the vetting committee

 

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