Knowledge Transfer at HKUST
Definition (From UGC's)
The systems and processes by which knowledge, including technology, know-how, expertise and skills are transferred between HKUST and society, leading to innovative, profitable or economic or social improvements.
We foster a university-wide culture of Knowledge Transfer to advance societal impact.
To be the exemplary institution in Knowledge Transfer for the best talents to congregate and collaborate while maintaining academic rigor and integrity.
Approved by Council (13 Oct 2017)
Executive Vice-President & Provost
The Office of Knowledge Transfer (OKT) was established in 2014 and comprises the Technology Transfer Center (TTC), the HKUST R and D Corporation Limited (RDC) and the Entrepreneurship Center (EC). The OKT and its constituent units work with a range of stakeholders including government departments, the University Grants Committee, industries, NGOs, faculty, staff, students and alumni to promote, support and facilitate the University’s technology transfer and entrepreneurship endeavors.
The HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School (FYTGS) was established in 2007. The School oversees the University’s knowledge transfer endeavors in HKUST’s Mainland platforms, including Guangzhou HKUST Fok Ying Tung Research Institute (FYTRI), HKUST Shenzhen Research Institute (SRI), HKUST R and D Corporation (Shenzhen) Limited (RDCSZ) and HKUST LED-FPD Technology R&D Center at Foshan (FSC). The School’s mission is to ensure that the University’s efforts to advance innovation and entrepreneurship in Mainland China are integrated and coordinated in a coherent manner.
The OKT and FYTGS are under the leadership of Prof. Enboa Wu, the Associate Vice-President (Knowledge Transfer) and also Dean of FYTGS, thus to provide overall coordination for knowledge transfer activities at HKUST’s Clear Water Bay campus and Mainland platforms.