Our mission is to support all students, staff and faculty in innovation and entrepreneurship by:
- expanding and enhancing the culture, and fostering an inspiring and vibrant environment through education, training and mentoring;
- cultivating a risk-taking, value-creation mindset, the learning of essential skills and building appropriate character by nurturing a can-do spirit;
- facilitating the commercialization of intellectual property generated in the University through technology transfer, industrial collaboration and entrepreneurial technology transfer, for the benefit of society.
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.