HKUST Collaborative Innovation Center (HCIC)

The HKUST Collaborative Innovation Center (HCIC) was jointly established by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and Beijing Institute of Collaborative Innovation (BICI) in December 2019. HCIC aims to promote the various types of cooperation between HKUST and BICI in projects beneficial to both Parties and society. The main research areas for HCIC include, but not limited to, Advanced Materials and Devices, Electronics and Devices, Energy and Environment, Healthcare, and Intelligent Systems and Robotics.

BICI Fund Schemes

Frontier Technology Project Fund to support technological advancements that have passed through the research and development (R&D) phase but have not yet been mass-marketed nor adopted by the mainstream.

Type 1– A new technology roadmap (not currently available in the industry), due to the difficulty of technical realization or there are still many exploratory problems to be solved, that required more experimental work to verify the stability and reliability of the technology.

Type 2 – New application of an existing technology to address unsatisfied market demand or unresolved issues. Experimental work to confirm the effectiveness of this new application.


Engineering Project Fund for translational research that is ready for commercialization and scale-up.

Pilot Scheme of the Innovation Leaders Program

The Innovation Leaders Program aims to cultivate high-end talents for innovation and entrepreneurship through institutional innovation, contribute to the development of an innovative community, and create societal impact.


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