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.


Key Research Areas

Key Research Areas
1 Institute of Intelligent Manufacturing

•    Industrial Software

•    Intelligent Equipment

•    Digital Manufacturing

2 Institute of Optics and Electronics

•    Flexible sensor and system

•    Micro-Nano light source material, device and system

3 Institute of Material Engineering

•    Structure-function integrated material

•    Optoelectronic materials

•    Energy materials

4 Institute of Environmental Engineering

•    Environmental monitoring and detection technology

•    Water pollution control technology

5 Institute of Biomedical Engineering

•    Biomedical imaging

•    In Vitro Diagnosis

•    Small molecule drugs

•    High-end targeting drug delivery system

HCIC Project List


Project No. Principal investigator (EN) Principal investigator (CN) Department Project Title (EN) Project Title (CN)
GICI-001 Prof. Fei SUN 孫飛教授 CBE Development of medical adhesive protein hydrogel based on synthetic biology 基於合成生物學開發醫用粘合蛋白質水凝膠
GICI-003 Prof. Andrew Wing On POON 潘永安教授 ECE Programmable heterogeneously integrated III-V-on-silicon microring switch matrices 可編程異質集成矽上三五族微環開關矩陣
GICI-011 Prof. Tianshou ZHAO 趙天壽教授 MAE Functional Construction and In-situ Preparation of the Negative Electrode Materials for the High-performance Flow Battery 高效液流電池負極材料的功能性構建及原位製備
GICI-012 Dr. Wei HAN 韓偉博士 ENVR Multi-functional Gel Materials for Preventing Algal Bloom 用於藻華防控的多功能凝膠材料
GICI-022 Prof. Karl Wah Keung TSIM 詹華強教授 LIFS Application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Platform in Traditional Chinese Medicines 基於人工智能的中醫藥現代化研究平台
HCIC-001 Prof. Hao CHEN 陳浩教授 CSE Development and application of next–generation intelligent microscopy imaging and analysis towards real-world clinical scenario 面向臨床真實場景的新一代智能顯微成像和分析的技術研發和應用
HCIC-002 Prof. Baoling HUANG 黃寶陵教授 MAE Development of low-cost polymer-based uncooled infrared sensor  基於聚合物的低成本低能耗非製冷被動式紅外傳感器
HCIC-003 Prof. Jiannong WANG 王建農教授 PHYS Development of GaN Heterostructure UV Photodetector Integrated Circuits 氮化鎵異質結紫外光探測芯片的開發

2021 Pilot HKUST Innovation Leaders Program

The 2021 Pilot HKUST 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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