The KT Units

Technology Transfer Center (TTC)


TTC serves as a bridge between HKUST research community and industry to bring University’s research output into new products and services. It identifies commercial potential from inventions, formulates intellectual properties (IP) to motivate industry to invest into HKUST technologies, incubates technologies by managing various funding programs, and supports University‐Industry Collaboration and start‐up companies.   

For more information on the TTC, please go to their website:

Entrepreneurship Center (EC)


EC cultivates students’ entrepreneurial spirit by providing non‐credit bearing experiential learning. EC organizes workshops, seminars, entrepreneurship programs and competitions, manages seed funds disbursement, offers student advising, and fills up gaps between student entrepreneurs and faculty with technologies. It also collaborates with key partners within and outside HKUST, including HKUST’s Mainland platforms to recognize and award entrepreneurial potentials.

For more information on the EC, please go to their website:

HKUST R and D Corporation Ltd (RDC)


RDC(HK) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the University to serve as the business arm of the University to manage contract research and service projects, License agreement, Entrepreneurship Program, shareholding of HKUST start‐up companies, and provide accounting, HR and procurement services.

For more information on RDC, please go to their website: