The KT Units

Entrepreneurship Center (EC)


HKUST Entrepreneurship Center (EC), established in 1999 initially as Entrepreneurship Program, is a center to support innovation and entrepreneurship in the campus. It runs activities and funds to foster an entrepreneurial campus and cultivate a risk-taking value-creation mindset. Through direct engagement with the HKUST students, alumni, professors and support staff, we strive to nurture next-generation entrepreneurs whose companies make commercial, social or cultural impacts for the economic and social development of Hong Kong and other regions.

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

Technology Transfer Center (TTC)


The Technology Transfer Center (TTC) at HKUST serves as a bridge between HKUST research community and the business sector, identifying collaboration opportunities in the local, regional and international markets based on HKUST's research strengths. TTC monitors primary and emerging fields of research within HKUST for early recognition of commercialization potential; manages intellectual properties arising from HKUST research works; supports faculty and students in their endeavors to pursue university-industry collaboration, entrepreneurship and technology commercialization.

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

HKUST R and D Corporation Ltd (RDC)


Hong Kong University of Science and Technology R and D Corporation Limited (RDC) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST or the University). Since our inception in 1992, we have been serving as the vehicle for commercialization and exploitation of the research conducted at HKUST. We provide contractual, financial and administrative support for the University’s technology transfer, collaborative research and consulting activities with the industry.

It is the mission of the University to assist in the economic and social development of Hong Kong and one of the University’s major objectives is closely collaborating with business and industry in promoting technological innovation and economic development. RDC takes part in the University’s mission by acting as its business arm, linking the research capabilities and cutting-edge technology of HKUST to business and industry applications.

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