Call for Expression of Interest - Frontier Technology Project Fund & Engineering Project Fund- HKUST Collaborative Innovation Center (HCIC)


HKUST Collaborative Innovation Center (HCIC) cordially invites HKUST members to express interest in submitting project proposals in below application fields:

  1. High-end Equipment Industry


    • Mass transportation
    • Robots
    • Food and drug equipment


  2. Electronic Information Industry


    • Photoelectric display
    • Internet of Things


  3. New Energy Industry


    • Solar energy
    • Wind energy
    • Energy storage technologies
    • Energy saving technologies


  4. Medical and Scientific Equipment Industry


    • Biomedical imaging
    • In vitro diagnostics
    • Surgical instruments
    • Scientific instruments


  5. Biomedical Industry


    • Anti-tumor drugs
    • Anti-viral drugs


  6. Environmental Protection Industry


    • Water treatment
    • Environmental monitoring and testing



Project Duration

1-2 years



Up to HK$1 million per Frontier Technology Project;

Up to US$1 million per Engineering Project


Application Procedure

  • Faulty express their interest by filling in the Expression of Interest Form and email to of OKT.
  • PI of shortlisted projects will be invited to submit a full proposal and present the project.


Due Date of Expression of Interest

All year round



Daiying Xu                      +852 2358 8957

Joshua Leung            +852 2358 6164


About 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.


About Beijing Institute of Collaborative Innovation (BICI)

The Beijing Institute of Collaborative Innovation (BICI) is a pioneering new institute in China who endeavours to bring research outputs to market. It employs innovative approaches to fund for translational researches aiming to improve the probability of commercialization success. It has established collaborations with both major domestic and overseas institutions.

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