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Entrepreneurship Support

Innovation and Impact Fund (IIF) - Entrepreneurship Programme

The University considers the continuous contribution to society by allowing students and faculty to create greater knowledge transfer is part of its endeavour of providing quality education. To keep up this effort and and provide career development aids, the University encourages and supports faculty members and students to generate innovative ideas, create opportunities, and master risk and failure while engaging in their formal learning and teaching. To this end, the Entrepreneurship Programme under the University’s Innovation and Impact Fund (IIF) is designed to support faculty members and students to create a positive impact for society while developing the entrepreneurial capacity and spirit. 

 

The primary purpose of the Programme is to promote entrepreneurship at LU by encouraging faculty members and students to lead meaningful projects using their academic knowledge. Grant recipients can use the fund to develop prototypes for new product or proof of a new concept that will lead to or is aimed at starting a NGO, social enterprise or company for impact on humanity, or commercialising outputs of research work conducted under LU.

 

There are two streams of the Entrepreneurship Programme, viz. the Faculty Stream and Student Stream. Please click here for the Guides and Conditions. 

 

A. Faculty Stream

  • The project should be led by a full-time academic staff member, or by Director of the Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative (LEI) teaming up with a full-time academic staff member as a Collaborator.
  • The ceiling of the fund for each project is HK$80,000.

For application details, please click here

 

B. Student Stream (formerly known as the Entrepreneurial Knowledge Transfer (EKT) Fund for students)

  • The project must be led by at least one full-time LU student as Project Leader (PL) and have at least one full-time academic staff member as project advisor. Final year students are also eligible.
  • The ceiling of the fund for each project is $20,000.

For application details, please click here