Taking the Guesswork Out of Logistics
Manufacturers have to keep track of many different things at the same time to enhance the productivity of workers, from the movement of materials through shop-floor activities to product shipments. Trying to juggle all this efficiently is a constant challenge. But a new platform developed by HKU engineers is proving remarkably successful at the task and is also saving firms money.
Growing Cartilage from our Stem Cells
Living Tissues Co. Ltd. is a new start-up that has emerged from the 21st century vision of an HKU laboratory to grow new tissues from the stem cells in our bone marrow and use them to repair damaged parts of our bodies.
DreamCatchers is HKU's newly launched Entrepreneurship series, providing a hub to inspire and nurture innovation and entrepreneurship, with forums, mixers, events, courses, marketplaces, co-workspaces and portal, covering all tech, biz, social, cultural and media spheres. It is cross-sector and inter-generational, for alumni and students with passion and determination to innovate and change the world.
Domestic Helpers Get an Alternative
Foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong come from developing Asian countries in pursuit of jobs to help support their families at home. Unfortunately, to secure these jobs the workers often have to pay significant and often illegal placement fees, which leave them deep in debt and reluctant to walk away, even if abused by their employers.
Start it Up with TSSSU@HKU: Matters of the Heart
Here's a golden opportunity for the entrepreneurial-minded to translate their new technologies and inventions into business opportunities. TSSSU@HKU is a new award programme with an annual budget of HK$4 million, and the HKU edition of the Technology Start-up Support Scheme for Universities (TSSSU) launched by the Innovation and Technology Commission in October 2014. It provides funding support to technology startup companies formed by HKU students, staff and alumni.