Antimicrobial Coatings with long-lasting and environmentally friendly features by Patented technology with Bio-based material.
A study published in the Virology Journal found that the coronavirus can survive on common surfaces such as glass, stainless steel, and money for up to 28 days. The virus can survive on food and high-touch surfaces after a person infected with sneezes, coughs on the surface or touches it, and it can travel when transported among countries, cities and varies locations.
Antimicrobial Coating is one of the methods to prevent the growth, and spread of bacteria and virus on surfaces and other high-touch areas. Commercially available antimicrobial coatings are predominantly silver, copper, titanium dioxide, and antibiotics. However, the potential cytotoxicity of the chemical-based nanoparticles coatings are still of serious concern. As evidence shows, it may be harmful if used regularly or over a long period of time.
Our research products focus on Bio-based antimicrobial coatings that are safer and greener solutions to prevent microbial growth on the surface. We are a University technology start-up by University’s Professor and Students. The company is funded by HKx Foundation and PolyU InnoHub focus on Biopolymer-based coatings applications.
Background and Objectives
Modelled after the US National Science Foundation I-Corps programme, PolyU Lean LaunchPad Programme (the “Programme”) is a 10-week, evidence-based entrepreneurship development programme targeting the University’s researchers and research teams to search for potential market and application of their technologies.
With the guidance of industry advisors and mentors, the participating teams will conduct extensive market research with stakeholders to gain necessary business knowledge and real market insights, as well as to discover the ways to commercialize their research technologies through this experiential learning programme.
Programme Features and Benefits
First in Hong Kong
First-ever Lean Launchpad programme in Hong Kong targeting for university researchers and research students
10-week Evidence-based Entrepreneurship Development Programme
An experiential learning journey with the direct market insights in the commercial world to guide participating research teams to commercialize their research technologies
Industry Connection and Insights
Guidance and mentorship support from industry advisors, experienced mentors and entrepreneurs
Acceleration of Research to Market
Formulation and validation of commercialization pathway by using different analytical tool - Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Canvas, etc.
Grant of HK$40,000 to each qualified participating team for their prototyping and other expenses throughout the Programme
Access to PolyU InnoHub Resources
Access to resources under PolyU InnoHub Hong Kong and Shenzhen (co-working space, startup consultation, etc.)
Opportunity for Overseas Exhibition
Further considered for showcasing the project in overseas exhibition such as International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva
Online Learning Mode via ZOOM
*There may be 2 tracks which one will be on every Monday evening and another one will be on every Tuesday evening.
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