Probiotics are beneficial to our health in many ways, but after processing and storage, how many cells are still living?
We select an aerospace material, MYCO, which is heat- and pressure-resistant, to develop probiotics micro-capsules and artificial spores,to gradually increase probiotics survival rate under high temperature and acidic environment.
Our first generation product, can significantly increase the percentage of Akkermansia in gut, hence helping the body to loose weight and reduce obesity. Akkermansia creates a natural tendency for the body to stay fit instead of gaining weight.
In the future, we will use technologies such as precision cell regulation and induced spore formation, to develop probiotics micro-capsules and artificial spores.
These technologies could protect probiotics of different species, making them more resistant and stay longer in gut,and be applied in more scenarios and products.
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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