The present problem of underground seepage, leaks, burst, voids and ground collapse caused by the underground pipelines is the untold health conditions hardly revealed through any sorts of visual inspection. Our team – Red-I proposes to apply the PipeLine Infrared Thermographic System-PLITS for imaging, diagnosing and grading of their health conditions. PLITS mainly consists of two parts: the robot and the software platform for image processing. The PLITS robot prototype can detect both visible and hidden defects and customized according to different needs of the client. It is applicable in water pipe, drainage pipe and gas pipe. The PLITS software enables robust defect identification and size estimation which minimizes interference of human judgment. Red-I is positioned as a Consultant on Technologies and Solutions which provide all-in-one consultancy services by adopting advanced yet uncommon technologies in the market. Our aim is to base in HK market and at the same time explores overseas market. We are going to apply for different types of funding such as MicroFund and Incu-Tech Fund for startup in Science Park.
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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