According to the data from the Department Bureau of Hong Kong SAR the municipal pipeline leak is responsible for over 50% of freshwater loss in the year 2016. Aiming to make a quick response to the water leakage the water supplies department (WSD) start the water intelligent network program to install the smart sensor into their pipeline system. However, because most of the municipal networks were rapidly build after WWII there is no power supply in the checkpoint underground. If using the lead-acid battery as the power source that will make a great cost of labor for the routine replacement work of the battery. As required by WSD the turbine generator can not change the water flow pathway and keep a low water head reduction during work and can not contaminate water. Currently, there is no commercial turbine generator can fulfill all the requirement. The In-line Hydroelectric Harnessing Devices aim to recover energy from the pipe flow to support the intelligent sensor without affecting the normal water supply. The development and research work of this technology is supported by the Hong Kong SAR government. After several years of research and development work. Now, this product is ready for the market and serve society.
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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