The spectrum with a wavelength between 6-14μm is called far-infrared rays (FIR) within the infrared rays, and they are very close to the radiation of the human body. Therefore, FIR can effectively resonate with water molecules in cells and further help the growth of animals and plants. FIR rays bring many benefits without any side effects on the human body.
The developed innovative far-infrared textile helps to enhance blood microcirculation and metabolism, and enable thermal preservation. To be specific, this research integrates mechanism of physics, optics and textile, while traditional methods only focus on chemical treatments. Hence, this method is more cost-effective, eco-friendly and durable with high yarn quality. With theoretical simulation and national standard assessment, the developed FIR textile performs higher FIR emission and better temperature preservation. The research has been internationally recognized by winning two outstanding awards (The Best International Invention of Geneva and the Golden Award of the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva) and acquiring patent. Business trademark has been registered in Hong Kong, China, Europe, and USA. Commercialization has been started and the far-infrared textile has been mass produced in tons since 2019.
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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