Our Group has established a reputation in the field of power electronics, machines, drives electric mobility use of new materials and energy saving, notably in the areas of power conversion, electric vehicle and renewable engineering The power electronics area includes static power conversion, the application of power electronics to improve the performance of power distribution and systems, renewable resources, magnetics, battery and superconducting energy storages and use of artificial intelligence in power electronics The machine and drive areas cover the machines design and motion control research work They include intelligent motion control, 2D and 3D actuation systems, condition monitoring, induction generators, switched reluctance motor drives and soft switching drives The electric mobility research work includes electric vehicle, electric boat, traction system, traffic control, sensors in rail track and vehicle.
Our aims are to use the above experience to help local industry and the region to improve competitiveness through consultancy services, cooperative projects and research development of new technologies We also would like to commercialize some of it, IESS is the first product we would like to commercialize In future, more auto parts would be brought to the market and hopefully next generation all electric, moduli zed, integrated, digital EV could be developed.
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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