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HKU Startup / Spin-off Companies

HKU Startup / Spin-off Companies

Name of Startup / Spin-off Companies                                  Category Nature of Business Year of Establishment
AICity Technology Holding Limited* IT / Engineering AICity uses an innovative approach of navigation and Location Based Service 2018
Acticule Life Sciences Limited Biotechnology Novel drug discovery and clinical therapeutic development for treatment of infectious disease 2017
AI Academy Limited IT / Engineering AI Academy is an EduTech startup empowers students with knowledge of computer science and artificial intelligence and becoming AI future leaders. Our team is driven to build an online AI & Coding learning platform, to be a pioneer in STEM education 2019
AlhenaBio Limited 
(formerly known as Jushan Bio Limited)
Biotechnology Jushan Bio Limited is a precision digital diagnostics and healthtech company based in Hong Kong. We develop aptamers and integrate them into platforms to produce next-generation digital diagnostics solutions.  Aptamer-based diagnostics have many advantages over existing tests. These include compatibility with saliva, urine, blood, sweat diagnostics, electrochemical detection, reliable multiplexing and mobile phone integrated diagnostics. By comparison, our technology will enable rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) to be superior in one or more of: sensitivity, speed, robustness, thermostability, scalability and cost. Jushan Bio has an internationally renowned team with all the necessary technical, business and management expertise to ensure success 2019
Appedu (Holding) LimitedAppedu (Holding) Limited* IT / Engineering A mobile app for students to ask questions and seek help from teachers and tutors 2012
Arbele (HK) Limited BiotechnologyBiotechnology Bio-informatics and biomedical products and services 2016
archiREEF Limited IT / Engineering archiREEF is a one-stop marine habitat restoration solution provider. We rebuild dynamic marine ecosystems and mobilise Blue Carbon. We combine expertise in marine biology and 3D printing technology to advance restoration practices. 2020
Bacmuno Biotechnology Ltd Biotechnology Bacteria-based immunotherapies against cancer 2017
Brain Investing Limited* IT / Engineering All-in-one Fin-tech solutions based on artificial intelligence technologies 2017
CISC LimitedCISC Limited* IT / Engineering
Provision of cyber intelligence and cyber security consulting service and solutions
Clear Robotics Limited IT / Engineering Clear Robotics Limited provides a turn-key solution packed with integrated sensors, customizable shooting modes, and AI resulting in 50x improvement in post-processing time and 7x improvement in annual operational costs for marine climate research. In addition to collecting data, the ocean IoT device also auto-sorts & IDs the footage in real-time - reducing 172 hours of manual post-processing work to 2 hours 2020
Comma Technology Limited
Comma Technology Limited*
IT / Engineering An integrated pen with readers (RFID, barcode) and sensors (Temperature, humidity, infra red, ... etc) functions for logistics applications 2014
 Conzeb Limited Logo
Conzeb Limited*
Biotechnology High speed imaging for cancer diagnostics 2015
Corvidae Technology Limited* IT / Engineering Automation of industrial inspection of wind turbines and other commercial sites by drones and associating technologies 2016
CYC Motor LimitedCYC Motor Limited* IT / Engineering CYC Motor conducts research and development of electric bike products 2017

Datax LimitedDatax Limited*
IT / Engineering A digital platform built on blockchain for data exchange 2017
DigiDent AI Limited* Biotechnology DigiDent AI Technology focuses on solutions in dentistry including the design of dental prosthesis 2018
District Development Unit Limited IT / Engineering Movable house with high termal performance and reducing carbon emissions 2020
Doctech HK Limited IT / Engineering Hybrid twin-nano copper materials for 3D integrated circuit packing, Cu-Cu bonding technology 2021
EchoX Technology Limited* IT / Engineering EchoX Technology delivers intelligent medical tools in ultrasound imaging 2018
EleMotion Technology Limited IT / Engineering Smart clothing monitors electrical signals generated by muscles, detect EMG signal for workout monitoring 2021
Emerging Viral Research Limited Biotechnology Development of vaccines 2015
EN Technology Limited LogoEN Technology Limited* Biotechnology Novel encapsulation technologies for food and cosmetics industries 2016201620162016
Enzyme Design Limited* Biotechnology Design and improvement of industrial enzymes that have remarkable industrial potentials 2017
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Eonzen Technology Company Limited*
IT / Engineering Non-invasive blood glucose monitoring 2016
Fano Labs Limited
Fano Labs Limited*
IT / Engineering Provision of AI-enabled chatbot services 2014
Farmacy HK LimitedFarmacy HK Limited* IT / Engineering Farmacy HK builds smart indoor mobile farms for supermarkets, restaurants, schools and households to farm ultra-fresh, safe and affordable crops on-site with 100% transparent and fully automated hydroponic and aeroponic technologies 2017
Flectrode Technology Limited Logo
Flectrode Technology Limited*
IT / Engineering Development of high efficient solar cell 2016
GoldPorp Pharma Limited Biotechnology GoldPorp Pharma dedicates to the discovery and clinical development of novel drugs for the treatment of advanced cancer. We envision a world where advanced cancer is just a treatable chronic disease. We have developed proprietary anticancer compounds that provide much better efficacy than commonly used platinum-based cancer drugs for treatment of advanced metastasized cancer and potentially replace existing chemotherapy. 2020
Hactis Limited Logo
Hactis Limited*
IT / Engineering Provision of Virtual Reality (VR) technology for training and education 2016
Hestia Technology Limited IT / Engineering Hestia Technology Limited focuses in robotized smart kitchen making Chinese Cuisine. We research, design and develop state-of-the-art technologies in food science, automation and robotics 2018

Company LogoHigh Performance Solution Limited*

IT / Engineering Thermo-electrochemical capacitor (TEC) for converting low grade wasted heat into electricity 2017
Hollo Limited IT / Engineering Hollo is a health-tech social enterprise. Our mission is to increase accessibility through technology, and to democratize AI in mental health. We do this by utilizing deep technologies like AI and big data to help make clinicians practices faster, smarter, and more secure with our unique platform model for mental health providers and their clients. Our mission is to demystify, remove stigma, and bring about a scientific understanding to the complexities of mental health. To do this, we bridge innovation and R&D in psychology and AI to the public where it can be creating impact and saving lives - starting right here in our home, Hong Kong. Our Client companion app is a tool that enables our users to screen and track their mental health using innovative methods through video journals and behavioral data. Whilst we enable Mental Health Providers (NGOs, individual practices) to better understand their clients and be more engaged through their web-app dashboard. We hope to scale to serve corporations HR departments and Insurtech in the future 2020
Hong Kong Unific Publishing Limited* IT / Engineering e-Textbook for primary and secondary schools 2014
Hong Kong Univisual Intelligent Technology Limited IT / Engineering Hong Kong Univisual intelligence Technology Co., Ltd. is an artificial intelligence startup founded by HKU BEE graduates team led by Dr. Fok. The company focuses on the development for intelligent platforms using computer vision and deep learning. This start—up awarded the Cyberport Creative Micro Fund as the seed fund to kick start the business and deploy the HKU-made technology on A1 human posture analysis which was developed by a ITF Better Living Fund. The technology has been deployed in Drowning Detection System (the ITF project SmartSwim), Golf and Yoga Training (the Robocoach project that awarded the Best Creative Idea Project in the Singapore Young Talent Award), and intelligent systems for ice hockey competition and training.
HydroSoft Limited IT / Engineering HydroSoft Limited is a company that develops soft dexterous underwater manipulators for inspection-class ROVs. The products HydroSoft develops have four prominent characteristics that make them stand out over conventional products: a) Zero weight-in-water and compact overall design, can be mounted on observation-class ROVs. b) Ambient water pressure independence, enabling large working depth range. c) Sensors embedded in soft actuators for precise position and force control. d) Low price and easy to manufacture. HydroSoft’s target customers are mainly from University/Research institutions, industry/government departments, and individuals that need to conduct underwater operations 2019
Immuno Cure Limited LogoImmuno Cure Limited*
Biotechnology Development of human-PD-1 based HIV vaccines 2015
Immuno Cure 2 Limited Biotechnology Therapeutics for human inflammatory diseases and cancer 2018
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ImmunoDiagnostics Limited*
Biotechnology Provision of immunology and diagnostic solutions 2016
InterLitho Technology Limited* IT / Engineering InterLitho uses fiber-optic interference lithography technology and its sensing applications to develop nanolithography and nanofabrication equipment 2018
IntuVision Limited IT / Engineering Construction building information modelling (BIM) and AI reinforce the comunication and increase efficient 2021
Invisible & Innovative Technology Co. Limited IT / Engineering Audio speaker integrates with furniture and IOT function 2021
ISOFOODTRACE LIMITED Biotechnology Food tracing and testing technology to trace the orgin of food 2020
IT Wake Limited IT / Engineering e-learning solution for teaching and learning 2012
Jili Technologies Limited* IT / Engineering Jili Technologies dedicates to design and manufacture of the home care services for elderly people 2018
Kin Technology Limited* IT / Engineering Kin Technology develops a smart pill dispenser and an online pill management platform 2018
Kompass Medical Limited IT / Engineering AI medical diagnostic system for liver cancer, achieve an accuracy diagnosis on computed temography CT 2021
L3 Bioinformatics Limited IT / Engineering Provision of bioinformatics software 2014
Levobio Limited Biotechnology The start up “Levobio Ltd” is a new, energetic company that aims to develop biomimetic and bionspired medical and dental materials, with the absence of harmful components such as "BPA" and "heavy metal".  The start up has just been formed by two members of HKU. 2019
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Lifespans Limited*
Biotechnology Medical devices with novel and innovative technologies for orthopaedics and other clinical specialties 2014
Living Tissues Company Limited LogoLiving Tissues Company Limited* Biotechnology Solving musculoskeletal problems by providing regenerative tissues for cartilage repair 2014
Llewellyn and Partners Company Limited IT / Engineering The LPC startup team has been working on developing BIM-related technologies and strengthening BIM applications for a decade. Based on the BIM application experience in the construction industry in recent years, an A.I. BIM-based cloud integration platform has been developed by LPC BIM team. It is called BIMwarehouse. This platform greatly improves the work efficiency of the AECO industry. BIMwarehouse provides BIM family library and database. It is an ISO- compliant platform with an integrated project and asset information management solution. It applies IFC open BIM data standard in data input and storage to regulate the classification and coding system of family warehouse. BIMwarehouse not only provides data storage, users can also use the AutoBIM technology developed by LPC and enjoy the achievements of A.I. and Blockchain patented technology, so as to easily and effectively build Digital Twins. In addition, the work of the LPC startup team in BIM professional training will be integrated into the BIMwarehouse to establish online and offline BIM training functions ,which will enrich the user experience, and ultimately provides R&D, consulting and training services to various organizations in future Hong Kong construction industry, and smart city development 2019
m-Chinese Solution Limited* IT / Engineering A mobile app for enhancing teaching and learning in Chinese and connect and supporting individual learners and experts to organize mobile consultation and learning courses 2017
Manifold Technology Limited IT / Engineering 3D photogrammetry and robotic company for fast and accurate 3D reconstruction service 2021
Mega Whiz Education Limited* IT / Engineering Mega Whiz Education develops innovative speech and language solutions to enhance language learning in children with diverse ability 2018
MetTactics Limited Biotechnology An innovative device to provide better care for cancer patients. This microfluidic device can capture truly metastatic tumor cells for potential drug discovery and diagnosis. It is rapid, sensitive, accurate, and affordable 2019
Momentus Robotics Limited IT / Engineering Momentus Robotics is a Hong Kong-based robotics company that develops high-performance MR-safe hydraulic motors for use in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided robotic systems. Our key technologies have been patented, and we will be the first to offer commercially available and entirely MR-safe actuation systems in the market. We are dedicated to the future of MRI-based interventions  and aim to provide a robust platform for researchers and industry to develop their own MRI-guided robotic systems 2019
Movabar Limited
Movabar Limited*
IT / EngineeringIT / EngineeringIT / EngineeringIT / Engineering Provision of on-demand wine-bar service 2016
Nanopath Technologies Limited IT / Engineering Combatting Fish Fraud and Promoting Seafood Sustainability through Fast and comprehensive DNA Analysis 2019
Next Insurtech Limited* IT / Engineering Next Insurtech provides a General Insurance Sales Platform for the Asia-Pacific Markets with Distributed Ledger Technology to simplify the insurance application process 2018
Novel Sonics Limited* IT / Engineering
Novel ultrasound imaging techniques for economical, real time and invasive diagnosis of Cardiovascular diseases 2017
Novoheart Limited Logo Biotechnology Stem cell-based technologies for pharmaceutical discovery and development of novel therapeutics for heart diseases 2014
OncoSeek Limited Logo
OncoSeek Limited*
Biotechnology Isolation, use, and characterization of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) for early screening of invasive cancer and subsequent therapeutic management 2014
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OrthoSmart Limited*
Biotechnology Correction of abnormal curvatures of the spine by using specially tailored super-elastic nickel titanium rods

Ossfila Technology Limited
Ossfila Technology Limited*

Biotechnology Ossfila Technology specializes in the R&D and manufacture of novel 3D printed bone implants 2017
Passber Limited Logo
Passber Limited*
IT / Engineering A mobile social platform for managing O2O data and for building  communities 2014
Phrmasec Limited* Biotechnology PhrmaSec develops important medical solutions for the unmet needs 2018
Physight Limited* IT / Engineering Physight develops super-resolution microscopic imaging for biological and medical sciences 2018
Powerelab Limited IT / Engineering Development of electronics software and products 2003
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Printact Limited*
IT / Engineering Provision of 3D printing tools and services 2013
Progaze Technology Co. Limited IT / Engineering Progaze Technology Co. Limited is an AI solution provider, developing software solution which incorporate computer vision and deep learning algorithm. The main technological project is the solar mobile application, which offers an advance and convenient approach for solar engineers in the industry 2020
Quanta Diamond Technologies Limited IT / Engineering Teaching materials and kit for quantum technologies 2020
QuantumFabless Limited* IT / Engineering Fast and reliable quantum mechanical modeling and simulation tools for nano-scale materials, devices and applications modelling, to accelerate the research and development, improve quality and reduce cost 2017
Regtics Limited
Regtics Limited*
IT / Engineering Regtics uses AI and big data technology to develop a compliance solution for the financial institutions 2018
Schotar Co., Limited IT / Engineering Schotar Co., Limited designs a mobile video-sharing social networking platform specially targeting the academia world. Every researcher can easily produce an accurate short-video synopsis of his/her work with our new video editing technology catered to scientists and share the short video and collect feedback from the community. Our goal is to build a flat platform that facilitates research sharing and promotion, improves efficiency in literature review process, builds tight bonds among researchers at different stages of proficiency and scale up the impact of academia. We call our project Schotar – every scholar is a star and deserves the right to shine 2020
Serinno Holdings Limited* Biotechnology Serinno focuse on drug screening and discovery, vaccine development, to antibody-drug conjugates 2018
Sherpa Careers Limited IT / Engineering

Every year, students submit more than 600 million job applications, hoping to get their dream job.  Fierce competition, however, forces many students to pay up to HKD 120,000 for personalized career coaching.  Sherpa aims to disrupt this market by democratizing career opportunities for all students.

We achieve personalized career training at an affordable price by combining human input with artificial intelligence.  Our evaluation framework combines deep learning with industrial-organizational psychology to evaluate a candidate’s interview performance.  The output metrics are then combined with input from human coaches to provide actionable feedback to students.  This human-A.I. hybrid feedback model attempts to quantify interview performance while respecting the human component in hiring.

We started Sherpa with the belief that we could provide affordable, but just as valuable, career coaching services to students. This desire to help students from all backgrounds reach their potential is reflected in Sherpa's mission statement - democratizing career opportunities

SkinData Limited Logo
SkinData Limited*
Biotechnology Provision of skin-whitening products 2015
Soonlution Technology Limited IT / Engineering Soonlution Technology Limited is an innovative start-up formed by a group of members from the University of Hong Kong. Soonlution aims to boost sustainable aquaculture by bring new technology into this industry. Soonlution are currently working on the project Modernized Shellfish Home (MSH), which helps shellfish grower face the challenges of global warming, particularly typhoons 2019
Spiral Capital Limited* IT / Engineering Spiral Capital focuses on technical development of computer software, electronic components, E-commerce 2018
Swifthon Technology Consultancy Company Limited
Swifthon Technology Consultancy Company Limited*
IT / Engineering Swifthon Technology provides loyalty system and customer relationship management solutions to entertainment activity operators, enabling them to analyse their business data 2018
Tale Limited
Tale Limited*
IT / Engineering Tale provides an A.I. driven platform for presentation coaching 2018
Ubiquity Diagnostics Limited IT / Engineering Ubiquity Diagnostics aims to improve current conventional brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) practices and provide new clinical brain MRI solutions through advances in computing algorithms and neuroscience research. MRI is recognized by most clinicians as one of the most valuable medical device innovations because it can detect and characterize pathological tissues with high sensitivity and specificity in an inherently quantitative, multi-parametric, non-invasive and non-ionizing manner. Despite MRI's clear clinical advantages and benefits, its accessibility remains a fundamentally limiting issue. MRI is known to have comparatively long patient scan times (i.e., -6 minutes/scan; -30 minutes/patient), leading to low patient throughput and critical patient backlogs (i.e., -2months wait for general cases). Note that the present focus is on developing solutions for brain imaging as -30% of present MR I scans involve the brain, though these software technologies will be applicable when imaging other organs 2019
Vital-Health Livestock Development Limited Science Trading of Poultry 2005
Vox Solutions Limited IT / Engineering IT / Engineering 2020
Weavatools Limited* IT / Engineering Collaborative research tools that simplifies the research process for students and corporations around the world 2017
XTEND INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY LTD IT / Engineering Disinfection robot by UV light for COVID virus killing 2021
YiQing MetaMuses Labs Limited IT / Engineering Service provider of brain-computer interface (BCI) solution at music, healthcare, etc. segment 2021
ZeBlast Technology Limited Biotechnology Improving the speed of blood cancer discovery solution 2021
* These are HKU startup companies supported by TSSSU@HKU programme.

Last updated : 29 Sep 2022


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