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EASE Fund 2019/20

 

About EASE Fund Scheme 2019/20

The EdUHK Education And Social Entrepreneurs “EASE” Fund Scheme, a seed funding scheme first introduced in 2018/19, is a major initiative in nurturing the entrepreneurship within EdUHK communities as another mean of transferring EdUHK knowledge, and hence, create impact to the society. The Scheme aims to create and promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in EdUHK community; to support students and alumni to pursue their dreams and creations by starting up a sustainable venture relating to EdTech, education innovation and social innovation; and, to provide a new channel to transfer knowledge and EdUHK research outcomes into real applications to benefit the society.

With the overwhelming responses to the EASE Fund Scheme 2018/19, the Knowledge Transfer Sub-Office (KTSO) is pleased to announce the EASE Fund Scheme 2019/20 is now open for application. This year, the Scheme is enhanced with more resources be put on trainings/workshops on entrepreneur skills and preferential policies for start-ups in the Greater Bay Area, as well as strengthened mentorship programme.

Eligibility*

·         A team led by a student (Full-time or Part-time) or alumnus of EdUHK as Team Leader.

·         Team of at least 2 with team member(s) who can be EdUHK students, alumni, staff etc.

·         Must be Hong Kong permanent residents (i.e. holder of Hong Kong permanent identity cards).

·         Must be of age between 18-40 as of the EASE Fund Scheme application deadline.

 

Fund*

The EASE Fund Scheme will award each winning team a seed fund up to HK$150,000 with a potential government matching grant of HK$450,000. That is, each team will have potential to obtain a maximum fund of HK$600,000

*details please refer to the “EdUHK Education And Social Entrepreneurs “EASE” Fund 2019/20 Application Guidelines”

  

Application Deadline

30 May 2020, 12:00 noon (UPDATED)

 

Events organized by KT Sub-office

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External Trainings/Workshops for Entrepreneurship

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Making an Appointment for Consultation (NEW!)

In light of the current development of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, by following the university's Emergency Task Force’s advice to avoid face-to-face contacts, we have decided to switch all face-to-face activities to Zoom, an online conferencing platform subscribed by the university. The concern of your safety must always come first.

During this period, our office will continue to support entrepreneurship initiatives in the university. Please don’t hesitate to seek for advice through the consultation session via the below link, or contact us via
chchung@eduhk.hk.

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External Funding Opportunities

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Documents

Application Form

Application Guidelines

Briefing Sessions

 

Enquiries

Contact Persons:

Mr Dickson Yeung, RDO KT Sub-office

Tel: 2948 8156

Email: yshuyuen@eduhk.hk

 

Mr Mark Chung, RDO KT Sub-office

Tel: 2948 6808

Email: chchung@eduhk.hk

 

Ms Lily Leung, RDO KT Sub-office

Tel: 2948 8628

Email: lleeyee@eduhk.hk

 

Address: D2-2/F-30B, Tai Po Campus

 

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