Enabled by
Azalea (1972) Endowment Fund

Strategic Partners
Sino Group
Stanley Chu
New Frontier

Ideate | Incubate | Impact

iDendron, HKU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Hub, was established in 2017 with the aim of nurturing entrepreneurial and innovative spirit on campus, incubating HKU early-stage startups, establishing interdisciplinary cooperation and engaging the community to support human endeavors and society developments.

High potential HKU startups will be selected to the 6-month incubation programme with seed investment worth up to HKD500,000, deep mentor engagement, investor relation building, professional business support and exposure opportunity to enhance the product and business development.


innovators & entrepreneurs


new employment created


teams & incubatees


mentors including serial entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts


annual events, workshops, classes, hackathons

Startups supported by HKU


Co-founded by Cameron van Breda (Year 5, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology) and Ajit Krishna Namakkal Raghavendran (Year 5, Computer Science) 

Hollo is a mental health companion app for the youth, mental health professionals and NGOs to improve their accessibility to diagnosis and treatment with cutting edge technology to generate behavioral data insights with AI and Big Data Analytics.

  • The first team from Hong Kong winning the World Champion of the Microsoft Imagine Cup
  • iDendron cohort #2 incubatee


Founded by Sun Chi Chun, Harris 辛子雋 (BEng (CSIS), 2004)

Provision of architectural inspection service that integrates artificial-intelligence technology, internet of things technology and robotics system

  • HKU DreamCatchers 100K Fund Awardees 2017
  • ICT Startup (Software and Devices) Gold Award 2020
  • US$0.25M Innovation and Technology Venture Fund 2020

CYC Motor X1 Pro Gen2 Motor Conversion Kit to turn analog bike into an e-bike

CYC Motor

Founded by Chan Yuk Chun Jon 陳昱駿 (BA(AS), 2017)

Design and manufacturing of components of electric mountain bike such as motor system, drivetrains, smart controller system, peripherals and batteries, and bike frame

  • HKU DreamCatchers 100K Fund Awardees 2017
  • Technology Start-up Support Scheme for Universities Awardee 2019
  • CES (Consumer Electronics Show) Editors’ Choice in Bicycling Award 2020
  • HK$3.6M Innovation and Technology Venture Fund 2020


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