Innovation and Impact Fund

For a stronger synergy of Lingnan’s efforts in response to the advocacy of the HKSAR Chief Executive and the UGC for innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialisation of research outputs, the Office of Research and Knowledge Transfer (ORKT) has rolled out this new Fund which incorporates the internal KT Project Fund (KPF) and Entrepreneurial KT Fund (EKT), and a new scheme to support faculty members’ entrepreneurial initiatives.


The former KPF and EKT have funded 50 projects and proven to be effective catalysts of innovative ideas for translating research into impact. The new IIF is designed to take the step forward by building an innovative culture and a supportive environment for innovations and social entrepreneurship. Students and staff may use the fund to develop prototypes for a new product or to prove a new concept leading to or aimed at a start-up for impact on humanity.



Two programmes under the IIF:

  1. KT Programme
  2. Entrepreneurship Programme
      • Faculty Stream
      • Student Stream



  • Supports innovative ideas, practical solutions and executable plans to start an NGO, social enterprise or company for impact on humanity
  • “Gatherly” is one of the projects supported by the Fund. It endeavours to build a job-matching platform that links up company recruiters and older people who can be good fits to such work as conducting handicraft workshops, through which these senior service providers may enjoy the social engagement, recognition and possibly some financial returns.