HKSTP Institute enabling technology translation from lab to marketplace

About HKSTP Institute


  • HKSTP Institute is established to promote the science-based entrepreneurship and to equip researchers and scientists with entrepreneurial mindset for turning research into action and impact.
  • HKSTP Institute organizes experiential training programmes to support the researchers and scientists to realize the business potential of their startup ideas and to connect them with the industrial and commercial sectors to facilitate the translation and application of research results.

HKSTP Lean Launcher

Programme Introduction

  • HKSTP Lean Launcher is a 12-week experiential learning programme (3 hours/ week) ​targeting researchers to develop entrepreneurial mindset and technology translation skills. The programme, to be delivered in the format of thematic tracks, will be led by experienced trainers, industry practitioners and mentors who are domain experts in their fields.
  • The curriculum is centered on the key principles of the Lean Start-Up methodology and will allow participants to develop executable Business Model Canvas for start-up formation and commercialization stemming from fundamental discoveries in science and engineering.


Key Modules & Curriculum Design Learn More

  • Cohort 1 (October to January): Medical Devices/ Software as a Medical Devices; Diagnostics & Therapeutics
  • Cohort 2 (TBC): Artificial Intelligence & Robotics


Programme Features: Launching business from scientific discoveries

  • Step-by-step guide on creating an executable business model canvas to enable startup formation
  • Practical skills and valuable insights gained from experienced practitioners
  • Team-based learning with direct feedback from peers, instructors and mentors
  • Active mentor engagement to guide and support the team’s learning journey
  • Networking with like-minded business and tech professionals


Join Us

  • Join the HKSTP Lean Launcher
  • Become a Mentor



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