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Deep-Tech Lab

Building massively scalable,

science- and technology-based business ventures

at their seed stage

About Deep-Tech Lab

Deep-Tech Lab is an incubation program that aims to enhance the commercialization of science in order to make an impact on business and society. Deep-Tech Lab has collaborated with the business school to offer a special course in which students learn to facilitate the ventures.

DTL Updates

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DTL Reception

Deep-Tech Lab (DTL) successfully hosted its reception on March 1, 2024. During the reception, Prof. Kevin Au, Founder of Deep-Tech Lab, extended a warm welcome to all guests, mentors, and ventures. We were delighted to have Mr Tommie Lo, Founder and CEO of Preface shared with us the merging of technology, learning and lifestyle in Preface, and Dr. Chen Fong, Co-Chair of the Global Strategy Board of the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) to deliver a distinguished VIP speech regarding the current progress of Deep-Tech Lab.


Through this reception, we brought together our mentors, strategic partners, industry experts and DTL ventures to foster synergy and forge meaningful connection. We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our event sponsor - Preface and strategic partners - Invest HK, HKSTP, Cyberport, InvestAlberta, Amazon Web Service, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre of HKBU, and CUHK Innovation Limited, for their continuous support!

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DTL Meet-up Session 3

The Deep-Tech Lab (DTL) Meet-up Session 3 was successfully held on 2 March 2024. The event brought together 9 ventures from diverse sectors, including Health Care, Biotechnology, IT, AI, Manufacturing, Climate and Food. Thank you to our esteemed elite moderators and mentors for generously devoting their valuable time and expertise with our ventures through the small group meetings and large room discussion:


Session 1: Small Group Meetings 

Venture founders engaged in "speed mentoring" rounds, meeting with precisely matched mentors, as well as other mentors. In a private and discreet environment, they discussed the developments, difficulties, and sought advice.  

Session 2: Large Room Discussion 

This session was moderated by Prof Kevin Au and Ms Joyce Ng. All the DTL mentors went together throughout this session and met with every team to review their progress, and discuss, deliberate, and decide on the team’s upcoming objectives. 


We were glad to see the venture teams had made a good progress since the Meet-up Session 2. In the deliberation session, our DTL mentors voted for supporting 8 ventures to proceed to the Stage 2. Our mentors will continue to support the matched teams during the DTL Stage 2. We are looking forward to seeing the ventures and mentors again in June!




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Team-based, Objective-oriented Mentorship

Every admitted venture has access to practical and measurable guidance from investors, business leaders, industry experts, technical mentors, and business partners. Unlike other programs, the DTL program takes an objective-based approach. Usually 3 or more mentors will work as a team to nurture the admitted ventures.

An International Networking of Exchange

Mentors of DTL are picked with a nurturing mindset instead of deal-focused. We look for those who served Creative Destruction Lab and those around this region. Networking events, both online and offline, will be held to build a bridge between entrepreneurs and both incubators and investors.

Investment and Go-To-Market Opportunities

We will seek a wide range of investors and sponsors from local and overseas to participate in the DTL program. Investment opportunities will be provided across the whole DTL program. Corporates and consulting firms will supply the platform for product- testing and go-to-market experiments.

Debated, Peer-reviewed Advice

Rather than a mentor dictating a direction for the venture in a one-on-one mentoring design, the peer mentors debate their views and then prioritize the most important things to increase value and de-risk the venture quickly within the incubation period. Besides, meetings will be held for all the admitted ventures, mentors, industry experts and partners. Mentors of each venture will report the progress and upcoming plans on the stage to receive constructive suggestions openly.

Business Support by Elite Business Students

Students from a bespoke MBA course will support the venture and its mentor group. Each venture will be paired with a student to assist venture founders, who are scientists rather than businessmen, to investigate potential markets, find solution for competition, and explore funding options under the guidance of the mentors

Our Team

Our team members bring their unique professional backgrounds and expertise to foster the growth and success of deep-tech ventures in Hong Kong and beyond throughout the program.


Kodifly Limited

"Deep Tech Lab's accelerator has catalyzed Kodifly's progress with its rigorous mentorship and invaluable networks, pushing us through tough questioning, especially from our mentor Mike Mastroyiannis, to deeply understand our unique position in the market."


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