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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 Briefing Session

cum Reception

DTL had its briefing session cum reception on 8 Dec 2023! During the opening speech, Prof. Kevin Au, Founder of DTL, quoted the lyrics of the alma mater of the New Asia College. He described the process of commercializing innovations as an "endless journey with empty hands (手空空無一物,路遙遙無止境)."


We are delighted to have Dr. Chen Fong, Co-Chair of the Global Strategy Board of the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL), to deliver the VIP Speech. He shared with us the magic of CDL, which is the excitement that young people bring, attracting mentors to share their valuable experiences. He disagrees with the notion that there is no deep tech in Hong Kong because we have good universities and talented scientists. The issues lie in commercialization.


Through the reception, we brought together our mentors, strategic partners, industry partners and DTL ventures to create synergy and establish meaningful connection. Thank you our event sponsor - HKSTP and strategic partners - Invest HK, Cyberport, InvestAlberta, Amazon Web Service, and Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre of HKBU, to their continuous support.

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DTL Meet-up Session

The Deep-Tech Lab (DTL)’s recent Meet-up Session 2 was successfully held on 27 Jan 2024. Thank you to our esteemed elite moderators and mentors for generously sharing their valuable time and expertise. The event brought together 12 Ventures from diverse sectors, including Health Care, Biotechnology, IT, AI, Manufacturing, Climate and Food. These ventures had the privilege of receiving objective-oriented mentorship and business support. This time we have invited both local mentors and mentors from North America to help the ventures further exploring new markets.


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 discuss, deliberate, and decide on the team’s three short-term goals. Undoubtedly, the venture teams had made a great move since the Meet-up Session 1. The fruitful discussion in the Meet-up Session 2 provided the Venture teams with clear milestones on what to achieve for the next Meet-up session. In the deliberation session, our DTL mentors voted for supporting 9 ventures to proceed to the Meet-up Session 3. Our mentors will continue to support the matched teams, while CUHK MBA students will offer assistance and support for the execution. We are looking forward to seeing the ventures in the upcoming meet-up session in March!

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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.


Our Partners

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