Reporting to the Office of the Vice-President (Research and Technology), the Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO) is the vital link between the University and the community in terms of the exchange of knowledge, which includes technology, know-how, skills and expertise, for both commercial and non-commercial applications. Through knowledge transfer, the Office aims to forge close ties with industry, business and the wider public for the betterment of Hong Kong and beyond.
On top of knowledge transfer and commercialization, KTO also oversees the management of the CityU Shenzhen Research Institute and the CityU (Shenzhen) Research Institute Building. Two CityU wholly-owned companies, CityU Research Ltd and CityU Research Institute (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd, are managed by the office.
KTO plays a pivotal role in the protection, dissemination, exchange, and commercialization of knowledge created at City University of Hong Kong for the economic and social well being of the community. KTO aspires to become the gateway for easy access to the intellectual resources nurtured by the University.