To Be an Enabling Partner for Entrepreneurs & Innovators


To Nurture Entrepreneurial and Innovative Spirit on Campus

To Engage & Grow the Entrepreneurship Community to Impact on HKU and Beyond

To Establish Interdisciplinary Cooperation on Entrepreneurial Initiatives

To Support & Incubate HKU Early-Stage Startups

About Us

iDendron, HKU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Hub, was launched in 2017 with the aim of nurturing entrepreneurial and innovative spirit on campus, incubating HKU early-stage startups, establishing interdisciplinary cooperation and engaging the community to support human endeavors and society developments.


iDendron originates from the Greek “Dendro”, meaning “tree”. It symbolizes the HKU spirit in advancing innovation from knowledge, growing enterprise from innovation, and developing impact from enterprise. The centre provides a nucleus for knowledge to create impact, and extend multi-dimensionally to support human endeavours and society developments.


This is exemplified by the “tree”, a living system with multi-directional and extensive roots providing shade, shelter and nourishment for other living things to thrive. A dendron is also part of a nerve cell that transmits impulses and a nucleating molecule (dendrimer), thus epitomizing the value of propagation in innovation and entrepreneurship.


iDendron is powered by Technology Transfer Office (TTO) and supported by Development & Alumni Affairs Office (DAAO)


iDendron is Enabled by Azalea (1972) Endowment Fund, with Strategic Partners of Sino Group and Stanley Chu

  • Where is iDendron
  • 2/F, Pao Siu Loong Building, HKU
  • What do we offer?
  • – Designated workstations for teams
    – Hot desks for individuals
    – Workshops and networking opportunities
    – Meeting Rooms, event space, lockers and more.
  • Who can apply?
  • – The principal applicant has to be HKU current full-time, part-time student or graduate who is aged 35 or below.
    – The company in the application (if any) shall NOT have been registered more than 3 years at the time of application.
  • Admission criteria
    1. Maturity of project
    2. Quality of project
    3. Commitment and Strength of team
    4. Contribution to iDendron

  • How to apply and procedure?
  • – We accept applications year-round. Applicants will be invited for an interview, if necessary.
    – Apply at
    – Membership is for 6 MONTHS and with possible renewal.
  • How much do we need to pay?
  • $500 as a deposit and $300 as a general expense. $800 in total at the time moving in iDendron and $500 will be refunded by the termination of membership.
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