The inventor of the iDummy, Professor Allan Chan Chee-kooi, at the ITC Design Studio, Polytechnic University. Inventors in Hong Kong get only a tiny fraction of what a product makes. Photo: May Tse

Why Hong Kong universities aren’t turning inventions into stuff that sells

Academics say they lack funding and knowledge of what market wants, and suffer from lack of government support or interest from Hong Kong companies amid the dominance of finance and property investment

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The inventor of the iDummy, Professor Allan Chan Chee-kooi, at the ITC Design Studio, Polytechnic University. Inventors in Hong Kong get only a tiny fraction of what a product makes. Photo: May Tse
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