A BASE STATION
ABOUT SD Plus
SD Plus (SD+) is a knowledge transfer unit of the School of Design of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, offering professional design-related consultancy services and contract research to the industry. The experts from our 8 design labs eagerly transform innovations and research breakthroughs into real-world industry solutions and social innovations. Leveraging on our academic strength, research expertise, and global network, we take our ideas and inventions from lab to life. We drive commercialization by helping businesses and industries enhance their products and improve operational performance.
To be the premier applied research and design center in the region. Fostering productive interchange between cutting-edge design research at PolyU and best practices from industry partners.
To help government, industry, and civil society organizations make use of the best of PolyU research and design consultancy to improve the lives of people in the region and beyond. Fostering knowledge transfer, design service, and incubation of new startups that have a positive impact on the region.
1. Establishment of SD+ unit
2. Engagement of numbers of impactful projects
3. SD+ Industry Forum Series
4. Establishment of Incubation Fund for start-ups
5. Incubation of potential start-ups with proprietary IPs
6. Creation of 3 successful start-ups
7. Establishment of SD+ Centre in GBA
Advisory on design management: formation of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary design teams
Setting up in-house design and innovation centre
STRATEGIC DESIGN & PLANNING
Branding strategy from concept direction to prototype scenario-building
In-house high-level training and workshop
Asian lifestyle research
User scenarios and behaviour
Industry-Academia Joint Design Research Lab
Strategic planning for Chinese Distinctive Towns
ENDORSEMENT & AWARDS
Advisory and organisation on global design competitions
Endorsement of good quality design standards and awards
TO BE FOCUSED ON
Healthcare and Personal Wellness
Smart City and Personal Transport
IoT for Smart Home
Creativity and Design Education
The experts from our 8 design labs eagerly transform innovations and research breakthroughs into real-world industry solutions and social innovations.
NEWS & EVENTS