A BASE STATION
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 research centre and 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 innovation centre in the region, fostering productive interchange between cutting-edge design research at PolyU and best practices from industry partners.
We will help government, industry, and civil society organizations use the best PolyU research and design strengths. We are fostering knowledge transfer, design service and incubation of startups and innovations that positively impact the region.
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, Sustainable City and mobility
business design and entrepreneurship
Design for Purposeful ai and robotic
IoT for Smart Home/Living
gaming and entertainment
The experts from our Research Centre and Design Labs eagerly transform innovations and research breakthroughs into real-world industry solutions and social innovations.
NEWS & EVENTS
PolyU Design and TCL - Strategic Cooperation Signing Ceremony