WE ARE
A BASE STATION

FOR INNOVATION
BY DESIGN

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.

Vision

 

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.

Mission

 

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.

Roadmap

Stage01

connect

1. Establishment of SD+ unit

2. Engagement of numbers of impactful projects

Stage02

create

3. SD+ Industry Forum Series

4. Establishment of Incubation Fund for start-ups

Stage03

Incubate

5. Incubation of potential start-ups with proprietary IPs

6. Creation of 3 successful start-ups

7. Establishment of SD+ Centre in GBA

 
 
Office

SERVICES 
WE OFFER

DESIGN MANAGEMENT

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

Service Design

In-house high-level training and workshop

DESIGN RESEARCH

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

Glass Buildings

PROject themes
TO BE FOCUSED ON

  • Healthcare and Personal Wellness

  • Smart City and Personal Transport

  • IoT for Smart Home

  • Creativity and Design Education

  • AI-Driven Design

  • Service Design

 

FEATURE

PROJECTS

DESIGN LABS

The experts from our 8 design labs eagerly transform innovations and research breakthroughs into real-world industry solutions and social innovations.

 

 
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MEET OUR PEOPLE

 
 

NEWS & EVENTS

 SD+ EVENT

SD Night

23.9.2021

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 SD+ WEBINAR

PolyU Design & Alipay Design-‘OIC’ (OPEN-INNO CHALLENGE)

4.9.2021

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 SD+ WEBINAR

Creative Education

31.3.2021

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 SD+ WEBINAR

The Power of Design:

Create, Connect, Transcend

4.2.2021

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 SD+ FORUM

Hong Kong Shenzhen Integration-The Economic and Cultural Perspective

20.11.2020

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 SD+ CEREMONY

PolyU Design and TCL-Strategic partnership on Joint Laboratory and Future TV Framework

19.10.2020

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 SD+ WEBINAR

Sustainable Development of Smart

Cities

24.9.2020

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CONTACT US

General Inquiry

sd.plus@polyu.edu.hk

〶 Jockey Club Innovation Tower

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 

HungHom, Kowloon

Hong Kong