February 26, 2024

We are creating some awesome events for you. Kindly bear with us.

HKSTP and tech news firm partner to boost I&T development

According to a recent press release, the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) worked with the organiser to bring a one-day conference to Hong Kong and recently hosted the GBA conference cum regional final at Hong Kong Science Park.

The conference attracted innovation and technology (I&T) players, investors, academic professionals, corporate and industry representatives, and technopreneurs from the Greater Bay Area (the GBA). At the conference, speakers and participants shared their views on how the nine mainland cities and two special administrative regions in the GBA can work together to facilitate I&T development in the region.

As a joint effort between HKSTP and the parent company of the news firm tech news firm to bring to Hong Kong for the first time, both organisations hope to combine the international I&T resources available on the news firm’s platform with HKSTP’s advantage as one of the major R&D and incubation bases in Hong Kong to drive the growth of the I&T ecosystem in the GBA.

Riding on the unique position of Hong Kong as an international finance centre and innovation hub, the conference featured in-depth discussions on key areas including smart city development, capital flow and talent exchange.

Another major highlight of the event was the “Start-up Competition” which attracted 60 applications from high potential start-ups in the GBA. The Top 10 finalists presented their innovative business ideas to the judging panel at the conference.

Following an intense session of competition, a company in Hong Kong Science Park with its artificial intelligence-based solution for building inspection was declared the champion. The company also stands a chance of winning the upcoming 2018 Startup Competition in Shenzhen.

First, runner-up went to a start-up with its two-wheel motorcycle using new energy and a start-up that specialises in a therapeutic wearable device that reduces snoring received the second runner-up prize.

Both companies received a priority interview opportunity for HKSTP’s Science and Technology Entrepreneur Programme (STEP), in which they have a chance to receive HK$100,000 financial support.

All three companies were also awarded an HK$20 million investment guaranteed buy-back pool offered by a foundation for angel investments and a company for co-working spaces.

The Chief Commercial Officer of HKSTP stated that the theme for the conference was convergence and exchange, noting that Hong Kong is the perfect place for the convergence and exchange of new ideas in the Greater Bay Area.

She also noted that HKSTP is committed to turning great ideas into reality and growing the start-up community in different stages, subsequently helping the GBA be known as a vibrant innovation hub.

She added that with resources provided by the HKSAR Government, HKSTP recently launched various new initiatives, enhanced programmes and value-added services for start-ups, providing them with the support they need for their growth. Together with opportunities offered by international platforms, the group hopes to see even more high potential start-ups gain new ground and shine in the future.

The parent company of the news agency introduced TechCrunch, a global technology media and information platform, to China in 2013. As a signature event for the technology start-up community, the platform’s annual event has attracted more than 80,000 participants to date.

This year, HKSTP led a delegation of around 10 start-ups to showcase their innovative products and solutions at the Main Conference in Shenzhen. Through participating in regional events like this, it is hoped that more cross-border exchange and sharing opportunities in the I&T ecosystem can be achieved and more new business opportunities can be created for start-ups in Hong Kong.

PARTNER

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

PARTNER

CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.

PARTNER

Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

PARTNER

HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

PARTNER

IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.

Send this to a friend