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Start-ups

Incubation and acceleration programmes
Cyberport Incubation Programme

Provides comprehensive financial, technical and business advisory supports to technology start-ups to help them turn their creative ideas into business undertakings or commercial products, with financial assistance of up to HK$500,000 over a 24-month incubation period. Incubatees can be on-site (with rent-free accommodation) or off-site.

Cyberport Accelerator Support Programme

Provides financial assistance of up to HK$300,000 to support Cyberport incubatees or alumni to participate in local, Mainland and overseas accelerator programmes endorsed by Cyberport.

Cyberport Overseas and Mainland Market Development Support Scheme

Provides a financial subsidy of up to HK$200,000 to eligible start-ups to support them in conducting market research and promotion, as well as participating in business missions, trade fairs and exhibitions etc. outside Hong Kong with a view to assisting start-ups in expanding into new markets and attracting investors.

Incubation Programmes by Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation ("HKSTPC")

Nurture technology start-ups to develop their business by providing subsidised office space and shared facilities in the Science Park, financial aid package, technical and management assistance, promotion and development assistance and business support.  The incubation programmes include Incu-Tech for technology start-ups, Incu-Bio for those involved in biomedical technology and Incu-App for those focused in web and smartphone-based apps.

Leading Enterprises Acceleration Programme

Open to current HKSTPC's incubatees, current Science Park tenants and graduates of HKSTPC's Incubation Programmes, the programme provides marketing and promotion support, growth and expansion support, corporate development, as well as other in-depth assistance to facilitate those companies to further expand their operation.

TechnoPreneur Partnership Programme

HKSTPC expands its comprehensive support and services, such as investment support service, Soft Landing Centre and lab facilities, coaching and training etc. with over 30 partner organisations, including local universities, accelerators, co-working spaces, and the key players in the start-up community.

Co-working space
Cyberport Smart-Space

Cyberport provides Smart-Space to enable companies to flexibly rent ready-built offices.  Units can be rented on agreements from one to 12 months, with no limit on ultimate length of stay, at an all-inclusive fixed price.  Cyberport has also set up its first offsite co-working space of around 20 000 sq ft in Tsuen Wan. It can house around 140 start-ups.

Lion Rock 72

HKSTPC set up "Lion Rock 72" at InnoCentre in Kowloon Tong as the first offsite development hub for local start-ups in October 2016. It provides 10 000 sq. ft., 24-hour collaborative space with facilities that could meet the needs of start-ups to conduct business activities.

Co-working Space Programme

HKSTPC's start-ups will have access to the co-working space and services provided by its partner organisations, which include the four technopreneurship incubators and co-working space providers from Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Shenzhen.

Financial support
Cyberport Creative Micro Fund

Provides HK$100,000 as seed funding for each selected project to turn innovative ideas into prototypes.

Technology Start-up Support Scheme for Universities

Provides annual funding of up to HK$4 million to each of the six local universities to support their teams in starting technology businesses and commercialising their R&D results.

Angel Investment Matching

HKSTPC connects entrepreneurs with angel investors through access to the Hong Kong Business Angel Network.

Innovation and Technology Venture Fund ("ITVF")

The HK$2 billion ITVF co-invests with venture capital funds in local I&T start-ups on a matching basis.

Cyberport Macro Fund

The HK$200 million Cyberport Macro Fund will invest in its ICT start-ups to assist them in attracting more investment funding from other private and public investors.

Corporate Venture Fund

To encourage more private investment in early stage start-ups, HKSTPC launched the Corporate Venture Fund in July 2015 to co-invests, on a matching basis with angel investors or venture capital funds, in start-ups which are currently located in the Science Park or have participated in its incubation programmes.

Science Park Venture Partnership Programme

The programme connects the investment-ready technology enterprises at Science Park to renowned venture capital firms and corporate ventures.

Start-up community
iStartup@HK

A one-stop platform run by Cyberport to connect tech start-ups to investors and users seeking innovative solutions. Through this virtual-pitching channel, tech companies can showcase their profile and products to attract funding and expand their business footprint.