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Special Call for Trial Projects for the Prevention and Control of the Epidemic (Innovation and Technology Commission)

To tackle the Coronavirus Disease 2019 epidemic, the Innovation and Technology Commission launched a special call for trial projects under the Public Sector Trial Scheme to support product development or application of technologies for the prevention and control of the
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Public Sector Trial Scheme for Technology Companies Conducting Research and Development (R&D) Activities in Hong Kong

The funding scope of the Public Sector Trial Scheme has been extended to cover production of prototypes or samples and/or conducting of trials in the public sector of the R&D outcomes by all technology companies conducting R&D activities in Hong
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“SME ReachOut” – Enhance SME’s Understanding of Government’s Funding Schemes

SME ReachOut A dedicated service team entitled “SME ReachOut” has commenced operation starting 1 January 2020 to support SMEs through face-to-face meetings to help identify funding schemes that suit SMEs, while answering questions relating to applications. The goal is to
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Betatron’s Cohort #6 Is Open for Application – Investing up to US$500,000 in Each Startup!

Betatron – Cohort #6 Applications What You Need to Know The Investment Betatron will be investing up to US$500,000 in each startup. We will invest up to US$250,000 during the program with follow-on funding of US$250,000 available for each startup. The main focus of the program
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Being / Having Been an Entrepreneur? Considering Working Entrepreneurially in the Future? Share your Experiences!

Are you an Entrepreneur? Have you Been an Entrepreneur? Or are you considering Working Entrepreneurially in the Future? Would you like to Share your Experiences of Entrepreneurship? My name is Carolyn Vaughan Brennan and I am a PhD candidate in
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Applications for HKSTP’s Global Acceleration Academy Hotels Accelerator Are Now OPEN!

Global Acceleration Academy (GAA) is an intensive business acceleration programme spearheaded by HKSTP to connect up-and-coming startups with world-class enterprises and help them localise their innovation and achieve success in the Asian market and beyond. In partnership with the Hong
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WorkTech Secures Strategic Investment of USD 25M from Raffles Family Office and Click Ventures

WorkTech Secures Strategic Investment of USD 25M from Raffles Family Office and Click Ventures JV with Mindtell to Expand SEA Market and Establish Cross-Country Soft-Landing Network Hong Kong, 30th January, 2020 – WorkTech, a leading co-working ecosystem operator in Hong
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ALIBABA ENTREPRENEURS FUND / HSBC JUMPSTARTER Global Pitch Competition – The World’s Largest Online Pitch Contest

Though JUMPSTARTER’s offline startup event has been rescheduled, the JUMPSTARTER Global Pitch Competition Grand Finale is going online, via livestreaming, on Feb 11 and 12. The five winning teams will be announced on Feb 12. Forty finalists will participate online,
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Three Banks In Hong Kong Introduced SBAS For Businesses Requiring Basic Banking Services

The three note-issuing banks, Bank of China, HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong, have recently introduced a new tier of accounts, the “Simple Bank Accounts” (or SBAs), with the support of the HKMA, to provide an additional option for business customers who require only basic banking services.
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Agorize, Leading Online Platform For Open Innovation Challenges, Raises US$ 14.6 Million To Step Up International Growth

Agorize, the leading online platform for Open Innovation challenges, has announced a new raise of US$ 14.6 million in Series B funding led by Creadev, alongside Sofiouest and existing equity holders, Iris Capital and Capnamic Ventures.
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