In a knowledge-based economy, intellectual property (IP) is becoming increasingly important in promoting business development.
The Intellectual Property Department of the Government of the Hong Kong SAR, with support from the Law Society of Hong Kong, provides FREE One-On-One IP Consultation Service for Hong Kong small and medium enterprises (SMEs*).
The owner of a Hong Kong patent can take civil action to prevent any person from using the patented invention in the Hong Kong SAR without permission.
To encourage and support young people to work and pursue their career in the Mainland cities of the Greater Bay Area (“GBA”), the Chief Executive announced in the 2020 Policy Address the launch of the Greater Bay Area Youth Employment Scheme.
Under the “Youth Development Fund”, the funded NGOs in Hong Kong will organise short-term experiential programmes at the innovation and entrepreneurial bases in Mainland GBA cities.
Under the “Youth Development Fund”, the funded NGOs will collaborate with about 70 entrepreneurial bases in Hong Kong and the Mainland cities of the Greater Bay Area in order to offer entrepreneurial support and incubation services to Hong Kong young people who intend to start their businesses in various industries and cities.
The Youth Development Fund aims at supporting youth entrepreneurship and youth development activities through collaboration with non-governmental organisations (NGOs), including working with NGOs in the form of a matching fund to help young people start their own business.
The CMF is an investment fund which targets to co-invest with other private and public investors in the Cyberport digital entrepreneurs.
The PoC Scheme aims to encourage traditional financial institutions to partner up with Fintech companies to conduct PoC projects on innovative financial service products.
The Fintech Supervisory Sandbox (FSS), launched by the HKMA in September 2016, allows banks and their partnering technology firms (tech firms) to conduct pilot trials of their fintech initiatives involving a limited number of participating customers without the need to achieve full compliance with the HKMA’s supervisory requirements.