Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) launched the inaugural Global Matching 2020. The six-day business-and-investment matching programme has attracted more than 180 pre-registered world-class corporates and regional investors with an array of local and overseas technology ventures looking to grow their business.
Under the theme of “One Stop to a World of Innovations”, the virtual programme is gathering 160 startups and technology ventures from 29 economies, including Mainland China, Singapore, the US, and Brazil. From July 16 to 23, these companies will be attending more than 220 one-on-one matching meetings pre-scheduled by the corporates and the investors who are searching for innovation and opportunities, as well as solutions that will address problems in eight industry verticals. The industry verticals are Consumer and Retail, Education, Logistics and Manufacturing, Travel and Hospitality, Finance and Insurance, Healthcare, Real Estate and Construction, and Smart City and Government.
Albert Wong, CEO, HKSTP, said: “HKSTP is thrilled to see the broad level of support and bold intent of different parties to fast-track innovation with the goal of realising local and global business opportunities at Global Matching 2020. This event demonstrates our successful efforts to ramp up innovation and investment, as well as Hong Kong’s resilience, strengths, diversity and scale of tech venture opportunities in light of market challenges.
Innovation and technology (I&T) is an important growth engine for the city’s future economic development. As Hong Kong’s flagship incubation and R&D centre, HKSTP is at the forefront of driving the development of I&T and working in step with our innovators, investors and corporate partners. We look forward to seeing the collaboration and the co-creation that will propel Hong Kong to become an international I&T hub.”
With support from InvestHK, HKSTP Startups Alumni Association, and Hong Kong Business Angel Network, along with EventXtra, Global Matching 2020 provides opportunities for the corporates to seek disruptive solutions; the investors to discover new avenues of opportunities; and the technology ventures to seek funding and partnership. Also, the highlight of the programme includes online plenary sharing on global innovations by industry leaders and investors on day one (July 16) and a two-minute sales pitch by the technology ventures who introduce their innovative solutions addressing the industry challenges.
Key facts for Global Matching 2020:
- 220+ One-on-one business and investment matching meetings
- 160 Local and overseas technology ventures
- 120+ World-class industry corporates
- 60+ Regional investors
- 100+ Pitching presentations by technology ventures
- 24×7 Innovation channel showcasing innovation
Registration for the plenary sharing by industry leaders and investors is open to members of the public.
About Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Comprising Science Park, InnoCentre and Industrial Estates, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is a statutory body dedicated to building a vibrant innovation and technology ecosystem to connect stakeholders, nurture technology talents, facilitate collaboration, and catalyze innovations to deliver social and economic benefits to Hong Kong and the region.
Established in May 2001, HKSTP has been driving the development of Hong Kong into a regional hub for innovation and growth in several focused clusters including Electronics, Information & Communications Technology, Green Technology, Biomedical Technology, Materials and Precision Engineering. We enable science and technology companies to nurture ideas, innovate and grow, supported by our R&D facilities, infrastructure, and market-led laboratories and technical centres with professional support services. We also offer value added services and comprehensive incubation programmes for technology start-ups to accelerate their growth.
Technology businesses benefit from our specialised services and infrastructure at Science Park for applied research and product development; enterprises can find creative design support at InnoCentre; while skill-intensive businesses are served by our three industrial estates at Tai Po, Tseung Kwan O and Yuen Long. More information about HKSTP is available at www.hkstp.org.