I&T

ACT Genomics and Sanomics Merge to Unleash Hong Kong's Global Potential in Healthcare Technology

Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:57am

Both ACT Genomics and Sanomics are park companies of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) and located in the Hong Kong Science Park.

Key Points: 
  • Both ACT Genomics and Sanomics are park companies of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) and located in the Hong Kong Science Park.
  • The merger is set to create an integrated oncology diagnostic powerhouse in Asia and unleash the global potential of healthcare technology (healthtech) in Hong Kong, the Greater Bay Area and beyond.
  • Sunny Chai, Chairman of Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation, Mr. Alfred Sit, Secretary for Innovation and Technology, and Ms. Annie Choi, Permanent Secretary for Innovation and Technology.
  • About ACT Genomics Holdings Co. Ltd.
    ACT Genomics is an innovation-driven cancer solution provider with offices in Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore, Tokyo, Bangkok and Wales (UK).

Small and Medium Enterprises Seeking to Start a Governance Program Get Tailored Road Map in New COBIT Resource

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 4:01pm

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) often deal with constraints such as limited IT resources and smaller budgets, and may have unique needs for their core business and priorities.

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  • Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) often deal with constraints such as limited IT resources and smaller budgets, and may have unique needs for their core business and priorities.
  • A new guide from global technology association ISACA, COBIT for Small and Medium Enterprises , provides guidance for SMEs on developing an enterprise governance system for information and technology (I&T) tailored especially to their unique needs.
  • COBIT for Small and Medium Enterprises explains the core model and components of the globally recognized COBIT framework, illuminates the key governance and management objectives that are most relevant to SMEs, and walks SMEs through the fundamentals of starting and implementing an I&T governance program.
  • There is no magic formula for all small and medium enterprises to follow when it comes to developing an I&T governance system, says Lisa Villanueva, ISACA IT Governance Professional Practices Lead.

HKTDC and HSBC joint survey shows Greater Bay Area start-ups optimistic on growth prospects

Monday, November 15, 2021 - 8:00am

HONG KONG, Nov 15, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Most start-ups in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) are optimistic about their growth prospects, a joint survey by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and HSBC shows.

Key Points: 
  • HONG KONG, Nov 15, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Most start-ups in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) are optimistic about their growth prospects, a joint survey by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and HSBC shows.
  • "The Greater Bay Area brings together the advanced manufacturing, professional services and I&T industries, which leverage their respective strengths to achieve integrated development.
  • This will further enhance the overall competitiveness of the Greater Bay Area," he said.
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    The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited is the founding member of the HSBC Group.

HKSTP Hosts Global Entrepreneurs at First-Ever Hybrid Elevator Pitch Competition to Spark a Week of GBA and International Business Opportunities

Friday, November 5, 2021 - 2:18pm

This years event surpassed all expectations, attracting over 600 entries from 40 countries and cities across five continents.

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  • This years event surpassed all expectations, attracting over 600 entries from 40 countries and cities across five continents.
  • The Greentech startup beat all other finalists with its innovative climate solutions and eco-engineering technology for ocean ecosystems restoration.
  • Global and local entrepreneurs have interacted with active investors and innovation ecosystem leaders at this years EPiC competition.
  • Meanwhile, physical and virtual guests from various industries and territories explored a wealth of GBA and international business partnership, as well as investment opportunities.

Fintech Unicorn Nium Joins HKSTP’s FinTech Community to Accelerate Hong Kong’s Booming Fintech Ecosystem

Monday, November 1, 2021 - 2:00am

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) today announced the addition of a global Fintech unicorn, Nium, as a partner company to HKSTPs thriving Fintech ecosystem.

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  • Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) today announced the addition of a global Fintech unicorn, Nium, as a partner company to HKSTPs thriving Fintech ecosystem.
  • Nium has been present in Hong Kong since 2016 and the growing team will join other fast-rising Fintech ventures at Science Parks flagship Fintech hub at InnoCentre in Kowloon Tong.
  • HKSTP has already connected Nium with a number of Fintech API players in Hong Kong to accelerate service development and business growth.
  • Through collaboration with industry leaders and tech startups at InnoCentre, Nium can instantly plug into the Hong Kongs thriving Fintech ecosystem and ride the wave of API-based financial services sweeping across Hong Kong and the GBA.

Hong Kong Electronics Fair: I&T to lead post-pandemic economic growth

Friday, October 29, 2021 - 5:00am

At the Symposium on Innovation and Technology, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Hong Kong Electronics & Technologies Association (HKETA) invited industry luminaries from around the world to share insights on the theme "Revive and Thrive".

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  • At the Symposium on Innovation and Technology, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Hong Kong Electronics & Technologies Association (HKETA) invited industry luminaries from around the world to share insights on the theme "Revive and Thrive".
  • The speakers shed light on how innovation and technology (I&T) can help enterprises regain growth momentum and what I&T trends they expect to see globally and in Hong Kong.
  • This year's Symposium on Innovation & Technology, themed "Revive and Thrive", ran as part of the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition).
  • * The seven concurrent fairs include the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition), HKTDC International ICT Expo, HKTDC Hong Kong International Medical and Healthcare Fair, HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition), HKTDC Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo, electronicAsia, which is jointly organised by the HKTDC and MMI Asia Pte Ltd, and Eco Expo Asia, which is jointly organised by the HKTDC and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.
    - Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo: https://hkotlexpo.hktdc.com
    - Hong Kong International Medical and Healthcare Fair: https://hkmedicalfair.hktdc.com
    The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade.

HKTDC welcomes new opportunities arising from 2021 Policy Address

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 12:00pm

HONG KONG, Oct 6, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) welcomed the Chief Executive's 2021 Policy Address which can create new opportunities for Hong Kong and add fresh impetus to the city's development.

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  • HONG KONG, Oct 6, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) welcomed the Chief Executive's 2021 Policy Address which can create new opportunities for Hong Kong and add fresh impetus to the city's development.
  • HKTDC Chairman Dr Peter K N Lam said, "The Chief Executive's Policy Address outlines innovative ideas that can help Hong Kong ride on opportunities arising from the Chinese 14th Five-Year Plan and play a role in the development of Mainland China."
  • The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade.
  • With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub.

PolyU signs MoU with three strategic partners in support of "GBA PolyVentures 2025"

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 12:05pm

The MoU were signed between PolyU and its strategic partners, namely Everbright Limited, StartupHK Fund and Hai Robotics.

Key Points: 
  • The MoU were signed between PolyU and its strategic partners, namely Everbright Limited, StartupHK Fund and Hai Robotics.
  • Hai Robotics, one of our strategic partners today, was nurtured under PolyU's entrepreneurship ecosystem and has recently become a unicorn."
  • The Secretary for Innovation and Technology of the HKSAR Government, Mr Alfred Sit, commended the GBA PolyVentures 2025.
  • PolyU is also committed to providing high-quality education that keeps pace with the times and meets societal needs.

PolyU signs MoU with three strategic partners in support of "GBA PolyVentures 2025"

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 11:49am

The MoU were signed between PolyU and its strategic partners, namely Everbright Limited, StartupHK Fund and Hai Robotics.

Key Points: 
  • The MoU were signed between PolyU and its strategic partners, namely Everbright Limited, StartupHK Fund and Hai Robotics.
  • Hai Robotics, one of our strategic partners today, was nurtured under PolyU's entrepreneurship ecosystem and has recently become a unicorn."
  • The Secretary for Innovation and Technology of the HKSAR Government, Mr Alfred Sit, commended the GBA PolyVentures 2025.
  • PolyU is also committed to providing high-quality education that keeps pace with the times and meets societal needs.

HKSTP Invites the World’s Brightest Innovators to Join Hong Kong’s First Hybrid Elevator Pitch Competition 2021

Monday, September 6, 2021 - 8:58am

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) has formally kickoff the Elevator Pitch Competition 2021 (EPiC 2021) by inviting applications from tech ventures in Hong Kong around the world.

Key Points: 
  • Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) has formally kickoff the Elevator Pitch Competition 2021 (EPiC 2021) by inviting applications from tech ventures in Hong Kong around the world.
  • To celebrate HKSTPs 20 years of leading Hong Kong innovation, the event will return to its iconic SKY100 venue at the top of International Commerce Centre in West Kowloon to re-create a genuine elevator pitch experience.
  • We not only met investors but also other entrepreneurs who are finding innovative solutions to some of the worlds biggest problems.
  • HKSTP is committed to acting as a bridge between innovators and investors, with HKSTP nurturing over 500 start-up companies and connected them to more than 1000 active investors.