Connecting international start-ups with world-class enterprises to grow your innovations and achieve success in the Asian market. We enable rapid deployment of global innovations, in order to help generate high economic value and growth to all private and public stakeholders involved, in Hong Kong, Greater Bay Area, and beyond.
- Have disruptive technologies?
- Driven to impact the future?
- Ready to accelerate your business?
We invite tech ventures from around the world to Hong Kong to transform their technologies and products into practical solutions that have commercial and significant value to markets in Asia including the Greater Bay Area. As one of Asia’s best resourced and connected co-creation platform, talk to us and let us show you why we are the choice to accelerate your business!
Hong Kong as a Financial and Technology Lab
Come to the world’s freest economy to accelerate your innovation with global leading brands for the Asian marketplace.
Global Acceleration Academy (GAA), by Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), is an intensive business acceleration programme, which invites tech ventures from around the world to Hong Kong to transform their technologies and products into practical solutions that have commercial and local value for Asia.
Hong Kong, Launchpad for Innovation into the Greater Bay Area and Asia
As Asia’s most connected city, Hong Kong represents the ideal environment for businesses to grow. The city is strategically located at the heart of the Greater Bay Area and boasts a world-class infrastructure, tax-friendly jurisdictions, productive legal system, pro-business policies, strong public finances, and robust international talent base, making it the preferred business destination and the gateway to Mainland China and the rest of Asia.
Opportunity is About:
Candidates should be from:
Description of Ideal Candidate:
Do overseas participants need to be in Hong Kong for the full 13 weeks of the accelerator?
Upon selection, overseas tech ventures can participate in their home countries with the expectation of attending the interim review/Proof-of-Concept(POC) pitch (week 4) and/or final Demo Day (week 13) in Hong Kong. The interim review includes an orientation program/tour to understand how to develop business in the HK/China market. Once selected for the POC, overseas participants will present their POC in HK during the Demo Day. Both trips to HK would be partly subsidised.
Deadline: As soon as possible
Cost/funding for participants:
How much does it cost to join?
These accelerators are free to join. There is no application fee or equity taken.
Will overseas participants enjoy any travel subsidies for joining the Accelerator in Hong Kong?
HKSTP will sponsor the flight ticket and hotel accommodation of one representative from the selected overseas tech venture to visit Hong Kong for Interim Review or Demo Day.
If you are not based in Hong Kong, yet successfully selected to get into the Interim Review or Demo Day, HKSTP will arrange booking for your flight tickets and hotel accommodation in Hong Kong through designated travel agency, and shall subsidise the cost up to HK$10,000 for one representative for the corresponding expenses.
Please note that the subsidised booking must be done through our agency and HKSTP will cover the accommodation of maximum two nights. For any exceeding amount, the participant should settle with the travel agency.
How much do you invest?
This program does not entail direct investments. However, if you are selected, our incubation ecosystem has a wide-breath of investors and VC partners to network. GAA will provide training support to selected applicants to help you in adapting the business environment and equipping you with more skillsets for the upcoming interim review and discussion on Proof-of Concept, while the corporate partner(s) will provide mentorship to you to offer advice and industry insight to you in developing and/or improving your solution(s) to better-fit the needs of the industry.