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Incubation and Accelerator Programmes

You can know more about the incubation and accelerator programmes offered by CityU or other parties here. By joining such programmes, you could get a functional workspace for your team to work in and/or a variety of resources for accelerating your business growth.

Three incubation programmes are exclusively offered to CityU entrepreneurs. Please feel free to contact us if you are in need of incubation support and functional co-working space.

CityU Incubation Progamme To offer support to our start-ups and student entrepreneurship teams, CityU Incubation Programme provides a new functional co-working space at CityU and support for creative works and entrepreneurship development.

Enquiry:
Ms Sian Chan, Knowledge Transfer Office
(Tel: 3442 6707 / Email: sian.chan@cityu.edu.hk)
CityU-HKSTP Pre-Incubation Programme This Programme aims to accelerate the growth of CityU supported start-ups and student entrepreneurship teams by providing comprehensive 24/7 incubation support and a functional and flexible co-working space “Lion Rock 72” at InnoCentre on Tat Chee Avenue for them to collaborate, exchange ideas, and conduct business activities.

Enquiry:
Ms Sian Chan, Knowledge Transfer Office
(Tel: 3442 6707 / Email: sian.chan@cityu.edu.hk)
CityU-HKSTP Incubator Scheme This is a joint incubation programme with Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks (HKSTP), such that teams that are incubated by CityU while passing all the requirement and admission processes of HKSTP's incubation programmes, will be treated the same as HKSTP’s incubated companies, enjoying a list of value added services including business development and fundraising, along with the HKSTP’s financial subsidies. In addition, HKSTP’s Incubation Centre at Shatin, as well as facilities at InnoCentre on Tat Chee Avenue will be made accessible by these teams, thereby enhancing our incubation capacity, where the start-up companies can grow into their maturity in a nurturing environment.

Enquiry:
Ms Fanny Ho, Knowledge Transfer Office
(Tel: 3442 6859 / Email: fanny.ho@cityu.edu.hk)

Here is a list of incubation and accelerator programmes offered by different organisations that you may find it useful for your entrepreneurship.

    AIA Accelerator
The AIA Accelerator, is a programme designed to bring high potential start-ups and one of the world’s largest insurer together. Shortlisted start-ups will receive:
  • Mentorship from industry experts, specialists in wearable healthcare, technology & go-to-market and from venture capitalists on fund raising and growth strategies
  • Hot seating during the incubation period
  • Sponsorship from Microsoft on free software, cloud services and joint marketing exposure to help start-ups to grow their business
  • Business support, free training and online courses from Amazon on Architecture, sysops and devops
Email: aiaaccelerator@aia.com
Cyberport Incubation Programme
Cyberport Incubation Programme supports entrepreneurs and start-ups with resources that aim to accelerate their growth.
  • Up to HK$330,000 in financial assistance
  • Rent-free working space for up to 24 months
  • Free use of Cyberport shared meeting rooms, conference rooms, co-working spaces and other facilities
  • Professional services including legal consultancy services subsidised to 75%
  • Monthly salaries subsidised to 50%, or up to HK$9,000, for graduate interns (whichever is less)
  • Training, trade fair or exhibition services subsidised to 75%
  • Advertising subsidised up to HK$50,000
  • Meetings with entrepreneurs and investors, and networking opportunities
  • Two-year free usage of a .hk domain name
Tel: 3166 3900 / Email: cip_enquiry@cyberport.hk
Cyberport Accelerator Support Programme
The Cyberport Accelerator Support Programme prepares Cyberport incubatees and alumni for international markets and investors, providing up to HK$300,000 financial assistance to each successful applicant.
  • 75% subsidy on accelerator programme fees
  • 75% subsidy on office rental
  • 50% subsidy for interns
  • 75% subsidy on travel and accommodation
  • 75% subsidy on marketing and promotion (up to HK$50,000)
  • 75% on professional services
Tel: 3166 3735 / Email: collaboration@cyberport.hk
E Hub
Using a market approach for charitable purposes, E Hub is committed to providing an innovative entrepreneurial base for young people aged 18 - 45 from Shenzhen, Hong Kong and around the world. It will foster about 200 young entrepreneurs or start-up companies with high-potential focusing on modern logistics, information services, technology, cultural and creative industries and related professional services. Multi-dimensional start-up support includes:
  • Seed money
  • Training
  • Business consultation
  • Networking
  • Quality office space at concessionary rates
  • Access to angel investors and venture capital
The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups:
Tel: 2527 2448 / 3113 7999 / Email: ybhkehub@hkfyg.org.hk

Secretariat, E Hub, the Qianhai Authority:
Tel: +86 755 3666 8695 / Email: qianhai_ehub@163.com
HK Design Incubation Programme (DIP)
As a major incubation programme fully supported and funded by the Hong Kong SAR Government and managed by HKDC, the Hong Kong Design Incubation Programme (DIP) aims to nurture design start-ups at the early stage of their business development, with hardware and software support. Under the programme, each incubatee is expected to graduate within a period of up to 2 years. Throughout the incubation period, incubatees will enjoy a variety of support services including:
  • Free rental for office premises
  • Financial assistance in operation, marketing and development
  • Shared office equipment
  • Meeting rooms
  • Photo studio
  • Internet access
  • Common pantries
  • Library run by Hong Kong Design Centre
  • Business knowledge enrichment programmes
  • Mentorship programmes
  • Business outreaching programmes
Email: dip@hkdesigncentre.org
     HKSTP Incubation Programmes
Incubation Programme is split into three key areas, custom-made for startups in the fields of web and mobile technology, technology and biotechnology – Incu-App , Incu-Tech , and Incu-Bio.
  • Office space and facilities
  • Technical and management assistance
  • Promotion & development assistance
  • Business support
  • Financial aid package
Tel: 2629 6707 / 2629 6714 / 2629 6733 / Email: biadmin@hkstp.org
Leading Enterprises Acceleration Programme (LEAP@HK)
LEAP@HK aims to nurture high potential candidates into regional/global companies by providing value-add services:
  • Networks cum subsidies on domain expert
  • EIR (Entrepreneur-in-Residence)
  • Dedicated professional panels
Email: michael.au@hkstp.org
Inno Space
Inno Space is a startup platform to support local startups and inventors by translating their innovative ideas into industrial designs, prototypes and products so they can turn concepts into reality. Inno Space is comprised of three areas: Inno Network, Inno Idea and Inno Prototype.
  • Office space
  • Book and magazine references
  • Design and industrial modeling software
  • 3D scanner/ printer
  • Robots
  • Virtual reality, augmented reality facilities
  • Meeting rooms
  • Metalwork, woodwork, electronic equipment
Tel: 2788 6118 / Email: innospace@hkpc.org
So In So Good Incubation Programme
It is a free 6-month incubation programme based in Hong Kong that harnesses the power of technology solutions addressing social and environmental issues. o In So Good enables talented entrepreneurs to grow and amplify their impact through:
  • Classes and workshops
  • Mentorship
  • Social impact
  • Networking and events
  • Office space
  • International network
Tel: 9774 1780 / Email: soinsogood@inco.co.com