2016年6月15日星期三

Visit to Cyberport for Quality Startup Scheme

HKSTP and Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA) kicked off the "Hong Kong Innovation & Technology Support Programme" and signed MOU on 24 Mar 2015.  One of our services is provided recognition for start-up business matching.  Therefore, we established “HKQAA Hong Kong Registration - Start-ups” which aimed to nurture technology startups and foster their long term development.  The pilot scheme started in HKSTP Incubation Programmes Graduation day on 31 Mar 2016 and it official launched during the HKQAA Symposium on 13 May 2016.  Since Mr. Nathan Liu (Smart-Space Community Manager, Cyberport) who is my old colleagues in HKSTP serviced in Cyberport, I arranged a meeting with our partner HKQAA in Cyberport on 15 Jun 2016.  

 (Left: I, Nathan, Mr. Bryan Peng (HKQAA) and Mr. Nic Chan (HKQAA))

Firstly, we visited Mobility Experience Centre.


It has many RF application devices for demonstration.


Then we visited Smart-Spaces which led by Mr. Mark Clift (COO, Cyberport) who is Nathan’s boss.  Many mingle with folks of other smart-spaces are arranged to encourage business collaboration among the community.


Good designed environment


We went outside to see the landscape.


Finally, we visited the “Smart-Space - FinTech1” 


Inside the FinTech1, the first digital banner showed the Hang Seng (China A) Corporate Sustainability Index which was one of services from HKQAA.


Inside environment and cubicles were showed and their lockers were found colorful.



One of statement from Steve Jobs was found that “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”


Finally, we visited the Cyberport Entrepreneurship Centre.  Their community has 713 companies and separated into On-site and Off-site as follows.
On-site
Smart Space Companies: 276
Office Tenants: 77
Incubatees: 29
Off-site
Incubatees: 189
Micro Fund Grantees: 142


We had a short meeting to introduce our Quality Startup idea and seeking cooperation among HKSTP, HKQAA and Cyberport.

Reference:
20160513: HKQAA Symposium – Startups Registration Scheme Kicks off - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/05/hkqaa-symposium-startups-registration.html


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