Technology Incubation Network (TIN) Inauguration was held on 9th Jan 2018 in Ideal Lab, HKSTP. Many startup enterprisers were invited to join the TIN Inauguration 2018. Mr. Albert Wong (CEO, HKSTP), Mr. Charles Mok (Legislative Councilor - IT) and Ir. Dr. Lo Wai Kwok (Legislative Councilor - Engineering) were invited to be guest speaker.
I met many friends and took photos before the event start.(Ir. Dr. Jackson Tsang (Co-Founder, Glorious Venture Capital Limited), Ir. Harry Chan (BeeInventor – Dasloop), Ir. Ritz MH Lau (Deputy Chairman – Manufacturing & Industrial Division, HKIE) and I)
I also met Mr. David Chung (President, The Hong Kong Institute of Business Innovation (HKIBI)).
In the beginning, Mr. Kenneth Chau (Past TIN Chairman) gave welcome speech. He appreciated HKSTP and all Incubatees (included graduates) to support their common goal that was to do good thing for Hong Kong Technology. Moreover, he shared their objectives in last 2 years that was BAT indicating Business, Alumni and Technology.
Then Mr. Torin Fung (TIN Chairman) shared his ideas. He wished that HKSTP continuously support TIN and he expected to arrange more activities for TIN members as one of key directions. So it could enhance the business synergy. Therefore, the objectives of TIN would be BATS.
Mr. Albert Wong (CEO, HKSTP) was invited to give a speech. Albert said that don’t focus on HKSTP Corporation but focus on Hong Kong Science Park. It has already been a famous Brand. Incubatees in Science Park were recognized as excellence startup. Albert briefed that we had more than 520 graduates and more than 260 incubatees in the Parks. We were looking forward to double incubatees to 500 after several years. Science Park Incubation Program is the biggest incubation program in Hong Kong.
Mr. Charles Mok (IT Legislative Councilor) was guest speaker and he said the ecosystem and funding were improved much in these few years. He would like to ask government the following items: i) remove barriers for startup, ii) enhance talent (e.g. internship program), iii) support the existing technology industries; and iv) creation of new market (e.g. AA matching program).
Ir. Dr. Lo Wai Kwok (Engineering Legislative Councilor) was guest speaker and he shared the history of the development of Hong Kong Science Park. In 1988, Dr. Lo represented industries to suggest the establishment of Hong Kong Science Park to Industry Department. But Government’s consultation report was negative because the consultants hadn’t considered the mainland China factor for manpower support and market demand. Then they proposed again and again in 1991 and 1994, respectively. Until 1997, CE adopted their suggestion and established Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation. Dr. Lo also introduced this project to public in Sha Tin Distinct. Finally, he said cluster was very important for Science Park that included Multinational Companies (MNCs), Large, Middle and Small Enterprises. He reviewed the past and looking forward the future development of the Lok Ma Chau Loop Innovation and Technology Park.
Dr. Alan Lam (Founder Chairman, TIN) was the last speaker and he told us that TIN was established because of a trip with Mr. Allen Yeung (previous VP – BDTS, HKSTP) in Sep 2011. He asked Allen any alumni of Incubation Program because his company almost graduate at that time. Allen replied that NO but he encouraged Alan to establish by himself. At that time, 17 incubatees joined together to form TIN. HKSTP supported and all incubatees whatever new or old were automatically became members. They wished to work together for business.
Then Mr. Torin Fung (TIN Chairman) presented Honor Chairman Certificate to Mr. Kenneth Chau.
He also presented Honor Chairman Certificate to Dr. Alan Lam.
All guest speakers took a photo.
All TIN members took a photo.
Group photo was taken with all participants.
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