Application Period : 1 June – 8 July 2022
Final : 19 August 2022

“Maker in China” SME Innovation and Entrepreneurship Global Contest 2022 – Hong Kong Chapter will be held in Hong Kong on August 19. This annual state level innovation and entrepreneurship contest is organized by China Centre for Promotion of SME Development, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China, Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of the People’s Republic of China, Department of Youth Affairs, Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, China International Cooperation Association of SMEs and co-organized by Cyberport, Angel Investment Foundation and Chamber of Commerce of Guangzhou Industrial Parks. The event is also one of the celebration events of the 25th Anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR, which is highly valued by the Central Government and Hong Kong Government.

Contest Goal

Bridging together innovative technologies and enterprises

Connecting innovative technology projects with industrial parks
Matching of market-oriented operation and government policies
Facilitating the cooperation and upgrade of industries

Timeline

Call for projects in 10 fields of science and technology

Artificial Intelligence & Big Data

Smart Living, Mobility and Healthcare

Fintech

New Materials

Biomedicine & Biotechnology

Internet of Things

Industrial Internet & Advanced Manufacturing

New Generation Information Technology

New Energy, Energy Saving & Environmental Protection

Digital Entertainment & eSports Software

Eligibility

Potential field of use and market growth of the underlying technology of the project

Technological or business innovativeness of the project and intellectual property protection measures that have been planned or in place

Academic qualifications, work experience, entrepreneurial experience and technical background of the project team

Business model feasibility and responsiveness to market developments of the project

Finalists will receive the following additional rewards

Fast-track interview opportunity to the signature Cyberport Incubation Programme.
3-month complimentary use of Flexi-Space at the Cyberport Smart-Space (one flexible desk per company) #
An “One-on-One” meeting with investors arranged by Angel Investment Foundation (AIF). AIF will sponsor one-year of external financial controller services to assist the projects in obtaining development funds from multiple channels.
To be offered by HKPC, 6 month complimentary Inno Space membership for the teams entering the finals

Opportunity for direct admission to the City University HK Tech 300 Seed Fund Programme (Subject to fulfill the relevant requirements, see here for more details )

Free participation in Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s International ICT Expo 2022 to be held in October this year tentatively

# Subject to availability
* The reward provider reserves the right of final decision, and the reward is also subject to the relevant terms and conditions.

Contest Briefing cum
Sharing of 2021’s Winning Project Teams

14 June 2022 3:00 – 4:30pm

“Bring Innovation and Technology’s Strengths into Full Play for integration into the National Development” Sharing Session

28 June 2022 3:00 – 4:30pm

Hong Kong Chapter Final

cum Award Presentation Ceremony (19 August 2022)