Incubation Programme

In today’s fast moving economic and Internet driven environments, flexible and highly-innovative startups are consistently rising up as the winners. 

Startups represent the most innovative young talent in Hong Kong and from around the world.

And by fostering these tech entrepreneurs, during their most vulnerable inception stages, HKSTP is moving Hong Kong one step closer to its ultimate goal – to drive creativity and make the city an epicentre for tech innovation.
Our 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.

Since 1992 until end Aug 2016, 425 technology incubatees are graduated in which 320 companies (i.e. 75%) are still in business and 4 IPOs in HK; while 256 incubatees are currently in programme.

The programme has raised over HK$1588 million angel/ venture capital for incubatees. Besides, our incubatees have throughout the years obtained 898 intellectual properties and 433 awards.

General Incubation Programme Support

  • Office Space and Facilities
  • Technical and Management Assistance
  • Promotion and Development Assistance
  • Business Support
  • Financial Aid Package
  1. Office Space and Facilities

    1. With fewer overhead costs, startups can use their resources towards the things that matter – R&D to create the perfect product or service.

  2. Technical and Management Assistance

    Incubatees can tap the resources of the city’s best universities and enjoy exclusive collaboration opportunities. Assistance will include:

    1. University Collaborations

      1. Licensing Purchase from Universities

      2. Joint R&D Projects University Student Projects

    2. University Library Services

    3. Professional Qualifications / Corporate Memberships

    4. Industry Collaborations

    5. Free Job Postings on the HKSTP Talent Pool Career Platform (

    6. Technical and Management Training

    7. Technical Support Services

  3. ​Promotion & Development Assistance

    1. Exhibition Services

    2. Product Launch Services

    3. Press Release Services

    4. Media Interview Services

    5. First@ Science Park

    6. Legal Consultation

  4. Business Support

    We help incubatees build the relationships as well as source funding that will make a difference to their businesses. Support will include:

    1. Business Plan Consultation

    2. Matching Events For Incubatees & Potential Investors

    3. Government funding (e.g. Enterprise Support Scheme - ESS) Application Advice

    4. Business Plan Writing Advice

    5. Funding Strategy Advice

    6. Matching Events (Between incubatees, technology partners and product distributors)

  5. Financial Aid Package

    1. Everyone needs a bit of help when they first start off, and a specially designed aid package will help reduce operational, business development and support costs, so startups can use their resources to create the perfect products or services.