Greater Bay Area

Why GBA

The Greater Bay Area (“GBA”), formed of 9 thriving Guangdong cities and the Hong Kong and Macau Special Administrative Regions, plays a strategic role in China’s implementation of innovation-driven development and commitment to reform and opening-up. With a total population of over 86 million and GDP of USD 1,668.8 billion as of 2020* , the region offers abundant opportunities for international companies to tap into China’s I&T potential, and for mainland Chinese companies to expand to the world.

Seize GBA opportunities with HKSTP

We are expanding our infrastructure and ecosystem deeper into the GBA to accelerate your region-wide development. Our campuses in GBA make for a perfect springboard for you to expand your footprint in the fast-growing region, capitalising on our results-oriented support and initiatives for reinforcing Hong Kong’s advantage as an international gateway within the GBA.

Our Community

HKSTP has built a thriving I&T ecosystem converging stakeholders from government, industry, academic and research sectors, and curated an extensive range of tailored programmes and initiatives to accelerate the process of R&D to commercialisation. The success recipe is adapted in the GBA to create the perfect I&T mecca for mainland and global innovators to take their technologies to the next stage, in particular in our core technology areas for GBA.

We invite international companies to use our GBA campuses as a base to penetrate the mainland market, identify the right talents, source manufacturing and supply chain support and secure capital. We welcome mainland tech ventures to leverage our GBA presence to expand global market reach, access institutional capital, attract global talents and establish borderless technology collaboration.

Our core technology focus


Healthcare

Big Data & AI

Robotics

New Material

Mirco-Electronics

Sustainability

Fintech

How We Support You In GBA

Expand your business to GBA with our programmes & services spanning:

  • Business Growth & Expansion
  • Funding & Financing
  • Talent Recruitment & Nurturing
  • Technology Collaboration
  • Manufacturing & Supply Chain

 

 Our Programmes

GBA INNOACADEMY GBA INNOEXPRESS UNIVERSITY INCUBATOR NETWORKS GBA IPO CONNECT INCUBATION PROGRAMME
A resource centre, training hub and exchange platform for talents Support start-ups and I&T enterprises to go global and attract foreign investment Build incubator networks with relevant institutions to foster talents and start-ups Support and facilitate tech companies to IPO in Hong Kong

Nurture tech ventures to grasp GBA opportunities

Our GBA Footprint

HONG KONG SCIENCE PARK SHENZHEN BRANCH

Located in Futian, Shenzhen, Hong Kong Science Park Shenzhen Branch is a joint initiative supported by the governments of HKSAR and Shenzhen. The campus boasting an area of 31,000 square metres across two buildings provides offices, laboratories, co-working spaces, MICE venues and park amenities for partner companies.

 

Joint Office in Futian

Shared offices are available at our Futian Joint Office within the Co-operation Zone. With an area of 320 square metres, the Joint Office provides meeting rooms and co-working spaces for tech ventures and leading technology companies to swiftly settle in Shenzhen and implement their GBA expansion plans. 


 

Press Release

6 SEP 2021

In September 2021, the Hong Kong and Shenzhen governments raised joint initiatives to foster I&T collaboration and HKSTP fully supports it

 

More about GBA

POLICY SUPPORT

The National 14th Five-Year Plan

Under the 14th Five-Year Plan, the national development blueprint and action agenda for the five-year period up to 2025, GBA is envisaged as an international innovation centre.The Plan mentions promoting the development of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Loop as a major platform for GBA co-operation and deepening the Mainland’s I&T co-operation with Hong Kong.

New Northern Metropolis A Boost To I&T

Under the HKSAR government’s long-term Northern Metropolis Development Strategy, the San Tin Technopole will be developed to create a critical mass of I&T facilities offering greater economies of scale. Its relative proximity to the Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Zone (Shenzhen I&T Zone) is expected to further promote I&T collaboration between Hong Kong and Shenzhen, and complement the Science Park R&D hub in the city to fuel I&T development as the driving force for Hong Kong’s next era of economic growth.

Learn more about Northern Metropolis Development Strategy

WORLD-CLASS CITY CLUSTER

Economic integration will pool together the complementary strengths of the GBA cities to create a strong clustering effect. Tech companies will be able to access an integrated pool of innovation resources from the region – from R&D expertise to manufacturing capacity and tax breaks – and tap the GBA synergy to enhance their competitiveness.

 

Enquiry

Contact us for any questions related to GBA opportunities and admission to our GBA campuses.

*Source:Greater Bay Area website, HKSAR Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau

 

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