Why Hong Kong

Hong Kong helps you unlock life-changing opportunities in the Greater Bay Area, Asia and beyond. The entrepreneurial environment, seamless connectivity and vibrant lifestyle means no limits to what you can achieve.
Connect with Hong Kong and excel in Asia’s world city. Your growth and innovation starts here.

Access Global Unique Opportunities

Strategic Location 

Surrounded by Asia’s key markets, Hong Kong offers a treasure trove of opportunities. Enjoy a diverse talent pool and economic integration in the Greater Bay Area.

Global Links 

With Hong Kong’s centricity in the Belt and Road Initiative, you’ll be connected to countries around the globe. Reach half the world’s population within 5 hours by plane, and get to over 190 locations via 100 airlines.

Connect with Trusted Partners and Systems

Government Support 

You’ll be supported by government funding schemes, incubation programmes and talent development initiatives. Over HK$100 billion (US$12.7 billion) has been allocated to boost innovation and technology, with focuses on developing four areas of strength: artificial intelligence and robotics, biotechnology, financial technologies and smart city.

Strong IP Protection

Over 9,000 overseas and Mainland China companies trust Hong Kong to set up base here. Safeguard your innovations with Hong Kong’s intellectual property laws, designed to meet the highest international standards.

Freedom of Speech and Information Flow 

Enjoy the benefits of a global communications hub, with the free flow of news and information protected by law, thanks to our unique “one country, two systems” policy.

Excel in an International Finance and Business Hub

Regulatory Benefits

Under Hong Kong’s “one country, two systems” policy, take advantage of an international business hub with unbridled connectivity to Mainland China. Recognized as the world’s freest economy and the world’s largest offshore Renmenbi hub, get the best of both worlds when you establish your business here.

Investor Funding 

Thanks to Hong Kong’s deep and liquid capital market, attract funding from banks and investors from all over the world.

Low Taxes 

Enjoy one of the most business-friendly tax systems in the world. You only have to pay three direct, competitive taxes (profits, salaries and properties), with generous allowances and deductions.

World’s Number One IPO Market 

By the end of 2019, Hong Kong has completed 160 IPOs and raised over HK$ 300 billion. Go public in the city ranked first globally for initial public offerings.  

Our commitment to I&T Development

World-class Innovation Powerhouse

Hong Kong's promising future as a global I&T and research hub is underpinned by staunch support and significant investment from the HKSAR Government. HKSTP also plays a pivotal role in propelling the city's I&T development by fostering a vibrant I&T ecosystem.

Research to Innofacturing to Finance (R-l-F) value chain

HKSTP champions the transformation of research and development (R&D) into economic outcomes through our R-I-F value chain. We drive collaborative research among leading Hong Kong and international universities and institutes, connect research to innofacturing through “new industrialisation”, and help start-ups access various forms of financial support enabled by Hong Kong's position as Asia's capital hub.

The introduction of the HKSAR Government's Strategic Tech Fund further supports more start-up companies from around the world to scale and bring tangible benefits to Hong Kong and the world with their innovations.

Learn more about the Strategic Tech Fund here.

Work with World-class Professionals and Talent

Top-Tier Talent 

Tap into a multilingual talent pool, cultivated at Hong Kong’s globally-renowned higher education institutions, with 3 in World Top 50 (Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2020) and 3 in Top 10 in Asia (QS Asian University Rankings 2020).

Diverse Industry Expertise 

As an international finance centre, Hong Kong has expanded into the fintech, retail tech, health tech, IoT and smart city industries. No matter your expertise, you’ll find like-minded innovators to spark new ideas together. 

Plug into a Transport and Information Hub

Ease of Business Travel

You can arrive in major Asian cities within a four-hour flight and reach half the world’s population in a five-hour flight.

Digital Connectivity 

Enjoy high-speed communications with Hong Kong’s robust ICT infrastructure, including 11 submarine cable systems and 12 satellites for external communications.

World-Class Infrastructure 

A world-class cargo hub with some of the world’s busiest airport and container port, Hong Kong helps you move goods with ease.

Live in a Cosmopolitan City

Global City with Distinctive Local Flair 

Be inspired by fascinating contrasts - East, West, old, new – that permeate every aspect of city life. Ignite your senses with Hong Kong’s spectacular scenery, gastronomic delights and rich cultural traditions. Here, a new adventure awaits.

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