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- HKSTP’s Inaugural Global Matching 2020 Shows Solid Investor and Corporate Confidence in City’s I&T Backed by Strong Registration
16 Jul 2020
Albert Wong, CEO, HKSTP, announced the launch of Global Matching 2020, an inaugural business-and-investment matching programme that provides a “One Stop to a World of Innovations” for corporates and investors as well as diversified entrepreneurial support for technology ventures seeking funding and partnership.
Global Matching 2020 has attracted more than 180 pre-registered world-class corporates and regional investors for innovation and opportunities. Industry leaders and investors were invited to online plenary sharing to share insights on global innovations on day one (July 16) of the event.
(Hong Kong, 16 July 2020) – Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) today launched the inaugural Global Matching 2020. The six-day business-and-investment matching programme has attracted more than 180 pre-registered world-class corporates and regional investors with an array of local and overseas technology ventures looking to grow their business.
Under the theme of “One Stop to a World of Innovations”, the virtual programme is gathering 160 startups and technology ventures from 29 economies, including Mainland China, Singapore, the US, and Brazil. From July 16 to 23, these companies will be attending more than 220 one-on-one matching meetings pre-scheduled by the corporates and the investors who are searching for innovation and opportunities, as well as solutions that will address problems in eight industry verticals. The industry verticals are Consumer and Retail, Education, Logistics and Manufacturing, Travel and Hospitality, Finance and Insurance, Healthcare, Real Estate and Construction, and Smart City and Government.
Albert Wong, CEO, HKSTP, said: “HKSTP is thrilled to see the broad level of support and bold intent of different parties to fast-track innovation with the goal of realising local and global business opportunities at Global Matching 2020. This event demonstrates our successful efforts to ramp up innovation and investment, as well as Hong Kong’s resilience, strengths, diversity and scale of tech venture opportunities in light of market challenges.
Innovation and technology (I&T) is an important growth engine for the city’s future economic development. As Hong Kong’s flagship incubation and R&D centre, HKSTP is at the forefront of driving the development of I&T and working in step with our innovators, investors and corporate partners. We look forward to seeing the collaboration and the co-creation that will propel Hong Kong to become an international I&T hub.”
With support from InvestHK, HKSTP Startups Alumni Association, and Hong Kong Business Angel Network, along with EventXtra, Global Matching 2020 provides opportunities for the corporates to seek disruptive solutions; the investors to discover new avenues of opportunities; and the technology ventures to seek funding and partnership. Also, the highlight of the programme includes online plenary sharing on global innovations by industry leaders and investors on day one (July 16) and a two-minute sales pitch by the technology ventures who introduce their innovative solutions addressing the industry challenges.
Key facts for Global Matching 2020:
Registration for the plenary sharing by industry leaders and investors is open to members of the public.