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HKU and Cyberport commit to building a digital tech ecosystem in Hong Kong

Anuradha Shukla | Aug. 16, 2017
Besides setting up the HKU x Cyberport Digital Tech Entrepreneurship Platform, the two organisations have also launched a HKU x Cyberport FinTech Nucleus.

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Hong Kong's skyline at night. Credit: Graphicstock 

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and Hong Kong Cyberport (Cyberport) have joined hands to set up the HKU x Cyberport Digital Tech Entrepreneurship Platform (Platform)

The partnership aims to build a unique digital tech ecosystem for Hong Kong, comprising human capital, innovation and technologies, entrepreneurship, and legal and business expertise.

As such, HKU will provide support to digital tech startups at Cyberport by hosting legal and business clinics with professional service on legal advice, business plan consultancy and internal valuation practices.  

A HKU x Cyberport FinTech Nucleus has also been launched through the platform. It will spotlight fintech solutions to stimulate exchanges and adoption, as well as to spawn further innovation and collaboration between startups and industry stakeholders. 

"With our strength in human capital and the expertise and technologies from our faculty, together with Cyberport's connections and infrastructure, we can cultivate and develop strong innovation and entrepreneurial activities through this platform," said Professor Peter Mathieson, president and vice-chancellor of HKU.

Similarly, Dr Lee George Lam, chairman of Cyberport, said: "With Cyberport's wealth of global connections and digital entrepreneurial resources, together with HKU's expertise on technologies and development, we are sure that many more great ideas will flourish and innovative solutions will be widely adopted."

Cyberport has the largest fintech cluster in Hong Kong with 200 FinTech companies. It houses fintech accelerators like Accenture FinTech Innovation Lab Asia Pacific and SuperCharger.  

Cyberport also provides the largest fintech co-working space for fintech events and workshops to support the joint goal of building a unique digital tech ecosystem for Hong Kong.



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