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About the HKT Startup Ecosystem

The HKT Startup Ecosystem aims to empower and collaborate with startups to help them achieve success through a vibrant ecosystem that includes multiple HKT business units. Our aim is to leverage emerging technologies to better serve Hong Kong & China’s enterprises and the public sector as well as co-building a smarter city. 

Over the past two years, HKT has already engaged over 60 tech startups to deploy project successfully in the market and explore opportunities for them.

Our Focus Technology

Video Analytics
Chatbot / Voicebot
Robotics
Smart City Solution
IoT
5G
Cloud solutions
Smart Apps
API
Artificial intelligence
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Video Analytics
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Chatbot / Voicebot
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Robotics
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Smart City Solution
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IoT
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5G
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Cloud solutions
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Smart Apps
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API
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Artificial intelligence

Our Focus Segment

GBA
Government
Hotel
Proptech
Transportation
Construction
Insurance
Education
Retail
Fintech
Healthcare
Media
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Proptech
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Transportation
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Construction
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Insurance
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Education
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Retail
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Fintech
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Healthcare
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Media
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Hotel
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Government
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GBA

Why join the HKT Startup Ecosystem?

HKT has an excellent record in nurturing tech startups with a wide range of support and resources from multiple HKT business units. Our support and resources include:

Solution productization

Helps startups to productize their solutions and roll them out to market

All-round go-to-market strategy sharing

Supports Go-To-Market planning to reach target customers

On-going support

Provides ongoing marketing, operation technical and pre- & post-sales support for different projects

A wide range of customer bases in Hong Kong and mainland China

Engages with a diverse range of customers in Hong Kong and mainland China for potential business opportunities

Proof of Concept (POC) Funding

Provides funding subject to special requirements  

Business matching and networking 

Assists startups to commercialize their solutions to the market with our best-in-class fixed and mobile networks, together with comprehensive 5G connectivity

Fixed and mobile network support

Assists startups to commercialize their solutions to the market with our best-in-class fixed and mobile networks, together with comprehensive 5G connectivity

Solution showcasing opportunities

Showcases innovative solutions at the Smart City Demo Lab or Innolab

Exclusive ICT resources 

Empowers startups to generate further innovations with a variety of ICT resources and attractive offers 

Opportunities in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area 

Seeks out business opportunities in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area 

Network and Collaboration

The HKT Startup Ecosystem is a comprehensive partner ecosystem within which we collaborate with tech startups, incubators, institutions and other associations to create opportunities and foster a conducive ambience for startup development

Startups

We have empowered many tech startups in Artificial Intelligence, Smart cities, Robotics, Fintech and Augmented Reality to help shape a better future.

Partners (Incubators, Institutions and Associations)

HKT has fruitful partnerships with incubators and institutions like the HK Science and Technology Park, Cyberport, the HKUST Entrepreneurship Centre and the PolyU Institute for Entrepreneurship. HKT also works with associations like StartmeupHK and organizes regular events to exchange ideas and provide startup opportunities.

Success Stories

HKT has already empowered many different tech startups to turn innovative ideas into success stories. Review some the success stories of different startups here
CASE

All-around support for Tech Startups

The HKT Startup Ecosystem has already provided a wide variety of support for a number of successful startups such as SOCIF, Sensetime, Rice Robotics, FIGHT4DREAM LIMITED and Blue Pins (HK) Limited

CASE

Smart Mobility Startup – the SOCIF story

HKT empowered SOCIF to get a HK$65 million contract from the Transport Department for a real-time arrival information system for green minibus (GMB) to uplift smart mobility in Hong Kong.

CASE

HKT’s 5G network enabled FIGHT4DREAM to develop an Indoor Navigation App

This app leverages HKT’s low latency, high-bandwidth 5G networks to enable field operation teams to quickly navigate in unfamiliar indoor locations where GPS signals don’t work. 

Contact us

HKT looks forward to collaborating with any and all tech startups to create more business success stories. We welcome tech startups to connect with us.

Any potential tech startup is warmly invited to join our ecosystem by providing their contact information and proposed collaborative ideas via this webpage.
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