HSBC x HKET Innovative Business Award

Recognising businesses that thrive through innovation and technology

Eligibility and Application

Eligibility

Innovative Enterprise
  1. Companies registered in Hong Kong* before 31 July 2013, which have been established for more than 5 years with solid business operations.
  2. All types of businesses are eligible including technology companies; companies from emerging industries; companies with evidence of successful business transformation via technology and innovation; and companies that have invented new products, services or business models.
  3. Companies registered with HKSAR Government and hold all valid permits and licenses required or necessary for their business and operations.
  4. Companies that have attained a minimum turnover of HK$10 million in the latest financial year.
Innovative Startup
  1. Companies registered in Hong Kong* on or after 31 July 2013, which have been established for 5 years or less with solid business operations.
  2. All types of businesses are eligible including technology companies; companies from emerging industries; companies with evidence of successful business transformation via technology and innovation; and companies that have invented new products, services or business models.
  3. Companies registered with HKSAR Government and hold all valid permits and licenses required or necessary for their business and operations.
  4. The representative must be a company founder that currently holds an active managerial and/or operational role in the company.

 

*Determined by the date of incorporation on Certificate of Incorporation (applicable to incorporated limited company only) or Certified Extract of Information on the Business Register (applicable to non-incorporated limited companies only).

Application Method

  1. Companies must submit an online application via the award website successfully on or before 6pm, 31 July 2018.
  2. The following items are required in the submission: 
    • Duplicate copies of Hong Kong company registration, and all valid permits and licenses required or necessary for their business and activities, e.g. Business Registration Certificate.
    • Duplicate copies of the Certificate of Incorporation and Business Registration Certificate (applicable to limited company only), duplicate copies of the Certificate Extract of Information on the Business Register or any other documents issued by HKSAR Government as proof of the business enterprise’s date of incorporation.
    • Founder information for ‘Innovative Startup’
    • Details about the innovative product, service, business model or process
    • Details about the innovative practice, proprietary technology or application of the kind of technology that boosts efficiency, reduces cost or significantly contributes to income.
    • Duplicate copies of the latest tax return(s) and tax bills, and audited accounts (if statutory audit is required) or financial statements of the previous year.

Selection Process

  1. Companies must submit applications by the mentioned deadline (see “Application Method”); if the companies have been requested to provide any supplementary information, they must provide the supplementary information by the designated deadline.
  2. The technical partner may visit the shortlisted companies for a better understanding of the operation if necessary.
  3. All first round shortlisted companies must attend the first interview on 3 October 2018.
  4. All finalists must attend the final interview on 16 October 2018.
  5. All winners will be notified separately and will be invited to join the award presentation ceremony in November 2018.

For award details and enquiries, please contact:

Hong Kong Economic Times, “Innovative Business Award 2018” Secretariat

 

Tel : 2880 2905 or 2880 2857

 

Email: ibaward@hket.com

 

Website: www.hket.com/ibaward

For award details and enquiries, please contact:

Hong Kong Economic Times, “Innovative Business Award 2018” Secretariat

 

Tel : 2880 2905 or 2880 2857

 

Email: ibaward@hket.com

 

Website: www.hket.com/ibaward

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