ABOUT GAA

  • Have disruptive technologies?
  • Driven to impact the future?
  • Ready to accelerate your business?
We invite tech ventures from around the world to Hong Kong to transform their technologies and products into practical solutions that have commercial and significant value to markets in Asia including the Greater Bay Area.
As one of Asia’s best resourced and connected co-creation platform, talk to us and let us show you why we are the choice to accelerate your business!
Join GAA to Accelerate Your Innovations to the Market!
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We enable rapid deployment of global innovations, in order to help generate high economic value and growth to all private and public stakeholders involved, in Hong Kong, Greater Bay Area, and beyond.

ECOSYSTEM

Hong Kong as a Financial and Technology Lab

Come to the world’s freest economy to accelerate your innovation with global leading brands for the Asian marketplace.
Global Acceleration Academy (GAA), by Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), is an intensive business acceleration programme, which invites tech ventures from around the world to Hong Kong to transform their technologies and products into practical solutions that have commercial and local value for Asia.

Hong Kong, Launchpad for Innovation into the Greater Bay Area and Asia

As Asia’s most connected city, Hong Kong represents the ideal environment for businesses to grow. The city is strategically located at the heart of the Greater Bay Area and boasts a world-class infrastructure, tax-friendly jurisdictions, productive legal system, pro-business policies, strong public finances, and robust international talent base, making it the preferred business destination and the gateway to Mainland China and the rest of Asia.

Hong Kong as a Financial and Technology Lab

Come to the world’s freest economy to accelerate your innovation with global leading brands for the Asian marketplace.
Global Acceleration Academy (GAA), by Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), is an intensive business acceleration programme, which invites tech ventures from around the world to Hong Kong to transform their technologies and products into practical solutions that have commercial and local value for Asia.

Hong Kong, Launchpad for Innovation into the Greater Bay Area and Asia

As Asia’s most connected city, Hong Kong represents the ideal environment for businesses to grow. The city is strategically located at the heart of the Greater Bay Area and boasts a world-class infrastructure, tax-friendly jurisdictions, productive legal system, pro-business policies, strong public finances, and robust international talent base, making it the preferred business destination and the gateway to Mainland China and the rest of Asia.

FOCUS INDUSTRY

Travel &
Hospitality
Real Estate &
Construction
Finance &
Insurance
Logistics
Healthcare
Consumer
Education
Government

ACHIEVEMENTS

HKSTP_GAA_Achievements
As of 31 Dec 2019

TECH VENTURES TESTIMONIAL

Bruce Chau
Chief Services Officer, InstaCode Software

The GAA programme has been a great experience for us. Our mentor at Science Park has helped us tighten up our story and also explored other opportunities so that we can focus on our business.

Michael Kwok
Project Lead, Decentralized Machine Learning Private Limited

I am very glad that HKSTP has been one of the pioneers of running global acceleration programme which truly helps and facilitates our product development.

Kin Au
Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder, Mind Walker

GAA has provided great support to start-ups, and helped grow their businesses with the connection of industry partners. We really appreciate that!

Bruce Chau
Chief Services Officer, InstaCode Software

The GAA programme has been a great experience for us. Our mentor at Science Park has helped us tighten up our story and also explored other opportunities so that we can focus on our business.

Michael Kwok
Project Lead, Decentralized Machine Learning Private Limited

I am very glad that HKSTP has been one of the pioneers of running global acceleration programme which trully helps and facilitates our product development.

Kin Au
Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder, Mind Walker

GAA has provided great support to startups, and helped grow their businesses with the connection of industry partners. We really appreciate that!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

These accelerators are free to join. There is no application fee or equity taken.

Upon selection, overseas tech ventures can participate in their home countries with the expectation of attending the interim review/Proof-of-Concept(POC) pitch (week 4) and/or final Demo Day (week 13) in Hong Kong. The interim review includes an orientation program/tour to understand how to develop business in the HK/China market. Once selected for the POC, overseas participants will present their POC in HK during the Demo Day. Both trips to HK would be partly subsidised.

HKSTP will sponsor the flight ticket and hotel accommodation of one representative from the selected overseas tech venture to visit Hong Kong for Interim Review or Demo Day.

If you are not based in Hong Kong, yet successfully selected to get into the Interim Review or Demo Day, HKSTP will arrange booking for your flight tickets and hotel accommodation in Hong Kong through designated travel agency, and shall subsidise the cost up to HK$10,000 for one representative for the corresponding expenses.

Please note that the subsidised booking must be done through our agency and HKSTP will cover the accommodation of maximum two nights. For any exceeding amount, the participant should settle with the travel agency.

This program does not entail direct investments. However, if you are selected, our incubation ecosystem has a wide-breath of investors and VC partners to network. GAA will provide training support to selected applicants to help you in adapting the business environment and equipping you with more skillsets for the upcoming interim review and discussion on Proof-of Concept, while the corporate partner(s) will provide mentorship to you to offer advice and industry insight to you in developing and/or improving your solution(s) to better-fit the needs of the industry.

After the interim review, selected applicants will discuss the potential arrangement of Proof-of-Concept with the corresponding industry partner(s), such as service scope, timeline, and cost breakdown. Corporate partner will pay for the Proof-of-Concept in accordance to the agreed terms.

For the acceleration cohort, an NDA is not signed. Your application information and solution proposal will be shared with our industry partners for their selection purpose only. For details regarding our Data Collection Policy, please refer to the application form.

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