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18 April 2024 – Hong Kong – Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park Limited (HSITPL) announced today the collaborative partnerships with the first batch of some 60 world-class enterprises, academia and research institutes from the mainland, Hong Kong and around the world. Witnessed by the Chief Executive, Mr. John Lee, along with Mr. Michael Wong, Acting Financial Secretary; Professor Sun Dong, Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry; and other officiating guests, enterprises signed Memorandums of Understanding with Mr. Vincent Ma, Chief Executive Officer of HSITPL to solidify their strategic partnership at the launching ceremony. Over 200 guests, including HKSAR government officials, chairpersons and C-suite executives of I&T organisations, members of the Legislative Council, and representatives from other local enterprise partners, academia, public-sector organisations and representatives of the Shenzhen Park of the Hetao Shenzhen-Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation Zone, attended the ceremony.


Mr. Vincent Ma, Chief Executive Officer of HSITPL said, “We are delighted to have established an impressive portfolio of strategic partnerships with I&T stakeholders from diverse industries and regions today, with their core businesses revolving around the six pillar industries within Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park (HSITP)’s ecosystem, including Life & Health Technology, AI & Data Science, New Energy, New Materials, Microelectronics, and Robotics. Among some 60 enterprise partners, 45% originate from our pillar industries of Life & Health Technology, New Energy, and Microelectronics, with the remaining partners consisting of top-notch universities, scientific research institutes, accelerators, incubators, and investors from all over the world. These enterprises come from nine different economies of the world. In addition to local and mainland enterprises, some enterprises come from overseas, including Australia, France, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.”


Harnessing its unprecedented location in the Lok Ma Chau Loop and unique I&T ecosystem, HSITP has successfully attracted enterprises for collaboration. Out of some 60 enterprise partners, 24 of them would inaugurate their presence or expand their operations in Hong Kong. Collectively, enterprise partners are expected to invest billions of dollars in HSITP and create thousands of job opportunities.


As a manifestation of the industry’s confidence in HSITP as an I&T bridgehead, some enterprise partners will land as tenants in the two wet laboratory buildings, set to be completed in 2025, setting up advanced laboratory facilities for their research and development activities, while others will contribute in the HSITP ecosystem, supporting the talents and the I&T companies to prosper, and the development of a vibrant international I&T centre in HSITP.


“We look forward to embracing the start of a new chapter in the I&T landscape in Hong Kong. HSITP will fully leverage on Hong Kong’s native competitive advantages in fund raising, tax and legal system, together with the supportive cross-boundary polices in the Hetao Shenzhen-Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Co-operation Zone, to attract both the I&T companies and the talents to strive and excel. We are confident that we will become a global knowledge hub and I&T centre where the best talents congregate, where the future is visualised, and where innovation technological solutions for tomorrow's problems are developed and commercialized.” Mr. Ma continued.