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Hong Kong, China’s Support for SMEs in the Internet and Digital Economy

Hong Kong, China's (HKC) sharing focused on their support for SMEs in the internet and digital economy.  Some of the measures included incubation programmes to nurture start-ups in the ICT field and mobile app business; opening up government and public data for entrepreneurship and making land available for the development of data centres; providing support and setting up dedicated institutions for assisting SMEs to upgrade, innovate and adopt technological solutions; and training and educating SMEs to increase their knowledge and know-how of the internet and digital economy.

 

Driving Innovation, Technology and Re-industrialisation in Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong, China's (HKC) sharing focused on their continuous efforts in driving the development of innovation and technology (I&T), with a focus on re-industrialisation.  By re-industrialisation, HKC aimed at applying I&T to manufacturing for developing high-end industries suitable for HKC and carrying out high value-added production processes.  To achieve this, a number of measures have been taken, including providing more space for industrialisation, assisting existing industries to move towards high value-added production, strengthening research and development, and providing financial assistance for upgrading and innovation.

 

Enhancing SME’s Competitiveness for Greater Participation in Global Value Chains

Hong Kong, China's (HKC) presentation focused on their multi-folded support measures to enhance the competitiveness of its SMEs for their greater participation in the Global Value Chains.  These measures included the promotion activities by the Hong Kong Trade and Development Council to enable SMEs to explore and connect with the global market; funding support to assist SMEs to upgrade their business and innovate; promoting research and development and their commercialisation; and providing infrastructure and other institutional support to facilitate the movement of goods across borders.

 

Support and Consultation Centre for Small and Medium Enterprises

Support and Consultation Centre for Small and Medium Enterprises (SUCCESS) is run by the Trade and Industry Department in collaboration with various industrial  and trade organisations, professional bodies, private enterprises and other Government departments to provide small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with business information and consultation services free of charge.

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Employees Retraining Board

The Employees Retraining Board (ERB) is an independent statutory body established in 1992 under the Employees Retraining Ordinance. The ERB co-ordinates, funds and monitors training courses and services that are market-driven and employment-oriented so as to meet the changing needs of the employment market. The ERB has appointed about 90 Training Bodies with around 400 training centres across the territory to provide training courses and services. The ERB offers around 700 training courses straddling nearly 30 industries.

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Vocational Training Council

Estrablished in 1982, the Vocational Training Council (VTC) is the largest  vocational and professional education and training provider in Hong Kong.

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Energizing Innovation and Technology in Hong Kong, China

Recent developments in support to innovation and technology (I&T). Hong Kong, China set up a dedicated bureau and put significant financial resources to carry out a number of initiatives, including promotion of “re-industrialization”, research and development; supporting I&T start-ups and SMEs; nurturing talents, etc.

Energizing Innovation and Technology in Hong Kong, China

Recent developments in support to innovation and technology (I&T). Hong Kong, China set up a dedicated bureau and put significant financial resources to carry out a number of initiatives, including promotion of “re-industrialization”, research and development; supporting I&T start-ups and SMEs; nurturing talents, etc.

Assisting SMEs' Access to Global Markets: Hong Kong, China's Approach

Hong Kong, China shared their experience in assisting SMEs’ access to the global markets. Through the work of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, a trade promotion body, SMEs in Hong Kong, China were able to explore a world of business opportunities. In addition, different government finance support measures, export credit insurance and general support such as SME centres enhanced SMEs’ capabilities in engaging in global business.

Assisting SMEs' Access to Global Markets: Hong Kong, China's Approach

Hong Kong, China shared their experience in assisting SMEs’ access to the global markets. Through the work of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, a trade promotion body, SMEs in Hong Kong, China were able to explore a world of business opportunities. In addition, different government finance support measures, export credit insurance and general support such as SME centres enhanced SMEs’ capabilities in engaging in global business.