Kick off of the Cyberport project

The Cyberport project was kicked off after the HKSAR Government announced the establishment of a
dedicated organisation and the provision of essential infrastructure to offer a strategic cluster of information technology industry services.

2001 - 2003

Cyberport Opening

The opening ceremony was held on June 27, 2003.


Opening of the Arcade

The Arcade, the retail and entertainment complex with a state-of-the-art cinema, technology experience
facilities, restaurants featuring international cuisines, lifestyle shops and a supermarket, offering fresh
recreational experiences for the public.


Opening of the Digital Media Centre (Now the Technology Centre)

The Centre provides support to content developers and multimedia professionals through the investment of high-end production equipment, as well as the production of video, film, animation and game content for online platforms.


Opening of Le Méridien Cyberport

Opened on 20 April 2004, the hotel was built to offer Cyberport guests unparalleled high-tech services and 5-star hospitality, fully renovated in 2022.


Opening of the InCuTrain Centre (now the Entrepreneurship Centre)

The IncuTrain Centre (Now the Entrepreneurship Centre) opened on  30 September 2005 to aid the development of Hong Kong’s digital entertainment industry by incubating Hong Kong start-up companies in relevant industries.


Launch of Cyberport Incubation Programme (CIP)

Within 24-month incubation, the Programme provides comprehensive support, funding of up to HK$ 500,000 and
free working space on campus for start-ups to accelerate their growth.


Launch of Cyberport Creative Micro Fund (CCMF)

Over a six-month project period, the Programme supports the development of innovative ideas and early-stage startups with HK$100,000 in seed funding and holistic support, enabling them to move forward to incubation.


Pioneer of the First Smart-Space

As a pioneer in local co-working space, Cyberport introduced the first Smart-Space in 2009 to enable companies to rent ready-built offices flexibly, and opened Smart-Space 8 in Tsuen Wan in 2017 to provide further support to young entrepreneurs.


Number of Incubates Reached 100

The ecosystem of innovation and technology is thriving, laying the foundation for future development.


Establishment of Cyberport Startup Alumni Association (CSAA)

CSAA seeks to connect start-ups supported by Cybeport Incubation Programme and Cyberport Creative Micro Fund, and to encourage them to participate in Cyberport initiatives, strengthening the ties between community start-ups and Cyberport.


Start-ups supported by Cyberport Creative Micro Fund and Cyberport Incubation Programme have raised accumulated funds totalling over HK$100 million.

Manifesting investors’ confidence in the innovative prowess and market
value of Cyberport-nurtured start-ups.


Launch of the Cyberport Accelerator Support Programme (CASP)

The Programme assists Cyberport incubatees and alumni to
expand into international markets and seek investments with
grants of up to HK$300,000.


Launch of the Cyberport University Partnership Programme (CUPP)

The Programme aims at nurturing young FinTech talent. Selected university students can have the privilege of participating in entrepreneurship bootcamp by renowned overseas universities and receive mentorship from FinTech experts. Selected teams are supported by Cyberport Creative Micro Fund.


Set up of HK$200 million Cyberport Macro Fund (CMF)

The Fund aims to provide early-stage financing to start-ups and drive the development of Hong Kong’s venture capital ecosystem. With the HKSAR Government’s injection of funds in 2021, the Fund increased to HK$400 million.


Cyberport community member reached 1000

The expansion marks the continuous growth of Cyberport’s innovative community, which generates new economic impetus for Hong Kong economy.


Launch of Cyberport Investors Network (CIN)

Cyberport engage worldwide investors including venture capital funds, private equity funds, angel funds, family offices, corporate venture capital, and Greater Bay Area (GBA) investment members to enhance fundraising and deal-making capabilities of Cyberport start-ups. CIN also complements Cyberport Enterprise Network (CEN) and Cyberport Technology Network (CTN) to holistically support start-ups with investment and business opportunities, and technical enhancement.


GOGOX and WeLab emerged as Cyberport’s first two Unicorns

The two companies engage in sectors from smart logistics to FinTech, reflecting the diversity and innovation potential of the Cyberport community.


Cyberport community company number reached 1,000

The expansion marks the continuous growth of Cyberport’s innovative community, which generates new economic impetus for Hong Kong economy.


Opening of Smart-Space 8

As an active champion of co-working culture in Hong Kong, Cyberport opened Smart-Space 8 in Tsuen Wan for the first coworking space located outside the Cyberport campus, to provide comprehensive support services to entrepreneurs.


First Hong Kong Insurance Authority-licensed virtual insurer and Cyberport incubation alumnus, Bowtie


Launch of Overseas/Mainland Market Development Support Scheme (MDSS)

The Scheme provides a financial subsidy of up to HK$200,000 to assist start-ups in conducting market research and promotion, participating in non-local exhibitions, expanding non-local markets, and attracting investors.


Cyberport community company ZA Bank emerged among the 1st batch of virtual banks licensed by Hong Kong Monetary Authority


Launch of CyberArena

It provides a significant venue for industry events to promote Digital Entertainment and innovation and technology, marking an important milestone in the enhancement of campus facilities.


Launch of the “Braving the Epidemic” campaign

Cyberport marshalled over 70 innovations from Cyberport community to collaborate with the Government, business organisations and the general public to fight the pandemic. The campaign was awarded by ETNet’s Health Partnership Awards 2020 – Outstanding Leadership for Social Innovation (Corporate Social Responsibility).


Establishment of Cyberport Academy

The Academy aims to further enrich Hong Kong’s technology talent pool and enhance the city’s overall I&T competitiveness through collaboration with top-notch technology enterprises, business organisations and tertiary institutions, and provision of an array of technology and entrepreneurial training.


Cyberport was recognised as the “State-level Scientific and Technological Enterprise Incubator” by the Ministry of Science and Technology

in recognition of Cyberport’s efforts in cultivating and incubating innovation and entrepreneurial talent.


Animoca Brands and ZA International emerged as two of Cyberport’s unicorn additions

From Blockchain to FinTech, the success of these two community start-ups reflects the diversity of Cyberport’s portfolio and the underlying driver of technology.


Launch of Cyberport Professional Services Network

The Network connects Cyberport community start-ups with professional consultancy firms, offering professional assistance in areas including legal, accounting, financing, marketing, and corporate development services, to accelerate the growth of startups.


Re-launch of the “Braving the Epidemic” campaign

Through the “Braving the Epidemiccampaign, Cyberport assembled innovative solutions from the start-up community and offered them to the public to lessen the burden of the fifth wave of the epidemic on society. The campaign was recognised with the Outstanding Leadership for Social Innovation Award at the Health Partnership Awards by ETNet in 2022.


The first Cyberport-incubated unicorn GOGOX successfully listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in June

Initially funded by the Cyberport Creative Micro Fund, GOGOX joined the Cyberport Incubation Programme and was later invested by the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, a member of Cyberport Investors Network, in 2016. It further raised approximately US$100 million in investment led by the Cyberport Macro Fund to drive innovation in its services and products in different market segments.


Cyberport community company HashKey Group was licensed by Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission to operate a virtual asset trading platform and the first one since the release of HKSAR Government’s Policy Statement on Development of Virtual Assets in October 2022.


Introduction of Web3 Hub@Cyberport in January

Cyberport leads the development of the local Web3 ecosystem.

Cyberport has witnessed the expansion of Web3 and has introduced the Web3 Hub@Cyberport. Currently, there are over 180 Web3 enterprises and startups covering FinTech, Smart Living, and Digital Entertainment.


Launch of Hong Kong’s first PropTech co-working space in July, jointly set up by Cyberport and the Hong Kong Housing Society

Hong Kong’s first PropTech co-working space assembles start-ups focused on such technology areas as smart building, property management, smart home, construction technology, and green technology, to steer at full steam the development of the I&T ecosystem and smart city in the Northern Metropolis.


20th Anniversary of Cyberport Establishment and Community Company Exceeding 2,000

In 20 years, Cyberport nurtured and supported 7 unicorn companies, community companies raised
over HK$37.5 billion in funding, achieving over 1,400 local, mainland, and global awards, over 500 intellectual property rights, and admission to over 260 local and international accelerators. Companies expanded business to the mainland and over 30 overseas markets.


Launch of Web3 Living Lab in August

The Lab showcases Web3 applications and products from Cyberport start-ups to promote industry development and to raise public awareness of Web3.


Establishment of Web3 Hub@Cyberport in January

Cyberport steers the development of the local Web3 ecosystem, and has set up the Web3 Hub@Cyberport, which assembles local, mainland and overseas Web3 enterprises and start-ups engaging in FinTech, Smart Living/smart city, and Digital Entertainment.


Establishment of AI Supercomputing Centre in phases

The landmark facility will be the first of its kind and scale in Hong Kong, injecting a core impetus into the R&D community and AI industry.


Estimated Completion of Cyberport 5 in 2025

The expansion will increase Cyberport campus by around 66,000 square metres in gross floor area, and provide more offices and co-working space, a data services platform, a multifunction hall and ancillary facilities.

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