Applications are now closed.
Good luck at the regional semi-pitch!

The Best Springboard For Promising Global Startups Expanding in Asia and Beyond.

EPiC is a unique, worldwide competition for global startups to expand their footprints into Asia, leveraging extensive network and tailored support from Hong Kong’s largest innovation ecosystem.

Gain exposure across our extensive network of investors and corporate partners, and accelerate your business in the world’s fastest growing region.

One day in Hong Kong. 60 seconds in an elevator. That’s all you need to disrupt Asia.

2023 KEY FIGURES
600+
applications
75%
overseas contestants
55
economies
USD210K
Cash Prizes
USD5M
Investment
BECOME THE BEST OF THE BEST TO WIN…
USD45M
target investment amount*
USD240K
cash prizes
Get noticed by
1,000+
Investors and
350+
corporate partners
Market access to
GBA / China
Insights from
Market Discovery Programme
New market entry support
from HKSTP’s value-added services


* Investors (including funds managed by HKSTP CVF, Beyond Ventures, BitRock Capital, Gaw Capital, HKX, InnoAngel, Jafco Asia, Mindworks Capital and Radiant Tech Ventures) will consider investing in applicants (subject to terms and conditions to be agreed between the parties).
JOIN EPiC 2024 TO DISRUPT ASIAN MARKETS IN…
Fintech

The banking and finance industry is a cornerstone to our economy, providing the source of capital to operate. From global to local, from public to private, good governance is important for safeguarding the trust and confidence of the public.

Our focuses include but are not limited to:

  • AI
  • Digital Assets
  • ESG
  • RegTech
  • Web 3.0
Proptech

PropTech is revolutionising every phase of the building lifecycle from design and construction through operation to its eventual demolition. Show us how you disrupt planning, efficiency, sustainability and safety to bring a better experience for all.

Our focuses include but are not limited to:

  • Green Material and Clean Energy
  • Digitalised Work Flow Management
  • Smart Monitoring and Precaution
  • Automated Inspection and Operation
  • Waste Management
Mobilitytech

MobilityTech is all about enhancing the flow of people and goods using advanced transport and logistics systems.

It plays a crucial role in ensuring reliable connectivity, which is vital for the smooth functioning and livelihood of our communities.

Our focuses include but are not limited to:

  • Electrification
  • Route Optimisation
  • Sustainability
  • Warehouse
  • Data Collaboration
THE GAME PLAN
What happens next?
JUDGING CRITERIA
The judging panel is formed by renowned investors, entrepreneurs, and executives in Asia. Contestants will be judged based on these criteria:
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Uniqueness
The level of innovation and its competitive edge

Market Size
The growth potential of your product / service

Strategy
The planned actions designed to achieve your business goals
2023 Sponsors
Coming from Asia’s best known corporations and investors, our judges and partners are authoritative voices from the industry.


SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
World-class partners. For world-class innovators.
SPONSORS
Strategic Partners
Investor Partners
ORGANISER
About Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP)

HKSTP has been committed for over 20 years in building up Hong Kong as an international innovation and technology (I&T) hub, propelling success for local and global pioneers today and tomorrow. We attract and nurture talent, accelerate and commercialise I&T for entrepreneurs on their journey of growth in Hong Kong, the Greater Bay Area, Asia and beyond. HKSTP has established a thriving I&T ecosystem that supported over 10 unicorns and Hong Kong’s leading R&D hub specialising in fields including biotechnology, AI and robotics, fintech and smart city technology. Today, it has over 13,000 research professionals, over 1,400 technology companies, as well as three INNOPARKs that realise the vision of new industrialisation for the city.

Through our infrastructure, services, expertise and network of partnerships, HKSTP will help establish innovation and technology as a pillar of growth for Hong Kong, while reinforcing Hong Kong’s international I&T hub status as a launchpad for global growth at the heart of the GBA innovation powerhouse.

More information about HKSTP is available at www.hkstp.org