HSBC x HKET Innovative Business Award

HSBC x HKET Innovative Business Award

Organised by HSBC Commercial Banking and Hong Kong Economic Times (“HKET”), the HSBC x HKET Innovative Business Award was first launched in 2018 to recognise Hong Kong businesses which have broadened their horizons to achieve ground-breaking success through innovation and technology. Entering its second year, the Award aims to inspire and encourage local SMEs and startups to embrace creativity and technology in building new and sustainable business models, elevating their competitiveness in the market, and driving prosperous long-term growth.

 

Award Mechanics
The Award includes 2 categories, namely Innovative SME and Innovative Startup. Each category includes Gold, Silver and Bronze awards.

Eligibility

  • Innovative SME: Companies registered in Hong Kong* before 19 July 2014, which have been established for more than 5 years with solid business operations and attained a minimum turnover of HK$5 million in the latest financial year
  • Innovative Startup: Companies registered in Hong Kong* on or after 19 July 2014, which have been established for 5 years or less with solid business operations
  • Companies registered with the HKSAR Government that hold all valid permits and licenses required or necessary for their business and activities
  • All types of businesses are eligible including technology companies, companies from emerging industries; companies with evidence of successful business transformation via technology and innovation; and companies that have invented new products, services or business model

Remark: Listed companies and their subsidiary companies are not eligible to join.

Award Prizes

Categories

Awards

Prizes

Innovative SME

Innovative SME Award - Gold

  • HK$300,000 worth of advertisements on HKET and a trophy

Innovative SME Award - Silver

  • HK$120,000 worth of advertisements on HKET and a trophy

Innovative SME Award - Bronze

  • HK$80,000 worth of advertisements on HKET and a trophy

Innovative Startup

Innovative Startup Award - Gold

  • A cash prize of HK$300,000 and a trophy

Innovative Startup Award - Silver

  • A cash prize of HK$120,000 and a trophy

Innovative Startup Award - Bronze

  • A cash prize of HK$80,000 and a trophy

Application Details

Award brochure can be found here
Visit the award website here for more details and application form
Application period: 20 May - 19 July