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AIR Program Overview

ASTRI Innovation Runway (AIR) program is organized by ASTRI, the Hong Kong’s largest R&D center. Sponsored by the Innovation and Technology Commission of HKSAR Government and Microsoft Hong Kong , this is a fellowship program to offer pre-incubation supports to young entrepreneurs in Hong Kong.

 

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Successful applicants will receive

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Fellowship Award

Receive fellowship award, basic insurance and office facilities at ASTRI while pursuing your entrepreneurial dream.

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Field Trip

Field trip to visit successful technologies companies in the Mainland China, with flight and accommodation fee all covered.

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Mentorship

Receive mentorship from ASTRI’s R&D experts and marketing team on developing and marketing your product.
View all mentors here

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Networking

Interact with people with different skills and background to help you expand your connections and find the right partner.

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Workshop & Training

Join workshops, trainings and seminars which covers a wide range of topics in the latest technology development.

IP licensing

Leverage ASTRI's existing IP in information and communication technologies (ICT).

 

Who can apply

We are seeking technology entrepreneurs with an innovative value proposition. Applicants can apply as a team consisting of ONE to FIVE members;

 
 

 

Basic Requirements:

  • -Age: 18-35
  • -Team size: 1-5 members
  • -No controlling ownership or directorship of any company (not yet start up a company)
  • -Legal rights to work in Hong Kong
  • -Each participant can only be associated with ONE team, and each team can only submit ONE application/idea
 
 

 

The theme of project we are looking for, including:

  • -Financial Technology
  • -Intelligent Manufacturing
  • -Medical & Health Technology
  • -Smart City
  • -Communications Technologies
 
 

Application Process

All applicants are required to submit application online for initial screening. Selected applicants will be invited to deliver presentation to a final judging panel on the final selection day.

 
 

 

Assessment Criteria

  • -Team's strength (25%)
  • -Value proposition & Business Model (30%)
  • -Innovation & Creativity (25%)
  • -Social & Community Impact (20%)
 

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Disclaimer: Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material/event (or by members of the project team) do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Innovation and Technology Commission or the Vetting Committee of the General Support Programme of the Innovation and Technology Fund.

 

 

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