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E-Centre eNews Vol.27 (Mar 1, 2013)

In this issue:

 Cyberport launches innovative open work space for start-ups
 SoftLayer Catalyst Startup Mentor Workshop on 6 March 2013
 Invitation to Premiere of 1st Animation Start-ups Support Program (5 Mar 2013)
 Hong Kong Entertainment Newsletter
 Invitation for 2012/13 LSCM R&D Project Application
 MoDev Hong Kong 2013 Conference (12 Apr 2013)
Bizpark Programme registration for new incubatees


Cyberport launches innovative open work space for start-ups

In January, Cyberport's Entrepreneurship Centre launched Connect-Space, a unique shared working environment for entrepreneurs and ICT start-ups who are Cyberport Creative Micro Fund grantees, Cyberport Incubation Programme alumni and incubatees, particularly for those based outside the Cyberport campus, as well as service subscribers of the Cyberport Collaboration Centre.

The open shared space will allow like-minded users to network and exchange ideas, and work in a collaborative environment that nurtures innovation and talent. Networking events will be held regularly to allow users to meet each other and as much as possible draw out potential business alliances.

For users, the free of charge space comes complete with mailbox, locker, free power charging facilities, high speed Wi-Fi access, use of a conference room, a multi-purpose room, brainstorming room and a pantry. In addition, users can access Cyberport's state-of-the-art Fitness Centre and receive shuttle bus free tickets.

To find out more information, email ecentre@cyberport.hk or call 3166 3900.


SoftLayer Catalyst Startup Mentor Workshop on 6 March 2013

Registration:

If you are interested in this event, please click HERE to register.


Invitation to Premiere of 1st Animation Start-ups Support Program (5 Mar 2013)


Hong Kong Entertainment Newsletter

Hong Kong Entertainment Newsletter
INDUSTRY NEWS | HK FILMS | DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT | RESOURCE | ONLINE SCREENING ROOM

EXTENSION OF VISITOR REGISTRATION
DISCOUNT PERIOD TO 28 FEB 2013!

To get your way to the region's most diversified cross-media entertainment market, please click HERE to register yourself as a FILMART buyer. The deadline for Early-Bird Discount is now extended to 28 Feb 2013, after which a full price of USD285 will apply. So, ACT NOW!

Registration Date Registration Fee
Extended Early Bird Discount
(Register on or before 28 Feb 2013):
USD 50 / HKD 400
Original Price
(Register after 28 Feb 2013):
USD 285 / HKD 2,200

To explore business opportunities in the lucrative Chinese and Asian market and meet with key entertainment players, FILMART is your must-attend market! You can now view the real-time exhibitor list of FILMART to see whom you will meet!

Register Now

COUNTDOWN TO ENTERTAINMENT EXPO HONG KONG 2013

The ninth edition of Entertainment Expo Hong Kong will be held on 18 March – 13 April 2013. It will again be a global mix of film, TV, digital entertainment and music events, attracting the very best of international film stars, directors and industry professionals to Hong Kong while showcasing the leading lights of the Hong Kong entertainment industry to the world.

This year's Entertainment Expo will encompass 9 leading entertainment events, including the 3 founding events: Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART), Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) and Hong Kong Film Awards Presentation Ceremony; 6 core events: Asian Film Awards (AFA), Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF), Hong Kong Asian-Pop Music Festival (HKAMF), IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Award, ifva and Digital Visual Effects Summit.

HONG KONG PRESENCE AT EUROPEAN FILM MARKET 2013

Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) set up a promotional booth again at the European Film Market 2013 (EFM), concurrently with the 63rd edition of Berlinale from 7-15 February 2013, on highlighting the latest Hong Kong films.

8 Hong Kong companies exhibited at EFM 2013 on promoting their projects. Moreover, more than 20 market screenings were held at the market.

Director WONG Kar-wai served as the President of the International Jury of the 63rd Berlinale, his new film The Grandmaster was the opening film of Berlinale this year.

The 11th Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum Announced Project Finalists

The 11th Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) announced its list of 25 outstanding film projects out of more than 250 submissions from across the globe. Twenty-two feature films and three documentaries will seek financing at the 11th HAF (18-20 Mar 2013). The project line-up contains a number of renowned international filmmakers and Hong Kong directors, demonstrating the forum's commitment to promoting talents and strengthening the region's world-renowned film industry. For a complete list of 2013 HAF project finalists, please click here.


Online Guest Registration System Now Available @ HAF

The 11th HAF will take place from 18-20 March at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Film financiers, investors and participants can now register online to attend the 11th HAF www.haf.org.hk/guestregistration. Enjoy early bird discount if register on or before 28 February 2013.

INDUSTRY NEWS

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LATEST HONG KONG FILM

The Grand Master
I Love Hong Kong 2013
Hotel Deluxe

Please click here for the latest Hong Kong films.

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Invitation for 2012/13 LSCM R&D Project Application

Hong Kong R&D Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management Enabling Technologies (LSCM R&D Centre) is now inviting applications for research and development projects.

Applications for funding should be under one of the following technology focus areas:
1. RFID Hardware and Systems
2. Networking and Infrastructure Technologies
3. Industrial Segment-Specific Proposal
4. Internet-of-Things (IoT) Technologies and Applications

The deadline for application is on 8 March 2013, 5:00 pm (Hong Kong Time). Interested applicants please visit http://www.lscm.hk/RD/CallForProposals.do for more details.


MoDev Hong Kong 2013 Conference (12 Apr 2013)

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MoDev Hong Kong 2013 Conference
(12 Apr 2013)

 

ATTENTION ALL MOBILE APPS DEVELOPERS, ENTHUSIASTS, USERS, DIGITAL MARKETERS, PLATFORM PROVIDERS, INVESTORS and ENTREPRENEURS. PLEASE MARK YOUR DIARY FOR FRIDAY 12 APRIL 2013 at CYPERPORT.

The Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS), with MoDevNetworks LLC and Cyberport, is organising the first "MoDev 2013 Conference" in Asia to be held on Friday, 12 April 2013 at Cyberport. It is also a major activity in the International IT Fest 2013.

MoDev originated in the US, is a fast growing international platform for leading mobile application developers, designers, and marketing professionals to network and exchange views on the evolving trends and applications of mobile computing.

The MoDev Hong Kong 2013 Conference will involve a delegation of relevant organisations from the US, to meet up and exchange information with their HK and China counterparts. Details are as below:

Date: 12 April 2013 (Friday)
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Venue: Function Room, Core F, Cyberport 3, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong
Fee (including lunch):
  $80   - HKCS members (Distinguished Fellow / Fellow / Full / Associate / Corporate)
  $100   - HKCS members (Student / Affiliate) / Members of supporting organisations
  $150   - All others

Free shuttle bus service will be available between Queensway Central (in front of Admiralty Centre) and Cyberport. (Admiralty to Cyberport: 8:00am and 8:20am; Cyberport to Admiralty: 5:15pm)

MoDev Conference
(Morning)
- Mobile Apps scenario in Asia and in the US
- Guest of Honour: Mr. Daniel Lai, BBS, JP, Government Chief Information Officer, Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, the Government of HKSAR
Lunch
(Afternoon)
Disruptathon
- A unique feature of Modev, Disruptathon is about short and sharp presentations of innovative applications in identifying disruptive innovations across industries by seeking out and promoting creative ideas across all sectors of the economy. The Disruptathon Innovation Discovery Platform allows the audience to use a mobile application to provide ratings and feedback to presenters. This allows events to be run as contests or powerful forums for connecting presenters and the audience in a new and powerful way.

The session will be introduced by the inventor of Disruptathon with illustrious samples from past Disruptathon presentations in the US, followed by Apps presentations by HK and China (TBC) Apps developers.

Further details will be forthcoming on program and registration details. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND REGISTER NOW!!!
FRIDAY 12 APRIL 2013

 
 
Note:
- Seat & shuttle bus service are subject to availability and are reserved on a first-come-first-served basis upon receipt of payment.
- Organisers reserves the right to change terms and conditions without prior notice. In case of dispute, the decision of Organiser shall be final and binding.
 
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Microsoft Bizpark Programme: registration for new incubatees

Microsoft® BizSpark® is a global program that helps software startups succeed by giving them access to software development tools, connecting them with key industry players, and providing marketing visibility. Microsoft Hong Kong joins hands with Hong Kong Cyberport to provide BizSpark program to incubatees.  The programme also includes access to Windows Azure, a flexible, comprehensive, and powerful cloud platform for the creation of web applications and services.

Join the BizSpark Program to get such benefits as:

 

 

MSDN Subscription for Microsoft Software & Tools (including Windows Azure)

Microsoft BizSpark membership includes a Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN Subscription which offers a wide range of products for development, testing, and production. Products include:

Visual Studio is the ultimate all-in-one solution for Windows, Windows Phone, the web, and beyond.

Expression tools will help creating content for the Web and developing apps for the desktop or phone.

Microsoft SQL Server provides the data platform developers need to quickly create compelling, data-driven applications.

Learn more about BizSpark programme
Learn More about Azure

To register BizSpark programme membership (for Cyberport incubatees and alumni only), you could send email to ecentre@cyberport.hk with your company name and we will help proceeding your application.

 

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