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E-Centre eNews Vol.36 (July 16, 2013)

In this issue:

• Startup Clinic & Connect-Space: "Intellectual Property - Business Opportunities for Startups" on 25 Jul
• Invitation to Participate in the Cloud Computing Success Stories Showcase (by 31 Jul 2013)
•  Invitation: Internet Contest for Cloud & Mobile Computing ('ICOME')
• Calling for Co-exhibitors at SIGGRAPH ASIA 2013
• Software and Creative Industries Exhibition 2013 - 20% off for HKICTA winners and 50% rebate for SME Exhibitors
• Invitation for 2013 LSCM R&D Project Application (Deadline: 19 Jul)
• Banff Venture Forum 2013
• Bizpark Programme registration for new incubatees

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Startup Clinic & Connect-Space: "Intellectual Property - Business Opportunities for Startups"

… for founders looking for feedback from our consultants. Bring us your business – even if it's just an idea. Put it before our consultants. How does it taste?
Startups Clinic runs every month (usually the last Thursday) and each with different theme, e.g. legal, marketing, finance and business development. Cyberport startups could ask the consultants anything on 1-to-1 basis. Hard stop at 45 minutes and then on to the next startup.

Who could attend:
Cyberport incubatees

Upcoming session:
25 July 2013 (Thursday) with the theme on legal, e.g. intellectual property, legal advice and assistance (technology related, civil & criminal), merger & acquisition, joint venture and etc.


17 July 2013

Mr. Andrew S K Law
Andrew Law & Franki Ho, Solicitors

Mr. John Lo
Partner of Edwards Wildman Palmer

K. Y. LO & CO., Solicitors

Dr Leung Wing Hang Vitus
Principal Partner of Leung Tam & Wong, Solicitors

Mr. Steven Fung
Registered Patent Attorney of Marks and Clerk

Mr. Nicholas Chan
Partner of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey
Dr. Hidero Niioka
Founder and CEO of IP Exchange Ltd

Date: 25 July 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 12:30 - 14:00
Venue: Connect-Space
Unit 518, Cyberport 3 (Core F)
100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong
Fee: Free-of-charge
Language: English
Deadline: 23 July 2013

12:30 - 13:00 Registration, networking and light lunch
13:00 - 13:20 "Secrets Revealed by Top Lawyer – Mistakes and opportunities for Startups" by Mr. Nicholas Chan, Partner of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey
13:20 - 13:40 Cyberport incubatee sharing – IP Exchange Limited
13:40 - 14:00 Q & A


Invitation to Participate in the Cloud Computing Success Stories Showcase (by 31 Jul 2013)

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Invitation to Participate in the Cloud Computing Success Stories Showcase (by 31 Jul 2013)


Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS), together with Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) as implementation agent, is organising a Cloud Computing Success Stories Showcase (the Programme). Funded by the Innovation and Technology Fund – General Support Programme (GSP), the Programme offers to produce a video showcase of cloud computing success stories in Hong Kong, to inspire business users with exemplary cases of enterprises adopting cloud applications. User companies of cloud computing solutions from all industry sectors in Hong Kong are invited to participate.

User companies selected for the Showcase will:
- Be shown in professionally produced video clips, highlighting their success particularly in the use of cloud solutions in their operation;
- Serve as pioneers to inspire fellow Hong Kong companies in various industry sectors to take up cloud solutions; and
- Have the opportunity to share their success experiences as seminar speakers.

You are cordially invited to join this Programme.

Please fill in the following online form: http://goo.gl/SUD1o

Or send the following information by email to smyip@hkpc.org on or before 31 Jul 2013.

User Company of Cloud Computing Solutions
Company Name  
Company Website  
Business Nature  
Industry Sector  
Title of the Cloud Solution  
Brief Description of the Cloud Solution  
How Long the Cloud Solution has been in Use  
Benefits / Values brought by the Cloud Solution  
Contact Person Name  

1. User companies will be selected by the Project Steering Committee. We will inform you the results once the Project Steering Committee has confirmed the selection.
2. The above contact information is collected by the organiser and Programme Secretariat Office for Programme related purposes.

Mr. YIP Siu Man
Programme Secretariat Office
Tel: 2788 5396
E-mail: smyip@hkpc.org


Invitation: Internet Contest for Cloud & Mobile Computing ('ICOME')

Should you have any enquiries, please contact Ms Sindy Kwan at 3166 3872 or email to sindykwan@cyberport.hk.

Calling for Co-exhibitors at SIGGRAPH ASIA 2013

Dear Incubatees,

Cyberport would like to invite incubatees to showcase their latest computer graphics and interactive techniques in SIGGRAPH ASIA 2013 (20-22 November 2013) at HKCEC as co-exhibitors. The fee package (including rental and production of display materials) is HK$3,000 per co-exhibitor's booth. Cyberport incubatees could get 75% reimbursement under marketing subsidy for this fee package, please refer to guideline for details.

Interested parties shall return the <completed form> to us no later than 19 July 2013, followed by payment.

Details of the exhibition can be found at http://sa2013.siggraph.org/en/

If you have any questions, please contact Ms Sindy Kwan at 3166 3872 or sindykwan@cyberport.hk.

Software and Creative Industries Exhibition 2013 - 20% off for HKICTA winners and 50% rebate for SME Exhibitors

Good news that the Exhibition is a pre-approved trade show under SME Export Marketing Fund in which SME exhibitors can apply for 50% rebate of the net booth cost; and special discount is also offered to Hong Kong ICT Awards (2011-2013) winners! Organized by Hong Kong Productivity Council and Chamber of Hong Kong Computer Industry, below please find the pamphlet for your consideration and action!

Exhibition pamphlet:

Floor plan:

Should any information required, please feel free to call 2788-5693.

Invitation for 2013 LSCM R&D Project Application

Call for Proposals:

The 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 19 July 2013, 5:00 pm (Hong Kong Time). Interested applicants please visit http://www.lscm.hk/eng/call-for-proposals.php for more details.

Banff Venture Forum 2013





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Program Snapshot

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

- Entrepreneur Bootcamp

- VC & Angel Professional Development

   Day - NEW!!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

- Company Presentations

- First Look Stream - NEW!!

- Information Technology Stream

- Cleantech Stream

- Meet the Investors Panel

- Keynote Lunch

- Stream Specific Panel Sessions

Friday, September 27, 2013

- Panel Sessions

- Company Presentations

- Keynote Dinner

- Awards

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Microsoft Bizpark Programme: registration for new incubatees

MicrosoftR BizSparkR 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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