#NORDICMADE TO HONG KONG

Are you a startup in Sweden, Denmark or Finland looking to expand in Asia? Join the #Nordicmade to Hong Kong tour to expand your growing business and develop new partnerships!

ABOUT

#Nordicmade to Hong Kong is funded by the Rising North Fund whose funding comes from the Nordic Council of Ministers. The project aims to identify Nordic startups that are ready to grow their network and business in the Asian market. During a week in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, you will visit some of the world’s leading startup hubs and companies. You will get introduced to investors, business accelerators and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks. A total of 12 companies will be selected to join the tour.

MISSION

The #Nordicmade to Hong Kong tour is open for startups in Sweden, Denmark and Finland that are interested in exploring the dynamic business environment in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. The tour will help expand your network and business to China and give opportunities to develop new partnerships that can drive your business further in the world’s changing and competitive climate. You will experience and understand how to succeed in Asia – driving new consumer behaviors, creating innovation and new revenue models.

PROGRAM

The tour will take you to Hong Kong and Shenzhen between 2–8 December, 2018. You will spend 4 days in Hong Kong visiting R&D centers, startup hubs, incubators and investor networks as well as successful Nordic companies in the region. At the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks you will get introduced to their launch pad program and have business matching sessions. We will spend one full day in Shenzhen, known as Mainland China’s own Silicon Valley, visiting leading tech companies, incubators and Shenzhen’s famous electronics market.

SPONSORSHIP

What does the program cover?

All selected companies will have their round-trip airfare from either Stockholm, Copenhagen or Helsinki to Hong Kong covered by the program. Transportation as well as most meals and event costs part of the program will also be covered. We will cover these costs for one person per startup. If you wish to attend with more than one participant, you will have to pay for the additional participants airfare and meals. But they are welcome to join us in all program activities.

COSTS

What is not covered by the program?

The only thing not covered by the program is the hotel accommodation. Participants have to book their own hotel. However, our partner hotel ICON in Hong Kong has kindly offered us a to let all participants stay at their hotel between 3–7 December (4 nights) for 8000 HKD. A special booking link will be provided to the 12 selected startups. Any arrangements made outside the official program are not covered.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

The program is preliminary and is subject to changes. The flight home with SAS can be re-scheduled to another day at your own expense.

Sunday
2018-12-02
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Monday
2018-12-03
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Tuesday
2018-12-04
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Wednesday
2018-12-05
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Thursday
2018-12-06
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Friday
2018-12-07
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Saturday
2018-12-08
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17:15 - 18:15
We welcome you in SAS lounge

After check-in at Arlanda airport, we kick off the trip and welcome you in SAS lounge. Organized by Anders Wahlström, Nordic Sales Director SAS.

18:45 - 20:10
Departure from Stockholm with SAS to Copenhagen
20:55
Departure from Copenhagen with SAS to Hong Kong
14:45
Arrival at Hong Kong airport
14:50 - 15:45
Transfer by Airport Express to Kowloon station and bus transfer to Icon Hotel
20:00 - 22:00
Mingle reception at the Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong
08:15 - 09:00
Bus transfer to Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks (HKSTP)
09:00 - 10:30
Introduction to HKSTP and its programs for startups
10:30 - 11:45
Business matching with investors and startups
11:45 - 12:45
Lunch
12:45 - 13:30
Tour of HKSTP and its facilities
13:30 - 14:30
Introduction to Smart City at HKSTP

Testbed for pushing forward Hong Kong’s Smart City vision and connectivity.

14:30 - 17:00
Visit to Scania and their operations in Hong Kong
  • Introduction to Scania and their operations in Hong Kong
  • Bus ride over the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge
  • Visit at Scania’s Workshop
10:00 - 11:10
Visit to Hong Kong Stock Exchange and London Metal Exchange Hong Kong
11:30 - 12:30
Visit to EQT – Investment in Hong Kong
12:30 - 14:00
Dim sum lunch
14:00 - 15:45
Pitch session at Mettā – the entrepreneurs’ club in Hong Kong
16:15 - 17:30
Visit to KPMG – Finding investment in Hong Kong
19:00
Dinner hosted by KPMG
07:30 - 09:45
Cross-border bus to Shenzhen
10:00 - 11:30
Visit to HAX – The World’s First and Largest Hardware Accelerator
11:30 - 14:00
Visit to Shenzhen’s Electronics Market and lunch
13:45 - 15:00
Visit to successful Swedish startup in Shenzhen
15:30 - 17:00
Visit to Daniel Wellington – How to enter the Chinese E-market
17:00 - 19:00
Cross-border bus back to Hong Kong
08:00 - 14:00
Free time for meetings
14:30 - 15:30
Visit to PMQ in Hong Kong
16:00 - 20:00
Panel discussion and dinner event
22:00 - 23:00
Bus transfer from Icon hotel to Kowloon Station and Airport Express to airport
01:00 - 06:00
Departure from Hong Kong with SAS to Copenhagen

The flight home with SAS can be re-scheduled to another day at your own expense.

06:00
Arrival in Copenhagen
08:00 - 09:10
Departure from Copenhagen with SAS to Stockholm
09:10
Arrival in Stockholm
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REQUIREMENTS

What are the eligibility requirements for applying?

There are no special requirements except that the startups should be from either Sweden, Denmark or Finland and shouldn’t have more than 10 employees. We are especially looking for startups in the following industries; Tech, Green Tech, Electronics, AI, Robotics or ICT. However, startups in other industries are also welcome to apply. A total of 12 companies from Sweden, Finland and Denmark will be selected to join the tour.

APPLICATION & SELECTION

How does the application process work?

Applications to the tour are made through the form below. The application must be made no later than Monday, 15 October 2018. Please add your company’s website link and motivate why you should be chosen for the tour. A jury consisting of representatives from our partners will choose 12 startups after reviewing all applications. You will receive information if you have been selected to the program on Friday, 19 October.

APPLY

The application process is now closed. We will announce the 12 companies that will join os on Friday 19 October.

INVESTMENT

How can the tour help you find investment in Hong Kong?

The tour is made in co-operation with the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce in Sweden (HKCCSE) and its board members. Along with our extensive experience of the startup ecosystem in Asia, they will add knowledge and connections within the corporate and investment ecosystem. The current board represent companies such as MTR, Cap-Man, Swedavia, Scania, SAS, GP Global Marketing and EF.

INFO-MEETINGS

Not sure if the tour is for you? Welcome to our info-meetings to learn more! There will be time for individual discussions about the possibilities for your company.

STOCKHOLM

  • Tuesday 9/10
  • 11:00 – 13:00
  • SUP 46
    Regeringsgatan 65, Plan 3, Stockholm

Speakers:

  • Madelene Kornfehl, Nordicmade
  • Jacob Löven, Digitala Draken

Lunch will be served.

COPENHAGEN

  • Wednesday 10/10
  • 08:30 – 10:30
  • Kosmopol
    Fiolstræde 44, Copenhagen

Speakers:

  • Madelene Kornfehl, Nordicmade
  • Jacob Löven, Digitala Draken
  • Karin Vith Ankerstjerne, Innovation House China-Denmark

Coffee and sandwiches will be served.

HELSINKI

  • Thursday 11/10
  • 09:30 – 11:30
  • Maria 01
    Lappviksgatan 16, Helsinki

Speakers:

  • Madelene Kornfehl, Nordicmade
  • Jacob Löven, Digitala Draken
  • Local speaker, Finnish company

Coffee and cookies will be served.

PARTNERS

Which partners are involved in the project?

The project #Nordicmade to Hongkong has been made possible with funding from Rising North fund. The project is run by Cloudberry in Sweden in co-operation with its partners Hardcopy in Denmark and Netprofile in Finland. The project is also supported by Hong Kong Science and Technology Park (HKSTP) and Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce in Sweden (HKCCSE) as well as the media partner Digitala Draken.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact the project managers in each country. Hope to see you in Hong Kong!

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Victoria Bergh

PROJECT MANAGER, SWEDEN
Victoria Bergh works at Cloudberry in Sweden. She has worked for Hong Kong Trade Development Council for 3 years and has extensive experience of delegation trips to Hong Kong and Asia.

+46 73 955 40 52
victoria@cloudberry.se

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Jesper B.T. Henriksen

PROJECT MANAGER, DENMARK
Jesper Henriksen works at Hardcopy in Denmark. He is an experienced creative strategist within communications, PR and marketing assisting both national and international clients.

+45 2680 3250
jesper@hardcopy.nu

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Juha Frey

PROJECT MANAGER, FINLAND
Juha Frey works at Netprofile in Finland. He is a business leader and marketing professional with 15+ years of experience as managing director, consultant and entrepreneur.

+358 40 572 1120
juha@netprofile.fi