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Cyberport University Partnership Programme (CUPP)

The Cyberport University Partnership Programme (“CUPP”) support by Cyberport Creative Micro Fund (“CCMF”)  is a life-changing experience to unleash participants’ full potential and gain insights into the global market! This financial technology (FinTech) focused entrepreneurship programme offers students who are nominated by CUPP university partners a unique chance to participate in an Online Entrepreneurship Boot Camp and receive mentorship from industry elites.

Entrepreneurs are often innovative individuals who are driven to solving problems, providing mind-provoking methods and smarter ways to achieve goals. With more digital young tech innovators, who are determined and full of energy to bring Hong Kong to another peak, and Hong Kong being a global financial centre, FinTech is an advantageous playing field for our youngsters to leap on.

The Programme gives you:
-  Online Entrepreneurship Boot Camp by prestigious overseas university
-  Mentorship and insight from FinTech industry elite
-  Pitch your FinTech business idea to investors
-  HK$100,000 grant by Cyberport Creative Micro Fund

Admission Requirement
  • CUPP teams would be expected to build FinTech projects with components in AI, Blockchain and Cybersecurity.

  •  Applicants must be nominated by CUPP co-organising university partners (i.e. CityU, HKBU, LingU, CUHK, PolyU, HKUST, OpenU, HKU).

  • Applicants must be between 18 to 30 years old (inclusive) upon the application deadline (i.e. 4 August 2021).

  • Applicants must be undergraduate or postgraduate students from the CUPP co-organising university partners, either currently enrolled university students or graduated within 3 years from the co-organising universities. 

  • Applicants must have a good command of English.

  • CUPP team member could be a mixture of students from the CUPP co-organising universities.

  • Each CUPP team could have up to 5 team members with below combination:

    • 1 team leader (i.e. principal applicant) must be a Hong Kong ID Card holder;

    • Only 3 members in each team could join the Online Entrepreneurship Boot Camp overseas.

Application process & timeline

Details please refer to Guides and Notes for Applicants


Winning teams will receive HK$100,000 grant to Cyberport Creative Micro Fund (CCMF)

About Vetting criteria, vetting team compositions, and Grant Disbursement and Others.

Apply now

CUPP is a programme on nomination based. Interested applicants should contact CUPP 2021-22 Co-organising universities for nomination details.


City University of Hong Kong
Knowledge Transfer Office (Ir. Thomas Chan)
E  Thomas.chan@cityu.edu.hk  


Hong Kong Baptist University
Knowledge Transfer Office
(Business Entrepreneurship Support and Training Team)
E  best-hkbu@hkbu.edu.hk


Lingnan University
Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative
E  lei@ln.edu.hk  


The Chinese University of Hong Kong
PI Centre (Ms. Esther Cheng)
E picentre@cuhk.edu.hk


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Institute for Entrepreneurship
E inno.hub@polyu.edu.hk


Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
HKUST Entrepreneurship Center
E ecenter@ust.hk


The Open University of Hong Kong
OpenU Academic Support
E kymwong@ouhk.edu.hk


The University of Hong Kong 
HKU iDendron
E idendron@hku.hk

Enquiry Email: training@cyberport.hk

CUPP 2021-22 Co-organising Universities


CUPP 2021-22 Supporting Regulators

CUPP 2021-22 Supporting Organisations

CUPP 2021-22 Pre-camp Nurturing Sponsors

CUPP 2020-21 Online Entrepreneurship Boot Camp Partner

CUPP 2020-21 Co-organising Universities

CUPP 2020-21 Supporting Organisations

CUPP 2018-19 Entrepreneurship Boot Camp Partner

CUPP 2016-19 Co-organising Universities

CUPP 2019 Sponsor

CUPP 2019 Travel Partners


CUPP 2019 Supporting Organisations

CUPP 2015-17 Entrepreneurship Boot Camp Partner


CUPP 2015 Co-organising Universities


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