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Cyberport Creative Micro Fund

CCMF encourages innovation, creativity and commitment to grow.

The programme sponsors high potential digital tech projects and early-stage start-ups with financial assistance and a comprehensive nurturing system to facilitate development in a pre-incubation stage.

In general, CCMF accepts individual and company application. Individual applicant must be HKID card holder, company applicant is limited company registered and incorporated in Hong Kong.

Details are stated at corresponding sub-programme pages.

Cyberport Creative Micro Fund

There are four sub-programmes under the scheme. Each sub-programme, supported by CCMF, is designed to distribute resources among different target groups to achieve its objectives.

All sub-programmes have Individual Application and Company Application. Please refer to corresponding sub-programme pages for application eligibility.

Professional Programme (PP)

Application Eligibility

All team members aged 18 or above

Application Deadline

1 April 2022 (Jun 2022 Intake)

1 August 2022 (Oct 2022 Intake)

1 December 2022 (Feb 2023 Intake)

Hong Kong Young Entrepreneur Programme (HKYEP)

Application Eligibility

All team members aged 18 - 30

Application Deadline

1 April 2022 (Jun 2022 Intake)

1 August 2022 (Oct 2022 Intake)

1 December 2022 (Feb 2023 Intake)

Cyberport Greater Bay Area Young Entrepreneurship Programme (Cyberport GBA YEP)

Application Eligibility

All team members aged 18-30; currently
enrolled or graduated within 3 years in
registered tertiary institutions
in HK/Macau/Guangdong

Application Deadline

6 December 2021

Thank you for your interest in Cyberport Greater Bay Area Young Entrepreneurship Programme. The application for 2021 has been closed and the application for next intake will be opened soon. Should you have any enquiries, please contact us via email at ccmf_enquiry@cyberport.hk.

Cyberport University Partnership Programme (CUPP)

Application Eligibility

All team members aged 18-30
currently enrolled or graduated within 3
years in local university partners

Application Deadline

To be announced

Programme benefit

Apart from cash grant, CCMF gives you access to Cyberport’s extensive resources and support for innovators and entrepreneurs, including:

Training, Mentorship and business advice

Business development and investment connections

A local and global business network

Publicity and promotion

Industry recognition and validation

Alumni network and peer support

Successful completion of CCMF programme may increase your chance of acceptance to our Cyberport Incubation Programme.

How we evaluate CCMF applications

CCMF applications are evaluated by an independent vetting team that includes venture capitalists, academics, industry veterans and trade association members. They select participants according to four criteria:

Project management team (30%)

The capability of the project management team is evaluated according to track record, execution ability, probability of launch, individual qualifications and roles within the team.

Business model and time to market (30%)

The business model is evaluated by the short and long term objectives, apparent market need, target market and marketing strategy, and realistic assessment of the project viability. Projects that launch within three months of grant disbursement are preferred.

Creativity and innovation (30%)

Innovative technology, creative solutions, disruptive ideas, emerging technology and breakthrough problem-solving will score higher.

Social responsibility (10%)

Preference will be given to projects with socially responsible dimensions, such as open source software, creative commons IP, ethical decision making, or which contribute to solving social problems.

How vetting mechanism works

Vetting process

CCMF grantees are selected by an independent vetting team comprising Entrepreneurship Committee Advisory Group (ECAG) members. The selection follows this three-stage process:

Stage 1: Initial screening

An initial screening is conducted by the Cyberport and / or the independent vetting team upon receipt of all applications. The objective is to ensure that applications have fulfilled the eligibility criteria listed in the relevant Application Form and Guides & Notes for Applicant.

Stage 2: Vetting

After a programme’s application deadline and initial screening, the independent vetting team will evaluate the applications. Shortlisted applications will be notified by email.

Stage 3: Presentation session

After the vetting, the independent vetting team will confirm the admission CCMF grantees. Each shortlisted candidate is required to present their application followed by a Q&A session.

Result will be announced by email.

Our vetting team

Cyberport Creative Micro Fund is administered by Cyberport’s Entrepreneurship Committee Advisory Group (ECAG), comprised of financial sector, academic, and Association leaders.

How grant disbursement works

Successful applicants will need to implement your project within six months to qualify for HK$100,000 grant. During this time you must submit interim and final reports. The grant is disbursed in three stages.

Stage 1

Arranged upon signing the CCMF agreement

Stage 2

Arranged upon approval of the interim report

Stage 3

Arranged upon project completion and approval of the final report

Enquiry: ccmf_enquiry@cyberport.hk

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