An Israeli company’s smart driver monitoring system can alert drivers to drowsiness and other factors that might impede safety.
06 April 2022
Single-vehicle collisions on remote roads late at night; a highway crash caused by a driver texting while driving; a truck that veered off the road at the end of its driver’s 12-hour shift. A single thread runs through these sad and familiar scenarios – driver inattention.More
A Hong Kong entrepreneur spotted a gap in the market for a fragrant, sustainable and skin-friendly hand sanitiser.
04 April 2022
During the COVID-19 pandemic, bottles of hand sanitiser have become ubiquitous in Hong Kong homes, offices and handbags. Sales have surged since the outbreak began in early 2020 and the Asia-Pacific hand sanitiser market is expected to expand at a 14.4% compound annual growth rate between 2020 and 2026, according to KBV Research.More
One of Asia’s premier electronics exhibitions, the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair, has been moved to July due to the pandemic, along with six other spring fairs.
04 April 2022
The International Sourcing Show, running from 5-8 July 2022, aims to bring smarter sourcing and better living. The show consolidates seven fairs which the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) had originally planned for April but needed to be rescheduled amid the fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Hong Kong. The themes of the combined show are Healthy Living, Smart Living, Stylish Living and Sustainable Living.More
No one doubts the importance of marketing in the metaverse and riding the Web 3.0 wave – but how does a company get started?
01 April 2022
Just as our view of the universe has changed radically over time – from a flat earth under a dome of sky to a planet on a solar system in one of hundreds of billions of galaxies – so our perception of the rapidly evolving metaverse is shifting constantly. Only in the case of the metaverse its actual state is evolving along with our perceptions.More
As working from home became more common during the pandemic, an online marketplace offering domestic services saw its business thrive.
28 March 2022
Digital marketplace platform Toby offers services ranging from dance lessons and physiotherapy to cleaning and home renovation. Established in 2016, it currently has nearly a million users across Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore and hosts more than 80,000 businesses and service providers.More
Catering to the needs of today’s increasingly digitalised and internationalised businesses, a Hong Kong-based data-centre operator is expanding its Asia-Pacific network with support from the HKTDC.
23 March 2022
As business digitalisation accelerates, data and applications to store and process it grows in importance but can be expensive. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) may find outsourcing their data housing to professionally managed data centres is the most cost-effective approach.More
A Hong Kong start-up has developed NFT tokens that will give everyone a stake in the latest iteration of the internet.
14 March 2022
A new dawn of the internet is upon us. The blockchain-technology-based Web 3.0 incorporates concepts including decentralisation and token-based economics. A leading Web 3.0 firm is Hong Kong unicorn Animoca Brands, a Deloitte Tech Fast winner that ranked in the Financial Times list of High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2021. With more than 600 employees globally, Animoca’s vision is to create an open, community-driven metaverse, Group President Evan Auyang said.More
Asia’s status as the world’s fastest-growing healthcare market, with Mainland China in the lead, makes the city a natural choice for firms eager to expand.
09 March 2022
The rapid growth of healthcare spending, combined with accommodating financial markets, has made Hong Kong the perfect springboard into Asia for new biotech businesses. Acknowledging this, experts at the recent “Maximising Business Opportunities through Hong Kong on Healthcare Technology and Investment Collaboration” webinar, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), set out to explain how European healthcare start‑ups and other companies can leverage the city’s strategic position, especially its close ties with Mainland China, to benefit from the rapid growth of healthcare spending in the region.More
A Hong Kong start-up offers urban flat dwellers a chance to grow their own vegetables using innovative hydroponic kits and seed capsules.
07 March 2022
Agriculture may not be the first thing to come to mind when considering industries in the very urban Hong Kong, but one start-up is turning to a smart device that lets users experience the joy of growing food in the comfort of their homes.More