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SUCCESS Seminars

SME Seminar: Technology Voucher Programme

(6 July 2018 at SUCCESS)

The Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) launched the Technology Voucher Programme (TVP) in November 2016, aiming to subsidise SMEs in using technological services and solutions to improve productivity, or upgrade or transform their business processes.  With effect from 28 February 2018, the eligibility of the Technology Voucher Programme has been relaxed to cover all local non-listed enterprises.  At this seminar, ITC's representative will introduce the details of the TVP, including the relaxed eligibility criteria, funding scope, procurement procedures and assessment criteria.  The seminar will also introduce the "Retail Technology Adoption Assistance Scheme for Manpower Demand Management", which aims at helping the retail industry to adopt relevant information and communications technology and other technologies to manage manpower demand and enhance productivity.  (This seminar will be conducted in Cantonese.)

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SME Workshop: DIY – Creating an app without coding. Creating a promotion video yourself

(11 July 2018 at SUCCESS)

Mobile applications (apps) and online videos are very effective ways to reach targeted customers nowadays.  Nevertheless, SMEs are faced with the problems of cost and lack of technical knowledge in pursing these applications.  This workshop will demonstrate how to use Do-it-yourself (DIY) tools to create an app without coding and make promotion video, to assist SMEs in reaching targeted customers more effectively.  (This workshop will be conducted in Cantonese.)



The BUD Fund: Enterprise Support Programme

The Enterprise Support Programme (ESP) under the “Dedicated Fund on Branding, Upgrading and Domestic Sales” (the BUD Fund) provides funding support for individual Hong Kong enterprises to assist them in undertaking projects to develop brands, upgrade and restructure their business operations and promote domestic sales in the Mainland.  The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) is the Programme Secretariat.

The ESP will provide funding support for individual enterprises on a matching basis. The Government will cover a maximum of 50% of the total approved project cost and the enterprise has to contribute no less than 50% of the total project cost in cash. During the tenure of the BUD Fund, each enterprise may obtain funding for a maximum of three approved projects. The cumulative funding ceiling per enterprise under the BUD Fund is $500,000.  Non-listed enterprises registered in Hong Kong with substantive business operations in Hong Kong are eligible to apply.
To assist enterprises in meeting the financial needs at the start-up of the project, the Government will disburse an initial payment to the enterprise and the enterprise must deposit the equivalent amounts in a designated account opened for the project.  Subsequent payment(s) will be effected on a reimbursement basis upon the acceptance of the required progress/final reports and audited accounts.
ESP Simplified Option

Applicants may opt not to receive initial payment. Payments will be effected on a reimbursement basis upon the acceptance of the required progress/final reports and audited accounts.  Applicants need not open a designated project account if they opt not to receive initial payment, thereby saving the complicated procedures involved and the project can be carried out the date following the submission of the application. 

ESP Easy – Simplified Application Track
Applicants may also make use of the "ESP Easy – Simplified Application Track" (“ESP Easy”) to apply for funding to implement specified measures including:
  • participation in Mainland exhibitions;
  • establishment or enhancement of websites or online shops;
  • development or enhancement of mobile applications (apps);
  • placing of advertisements in the Mainland;
  • undertaking testing and certification for products for domestic sales;
  • design and production of physical publicity materials for distribution in the Mainland; and
  • application for registration of patent, trademark, design and utility model in the Mainland.
The funding ceiling for each "ESP Easy" project is $200,000, funding would be provided on a matching basis after completion of projects.  Each "ESP Easy" project must be completed within 12 months.

Open to applications all year round

The ESP is open to applications all year round.  Applications will be considered by batches.  The batch cut-off dates for 2018 are 29 March, 29 June, 28 September and 31 December.

Seminars and Enquiries

To assist enterprises in grasping the essence of successful applications and drawing on the experience in project implementation, the Programme Secretariat regularly organises seminars in HKPC (HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong).  

For details of ESP, please visit the dedicated website or call 2788 6088 for enquiries.  For past successful cases of ESP, please visit



Free IP Consultation Service

The Intellectual Property Department (IPD), supported by the Law Society of Hong Kong, now provides FREE One-On-One IP Consultation Service for SMEs.  To obtain more information and/or apply for the Service, please visit IPD's dedicated website "Hong Kong - The IP Trading Hub":


Topical Issues

Video Show of SME Seminars

Interested persons are welcome to visit SUCCESS to view the videos of previous SME seminars.  The broadcast schedule between 4 July and 17 July 2018 is as follows:

Title of Seminar Day of Broadcast Broadcast Time
"Mobilising your people through Coaching" Mon, Wed and Fri 9:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.;
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (replay); and
3:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. (replay)
"Credit Risk Management" Tue and Thu 9:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.;
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (replay); and
3:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. (replay)

*The broadcast time for Tue:
9:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.; and
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (replay)
"Civil Service Outstanding Service" Tue 3:10 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
"Examining the relationship between the Central Government and the HKSAR through cases" Tue 3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Apart from the above broadcast, interested persons are welcome to visit SUCCESS to view other seminar videos.

Seminar Video List


"SME Mentorship Programme" 2018-20 of Employees Retraining Board: Phase One of Application for SME Mentees is Open Now

This mentorship programme is organised by the Employees Retraining Board (ERB).  Veteran practitioner volunteers will serve as mentors to share their professional advice and practical experience in manpower training and development with SMEs so as to improve the quality of their human resources systems and practices.  The programme is now open for application.  Participation is free of charge.  All SMEs in Hong Kong are welcome to join.  Phase One of application for the programme as mentee will be closed on 31 July 2018 (Tuesday).

"Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Bay Area Logistics Industry Cooperation Forum"

(12 July 2018 at Meeting Room S222-223, L2, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre)

This forum is organised by the Department of Commerce of Guangdong Province and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.  At the forum, representatives of government departments of Guangdong Province, and industry leaders from selected cities of the Bay Area will discuss the prospects for cooperation in the development of the logistics industry in the Bay Area.  (This forum will be conducted in Cantonese and Putonghua.)

Workshop on Employee Protection, Discrimination and Privacy, and Work Injuries

(25 July 2018 at Federation of Hong Kong Industries)

This workshop is organised by the Federation of Hong Kong Industries.  The workshop helps employers heed the areas of concern on issues of termination of employment, discrimination and privacy, and work injuries through practical legal cases.  (Admission fee is required. This workshop will be conducted in Cantonese.)




Business News

GDETO Newsletter

The latest issue of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Guangdong (GDETO) Newsletter has been published.


Commercial Information Circulars (CICs) of the Mainland

The Trade and Industry Department issued a number of Commercial Information Circulars (CICs) on the Mainland's trade and economic rules and regulations. The latest CICs have been published. 

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