Advancing Innovation in Hong Kong’s Key Industries


The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (“HSBC”) and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (“HKSTP”) have teamed up to launch SPRINTER 2, a programme to accelerate the understanding and adoption of Corporate Innovation within businesses.

Corporate Innovation is the ability to drive new business value, by creating and adopting new innovations within an existing business model. With rising technology disruption, competition and demand, as well as the impact of the recent pandemic, embracing Corporate Innovation is not only important for business transformation, but it is fast becoming a survival skill.

The programme leverages the framework of Global Acceleration Academy (“GAA”), an intensive Corporate Innovation platform spearheaded by HKSTP connecting tech ventures and corporates, to co-create and scale innovation globally.

SPRINTER 2 is open to mid-cap corporates and SMEs with major manufacturing operations. The programme will help participants to source innovation for adoption and co-creation.

Act now to accelerate innovation in your business!  

Target Participants

We’re looking for mid-cap corporates and SMEs with:

  • Major manufacturing operation and business,
  • Embrace exploring and accepting innovations in their corporate culture, and
  • Possess readily-available resource for innovation adoption.


By joining the SPRINTER 2, you will:

  • Become champion in enhancing business performance through Corporation Innovation,
  • Learn the latest developments in technology that can benefit your business,
  • Gain quick access to innovative solutions that are ready for adoption / co-creation for your business, and
  • Develop an entrepreneurial mindset to keep your success going.

Programme Details*




The application has ended. Thank you.

*Programme details are subject to change without prior notice.


Are there any fees to the participating mid-cap corporates and SMEs?

No fee is required from the participants.

Do I need to sign any agreements with HKSTP or the tech ventures?

No mandatory agreement is required between you and any of HSBC, HKSTP, and the tech ventures.

Are there any screening processes?

We will try to accommodate as many applications from the mid-cap corporates and SME manufacturers as possible. If the programme is oversubscribed, we will apply screening process against the characteristics as defined in our target participants.

Do I need to go through all stages to be eligible for this programme?

Stage 1 (Discovery) is mandatory to all participants. Participants are highly recommended to join the later stages for innovation adoption and co-creation.