Organiser

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Co-organiser

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Sponsor

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Supporting Organisations

"Scaling Hong Kong to the Nordics” is to create go-to-market opportunities for scaling Hong Kong digital entertainment and game companies to the Nordic Markets. The programme period is around 12 months. The programme design includes recruiting and identifying start-ups and scale-ups in the digital entertainment and game industry for the programme, preparing the participants for identifying business opportunities in the Nordics, identifying and engaging business partners for the participants, arranging a delegation to the Nordics and a post-delegation activity in Hong Kong. The programme aims to bring a positive impact and resources to the Digital Entertainment and Creative economy in Hong Kong.

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Pre-delegation:

Receive a series of training and business matching webinars from Nordics’ game industry experts.

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Delegation :

Receive flight tickets and accommodation arrangement to Sweden and Finland for a five-day business delegation trip in March 2022*.

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Post-delegation:

Sharing session between selected start-ups after the delegation – new partnerships established after the delegation.

DRAFT PROGRAMME**

DAY 1

Morning

Arrive in Helsinki – Transportation to hotel

Afternoon

Welcome Session (Business Exchange)

.Doing Business in Hong Kong and GBA (NIH-HK)

.Introduction of Cyberport & Digital Entertainment (Cyberport)

.Doing Business in Finland & Entertainment Finland Program (Business Finland)

.Start-up ecosystem in Finland (Slush)

.Finnish game industry (Neogames)

Pitching for Finnish investors

Networking cocktails and buffet

DAY 2

Morning

Keynote Session from Finland on Digital Entertainment

1:1 Sessions
Networking lunch

Afternoon

Visits to Finnish companies and organisations

DAY 3

Morning

Meeting with business partners / investors

(Arranged by the start-ups – with help from NIH-HK and Business Finland)

Afternoon

Departure from the hotel and flight to Stockholm

DAY 4

Morning

Welcome Session (Business Exchange)

.Doing Business in Hong Kon and GBA (NIH-HK)

.Introduction of Cyberport & Digital Entertainment (Cyberport)

.Doing Business & land in Sweden (Invest Stockholm)

.Start-up ecosystem in Sweden – deep dive in Digital Entertainment and Games

Afternoon

Keynote Session from Swedish Games Industry

Pitching for Swedish investors

Networking opportunity

DAY 5

Morning

1:1 Sessions

Networking lunch

Afternoon

Visits to Swedish companies and organisations

DAY 6

Morning

Meeting with business partners / investors

(Arranged by the start-ups – with help from NIH-HK and Business Sweden)

Afternoon

Prepare to leave Sweden and fly back to Hong Kong

How does "Scaling Hong Kong to the Nordics” work?

Eligibility:

・Applicant must be a company registered in Hong Kong with 2 years of operation and a global expansion need

・Applicant shall fall into at least one of the following business natures:

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Game publisher

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Game licensor

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Game platform

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Game technologies application/research and development

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Game studio

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Any game related project

Vetting Procedures:

The project has a quota for 10-15 game related companies, selected by an assessment committee comprising experts in the game industry and academia in two rounds of vetting.

・First round of vetting to shortlist the finalists: From all collected application forms, the assessment committee will select the eligible companies for the second round of vetting according to a set of objective criteria.

・Second round of vetting to select the participating companies: The assessment committee will conduct interviews with the finalists, which shall introduce and display their games on site and present a global expansion plan for their applying games.

Application Period:

30 July 2021 – 7 September 2021

Contact us:

3166 3839

Enquiries:

nordics_games@cyberport.hk

*A participation fee of HK$4,000 will be collected from each participant who is joining the trip. The participation fee is refundable if the trip gets cancelled due to the current travelling restriction. Personal reason will also be considered on a case-by-case basis. Participants must follow entry requirements from Finland and Sweden including but not limit to vaccination and COVID-19 test .

**The program can be adjusted according to the requirements.

Disclaimer: The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region provides funding support to the project only, and does not otherwise take part in the project. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials/events (or by members of the project team) are those of the project organizers only and do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Communications and Creative Industries Branch of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, Create Hong Kong, the CreateSmart Initiative Secretariat or the CreateSmart Initiative Vetting Committee.