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About Innovative Business Award 2018

Organised by HSBC Commercial Banking and Hong Kong Economic Times (HKET), the HSBC x HKET Innovative Business Award (Award) recognises Hong Kong enterprises and startups which have broadened their horizons to achieve groundbreaking success through innovation and technology. The Award aims to inspire and encourage businesses to embrace creativity and technology in building new and sustainable business models, elevating their competitiveness in the market, and driving prosperous long-term growth.


  • Promote a culture of entrepreneurship and continuous innovation across businesses.
  • Recognise the outstanding achievements of Hong Kong enterprises or startups in embracing technology; adopting innovative business models, products and/or services; or achieving technological breakthroughs.
  • Encourage the use of technology and innovation for new business development.

Award Categories

  • "Innovative Enterprise" includes Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. Winners will receive prizes up to HK$500,000 worth of advertisement on HKET
  • "Innovative Startup" includes Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. Winners will receive total cash prize up to HK$500,000

Award Brochure

Judging Criteria

All submissions will be assessed based on 4 criteria: Degree of innovation, Application of technology, Market positioning and competitive edge, and Commercial viability.