Events in 2014

September 26-28, 2014

Co-organized by Open Data Hong Kong (ODHK) and Hacking Health USA, Hacking Health is a hackathon series designed to improve healthcare by inviting technology creators and healthcare professionals to collaborate on realistic, human-centric solutions to front-line problems. The weekend-long event followed the familiar Make format where all participants were free to pitch their ideas on Friday night, and when there was enough support from the audience, teams would form around the idea and hack on a prototype over the weekend. For a full run-down of the event, please

September 24, 2014

Representing HKBIO, Prof Albert YU (Chairman of HKBIO) was invited by American Consulate General, Hong Kong and Macau, to attend SelectUSA Investment Seminar at Helena May, Hong Kong. The seminar focused on the biotech / life science / medical device industries. At the event, participants had the opportunity to obtain the latest information on the relevant U.S. sectors, including trends of investment; as well as the legal aspects / financial issues of establishing a presence in the United States.

SelectUSA is an initiative created at the federal level to showcase the United States as the world’s premier business location and to provide easy access to federal-level programs and services related to business investment. It is dedicated to making sure that investors / entrepreneurs receive all the assistance you would need to venture into the U.S. biotech / life science/ medical device industries.

September 23, 2014

HKBIO was a supporting organization, among 30+ other professional bodies, for the Hong Kong IT Sector 65th National Day Celebration Gala Dinner which was hosted by Hong Kong Information Technology Joint Council (HKITJC). Prof Albert YU (Chairman of HKBIO) was a HKBIO representative to attend such event. ITJC aims to unite professionals of Hong Kong IT industry in promoting and fostering support for Hong Kong as the IT hub of the region.

September 19 and 22, 2014

Representing HKBIO, Mr Andy Liu (Vice Chairman of HKBIO) was invited by InvestHK to serve as one of the judges for The 2014 StartmeupHK Venture Program: Interview and Assessment for Biotech Entrants. The StartmeupHK Venture Program is a global competition for high-impact, innovative and scalable ventures whose founders aim to expand their businesses globally from Hong Kong. For more details, please visit:

August 28, 2014

Representing HKBIO, Mr Andy Liu (Vice Chairman of HKBIO) was invited to attend Hong Kong Business Angel Network Limited (HKBAN)’s Third Annual General Meeting and Investment Matching Gathering (IMG) held on Aug 28, 2014 at School of Continuing Education, HKBU. There were six companies presenting their investment teasers at the IMG.

HKBAN was formed by Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTPC), Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (HKVCA), CUHK, HKUST, HKU, and POLYU in 2010. Angels were being invited to join several Investment Matching Gatherings (IMGs) where entrepreneurs from the incubation program of HKSTPC and universities had presented their business plans. The investment matching platform is opened up to HKSTPC incubatees and tenants, university start-ups and any start-ups that belong to a recognized Partner Organization which is qualified to conduct a preliminary screening on their investment readiness. IMGs have been held since March 2010 at the rate of roughly once every two months.

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