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Innovation and Technology Fund

Fostering Hong Kong to become an Innovative and Technologically Smart City through the Education and Promotion of Industry 4.0 and Digital Transformative Applications and Technologies



In regards to Industry 4.0, with the emergence of Industry 4.0, companies and governments are witnessing improved efficiencies, lower-cost benefits, increased output, customized offering, and, more significantly, the development of new revenue and business models. 


In regards to Smart City development, through the Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Government “strives to build Hong Kong into a world class smart city, through adopting the measures set out in the ‘Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong’”. The vision “is to embrace innovation and technology to build a world-famed Smart Hong Kong characterized by a strong economy and high quality of living”. 

Key Objectives

HKEBA would like to benefit the ICT, e-commerce and retail professionals or people from these sectors/fields to highlight the upcoming trends, opportunities, challenges, current and future policies, new technologies and its applications through seminars and workshops.




  1. Kick Off Seminar - 'Introduction, Landscape and Advantages of Industry 4.0 and Smart City technologies from an E-Commerce and Omnichannel perspective' (Link)

  2.  Wrap Up Seminar  - 'The Effects of E-Commerce and Omnichannel Technologies under the Umbrella of Smart City and Industry 4.0 technologies; Challenges, Opportunities, Benefits and What’s next

  3. Nine Educational Technical Workshops - “Smart Mobility”, “Smart Living”, “Smart Environment”, “Smart People”, “Smart Government” and “Smart Economy”.


  1. Big Data Ecosystem: Open data sharing and data analytics on omnichannel technologies with a Marketing Automation Approach (Link)

  2. Digital payments – Faster Payment Systems and its impact on E-Commerce Payment Gateways (Link)

  3. Data Technology Hub in Hong Kong and what it means for omnichannel technology companies and retailing (Link TBC)

  4. Optimizing omni-channel commerce through payments in a Smart City (Link TBC)

  5. Distributed ledger technology application in the banking and financial sector (Link TBC)

  6. Blockchain technology development in a Smart Economy for cross-border payments (Link TBC)

  7. API development for e-commerce, financial and technology companies (Link TBC)

  8. Smart tourism in a Smart City (Hong Kong) - applications by travel e-commerce marketplaces (Link TBC)

  9. Autonomous vehicles technology development for e-commerce delivery, logistics and cross-border trade (Link TBC)


eCommerce Opportunities under
"The Smart City Initiative"


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Funded by General Support Programe (GSP) under the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC)

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Acknowledgement of support and disclaimer

Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material/event (or by members of the project team) do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or the Vetting Committee of the General Support Programme of the Innovation and Technology Fund.

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