Innovative Entrepreneur Association (IEA) has been organizing the Cross Industry Matching Showcase since 2011 with the funding support from Create Hong Kong. This “Cross Industry Matching” project aims to promote creativity and innovation in Hong Kong by inspiring cross industries matching between local innovative and design industries with the commercial sectors.
This year is the 7th year of this project which IEA aims at some innovative and creative approaches to further move this project to another vertex by exploring the cross boarder matching and more local market showcase chances. The objective is creating a cross industries matching platform for local designers, innovative entrepreneurs and enterprises from Hong Kong or China as well as arising the public awareness. We anticipate the proposal will contain brand new highlights in this objective.
To facilitate cross industry collaboration between local designers and enterprises by the following activities:
a) To handle the liaison and documentation between all parties including our association, Create Hong Kong and the exhibition venue provider in order to facilitate the feasibility of this CSI7 project.
b) To organize or co-organize with a party that agreed by Create Hong Kong and our association a Cross Industry Matching Showcase in a venue and date with track record. We expect the show can reach at least 14,000 unique visitors.
c) To organize seminars and press conference to market and promote the program to the public.
d) To give proposal in encouraging cross boarder cultural exchange and matching with mainland China innovative and design industries as well as enterprises.
e) To manage and promote a Flexible Web and Mobile Compatible Platform for “Matching Your Designers” with flexible designers’ database and showcase for designers to self-manage and self-promote their own designs and masterpieces for their potential clients.
f) To organize workshops to train up the exhibitors and local designers in creative industry with business communication, sales and marketing concept, client management, Finance, laws & regulations, Intellectual Property and BUD funding skills and knowledge to increase the number of successful matching cases.
g) To organize a Mentoring Scheme for designers and gatherings (twice a year) for mentors and mentee to sustain the scheme.
Deadline of submission
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