Request for Proposal of
Innovative Entrepreneur Association (IEA) will apply the funding support from Create Hong Kong again to organize a “Cross Industry Matching” project to promote creativity and innovation in Hong Kong by inspiring cross industry matching in commercial applications. This year is the 8th year of this project which aims at creating a cross industry matching platform for local designers and enterprises in Hong Kong. We hope to have a proposal with brand new highlights in order to raise public awareness.
About the Innovative Entrepreneur Association (IEA)
The Innovative Entrepreneurs Association is composed of winners of the "Innovative Entrepreneurship Awards". As a non-profit making organization, it is committed to strengthening the spirit of "innovative entrepreneurship" and business education in Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas. It also cooperates with the government and other associations to produce more motifs. The winners can share the experience and business strategies with the entrepreneurs. To help entrepreneurs face difficulties and provide advice to enhance Hong Kong's competitiveness, the Association will endeavor to promote the winners of the “Innovative Entrepreneurship Award” to fulfill their responsibilities to society. We strive to enable both members and the public to achieve a win-win situation, and to promote Hong Kong's ability in becoming the world's leading "Innovative Entrepreneurial capital" in the next 10 years.
- To connect Hong Kong’s home-grown IP owners and designers with potential partners and buyers on licensing and hence facilitating the commercialization of the IPs concerned through the Three Main Approaches: ReBuild, ReBrand, ReConnect;
- To promote local artists of creative industries
- To promote young entrepreneurship and startups through facilitating their development and expansion of licensing business, which in turn will help cultivate creativity of Hong Kong;
- To reinforce Hong Kong’s position as the IP-trading and Licensing Hub of Asia
About the Cross Matching Showcase
Organized by the Innovative Entrepreneur Association (IEA), the Cross Matching Showcase will celebrate its 8th anniversary in 2019. It is a three-day event at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, featuring workshops, briefing sessions, business matching sessions and mentoring program for both selected designers and potential buyers.
In order to facilitate cross industry collaboration between local designers and enterprises, the following activities will be carried out:
a) To handle the liaison and documentation between all parties including our association and Create Hong Kong in order to facilitate the feasibility of this CSI8 project.
b) To organize or co-organize with a capable party a 3-day Cross Industry Matching Showcase in a venue with track record. We expect the show can reach at least 8,000 unique visitors.
c) To organize seminars and press conference to market and promote the program to the public
d) To organize a matching session for designers
e) To manage a self-sustainable Online Platform for “Matching Your Designers” with sophisticated 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 skills for cross industry business matching
g) To organize a Mentoring Scheme for local creative industry
Deadline of submission
no later than 5pm, 30th March 2018 (Friday)
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