Hong Kong, 13 February 2018 – Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) today announced the successful collaboration between local start-up Platysens Limited and La Salle Primary School as well as La Salle College in boosting the application of a groundbreaking audio swimming training technology for athletes and coaches. The successful collaboration was the result of HKSTP’s Leading Enterprises Acceleration Programme (LEAP), an initiative to help high-potential start-ups incubated at HKSTP achieve commercial success quickly.
Since its launch in 2014, the programme has called for submissions six times and 33 technology start-ups have benefited from LEAP so far, with total capital raised exceeding HK$150 million. The programme offered management guidance, sped up the commercialisation of their products or solutions, to enable them to seek new markets beyond Hong Kong.
Mr Albert Wong, CEO, HKSTP said, “Many of our start-ups are young engineers and entrepreneurs with great ideas. Often, they need business acumen and practical support to achieve their dreams. Over the years, HKSTP has been coaching them on running their business, helping them improve their business models, expanding their customer base, and realising their potential through breaking into the global market. All these support services are backed by the LEAP network consisting of domain experts, Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) counsellors and professional panels from various industries. I am glad to see the leading educational institute La Salle trial and apply our start-up’s technology. With the engagement and positive responses from different sectors, LEAP’s success has reached a new level.”