On Tuesday, University of Hong Kong (HKU) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Hong Kong Cyberport to create a new fintech platform. While sharing details about the new strategic partnership with HKU, Dr. Lee George Lam, Chairman of Cyberport, stated:
“Cyberport is pleased to seal a strategic partnership with HKU, we share the same vision and commitment to drive digital tech innovation and adoption. With Cyberport’s wealth of global connections and digital entrepreneurial resources, together with HKU’s expertise on technologies and development, we are sure that many more great ideas will flourish and innovative solutions will be widely adopted.”
It was also revealed that through the new platform, an “HKU x Cyberport FinTech Nucleus” is also be set up. Peter Mathieson, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKU, explained:
“HKU is pleased to partner with Cyberport. With our strength in human capital and the expertise and technologies from our faculty, together with Cyberport’s connections and infrastructure, we can cultivate and develop strong innovation and entrepreneurial activities through this platform.”
The organizations added that the opening of the “HKU x Cyberport FinTech Nucleus” is the first step to introducing more creativity and innovation to The Cyberport Centre of Global FinTech Innovation.