Extended up to 29 September the possibility to apply for Greater Bay Area Roadshow

8 September 2023
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Intesa Sanpaolo and Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center together with the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Hong Kong and Macao, Deloitte, InvestHK are organizing the Greater Bay Area Roadshow, a four-day mission from 13 to 18 November 2023 between Hong Kong and Shenzhen aimed at a selected number of Italian Scale-ups and innovative SMEs, interested in exploring and seizing new market opportunities in the APAC region (Asia-Pacific Region: East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia & Oceania + 20 countries).

The Roadshow is dedicated to Italian SMEs looking for new business opportunities & partnerships, access to funding, technological development and soft-landing support to expand into the APAC Market, offering both Open Innovation and business opportunities, creating synergies with Asian Corporates, Investors (i.e. VC, PE, Family Offices) and local

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The objective of the Roadshow is to create an opportunity to enter the Asian market for Italian scale-ups and SMEs with a high technological/innovative content operating in the Agri&Food Tech, Smart City/Smart Mobility, Energy and Pharma-Tech/Health-Tech/Bio-Tech sectors. The selection phase will consider the propensity for internationalization of the companies (companies that already distribute or sell in international markets), the technological readiness level of the proposed solution/solutions (TRL) equal or higher than 7, and the level of maturity of the company, (preference for companies with at least two published balance sheets with turnover exceeding 500k Euro).


The deadline for submitting the application to participate is 29 September 2023.
For more information on the initiative and to be able to apply, please visit the dedicated web page.


For the selected companies, the program includes online sessions and webinars dedicated to enhancing pitches and preparing for B2B meetings with Chinese counterparts, investors or industrial partners, and an in-depth session on the legal and tax context and on incentive schemes for companies opening an office business in Hong Kong, Shenzhen or the Greater Bay Area.