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HKSTP and Ingram Micro Collaborate to Assist Startups in Reaching New Partners and Global Markets

 

AI robotics venture Robocore seals distribution agreement with Ingram Micro as the pilot case

(Hong Kong, 11 August 2021) – Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is joining global technology distributor and solution provider Ingram Micro to provide go-to- market and distribution support to tech ventures. Selected companies will be able to reach new customers, qualify for new opportunities and gain footprint in Greater Bay Area and overseas markets.

HKSTP and Ingram Micro will identify high potential Science Park companies, and shortlisted companies will scale up their business through awarding distribution agreements with the world-leading technology provider. Under the collaboration, Robocore, an AI robotics startup, is the first Science Park company to be able to expand its distribution network in Hong Kong and overseas, while also benefitting from opportunities to collaborate with Ingram Micro’s channel partners and system integrators.

Albert Wong, CEO at HKSTP said: “This strategic collaboration between HKSTP and Ingram Micro helps tackle one of the biggest challenges facing startups today—distribution and go- to-market capabilities. This further enhances our innovation ecosystem by connecting Park Companies with a global IT distribution and solution provider that opens regional and global opportunities to our high potential startups.”

Biga Luk, Managing Director of Ingram Micro Hong Kong & Macau added: “The launch of the HKSTP-Ingram Micro partnership is proof of our ongoing support of the Hong Kong innovation ecosystem and injects cutting-edge technology to our portfolio, delivering a full spectrum of the latest and best capabilities for our customers.”

Startups that are successfully matched in this collaboration are supported via three vital components – Explore, Fulfillment and Distribution. The startups will explore opportunities with hand-picked Ingram Micro’s channel partners with well-suited co-selling and solution- building capabilities.

Fulfillment is enabled as selected startups will be connected with channel partners, system integrators and tech partners for potential collaboration. They will have chance to collaborate with system integrators and other tech providers to co-create solutions to meet a wider variety of customer needs.

In relation to Distribution, startups will be able to significantly expand their market reach and potential, access Ingram Micro’s global channel partner networks, as well as receive co-selling, marketing and business development support.

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Photo 1: HKSTP and Ingram Micro join hands to help tech ventures reach new customers and

partners. Under the collaboration, AI robotics startup Robocore is the first Park company to scale up the business through awarding distribution agreement with the Ingram Micro. From left:

  • Eugene Hsia, Chief Corporate Development Officer of HKSTP
  • Biga Luk, Managing Director of Ingram Micro Hong Kong & Macau
  • Roy Lim, Founder and CEO of Robocore Technology Limited

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About Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

Comprising Science Park, InnoCentre and Industrial Estates, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is a statutory body dedicated to building a vibrant innovation and technology ecosystem to connect stakeholders, nurture technology talents, facilitate collaboration, and catalyze innovations to deliver social and economic benefits to Hong Kong and the region.

Established in May 2001, HKSTP has been driving the development of Hong Kong into a regional hub for innovation and growth in several focused clusters including Electronics, Information & Communications Technology, Green Technology, Biomedical Technology, Materials and Precision Engineering. We enable science and technology companies to nurture ideas, innovate and grow, supported by our R&D facilities, infrastructure, and market-led laboratories and technical centres with professional support services. We also offer value added services and comprehensive incubation programmes for technology start-ups to accelerate their growth.

Technology businesses benefit from our specialised services and infrastructure at Science Park for applied research and product development; enterprises can find creative design support at InnoCentre; while skill-intensive businesses are served by our three industrial estates at Tai Po, Tseung Kwan O and Yuen Long. More information about HKSTP is available at www.hkstp.org.

About Ingram Micro

Ingram Micro helps businesses realize the promise of technology™. It delivers a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world. Deep expertise in technology solutions, mobility, cloud, and supply chain solutions enables its business partners to operate efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve. More at www.ingrammicro.com.

Media Contact:

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

Bonnie Po

Tel: +852 2629 6884

Email: bonnie.po@hkstp.org

Edelman

Christina Sin

Tel: +852 3756 8626

Email: Christina.Sin@edelman.com

/ Edelmanhkstppr@edelman.com

 
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