Cyberport (Chinese: 數碼港) is a creative digital community with a cluster of technology and digital content tenants. It is owned and managed by Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited which is wholly owned by the Hong Kong SAR Government. With a vision to establish itself as a leading information and communications technology (ICT) hub in the Asia-Pacific region, Cyberport is committed to facilitating the local economy by nurturing ICT industry start-ups and entrepreneurs, driving collaboration to pool resources and create business opportunities, and promoting a digitally inclusive society through strategic initiatives and partnerships. Equipped with an array of state-of-the-art ICT facilities and a cutting-edge broadband network, the Cyberport community is home to four grade-A intelligent office buildings, a five-star design hotel, and a retail entertainment complex.
The Cyberport Digital Entertainment Incubation-cum-Training (IncuTrain) is the only incubation facility focusing on digital contents in Hong Kong. To help develop human capital and market, the Cyberport IncuTrain Centre collaborates with various organizations and platforms internationally to provide entrepreneurs with technology, training opportunities, business matching and networks support.
Cyberport is a hybrid of public ownership and commercial operation. Cyberport has the public missions to create a strategic cluster of quality ICT and ICT related companies so as to spearhead the development of the digital media & lifestyle and related industry in Hong Kong.Background of the Project
In 1999, the Hong Kong government announced the intention to develop the Cyberport which would help local businesses capitalize on the rapid growth of the Internet. Cyberport was intended as a place where the development of information technology and multimedia would be nurtured so that the demands of these industries could be met in the future. It was also hoped that this development would help the HKSAR's economy rebound after the Asian financial crisis of 1997.
Three private and wholly owned companies, namely, Hong Kong Cyberport Development Holdings Limited, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited and Hong Kong Cyberport (Ancillary Development) Limited (collectively referred to as the “Cyberport Companies”) have been set up under the Financial Secretary Incorporated (FSI) to oversee the implementation of the project.
The Cyberport also houses one of the incubation facility for technology startups called IncuTrain Centers providing office space, financial aid package, training and network access to the investment community. Incubatees have varied degrees of success.Location
Conveniently located on a 24-hectare site at Telegraph Bay in the Southern District of Hong Kong Island, Cyberport is easily accessible to the city's financial and business districts.Construction
The construction of the Cyberport portion which consists of four office buildings, The Arcade and Le Meridien Cyberport Hotel was completed in phases between 2002 and 2004 to provide altogether about 100,000 square metres of grade-A office space to accommodate 100-plus IT and related companies.
The construction of the residential portion which consists of approximate 2,800 units or houses was completed in phases between 2004 and 2008.Management
Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Ltd (HKCMCL) is responsible for the development, operation and management of the Cyberport project.Highlights of Services, Facilities and Activity Areas
IT/Telecom Facilities & Services
- 1-10 Gbit/s Internal Private Network (IPN)
- 120 Channels Satellite Master Antenna Television System (SMATV)
- Fibre and Copper Blockwiring (BW)
- IP Telephony and Unified Messaging System (UMS)
- Network Operations Centre (NOC)
- Tenant Central Data Exchange (CDX)
- Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)
- Cyberport Conference and Exhibition Centre
- Cyberport Institute
- Digital Media Centre
- Fitness Centre - GoGYM
- Hong Kong Wireless Development Centre
- IncuTrain Centre
- Le Meridien Cyberport Hotel
- The Arcade
- Campus development: develops and manages the Cyberport Campus to provide the essential framework for Cyberport to achieve its objectives, with a strong emphasis on sustainability.
- Entrepreneurship: runs the Incubation Centre and the Cyberport Creative Micro Fund (CCMF), invests in more high-growth local start-ups/SMEs and scales up CCMF to spark creativity and innovation in ICT industries.
- Technology: adopts innovative and advanced technology to provide a state-of-the-art ICT infrastructure conducive to the creation and development of a strategic ICT industry cluster in Hong Kong.
- Collaboration: helps the local ICT industry collaborate with overseas counterparts in 2 major areas: Business Alliances and Talent Exchanges; sets up a reciprocal network to help SME ICT companies explore and capture business opportunities in overseas and Mainland markets.
- Knowledge: drives knowledge based programmes that will transform HK into an inclusive knowledge-based digital economy, invests in local talent by organizing world class conferences, inspirational training and competitions, opens more ICT related positions and supports digital inclusion initiatives to narrow digital divide.
- Bus routes: 30X, 42C, 73, 73P, 970, 107P
- Minibus routes: 10, 58, 69, 69A, 69X
- Car parks with over 800 parking spaces for Cyberport’s tenants and visitors on an hourly or monthly basis.
An MTR station named Cyberport is currently being planned as part of the South Island Line (West). It is planned to be an elevated station, although no details have been confirmed yet.