Overseas/Mainland Market Development Support Scheme (MDSS) Sign-up Form

Important Notes

  1. This application form (“Form”) is used for enrolment to the Overseas/ Mainland Market Development Support Scheme (“Scheme”). Please read the Guide and Notes for Applicants (the “Guide”) carefully before completing this Form.
  2. Please ensure all requisite supporting documents that are submitted are in order. Otherwise, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited (“HKCMCL”, “we”, “us”, “our”) will not further process the enrolment application.
  3. HKCMCL has the sole discretion not to accept such application that is deemed not appropriate for enrolment.
  4. This Form is divided into the following sections:
    • Company Information, Market Expansion Plan: current market status, market expansion plan over the next two years, Annual Plan
    • Public funding on overseas programme/ mainland expansion status, other funding on overseas programme/ mainland promotion status
    • Company ownership structure, company core members’ profile
    • Contact details
    • Agreement
    • Declaration
    • Personal information collection statement
    • Probity policy
 
please read and accepted these Important Notes and the Guide and Notes for Applicants

 

* Must be filled in Doc Ref: ECO.SF.010, Rev 6, effective date 8 December 2023

Part A: Company information

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Part B : Market Expansion Plan

1. Current market status 

Hong Kong

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Mainland/Overseas

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2. Market expansion plan over the next two years

First year from now

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Second year from now

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Overseas Sales 

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Investment received from overseas investors

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Plan (Separate sheets can be used if necessary) / Annual Plan Sample

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3. Public Funding on Overseas Programme/Mainland expansion status:

Dedicated Fund on Branding, Upgrading and Domestic Scales (BUD)

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SME Marketing fund

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4. Other Funding on Overseas Programme/Mainland Promotion Status:
(List out in detail (i) all grants and funding received/to be received from other publicly and / or privately funded organisations/ programmes and other sources of sponsorship / donation which the applicant (or companies established by he/she/it) has applied for, will receive or will be entitled to receive in the coming 18 months, or have received in the past 18 months; (ii) the nature of expenditure covered/to be covered by such funding sources; and (iii) the amount and the maximum amount received/to be received under such funding sources ) (Separate sheets can be used if necessary)

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Part C : Contact Details

 Contact Person 1 (Principal Applicant)

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 Contact Person 2

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*Please submit this completed application form by pressing the "Submit Form" button at the top or bottom of this form. Incomplete applications will not be considered

 

Part D : Agreement

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  • Dispensation of the MDSS Financial Assistance. Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited (“HKCMCL”) agrees to offer to the Applicant financial assistance supplied under the MDSS subject to a maximum amount of HK$200,000 (the “Financial Assistance”), on and subject to the Guides and Notes for MDSS and the terms and conditions of this Agreement, for the purposes and uses as described.
  • Assumption of Risks. The Applicant acknowledges and accepts that HKCMCL shall have no responsibility for the delegation missions and/or marketing exhibitions not organised or provided by HKCMCL in connection therewith. The Applicant understands that his or her or its involvement in the delegation missions and/or marketing exhibitions may involve risks and the Applicant agrees that he or she or it understands any and all such risks and further agrees that the Applicant knowingly and fully assumes all such risks. 
  • Right of Publicity. THE APPLICANT UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES THAT RECEIVING THE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE MAY RESULT IN PUBLICITY. The Applicant hereby irrevocably authorises, and undertakes to procure its founders, officers, representatives and employees to authorise, HKCMCL, through MDSS, to:

a. Reasonably publicize and use the likenesses, voices, and features of the Applicant, its founders, officers, representatives and employees, with or without their names, for any publication, promotion, trade, business use, or any other purpose whatsoever;

b. Photograph, videotape, film, and record the Applicant, its founders, officers, representatives and employees in any reasonable manner HKCMCL/MDSS chooses;

c. Copyright, convey, or otherwise distribute, now or in the future, any such promotional material involving the Applicant for any reasonable purpose whatsoever to anyone, including the general public, magazines, newspapers, television, radio stations,
HKCMCL/MDSS’s web sites or anyone else; and/or

d. Publicize, now or in the future, the name of the Applicant, its founders, officers, representatives and employees, individually or together, including information and non- confidential details regarding them, provided that any disclosure of personal data of individuals shall be in accordance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance and in a reasonable manner.

The Applicant hereby releases HKCMCL/MDSS and their officers, directors, agents, employees and representatives, from all liability, damages, or claims of any kind resulting in or from, or arising from the use, distribution, or disclosure of any photographs, films, videotapes, electronic recording, or other information regarding the Applicant as described in this Clause.

  • Acknowledgement and the Applicant’s Publicity Materials. The Applicant agrees to:

a. Give appropriate credit to HKCMCL/MDSS for the Financial Assistance in any and all of its public communications and publicity materials including, but not limited to, press releases, publications, annual reports, video credits and interviews; and

b. To use all its reasonable efforts to notify the HKCMCL/MDSS prior to releasing any public communications and publicity materials contemplated.

  • Compliance with Hong Kong Laws. The Government and HKCMCL reserve the right to disqualify an applicant or reject an application on grounds as they consider appropriate, including, but not limited to the applicant has engaged, is engaging, or is reasonably believed to have engaged or be engaging in acts or activities that are likely to cause or constitute the occurrence of offences endangering national security or otherwise the exclusion is necessary in the interest of national security, or is necessary to protect the public interest of Hong Kong, public morals, public order or public safety.

Part E: Declaration

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  • We have made true, full and accurate disclosure of our proposed or similar projects where we have participated in other publicly and/or privately funded programmes - see the sheet attached - as required under the Guides and Notes. For all payment to government/ public bodies which may entitle tax/ expense refund/ rebate in some countries, we shall inform Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited (“HKCMCL”) immediately if such refund/ rebate is available. We acknowledge that such refund/ rebate amount is/ will not be covered in the reimbursement claim.
  • We did not receive equal or more than US$10 million of funding.
  • We and our key personnel undertake to notify HKCMCL of any future conviction of any criminal offence or misconduct locally or overseas as soon as practicable.
  • We give our consent to HKCMCL staff (a) to use the information (including personal data, if any) provided in this form or in connection with this application; and (b) to carry out necessary due diligence/reference checks, for the purpose of assessing and processing this application. We further agree to provide all other information reasonably requested by HKCMCL for such purpose.
  • All information provided in this application as well as the accompanying information reflects the status of affairs as at the date of submission. We shall inform the Administration of the HKCMCL MDSS immediately if there are any subsequent changes to the above information. We understand inaccurate and incomplete information may affect the processing of the application by HKCMCL. Any misrepresentation or omission of information may lead to rejection of the application and/or full recovery by HKCMCL of any funding support which has been awarded. We understand it is an offence in law to obtain property/pecuniary advantage by deception or assisting persons to obtain property/pecuniary advantage. Any person who does so may be liable to legal proceedings.
  • We are the creators of our proposed project the details of which have been described in this Form ("Project") and our Project is original. To the best of our knowledge, the Project and the product(s) and/or service(s) to be developed as a part of the Project are not under development or available anywhere in the world.
  • The development, completion and use of the Project and the product(s) and/or service(s) to be developed as a part of the Project will not infringe the rights or intellectual property rights of any other party (whether registered or not), including but not limited to patent rights, trademark rights, and copyright.
  • We understand and agree the Probity Policy stated in Part G.
  • Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Application Form, we understand HKCMCL reserves the right to disqualify or reject an Applicant on the grounds that the Applicant has engaged, is engaging, or is reasonably believed to have engaged or be engaging in acts or activities that are likely to cause or constitute the occurrence of offences endangering national security or otherwise the exclusion is necessary in the interest of national security, or is necessary to protect the public interest of Hong Kong, public morals, public order or public safety.

Part F: Personal Information Collection Statement

This Personal Information Collection Statement ofHongKong CyberportManagement Company Limited ("us" or "we") applies to the personal data collected in this Overseas/Mainland Market Development Support Scheme (“MDSS”) Sign-up Form ("Your Data").

 

Purpose and Use of Your Data


Your Personal Data will be used for one or more of the following purposes:

  • processing your application;
  • communicating with you if we have any/or question and update about your application;
  • providing updates, services, products, facilities or activities and matters relating to our administration, management, operation and maintenance;
  • designing, reviewing, evaluating and enhancing our services, products, facilities or activities (including conducting research, survey and analysis for those purposes);
  • direct marketing (please see "Direct Marketing" section below); and
  • handling complaints, legal, safety and security purposes.

It is mandatory to provide the requested personal data, or we will not be able to process your application.


Transfer of Your Data

Your Data will not generally be disclosed or transferred to any other party in a form that would identify you, except in the following circumstances:

  • If we use third party suppliers or service providers who provide services to support our business operation or facilitate provision of our services, products, facilities or activities, we may provide Your Data to these suppliers or service providers.
  • We may disclose Your Data to any governmental or law enforcement agency, judicial body or regulatory authority to whom we are required to make disclosure according to any law, regulation, court order, direction, code or guideline.
  • In addition, Your Data may be accessed by, disclosed or transferred to any person under a duty of confidentiality to us (including our accountants, auditors, legal advisers or other professional advisers) for the purposes described in the "Purpose and Use of Your Data" section above.

As the parties mentioned above may be located outside Hong Kong, Your Data may be transferred out of Hong Kong.

Our Privacy Policy and Practices


Please see our Privacy Policy Statement at http://www.cyberport.hk/en/privacy_policy for our general policy and practices in respect of our collection and use of personal data.


Access to and Correction of Your Data

You have the right to request to, and correction of, Your Data held by us. We may charge a reasonable fee for administering and processing your data access request. If you need to check whether we hold Your Data or if you wish to have access to, correct any of Your Data which is inaccurate, please write via e-mail to our Data Protection Officer at [email protected] or via mail to Level 6, Cyberport 2, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong.


This Statement is written in the English language and may be translated into other languages. In the event of any inconsistency between the English version and the translated version of this Statement, the English version shall prevail.

 

 

 

Part G: Probity Policy

 To ensure openness, fairness and integrity of the Scheme, each applicant should:-

  • Observe the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance (Cap. 201 of the Laws of Hong Kong) and shall advise its employees, agents, subcontractors and other personnel who are in any way involved in its applications/project (the “Personnel”) that they shall observe the same and that they are not allowed to offer to or solicit or accept from any person any advantages as defined in the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance in relation to the application/project;
  • When doing business overseas and/or set up legal entities in foreign locations to support local operations, all applicants are required to comply with anti-bribery laws and regulations in other jurisdictions when conducting business there or where applicable.
  • Not offer or give or agree to give any person employed by Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited (“HKCMCL”), the members of the Vetting Team or acting on its behalf, any gift or consideration of any kind as an inducement or reward for doing or forbearing to do or for having done or forborne to do any act in relation to the Overseas/Mainland Market Development Support Scheme (“MDSS”) or for showing or forbearing to show favour or disfavour to any person in relation to the MDSS;
  • Promptly declare and notify HKCMCL in writing of any potential or actual conflict of interests upon becoming aware of the same. “Conflict of Interests” shall include (but are not limited to) any situation where the private interest of an applicant or its Personnel, conflict or compete, or may be expected to conflict or compete, with the role, duties and/or impartiality of such applicant or Personnel under the MDSS (e.g., any relative of any directors and/ or employees working in HKCMCL);
  • Not be the organiser/ co-organiser/ service provider or a related company of the organiser/ co-organiser/ service provider of the market development activity and the related services covered by the application;
  • Apply the funding prudently, efficiently and solely for the purpose of the project approved under the MDSS;
  • Abide by the principles of openness, fairness and competitiveness in the procurement of any goods/services in connection with the MDSS; and
  • Take all necessary measures (including by way of a code of conduct or contractual provisions) to ensure that its Personnel are aware of and comply with the requirements set out in this Policy.

 

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Other required documents: 

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