The ParticleX Urbantech Global Challenge (PUGC) is the next stage of our initiative, a multidisciplinary process matching startups and corporations with angel investors and incubators. Tech-enabled urban development more ambitious than ever, enabling cutting-edge technologies to solve overwhelming urban challenges and improve the future of city life.
PUGC is seeking innovative solutions for both public and private sectors, as well as diverse stakeholders along the value chain. Our agile, one-of-a-kind matching mechanism brings together promising urbantech startups, venture investors, incubators, and relevant corporate clients for product-market-fit validation, procurement, incubation, and investment opportunities. This is followed by a series of cross-collaborative actions to empower both community and ecosystem players.
Benefits & Opportunities
Direct Investment & Business Matching
PUGC applicants will be evaluated by ParticleX, MTR Lab, Chinachem, HKSTP Venture, SOCAM, Baguio and other business partners. Selected solutions will be matched with prospective corporate clients from Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region. Our unique program avoids the financial shackles of classes, cohorts, commuting and other additional costs incurred prior to getting funding or business contracts.
Incubation & Onboarding Support
PUGC, in collaboration with HKSTP and HKAI Lab, offers incubation and acceleration program opportunities to eligible candidates. StartmeupHK, a government division of InvestHK, will help overseas candidates set up their business in Hong Kong. Asia PropTech offers onboarding support and advisory services, while Smart City Consortium provides a resourceful platform to connect with PropTech industry stakeholders from China and Hong Kong.
If your company creates innovative solutions that improve city life and create a more sustainable future, this is your chance to shine the spotlight on your product or service. Join us and make a difference.
Six Core Areas
To enter, applicants must be innovators fostering the urbantech revolution in one of these six key areas: Real Estate & Built Environment, Infrastructure, Energy & Utility, Transportation & Mobility, Food Supply, Public Health & Safety, Circular Economy, Cleaning & Waste Management, Lifestyle, Culture & Education.
Learn more about these areas of focus here.
Selection and Vetting
PUGC will conduct the screening and interview process virtually.
Vetting is conducted by ParticleX and representatives from our Programme Partners.
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with our network of investors, ecosystem stakeholders, and incubation and mentoring partners.
|Batch No.||Application||Deadline||Interview||IC Meeting|
|#2022-3||19 Oct 2022||9 Jan 2023||Feb 2023||Mar 2023|
- 19 Oct 2022 Applications Open
- 9 Jan 2023 Applications Close
- Feb 2023 Screening and Interviewing
- Mar 2023 Pitching to IC
Startups with PropTech focus from Seed to Series A are welcome to register. For more details, please read our FAQs.