The GBA Accelerator is a robotics and AI startup accelerator designed to help companies scale across the Greater Bay Area. Startups that participate are all equipped to pilot their solutions in specific case studies developed in the New World ecosystem.
In 2019, China unveiled the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. This signified the Central Government’s intention to implement an ambitious plan of creating a region that comprise of 11 key financial and manufacturing cities in southern China to foster high technology and innovation, rivaling even Silicon Valley.
New World Development has long been a staple of the Guangdong – Hong Kong – Macao Greater Bay Area. Since its founding in 1970, New World Development has been a leader in Hong Kong’s bustling commercial and residential developer market and one of the largest private property developers in Mainland China. The Group’s continued commitment to the GBA can be shown by the sales of 343,000 square meter of properties within FY2021.
Undergo an intensive accelerator program to solve business problems.
Partner with New World Group to pilot and commercialize a solution within our properties.
Gain exposure across the GBA, an emerging innovation hub with GDP 1.4 trillion USD.
Receive invaluable networking and mentorship opportunities.
Work across our Twin Hubs of Guangzhou and Hong Kong.
Microsoft is thrilled to partner with New World Development as a primer technology sponsor of the first cohort of the GBA Accelerator program. Our role is to empower startups through our technologies and to foster the flow of tech talent and resources by leveraging our extensive research and innovation capabilities. Microsoft hopes that this will transfer the GBA into a global innovation and technology hub.
Microsoft aims to successfully onboard more Robotics and AI startups in the GBA within the Microsoft Partner Network and co-build solutions on Azure. With Azure, Microsoft will strengthen its cross-cloud capabilities to pave the way for dark-to-cloud transformation journeys such as workplace revamp and Digital Twins envisioning.
Commercial Test Pilots landed within New World Group
Co-developed Product Collaboration between Startups and New World Group
Introductions made for startups within the New World Group of Companies