Reshape the City
PropTech Innovations!

Chinachem Group (CCG) is partnering with HKSTP to launch a range of initiatives that will encourage the adoption of smart city solutions developed by quality tech ventures and foster cutting-edge innovation in Hong Kong.

The first initiative under this partnership is the “CCG Accel – Powered by HKSTP” programme, a pioneering pilot-first accelerator programme aimed at propelling high potential start-ups through a pilot-to-mass adoption process. The programme covers a series of three themed accelerator cohorts run by both CCG and HKSTP.



CCG Accel – Powered by HKSTP” is one of the initiatives under the partnership of CCG and HKSTP. It is a pioneering pilot-first accelerator programme aimed at propelling high-potential tech ventures through a pilot-to-mass adoption process. The accelerator programme covers three themed cohorts in the next two years.

accelerator cohorts

CCG will provide designated properties as the stage for piloting real-life scenarios for each cohort. Mentors from CCG will share their expertise with selected tech ventures to shape the solutions prior to mass adoption.

Tech ventures will also benefit from promotion through HKSTP’s network and its value-added services. The first cohort will commence in September 2021. Further details of the cohorts including their themes will be announced in due course.

Cohort 1

Central Market

Cohort 2

Coming soon

Cohort 3

Coming soon

The stage for the first cohort of CCG Accel – Powered by HKSTP is Central Market, where heritage meets innovation.

Central Market Revitalisation Project is a response to the Chief Executive’s Policy Address in 2009. The project is promoted as a “Playground for All”, envisages the transformation of the former Central Market, operated from 1939 to 2003 and later preserved and revitalised by the Urban Renewal Authority (URA), into a vibrant, bustling place where people of all walks of life can meet, mingle and socialise.

CCG join hands with Urban Renewal Authority to make this historical site with collective memory “approachable, energetic and gregarious” and return maximum benefit to the community. It aims to make it a ‘21st Century Marketplace’ which will support local brands and start-ups.

Challenging Areas


We are looking for quality proposals addressing the listed problem statements. The shortlisted solutions will have the chance to pilot trial at Central Market.

Visitor Experience

  • Smart concierge service
  • Innovative heritage tour
  • Retail experience
  • O2O marketing and customer analytics
  • Interactive display & advertising
  • Assistance tools for visually & hearing impaired
  • F&B queuing and seat reservation

Environment & Sustainability

  • Sanitizations and air purification
  • Recyclable utensils for F&B
  • Facility management
  • Energy management
  • Odor management
  • Noise management

Operation & Facility Management

  • Security system for shopping stall
  • People tracking and crowd control
  • Building maintenance
  • Operation scheduling
  • Automation for cleaning (interior & exterior)
  • Smart toilet
  • Waste management



Open Recruitment

From now to 20 AUG 2021

Short-listed proposals will be notified

early sep

Cohort 1 Kick-off Ceremony

8 Sep 2021

Pilot Period

SEP 2021 - JAN 2022

CCG will offer mentorship with tech ventures to enhance the solutions to meet CCG operation needs and business strategies


Demo Day

Late Jan 2022

Cohort 2

Coming soon

Cohort 3

Coming soon



Since 1960, Chinachem Group has been a leading property developer in Hong Kong, with a portfolio covering residential, commercial, retail and industrial buildings for sale and investment, in addition to operating hotels and property management services.

We actively seek to make a positive contribution to society through our adherence to the “Triple Bottom Line”, a commitment that the Group’s activities will benefit People, bring Prosperity to the community and preserve the Planet.



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 talent, facilitate collaboration, and catalyse innovations to deliver social and economic benefits to Hong Kong and the region.

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 startups to accelerate their growth.