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HKMA Green Fintech Competition

Welcome to the official website of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority's (HKMA) Green Fintech Competition.



The Green Fintech Competition is part of the HKMA’s efforts to enhance the resilience of the banking sector to climate risk. It aims to raise the Hong Kong banking sector’s awareness of market-ready green fintech solutions and promote the use of technology in green and sustainable banking.

Green fintech firms are invited to participate and showcase how their solutions can be applied to the banking sector to address one of the following themes:

#1 Net-zero Transition or Transition Planning

#2 Climate Risk Management

#3 Green and Sustainable Finance

#4 Sustainability or Climate-related Disclosure and Reporting


All firms in Hong Kong and around the world offering green fintech solutions are welcome to participate.

Interested firms will need to submit a market-ready solution for at least one of the above themes by 20 October 2023. You can choose to tackle the problem statements listed at this link or other problem statements which you think are relevant to the four themes.


*Contestants will be duly informed of the actual dates through their registered email.

Why participate?

Winners (1 winner from each theme, in total 4 firms) will have the opportunities to:

Other finalists will have the opportunities to:

All shortlisted firms (in total around 40 firms) will have the opportunities to:

*Cyberport reserves the rights of final decision and interpretation.
^ Cyberport Incubation Programme will provide up to HKD$500,000 financial assistance to its successful applicants. For more details, please refer to the admission requirements of the programme.

Evaluation criteria

Aspect Evaluation criteria Weighting
Company How experienced and knowledgeable are the leaders and how stable has the leadership team been over the last two years? 10%
To what extent do the solution delivery teams have appropriate capacity, technical qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience? 10%
Solution What is (are) the problem(s) the applicant would like to solve? How well does the solution solve the problem(s) and how comprehensive is the solution?* 30%
How easy is it to implement the solution on a large scale? 20%
How easy is it to replicate the solution in Hong Kong? 10%
How much transparency is there about the methodology and data sources used in the solution? 15%
Others What is the unique value proposition of the solution? 5%

*The evaluation criteria are theme-specific, depending on how well the solutions can solve the problem statement(s).

Judging panel

We are honoured to have a judging panel comprising representatives from both the public and private sectors.


Submission of application

Application must be submitted through this platform.

New users Existing users
Please “Register ” and choose “I have an emerging tech solution” in the subsequent webpage to complete the whole registration process before submitting the application. Please “Log In ” and click “Enter HKMA Green Fintech Competition” in the upper tool bar for accessing the competition webpage and scroll down to the “Submission of application” section and click “New Entry” to complete your submission.

Supporting organisations

Cyberport: Cyberport is Hong Kong’s digital technology flagship and incubator for entrepreneurship with over 1,900 members including over 800 onsite and close to 1,100 offsite start-ups and technology companies.

InvestHK: InvestHK is the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government Department responsible for foreign direct investment.


If you have any enquiries on the competition, please contact [email protected]

You need to be logged in to enter this challenge, please either Register* or Log In** if you already have an account, then navigate back to this link

* For new users who wants to register an account and participate in this competition, please click “Register” and choose “I have an emerging tech solution” in the subsequent webpage and complete the whole registration process.
**For existing account user who wants to join this competition, please click “Log In” and complete your application submission.