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HK marathon gets 'M' Mark

The Major Sports Events Committee today announced that it has awarded the "M" Mark status to the 25th Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon to be held on February 12.   The committee's Chairman Wilfred Ng said the event will add colour and vibrancy to Hong Kong, like all other "M" Mark events.   “The 'M' Mark events showcase Hong Kong's capability to host world-class events and enhance Hong Kong's position as a centre for major international sports activities.   “These events also allow the general public to enjoy and participate in high-level competitions and nurture a sustainable sporting culture in the community,” he added.   Launched in 2004, the "M" Mark system aims to help local national sports associations organise more major international sports events and nurture them into sustainable undertakings. http://dlvr.it/Sj0HBF

Tech voucher secretariat announced

The Innovation & Technology Commission today announced the Hong Kong Productivity Council had been commissioned to serve as the secretariat of the Technology Voucher Programme.   The commission and the council have largely completed the transition work, and programme applications will be progressively transferred to the council for processing.   The commission said that, after reviewing the operation of the Technology Voucher Programme and referring to the operational experience of other funding schemes, it had decided to commission the council to assist in the implementation of the programme, leveraging its manpower resources and abundant experience to enhance the efficiency in processing applications.   Under the Innovation & Technology Fund, the programme aims to subsidise local enterprises and organisations to use technological services and solutions to improve productivity or upgrade or transform their business processes.   Under the new arrangement, applicants can continue to submit applications through the programme’s online system.   Click here for details.   For enquiries, call 2789 7000 or send an email.
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