HTDC

Arrow IconThe HTDC SBIR conference is coming on September 18-19 at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa.

Arrow IconFREE! July 27, 2017 @ the MRTC CoHana, 5:30-7:30pm. Brittany and Nick Heyd will be putting on a workshop on lean startup principles and practices. The lean startup methodology is a set of principles that can be applied to both new and existing businesses that prioritizes validated learning.

Innovation Starts Here

Arrow IconHTDC is a dynamic state agency responsible for diversifying Hawaii's economy developing a florishing technology industry that provides quality, high-paying jobs for Hawaii residents. HTDC aims to accelerate the growth of Hawaii's high technology industry by providing capital, building infrastructure and developing talent to foster innovation and diversify Hawaii's economy. HTDC is attached to the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT)

80|80 BY 2030

Arrow IconHTDC's 80/80 Initiative is helping to facilitate the creation of 80,000 new technology and innovation jobs by 2030. By creating the right environment for innovation on all islands, kama’aina will choose to stay in Hawaii for new and exciting jobs. Hawaii will become known as a place to do business.

Opportunities to Help Hawaii Businesses Grow

Arrow IconState funding is available to help Hawaii-based innovation, technology, and manufacturing companies through HTDC’s various grant programs. The grants provide critical funds to accelerate the research and development phase of a company’s product life cycle and help manufacturers become more globally competititve

Upcoming Events

Arrow IconRead the latest events from HTDC and see the upcoming workshops, seminars, and events.

HTDC companies make big impact

Arrow IconHTDC Client companies are making innovative products and service and contribute to Hawaii’s economy.

Hawaii Technology Development Corporation

HTDC is a dynamic state agency responsible for diversifying Hawaii's economy by developing a flourishing technology industry that provides quality, high-paying jobs for Hawaii residents. HTDC aims to accelerate the growth of Hawaii's technology industry by providing capital, building infrastructure and developing talent to foster innovation and diversify Hawaii's economy. HTDC is attached to the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT).

Programs

Incubation

Innovators need a variety of workspace to meet their needs. HTDC Incubation programs at MIC and MRTC offer a variety of flexible space and learning opportunities to help companies be successful.

Grants

Companies creating technology intensive products need capital to get their products from lab to the market. Manufacturers need equipment and training to expand into new markets or new products. HTDC offers grants to fund companies doing R&D or expanding their manufacturing.

Sponsorships

Innovation thrives on collaboration and activities that bring like minds together. HTDC provides sponsorship support to organizations hosting events that further the mission of HTDC fostering tech entrepreneur, innovation and manufacturing.

NI3

The Neighbor Island Innovation Initiative (NI3) is designed to provide technical and business assistance to small and early-stage companies on the neighbor islands engaged in technology based products or services. Assistance to companies is provided through HTDC’s local NI3 representatives. The program currently operates on Kauai and Hawaii Island.

INNOVATE Hawaii

INNOVATE Hawaii is the state’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center, which supports small and medium-sized manufacturers to enhance their productivity, growth, and technical performance through programs and services across the islands.

HCATT

HCATT works with federal government and private industry to develop advanced low emission and zero emission vehicles centered on hydrogen fuel technologies. Their demonstration projects have been expanded to include microgrid technology using 100% renewable energy. HCATT is funded by a contract with the federal government and is administered through HTDC.

2016 Metrics

$619.6 Million

Total economic impact

10X ROI for the State

$1 invested in grant programs generates $10 in State Taxes

$37.4 Million

in 2016 SBIR Grants

HTDC has helped over 100 technology, innovation, and manufacturing companies develop and grow their businesses. Be inspired by their success stories!