Who We Are
High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) is a state agency established by the Hawaii State Legislature in 1983 to facilitate the development and growth of Hawaii's commercial high technology industry. The State views high technology as an important driver in the diversification of Hawaii's economy and one that provides quality, high-paying jobs for Hawaii residents.
HTDC provides key resources to help develop and retain high tech in Hawaii. Its core initiatives are:
- To develop and manage a statewide network of incubation services and facilities that provide new technology businesses with access to business development services, strategic partnerships, networking and marketing opportunities, shared support services, and business mentoring.
- To expand existing business development services for new start-ups, as well as existing businesses in the technology sector. Services include nationally-acclaimed programs such as FastTrac Entrepreneurship Training and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program.
- To secure and administer federal and private grants and contracts in support of technology research and to provide technical assistance to small technology businesses so they can successfully compete for these funds and contracts.
- To support skilled workforce development for the technology sector through outreach programs, partnerships, and web-based communications activities.