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About HTDC

Created in 1983, the Hawaiʻi Technology Development Corporation (HTDC), is the state’s economic development agency focused on developing the technology sector. Since its inception, technology has evolved and permeates facets of all industries and provides quality, high-paying jobs for Hawaiʻi residents. HTDC continues to innovate and create programs relevant to meet the changing technology industry. In addition to providing incubation facilities to foster the growth of technology startups, HTDC provides capital and building infrastructure, has grant programs, educational and networking programs, statewide mentoring and technology workforce development.

HTDC is attached to the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT).

Core Initiatives

  • Developing new facilities to foster innovation.
  • Business development services and manufacturing assistance to all islands.
  • Workshops and networking for start-ups, and small businesses in the technology and manufacturing sectors.
  • Matching grants in support of technology research and organizations that support the tech ecosystem.
  • Interfacing with technology employers and trainers to develop a skilled workforce to support the technology sector.
  • Research in energy technology such as hydrogen, to support the national and state needs.