Sun unveils Greater China incubation plan

A venture capital club and incubator centres aim to provide six months free development time for promising start-ups.

Sun Microsystems has expanded its iForce partner programme in Greater China to include a Venture Capital Club comprised of 10 leading venture capitalists in the region, and 15 incubation centres at which promising start-ups can develop their products on Sun hardware totally free of charge.

Sun has invested $20 million in installing racks of hardware at these incubation centres, which are located in partners premises. In Hong Kong, for example, the centres are located at PCCW and Smartone premises, and one of the Mainland centres is hosted by China Netcom.

All of the incubation centres in Taiwan have been completed and some start-up companies have begun development there. The other centres in Hong Kong...

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