Incubation Programme

Our incubation programme’s mission is to accelerate sustainable innovation in Hong Kong and UK’s startup ecosystem through supporting techstyle (apparel & textile) and agrifood technology startups in their scale-up process.

Our Support

Fabrica incubation programme nurtures the next generation of sustainable techstyle startups and entrepreneurs through the fostering of connections, exposure and practical business guidance. By offering tailored support for founders, we connect startups to relevant business opportunities and increase exposure to our ecosystem of startups, corporates, investors, universities, research institutes and more. Through our 12-month incubation programme operated in both Hong Kong and the UK, we help startups scale and expand across the globe, with Asia and Europe as the starting point.


We create exposure opportunities for startups to showcase, present and share insights at events, from large-scale, international conferences to smaller, intimate symposiums and workshops. You can find their news here!

We connect startups to our extensive network of key players in techstyle apparel and agrifood industries. We facilitate collaboration between an incubation ecosystem consisting of startups, brands, retailers, manufacturers, investors, academics, research institutions and impact communities.

We offer regular 1-on-1 catchups to brainstorm together with founders on key business areas, including fundraising strategies, operations, legal, pricing strategies, transportation, logistics, cost control, business direction, product development procedures, business model setting or pivoting, and more.


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Incubation Programme Testimonials

For Colorifix, The Mills Fabrica has really epitomized a value-adding investor. They leverage their fantastic networks in the world of fashion and textiles to benefit their investees and facilitate good cross-pollination across the companies in their portfolio. The London site is a wonderful working space and is becoming a great community for exciting early-stage companies. We are very happy to be working with them.

The Mills Fabrica incubation programme offers an a la carte menu of support, ranging from investor connection to (Nan Fung) group properties. They genuinely want the best for the incubatees. Due to the team’s global reach, unspun has grown and expanded into multiple markets.

Working with The Mills Fabrica has enabled us at NMES Group to continue our product development and expansion into other business areas at a speed that simply wouldn’t have been possible without their support and incredible facilities. Further to that, the partnership with The Mills Fabrica has opened doors that have accelerated our reach into new networks for our supply chain, distribution, recruitment and additional partners. Being part of their incubation programme has proven to be a signum of credibility and has given us an extended team through their competent staff.

How do I apply?

This technology incubation programme is upon invitation only. To get in touch with the Hong Kong team, please send an email to

How long does the incubation programme last?

It is a 12-month incubation programme with customized support for technology-based startups in Hong Kong and the UK and their founders.

Who shall apply?

Sustainable startups in the agriculture & food, and textiles & apparel industries that have a proven prototype and traction, and with legal entities registered in Hong Kong or the UK where The Mills Fabrica is currently present physically.

When is the application deadline?

We accept applications all year round, on a rolling basis.

Will I receive an investment?

It is an equity-free incubation programme. There is no financial commitment made upon acceptance into this program. If you are looking for an investment opportunity, [please contact The Mills Fabrica investment team.]

Is there an application fee?

There is no fee for the application process.