Australia Divisional Final

Curtain has come down on 30th March 2017 for the Australia Divisional Final of The First Innovation and Entrepreneurship International Competition Shenzhen, China. The competition is sponsored by the Municipal Government of Shenzhen and co-hosted by Longgang District Government, Pingshan District Government, Shenzhen Bureau of Human Resources and Social Security and the city’s Technology and Innovation Committee, with the assistance of SETO Australian and AUCNTV. The Australia divisional final was held in the famous Sydney Opera House.

Xuelian Zeng, Deputy Director for the Shenzhen Bureau of Human Resources and Social Security, Yanyan Zhao, Deputy Director for the Organisation Department of Longgang District Government and Ting Gong, Principle Staff Member for the Shenzhen Bureau of Human Resources and Social Security gave guest speeches.



In her speech, Ms Zeng acknowledged the role that innovation plays in driving global economic development. She introduced Shenzhen as the leading city in the Chinese Economic Reform and a role model in China’s Independent Innovation Scheme. “Innovation is carved into the city’s heart and should, and has become part of its new inner spirt and new city culture.” She said. Shen then welcomed all overseas talents to come to Shenzhen to take their careers to the next level.

 

Over 100 submitted projects has gone through four months of rigorous evaluation, with just 20 making it into the the divisional final. The projects span multiple industries such as internet and mobile internet, electronics technology, biology and life science and material and energy science. The competing teams were expected to pitch their project within a short time-frame and give clear answers to all kinds of challenging questions regarding the projects’ originality, technology and market expectation thrown at them by the judges.
 

After 3 hours of fierce competition, “Sonder Design” and its e-ink keyboard project was awarded first prize. 10 teams including Sonder will go to Shenzhen to compete with other qualifying projects picked from 7 divisional globally. The industry-specific final will be held on 13th April and the grand final will be held on 14th April. The final prize money could mount up to 1 million Chinese Yuan at maximum.

In the Australia Divisional Final, 1 First Prize, 2 Second Prizes and 3 Third Prizes have been announced. The winning teams will respectively receive 100 thousand, 50 thousand and 30 thousands Chinese Yuan of prize money.

In Yanyan Zhao’s guest speech, the Longgang District Government also has strategic plans to attract hight quality projects, startups and talents to the district.

Councillor for Science and Technology Affairs at the Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China, Zhiyong Qi and Member of the Georges River Council, Nancy Liu also attended the Australia Divisional Final.

Sydney Innovators' Meetup in University of Technology Sydney This Friday!

Do you have the ambition to create an empire but lack the necessary resources?
Do you possess leading-edge technologies but not a commercial platform?
Do you aspire to enter billion dollar markets but find no way in?
Or, do you just have a ground-breaking idea, but shortcuts to success are nowhere to be seen?

Now it’s your chance! 

1.82 million dollars prize money!
60 investors!
140 million dollars venture capital funds!
Invaluable government support!
Priceless business connections!
and much much more!

Participate in the First Shenzhen Innovation and Entrepreneurship International Competition, and Fly With Shenzhen into the future!

Come and let’s talk money.

Address: Room 408, Level 6, Building 11 UTS (cb11.06.408)

Come and Chat with Us on the Launching Ceremony of Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition!

Do you have the ambition to create an empire but lack the necessary resources?
Do you possess leading-edge technologies but not a commercial platform?
Do you aspire to enter billion dollar markets but find no way in?
Or, do you just have a ground-breaking idea, but shortcuts to success are nowhere to be seen?

Now it’s your chance! 

1.82 million dollars prize money!
60 investors!
140 million dollars venture capital funds!
Invaluable government support!
Priceless business connections!
and much much more!

Participate in the First Shenzhen Innovation and Entrepreneurship International
Competition, and Fly With Shenzhen into the future!

We will have a launching ceremony / demonstration in Haymarket HQ at 7pm on Jan 31, to introduce this competition, communicate with the startup community and hopefully get everyone on board.

Come and get a bite. Let’s talk money.

Address: Level 2, 63 Dixon St, Haymarket 2000

Fly with Shenzhen

At Sydney Tech Startup Meetup on Jan 19, AUCNTV hosted a demonstration of Shenzhen Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition, introducing this event for the first time to the Sydney startup community. Messages were sent out, question were asked & answered and great interests were shown among the audience. Some attendees even gave us some great suggestions on its promotion. Fishburners is greatly appreciated for providing the venue and facilities.

Online registration is open until Feb. 28 at http://competition.seto.org.au.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition Is Back Again!

Venture capital funds are amounting to 100 million US dollars!

60 venture capital investors!

Strong policy support from the Shenzhen government!

And mentoring guidance by a multitude of experts!

 

Life is short. Opportunities are rare. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is now at your doorstep.

In December 2016, the First Innovation and Entrepreneurship International Competition, Shenzhen, China was officially launched, accepting the application of projects and competitors from all over the world.

Division competitions will be held in eight countries: Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Canada, India & Israel.

For the Australian division, registration of applicants from Australia, New Zealand & other Oceanic regions starts on January 1, 2017, and ends on February 28, 2017. On March 30, 2017, Sydney will host the Australian division competition, through which 10 entrants will be selected to enter the Grand Final in Shenzhen in April.

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship International Competition, Shenzhen, China originates from the Innovation Competition of International Talents, Shenzhen, China. AUCNTV orchestrated the 2016 Innovation Competition of International Talents, Shenzhen, China. This successfully demonstrated the friendly environment towards innovation and entrepreneurship in Shenzhen, internationally promoted the portrait of Shenzhen as a city of innovation and successfully gathered a collection of innovative talents and projects. Eight Innovation Industrial Parks in Shenzhen signed the letter of intent with 15 Final projects, among which 6, including the First Prize project, have officially settled in Shenzhen.

This competition is an upgrade from its predecessor in three folds:

First, it has more coverage. Divisions have increased from 5 to 8, with three more hosting cities Toronto Canada, London-UK & Bangalore-India which are well-known for their rich and proactive talents of innovation and entrepreneurship. This will cast a wider and stronger net in search of international talents.

Second, it's more industry oriented. In this competition, projects will be classified into five industrial categories, which are Internet and Mobile Internet (Information Technology), Electronics Technology, Biology and Life Science, Advanced Manufacture & Material and Energy (Including Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection). Industrial Finals are added with corresponding prizes to boost its attraction. Entrants qualifying from division competitions will compete with rivals of their industries from all eight overseas divisions for Industrial Finals prizes.

Last, it's more rewarding. The total prize money increased from $693,000 AUD to $1,824,000 AUD, with prizes set up for all three levels of competition, which are Overseas Division Competition (total prize of $464,000AUD), Industrial Finals (total prize of $500,000 AUD) and the Final(total prize of $860,000 AUD). Any individual project has the chance to win an overall prize of $250,000 AUD, including the first prize of Division Competition ($20,000 AUD), the first prize of Industrial Finals($30,000 AUD) & first prize of the Final ($200, 000 AUD).

Besides, an extra Creativity Prize is set up only for the Australian Division. Twenty among all entrants not qualified for the Division Competition will be selected to compete for this prize. All Creativity Prize candidates will automatically join the public panel for the Division Competition and have the chance to connect with venture capital investors from Shenzhen. Creativity Prize offers a special opportunity for innovators whose projects are still in the concept or design phase, to help them assess & examine their ideas, and provide a shortcut for implementation and development of their projects.

Enterprising and pioneering

China is the outstandingly progressive in entrepreneurship in today’s world, and Shenzhen, where high-tech giants like Huawei & Tencent were founded and cultivated, is the haven of innovation in today’s China. China is the future of the world, and Shenzhen is the future of China. To create your own business, to fulfill your dream, why not try it in a place with the most abundant capital, the most supportive government, the most solid foundation and the most expansive market?

Do you know that in Chinese ‘Wollongong' means where a genius hides? Are you the one? Here comes the First Innovation and Entrepreneurship International Competition, Shenzhen, China.

Do you have the ambition to create an empire but lack the necessary resources?

Do you possess leading-edge technologies but not a commercial platform?

Do you aspire to enter billion dollar markets but find no way in?

 

Or, do you just have a ground-breaking idea, but shortcuts to success are nowhere to be seen?

Now it’s your chance! Participate in the First Innovation and Entrepreneurship International Competition, Shenzhen, China., and stride with us into the future!