International competition to bring best tech talent to Shenzhen

The world’s most highly talented tech innovators, entrepreneurs and dealmakers will gather at the 2nd China Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition to be held in Shenzhen in April 2018.

The competition- which has now been officially launched – will initially be held in nine cities across eight countries with Sydney to hold a regional competition for the second time.

More than 100 finalists and their projects will then gather in Shenzhen in April 2018 and take part in various rounds of fierce competition with the aim of taking out first prize.

To encourage the most innovative talent to register, total cash prize pool has risen to RMB 10.91 million (A$2.2 million) from RMB 9.112 million (A$1.8 million) last year.

In addition to big cash prizes, the competition also provides policy support such as talent incentives, industry awards, science and technology finance and project incubation for talents, teams and projects in Shenzhen.

The registration of this competition has already begun with a deadline of 28 February 2018.

Shenzhen has been hosting the innovation and entrepreneurship competition globally for two consecutive years, attracting more than 1,800 outstanding projects from 24 countries.

Well-known professionals have been invited to be judges including Barry Marshall, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, George Slimt, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics, and Donald Wright, the president of the Wellington Financial Group in Canada.