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InnoAlliance: Germany China Innovation Award

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Do you want to conquer the Chinese market, establish your product in China and meet influential partners within the Chinese startup ecosystem?

If yes, then apply now to be selected to participate in a fully funded trip to China!

Apply for InnoAlliance – an innovation challenge for German startups in China. 60 startups will be selected in a preliminary phase by a professional jury. They will get the chance to compete in the Semi-Finals in different destinations in China such as Nanjing, Bejing, Shanxi and Xi'an. The 12 winning teams from Germany will then participate in a final competition and will be awarded with cash prizes, national media coverage and promotion as well as support services from hosts and potential funds & policy support from the local government. Throughout the three different phases, startups will meet promising partners from the local industry in one-on-one matchmakings and can pitch their products to a crowd of investors. Participants will also be rewarded with a trophy given by the bilateral ministers and receive a winning certificate.

The four targeted sectors are: AI & Intelligent Manufacture, BioTech & Big Health, Environment Protection & GreenTech and Smart Traffic & IT.

Phase I: Preliminary

Application

Application processes are separated by field of industry. 15 startups from each field will be invited to China to compete in Semi-Finals. The travelling costs (flight tickets, visa application, accomodation and food) will be covered.

Deadlines

AI & Intelligent Manufacture - Deadline June 3, 2019

BioTech & Big Health - Deadline July 31, 2019

Environment Protection & GreenTech - Deadline July 31, 2019

Smart Traffic & IT - Deadline July 31, 2019

Phase II: Semi-Finals

To accordingly prepare the Semi-Finalists, startups take part in the China-Germany Innovation Entrepreneurship Camp to receive coaching and improve their pitches. Semi-Finals take place in different Chinese cities. There will be the three winning startups from each country in each field who will have the chance to compete in the final.

Phase III: Final

All winning startups of the Semi-Finals get the chance to promote their projects at the best Startup showcases and meet promising local industry partners in one-on-one matchmakings at the Matchmaking Conference. 3 German and 3 Chinese Startups will be rewarded by an international jury.

For further details, click here and apply!

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Sponsors

  • University of Mannheim
  • Institut für Mittelstandsforschung
  • Gründerverbund
  • ESF
  • Europäische Union
  • Baden-Württemberg - Ministerium für Finanzen und Wirtschaft
  • Absolventum