China (Qingdao) Overseas Talents Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Qingdao, China January to June 2020
WHAT IS IT?
In order to further introduce leading overseas high-tech projects with originality and creativity and attracting
high-level overseas talents and talented teams to Qingdao, Shandong to start up businesses and promote
innovation and entrepreneurship China Association for Science and Technology and the People's Government of
Shandong Province have decided to host China (Qingdao) Overseas Talents Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The competition will focus on strategic emerging industries globally such as integrated circuit and chip design,
big data and artificial intelligence, 5G, biomedicine and medical devices, new materials and high-end equipment.
Projects with innovativeness and high growth potential are encouraged to enter the competition.
The competition is divided into the following three groups by areas of expertise:
1) sensor technology, 5G, intelligent control, smart cities, robot applications, industrial Internet
2) Big health industry: biomedicine, medical equipment, intelligent health care, and health management,
3) High-end equipment: rail transit, intelligent manufacturing, electronic equipment, engineering
machinery, instrument and apparatus, new energy and new materials, special automation equipment, and modern
service industries, etc.
China Association for Science and Technology (CAST)
People's Government of Shandong Province
Qingdao Association for Science and Technology
Qingdao West Coast New Area Management Committee
China Overseas Returnees Venture Alliance
Association of Chinese-European Innovation and Entrepreneurship(ACEIE)
China Overseas-Educated Scholars Development Foundation
Japan China Science Technology and Culture Center
i Bee Hub
China-Israel Culture & Commerce Advancement Association
Ausinan Science & Technology Society Incorporated(ASTS)
Overseas Chinese Entrepreneurs and Professionals Association
Ivy League of High-tech Entrepreneurs
Overseas Chinese Society for Technology & Business in UK(OCSTAB)
eCommerce Association of Singapore (ECAS)
Technology and Commerce Association of Chinese in Germany
North American Chinese Student Association
DATES AND LOCATION
Schedule: January-June 2020.
Finals: June 11-14, 2020.
Venue for the Primary: Online
Venue for the Final: Qingdao West Coast New District, China
Application (deadline: March 31, 2020)
Projects for the competition shall be recommended by Sino-foreign cooperative entities, industrial institutions,
investment institutions, universities and scientific research institutes, and register online on the official
competition Website (http://www.zghcl.net).
Preliminary review of tryouts (deadline: April 15, 2020)
A review panel comprised of 15 experts (5 in each field) in industrial technology, venture capital institutions,
well-known enterprise executives, and representatives from the government, will select 180 outstanding projects
to be qualified for online primaries.
Online primaries (deadline: May 10, 2020)
180 shortlisted projects are required to give video presentation and oral defense in the group they are
competing in the online primaries. The time limit for each project presentation is 15 minutes in total
(including 5 minutes for answering the questions from two judges). 20 projects will be selected from 60 projects
of each group to advance to the finals in Qingdao.
The Finals in Qingdao ((June 11-14, 2020))
Projects selected to enter the Finals in Qingdao after being confirmed by the organizing committee will meet in
Qingdao during the 22nd annual session of the China Association for Science and Technology. A maximum of 3
members of each team may participate in the roadshow defense. The roadshow defense of each project is limited to
20 minutes including 10 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for Q&A.
After the project roadshow, on-site defense, and comprehensive assessment, 1 first-prize winner, 2 second-prize
winners, 3 third-prize winners, and 4 honorable mention prize winners from each group will be selected, and a
competition award ceremony will be held with the presence of national leaders.
Participants eligible for the competition include individuals, teams or companies from overseas. The relevant
qualifications are as follows:
Individuals (teams): There is no age requirement for individual participants or team leaders, but
master's degree or above obtained from overseas is required. Participating projects shall be in a mature stage
with business plans prepared for the target area of the competition. Relevant technologies shall be leading
domestically and in line with the industrial development directions of Shandong with good market prospect and
Companies: High-growth, technology-based and innovative companies closely related to the industries in
the target areas of the competition are encouraged to participate. The company founders (or technology leaders)
shall have master's degree or above from overseas and hold more than 30% of the company's shares.
All participating projects are required to be start-up projects in principle; core members of the
participating project must have legal intellectual property rights or be authorized to use the IP rights of the
project. Individuals (teams) and companies that have previously settled in Shandong are not eligible for the
3 first prizes, 6 second prizes, 9 third prizes, and 12 honorable mention prize winners will be selected in the
Subsidies for entering the finals
The room and board expenses for the participants (teams) selected to compete in the finals in Qingdao will be
borne by the organizing committee. Certain amount of international travel subsidies will be provided.
Local policy support
1. Winners of the first, second, third and honorable mention prizes in the finals with achieving
commercialization in the New Area within one year after the competition will be awarded RMB 1.5 million yuan,
RMB 1 million yuan, RMB 500,000 yuan and RMB 200,000 yuan, respectively by the Qingdao West Coast New Area.
2. Highlights of the Qingdao West Coast New Area policy of "bringing in investment and talents from overseas" is
attached in the Notice.
About one hundred Well-known domestic investors will be invited to observe the competition to provide funding
opportunities for high-quality projects and directly join in the funding of the competition for business
incubation, innovation and cooperation.
Global talents are expected to participate in the competition from various countries and regions, such as the
United Kingdom, France, Germany, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Israel, Japan, Russia
and Ukraine, etc.
I) Participants must be responsible for the authenticity of their submittals, with no plagiarism,
misappropriation, pirating and other illegal misuses. Once found, the eligibility for participation will be
nullified. Violators caught after winning the award will be disqualified from receiving any financial
incentives. If there are any intellectual property disputes involving the participating projects, the related
participants shall assume all the responsibilities.
2) The materials submitted by the participants will be reviewed by the judging panel for the reference of the
competition organizing committee, which will be strictly kept confidential.
Overseas Talents Office of China Association for Science and Technology:
Contact Person: Ma Xin
Qingdao Association for Science and Technology:
Contact Person: Pang Benhua
Phone: 0532-85916834; 13061237695
Competition official website: http://www.zghcl.net
Any uncovered matters are the right of the Organizing Committee of the Competition to provide interpretations at