Sharing of Success Story
2019 marks the third session of IPIEC GLOBAL and Hong Kong Chapter has become part of it since 2018, aiming to promote the healthy development of Hong Kong SMEs and innovations. In 2018, Hong Kong Chapter winner Novus Life Sciences successfully outcompeted other global contestants and clinched the champion with USD$100,000 cash prize. Dr. Kenneth Lai from Novus, was invited to the opening to share his success story and multiple business matching experiences with enterprises in China arranged by WTOIP after the contest, which are valuable to his business development.
Grand Tech Funding of 2019
IPIEC GLOBAL is also aimed at encouraging enterprises in Hong Kong to scout technologies locally and globally through the platform for their technological upgrading and transformation. One significant highlight for this year is the grand tech funding accumulated to HKD$80 million offered by 10 Hong Kong enterprises for their concrete tech demands, along with the provision of entrepreneurial support.
List of the10 Hong Kong enterprises was announced during the ceremoney:
- Angel Investment Foundation
- Hong Kong Arbitration Society
- Memorigin Watch Co. Ltd.
- China Kong Auto Body Builders Co. Ltd.
- Y Fintech Group
- Ablemex Financial Group
- NanoFlowX Technology Limited
- TeamWork Capital
- Hung Hing Printing Group
(For specific tech demands, please check out: https://www.ipiecglobal.hk/en_us/rewards/)
Arrangement of 2019 Session
Jason Chan, Senior Manager of WTOIP Global, gave a keynote speech to illustrate this year’s contest. In 2019, 11 designated categories/themes have been set as to the contest: Fintech, AI & Big Data, Biomedicine, Advanced Manufacturing, IT & Communications, IoT, New Energy, Energy Saving & Environmental Protection, New Materials, New Agriculture, as well as Other Innovations.
All legally-incorporated entities in Hong Kong are eligible for contest registration at: https://www.ipiecglobal.hk. For interested applicants, please take note of the following dates:
September 10, 2019 – Seminar at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
September 18, 2019 - Seminar at the University of Hong Kong
September 20, 2019 - Seminar at Hong Kong Science Park
September 30, 2019 - Application Deadline
November 6, 2019 - Hong Kong Chapter at Cyberport
10 tech projects will be selected from candidates to participate in the Hong Kong contest and pitching. Top 2 projects will be qualified for the Semi-final of IPIEC GLOBAL 2019, who will gain the chance to win the Global Championship with USD$100,000 cash prize as well as to join the Multi-city Project Pitching Roundtrip in the coming December.
Please note that enterprises in Hong Kong can submit your technology demands with funding offer until September 15, 2019.
Register your entry to Hong Kong Chapter by Sep. 30, 2019 at: https://www.ipiecglobal.hk to get entitled to all exclusive benefits to IPIEC GLOBAL contestants now!