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Group photo taken at : The “Maker in China” SME Innovation and Entrepreneurship Global Contest 2019 - Hong Kong Chapter Final
Pitch, Match and Scale
Power Up Your Global Technovation Journey

The “Maker in China” SME Innovation and Entrepreneurship Global Contest (SME IEGC), focally directed by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China, is an annual global contest aiming at connecting innovative technologies with enterprises, innovation and technology (I&T) projects with industrial parks, marketing operation with government policies, and facilitating collaborative innovation in the industry and industrial upgrading.

In 2021, the contest is back in Hong Kong. Application for the Hong Kong chapter will be accepted from 17 June to 16 July 2021. The final will be held at Hong Kong Cyberport on 18 August 2021. Top 10 teams will be pitched to expert judges, corporate representatives and investors from both Mainland China and Hong Kong on the final. Top 3 teams will be selected to represent Hong Kong to participate in the “Maker in China” SME Innovation and Entrepreneurship Global Contest 2021 in September 2021. Enterprises and investors from Mainland China were also arranged to have video conference with Hong Kong participants on the same day in order to promote Hong Kong's innovation and technology projects and attract investment.

World-class International Event
10 Tech Areas
Expert Judges from China & HK
Deal Flow with Enterprises & Investors from China
10 Tech Areas
Fintech
AI & Big Data
Internet of Things
Smart Living & Mobility
Digital Entertainment & eSports Software
New Generation Information Technology
Biomedicine
Advanced Manufacturing
New Energy, Energy Saving & Environmental Protection
New Materials
Eligibility
• The participating teams should be legally registered in Hong Kong, China, comply with Chinese laws and regulations, national industrial policies, and operating standards, have good social reputation, and no bad records;
• The participating teams should have independent intellectual property and do not infringe any third-party intellectual property;
• The participating teams should have innovative products, technologies, or business models with high growth potential;
• Intend to develop in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

Judging Criteria

• Potential field of use and market growth of the underlying technology of the project;
• Technological or business innovativeness of the project and intellectual property protection measures that have been planned or taken;
• Academic qualifications, work experience, entrepreneurial experience and technical background of the project team;
• Business model feasibility and responsiveness to market developments of the project.

Rewards

Timeline

June
17

6月17日起
Open for Application

June
23

6月23日
Briefing Webinar

June
29

6月29日
Briefing Webinar

July
16

7月16日
Application Deadline

Aug
18

8月18日
Hong Kong Chapter Finals
17/6
23/6
29/6
16/7
18/8 Final
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Briefing Webinar

Application Deadline

Final

Cyberport, HK

Global Final

Mainland City

23/6 Briefing Webinar

Date : 23th June
Time : 1500 to 1615
Content: Brief the Details of the contest and Industries sharing
Tech area sharing : Fintech, AI and big data, IOT, smart living and mobility, digital entertainment and e-sports software

Moderator :


Alice So
Head of Entrepreneurship, Cyberport

Guest Speakers :


Prof. Emil Chan
Honorary Chairman, STARTHK


Kelvin Lei
CEO & Co-Founder, AQUMON


Wiva Wei
Founder & CEO, MatrixSense Technology

29/6 Briefing Webinar

Date : 29th June
Time : 1500 to 1615
Content: Brief the Details of the contest and Industries sharing
Tech area sharing : New generation of information technology, Biomedicine, advanced manufacturing, new energy, energy saving, environmental protection and new materials.

Moderator :


Ivan Shum
Chairman, Angel Investment Foundation

Guest Speakers :


Ben Leung
COO, M SQUARE


Dr. Kenneth Lai
Co-Founder, Novus Life Sciences


Mok Wai Pong
CTO, Tech Hill Limited

Application for contest are now closed, please pay attention to the finals of the Hong Kong Chapter on August 18

Organisers

China Centre for Promotion of SME Development,
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China

China International Cooperation Association of SMEs

Office of the Government Chief Information Officer,
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China

Youth Department of the Liaison Office of
the Central People's Government in the
HKSAR

Co-Organisers