The Global Acceleration Academy (GAA), HKSTP’s international business acceleration programme, is partnering with SIASUN Robot & Automation (SIASUN) to organise the International Track of the International Creatineer Competition 2019. Introduced for the first time at the competition, the organisers are calling for AI and robotics talents from around the world to submit their entries and take the opportunity to win up to US$280,000 business support funding and business immersion trip to Hong Kong.
The competition theme is on innovations that can best illustrate the relationship between technology and humans. The International track covers four regions including Europe, North America, South East Asia and East Asia, with support from regional co-organisers: Chrysalix RoboValley Fund, TechBridge Ventures and Mizuho Financial Group.
This is the fourth year that HKSTP collaborates with SIASUN to organise the competition. Through this engagement, HKSTP hopes to explore and attract more innovative and outstanding talent from overseas, and help them transform their technologies into practical solutions that have commercial and local value for Asia.
International students, startups, and professionals working on AI & Robotics projects are all welcome to join the competition where the finalists will be announced on 10 September. The top two finalists from each of the four international regions will be entitled to a complimentary business immersion trip to Hong Kong, with round trip flights and accommodations, during 5-7 November.
In addition, the top winners of the International track will receive landing support of up to US$ 30,000 to expand their operations to Hong Kong, business connection with industry leaders in Asia, and the opportunity to vie for US$ 250,000 investment.
Applications will close on 2 September 2019 (Monday), Hong Kong time. Please visit the official website for more information on 2019 International Creatineer Competition.
Since it was first held in 2015, the International Creatineer Competition has gathered support from more than 30 investment institutions and over 150 partnering organisations. More than 1,500 start-ups and teams have participated in the contest, with nearly 40 projects receiving successful investments. Last year alone, the competition attracted a total of 546 teams, with 82 projects reaching the semi-final stage.
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