2021 “Win the Future” Venture Contest for International Entrepreneurs (UK Division)
2021 (13th) Suzhou International Elite Entrepreneurship Week
Win the Future
“Win the Future” Venture Contest for International Entrepreneurs is hosted by Suzhou International Elite Entrepreneurship Week Settlement Enterprise Alliance. It aims to create a high-end innovation and entrepreneurship platform for overseas high-level talents and promote the cooperation and development of more outstanding talents, high-quality projects and Suzhou. Since Suzhou hosted the first International Maker Contest in Silicon Valley in 2011, Suzhou has hosted 42 international competitions in 12 countries and regions including the United States, Europe, Australia, Japan, Singapore, and Israel, attracting more than 28,000. Famous overseas high-level talents came to the competition site and collected more than 5,800 outstanding projects. The Maker Contest is deeply integrated with the Suzhou industry, focusing on core technologies. This year, 12 overseas competitions will be held in the United States, Germany, Australia, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Singapore, Japan, Ireland, Italy, Russia and other countries, and for the first time in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Wuhan host domestic competitions. UK divsion will be held on 5th Nov., 2021. Eventually, the outstanding projects in the major competition areas will be gathered at the site of the global finals on the shore of Jinji Lake in Suzhou on 2022.
Suzhou, located in the southeast of China, is one of the important central cities in the Yangtze River Delta. It is also a well-known historical and cultural city and an important scenic tourist city in China. It has a history of more than 2,500 years. It is well known as the "paradise on earth". Suzhou is now one of China's most competitive cities. In 2019, the city's GDP reached 1.93 trillion Chinese yuan, a growth rate of 6%. The total R & D investment in the whole society exceeded 3% of the regional GDP. In 2019, there were 21 new listed companies, a record high, and a total of 120 domestic A-share listed companies, ranking fifth in the country's large and medium cities. For a long time, Suzhou has been actively promoting industrial transformation and upgrading, gathering high intelligent manufacturing elements, and creating a heaven for innovation and entrepreneurship. The four leading industries of next-generation information technology, biomedicine, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence are becoming strategic growth points to support Suzhou's future development. Suzhou's solid manufacturing industry foundation, rich corporate agglomeration advantages, and the strong atmosphere of innovation and entrepreneurship have provided broad development space for talent development. We warmly welcome all talents who are interested in innovation and entrepreneurship to come to Suzhou for development.
Application for Win the Future
We invite the innovative talents who have undertaken major scientific research projects overseas, and entrepreneurial talents (teams) with independent intellectual property rights and intellectual achievements.