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Invitation to 2020 Nanning International Elite Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition

发布时间:2020-09-14 18:01     来源:南宁市科技局   



Overseas talents and those from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan,


Nanning International Elite Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition (hereinafter referred to as the Competition), first launched in 2018, aims to attract international talents (including those from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) to make innovation and start up business in Nanning. Through projects screening, preliminaries both at home and abroad, final in Nanning and projects matchmaking, the winners who decide to launch the project in Nanning will have a chance of being funded a maximum of 10 million yuan. Apart from this, all-in-one service including funding support, matchmaking and offshore incubation is available for those who want to start up business and work in Nanning. Rewards are also granted to the recommending organizations/agencies. In the past 2 years, we have attracted the participation of 600+ talents from over 30 countries and regions across the world. Over 90 projects went to the finals and a host of projects were launched in Nanning. In order to further promote innovation and entrepreneurship, and high-quality development of Nanning, we would like to invite you to participate in the 2020 Nanning International Elite Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition. Details of the competition are as follows:


1.Time

September to December, 2020


2. Hosts, Organizers and Partners

Hosted by: Talents Work Leading Group of CPC Nanning Committee

Organized by: Organization Department of CPC Nanning Committee, Nanning Science and Technology Bureau (Nanning Foreign Experts Affairs Bureau), Nanning Association for Science and Technology, Nanning Foreign Affairs Office, Nanning Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone Administration Committee

Partnered with: Nanning Industrial Investment Group, Nanning Financial Investment Group, Nanning Investment Guidance Fund Co., Ltd., Nanning Zhongguancun Information Valley Technology Services Co., Ltd., Nanning Leaguer Science and Technology Innovation Center Co., Ltd., Guangxi Guohou Asset Management Co., Ltd., Guangxi Qinglan Investment Co., Ltd., Guangzhou Liuhui Investment Co., Ltd. etc.


3. Eligibility

(1)At least one team member (including shareholders, senior management personnel or key technical staff) have work/study experience in country/region outside Mainland China (Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan included) with promising innovative technology, achievement or products, and willing to start up business in Nanning.

(2) There is no limitation on business registration time for the enterprise participant outside Nanning. For enterprise domiciled in Nanning, only those whose owners are introduced and set up business in Nanning after January 1 of 2019.

(3) Those who were awarded the first, second or third prize in the previous editions of the Competition, or whose talent, technological or industrial projects were funded by Nanning city-level government are not qualified to participate in this year’s competition with the same project.


4. Fields

(1)Electronic information: including electronic information manufacturing, big data, artificial intelligence, internet of things, 5G, intelligent terminal, Beidou navigation satellite application, financial technology

(2)Advanced manufacturing: including machinery & equipment manufacturing, intelligent manufacturing, new energy vehicle and core components manufacturing

(3) Biology, pharmaceuticals and big health: including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, Chinese medicine and medical apparatus

(4) Energy, materials and chemical engineering: including new energy, new materials, energy conservation & environmental protection and fine chemical engineering


5. Competition Schedule

Competition promotion sites will be set up at 8 overseas countries: UK, Germany, Russia, Israel, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Canada, and 5 domestic cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Chengdu. The preliminary round will be held Beijing and Shenzhen, and the final round is in Nanning. Both preliminary and final will be conducted “online+offline”.

  1. Project Soliciting (before October 8, 2020). Participants are welcome to enter the competition through the competition official websitehttp://www.nieiec.com/or the official website of Nanning Science and Technology Bureauhttp://kjj.nanning.gov.cn/. The participants should be responsible for the correctness and authenticity of the materials submitted. The Organizing Committee will carry out qualification examination towards applicants regarding their eligibility and correctness of the materials submitted.

  2. Project Screening (before October 12, 2020). All the projects will be screened by the judging panel, some of which will enter the preliminary round afterwards.

  3. Preliminary Round (October17-October 18, 2020  TBC). The preliminary will be conducted in four groups (i.e. electronic information, advanced manufacturing, biology&pharmaceuticals&big health, energy&material&chemical engineering) in Beijing and Shenzhen. The preliminary won’t be held in countries and regions outside mainland China due to the COVID-19. For those who stay in places outside mainland China, in the domestic regions hard hit by the pandemic or those who cannot make it to either one of the two sites should participate in the online video link session. The preliminary will have 10-minute presentation+7-minute Q&A. The judging panel will consist of invited experts and the selected projects in this round will go to the next round.

  4. Final Round (October 30, 2020  TBC). The final round will be conducted in four groups (i.e. electronic information, advanced manufacturing, biology&pharmaceuticals&big health, energy&material&chemical engineering) in Nanning. In this round, contestants will have 10-minute presentation+7-minute Q&A. Those who stay in the low-risk regions in mainland China with green health code will participate in the offline competition, and the others will take part in the online competition.

  5. Award Presentation and Business Matchmaking (time to be confirmed). Those who stay in the low-risk regions in mainland China with green health code, and enter into the final round will attend the award presentation, project matchmaking and relevant events in Nanning. Those who cannot make it to Nanning can log on the “cloud matchmaking platform” to learn more about Nanning’s favorable policies and sound innovation and business environment and the projects matchmaking.

  6. Talents and Projects Selection on a Regular Basis (starting from November 1, 2020). The talents and projects selection on a regular basis will start after the conclusion of this edition of the Competition. You may register and submit your projects at any time. The Organizing Committee will run the online road show according to the registration and ask the talents with quality projects to pay visits to Nanning for potential cooperation. The most outstanding ones can qualify for the final of the 2021 edition of the Competition.


  1. Awards Policy

(1)Award Money

1) For preliminary round: A number of participation awards will be granted (the top 20% in the preliminary) with the award money of 2000 RMB per project (tax included). The money will be granted after the final.

2) For final round: 4 First Prizes with the award money of 30,000 RMB per project, 6 Second Prizes with the money of 20,000 RMB per project, 10 Third Prizes with the money of 10,000 RMB per project, and 30 recognition awards with the money of 5000 RMB per project. The award money is after tax and will be granted after the final and matchmaking in Nanning. For those who cannot make it to Nanning due to COVID-19 and other force majeure events, he/she can visit Nanning and receive the money whenever appropriate in 2021.

3) For projects launched in Nanning: For those entering the final round and deciding to launch their projects in Nanning, an award will be granted. The winner should register an enterprise in Nanning within one year after the competition as an independent legal person to launch the winning project. Or those partnering with local enterprises by taking the project as a form of capital contribution to commercialize it can apply for this award after the basic office operating procedure is done.

a. The First Prize winners can be listed into “Yongjiang Program” (Nanning Pioneering Talents Program) and granted a minimum subsidy of 500,000 RMB. A maximum of 10 million RMB can be granted after the deliberation of “Yongjiang Program” judging panel.

b. The Second Prize and Third Prize winners can be granted a minimum of 300,000 RMB and 150,000 RMB respectively.

c. The Second Prize, Third Prize and Recognition award winners are eligible for applying for the “Yongjiang Program”, and support will be prioritized to these winners with the subsidy amount ranging from 500,000 RMB to 5million RMB. The exact amount is subject to the deliberation of the judging panel of the “Yongjiang Program”.

(2) Other Incentives

1) Free food &accommodation: One-day food & accommodation at designated hotel for one team member of those selected to enter the preliminary round and participate on site will be provided free of charge. Two-day free food & accommodation at designated hotel for one team member of those selected to enter the final round and participate on site will be provided. Three-day free food & accommodation at designated hotel for one team member of those invited to attend the award ceremony and business matchmaking in Nanning will be offered.

2) Recommendation award. Science&technology, headhunting and intermediary service organizations, the overseas talents introduction stations and other cooperators recommending more than 3 projects can apply for this award. For those whose recommending projects enter the preliminary and final, and receive the Third Prize and higher can be granted 500 RMB per project. For those whose recommending projects receive the First, Second, Third Prize or the recognition award, and are launched in Nanning, can be granted 30,000 RMB, 20,000 RMB, 10,000 RMB and 5,000 RMB per project respectively. The award money is tax included and can be accumulative. Nanning overseas talents stations which already receive annual working fund can only be awarded for the increment in their workload. The recommending organizations can enjoy this policy after they register at the official websitehttp://www.nieiec.com/or that of Nanning Science and Technology Bureauhttp://kjj.nanning.gov.cn/as cooperators at the projects soliciting phrase.

3) Launch service: One-to-one dedicated service including office site selection, business registration, opening bank account, tax registration and tax declaration guidance is available for the winning projects and recognition award winners in the final and the participation award winners in the preliminary.


  1. Miscellaneous 

Contact of the Organizing Committee

(1) Contact: Ms. Chen/Ms. Su (Nanning Science and Technology Bureau/Nanning Foreign Experts Affairs Bureau)

Tel/Fax: +86 771-553-3963

E-mailYZK5533963@163.com

Address: Nanning Municipal Government, 10th Floor, No.1 Jiabin Road, Nanning, Guangxi, P.R. China

(2) Contact: Mr. Zhu (Nanning Association for Science and Technology)

Tel: +86 771-551-4402

(3) Contact: Ms. Qu (Nanning Foreign Affairs Office)

Tel: +86 771-588-9043



Attachment: 1. Competition Schedule

2. Extract of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Policies inNanning

3. List of Materials Submitted

4. Business Plan Template

5. Application Form for 2020 Nanning International Elite Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition (online entry form)



Organization Department of CPC Nanning Committee

Nanning Municipal Science and Technology Bureau

Nanning Foreign Experts Affairs Bureau

Nanning Association for Science and Technology

Nanning Foreign Affairs Office



September7, 2020