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Eureka International Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition

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Deakin Edge, Federation Square

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Eureka International Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition (Eureka IIEC) is a major innovation event produced in collaboration with the leading innovation organizations and service providers crossing Australia and China. In May of 2018, the first Eureka IIEC was successfully held in Melbourne Convention Centre. More than three hundred people participated and benefited from the event, including entrepreneurs, scientists, innovators, investors and policymakers. This year, we have improved the program design and expect a great deal of interest. This valuable and exciting event will not only help to boost the ongoing economic activity and start-up ecosystem diversity, but will also grow the research, knowledge and innovation exchange and outcomes between Australia and China.

There will be 19 projects to pitch to a large audience and judging panel in Melbourne. Those projects would focus on four areas: Healthcare; Advanced Manufacturing; IT & Digital Tech; Food & Agriculture. No matter which industry you work in, it would be an awesome chance to know more about the latest technologies and the most creative ideas.

Just AU$5 for audience ticket and AU$2 for student ticket. All money raised from tickets will be donated to the Australian charity organization, to help more people who need help and make the world a better place.

What's more, you will have the chance to gain free flights, hotels, and other wonderful gifts via lucky draws! With lots of valuable sharing at the event, we don't want you to miss out! Get your ticket now!

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What is it?

A competition opens to innovators and Startup businesses from these industry sectors:

  • Healthcare and Biotechnology
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • IT & Digital Tech
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Submit a short business plan and pitch to a large audience and judging panel.

Why enter?

Because it is China!

  • Australia’s biggest market, 2-way trading partner and source of international students and tourists.
  • It is the fastest growing market in the world in almost every industry sector.
  • Chinese consumers and investors regard Australian products and services very highly.

Win a guided trip to China, cash prizes and build the reputation of your startup.
Check out the amazing China market meet consumers and investors, test your business ideas and model in the market.

When and where?

  • Pitch in Melbourne on the 23rd June 2019
  • Travel to Shandong and Zhejiang Provinces in China in late July 2019



Eureka IIEC competition is followed by the “Eureka Innovation & Entrepreneurship Mission to China”. This 7-day program is an educational and commercialization program designed for Australian startups looking for a market, investment and collaboration opportunities in China. Provinces of Shandong and Zhejiang will be visited in this year’ program. All shortlisted finalists of Eureka IIEC will be invited to participate in this program with the support of travel grant covering the expense of flights, accommodation, and meals.

Eureka IIEC is also the Australian Division of 2019 China-Jinan International High-level Talents Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition. All shortlisted finalists of Eureka IIEC will directly enter the final of 2019 China-Jinan International High-level Talents Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition to win cash and a trophy. Finalists will also have access to the Jinan Spring City’s “5150” Program receiving 5 Million RMB (around 1 Million AUD) funding should they choose to open and company or office in the region (note: conditions apply).


The Final Day

  • Date: 23rd June 2019

  • Venue: Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia

Introduction of Judges

Danielle Storey: CEO -- the Eastern Innovation Business Centre (EIBC)

Steve Prideaux: Founder and CEO -- the Digital Investment Group Limited (DIG)

Jacky Jiao: Director -- Sydney Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre, Australia, International Cooperation Department, Yangtze Delta Region Institute of Tsinghua University, Zhejiang.

Timothy Carroll: Founder -- the Global Students Entrepreneur Program (GSTEP)Director Technology, Australia-China Health Accelerator (ACHA)

Nazzareno La Gamba: Executive Director -- Professional Pathways Program, Monash CollegeDirectorDigital Innovation & Transformation, Capgemini

Shirley Shen: China Engagement Manager -- Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)

Adam Yuan: CEO -- Skypac Finance Group8Aaron AnMCr.CouncilorCity of Wyndham, Victoria

Hongjian Zhu: Head -- Cancer Signalling Research Laboratory, Department of Surgery, The University of Melbourne

Ray Tettman: Principal -- Water Intellectual Property

Ed Clark: Principal Lawyer -- Aitken Partners

Mohamed Abdelrazek: A/Professor -- software Engineering and Internet-of-Things, Deakin UniversityFounder and DirectorDeakin Launchpad, Deakin University

Christopher Kommatas: Head -- Strategic Partnerships & InnovationCEOAmplify Health VenturesFounder & OrganizerStartup Healthtech Australia



Prizes

First Prize - Eureka Award for Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship| 1 position

- AUD $20,000 and a travel grant of “Eureka Innovation & Entrepreneurship Mission to China”.

Second Prize - Eureka Award for Acceleration in Innovation and Entrepreneurship | 5 positions

- AUD $2,000 and a travel grant of “Eureka Innovation & Entrepreneurship Mission to China”.

Third Prize - Eureka Award for Growth in Innovation and Entrepreneurship | 24 positions

- Travel grant of “Eureka Innovation & Entrepreneurship Mission to China”.


FocusAreas

- Healthcare

Biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical devices, aged care, etc.

- Advanced Manufacturing

New materials, clean energy, Additive manufacturing, industry 4.0 system, etc.

- IT & Digital Tech

AI technology, VR technology, data mining, blockchain, sensor technology, intelligent control, robotics, 5G technology, etc.

- Food & Agriculture

Functional food, agricultural devices, agricultural product processing, biomass, etc.


* There will be a draw for the audience to win a round-way flights tickets to China. All money raised from audience tickets will be donated to the Australian charity organization, to help more people who need help and make the world a better place.

For more information, please visit: https://www.eurekatechin.com.au/copy-of-competition-1?lang=en

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