The First Yunnan International Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition Guide.pdf


2022 Yunnan International Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition (YIIEC) Guide

1. Brief Introduction of 2022 YIIEC

YIIEC is designed to provide a competition platform with practical incubation benefits for international innovators and entrepreneurs. With Yunnan's special geographical advantages and relevant supporting policies, we seek to accelerate the development of Yunnan as the Science and Technology Innovation Center for South and Southeast Asia. In order to bring new advantages to Yunnan's industrial development, it is essential to firmly establish the strategic position of talent leading development, attract more talents at home and abroad to innovate and start businesses in Yunnan, as well as expand our openness to the outside world. The competition mainly opens to projects from several strategically emerging industries, such as the biomedicine, new energy resources, new materials, advanced equipment manufacturing, green and environmental protection, highland-featured agriculture, as well as cultural tourism and healthcare.   

Through collecting the business plans of innovators and entrepreneurs globally, the competition will be carried out progressively in the form of business plans, presentations, Q&As and so on. These challenge the contestants' professional ability, stimulate their untapped potentials, and expand their abilities to implement innovations and thoughts into real business projects. Concurrently, through the guidance from the experts, instructors and judges, they will explore the pain points and opportunities of relevant industries together, cultivate the well-rounded qualities as entrepreneurs and be assisted in developing business models that suit the market demand. The winners will receive bonuses, corresponding project incubation opportunities and relevant policy supports. Moreover, they will also have the opportunity to establish connections with renowned mentors, the whales of different industries, gather resources from the government, R&D and finance institutions, industrial associations, and most importantly, obtain the golden key to a bright future to fully implement the proposed project!

To stimulate the potential to innovate and start businesses,

Bring the market development to new heights,

And together, let us build a prosperous future for innovation and entrepreneurship in Yunnan!

Registration opens from: 4th July to 5th August 2022


Participation Criteria

(i) South/Southeast Asia Competition

a)   Enterprise Group

  • Registered enterprises (In South & Southeast Asia / China)

  • Established for more than 1 year, but less than 5 years

  • Nationality of South / Southeast Asia countries / Chinese

  • Enterprises that intend to expand business in Yunnan

  • Start-ups in Yunnan that intend to or have already established branches in South/Southeast Asia countries

  • Not stock market listed technological enterprises

  • No criminal records

b)   Team Group

  • Yunnan teams who currently possesses intellectual property rights in South and Southeast Asia, but hasn’t marketized yet

  • Foreign teams who plan to start or already have started business in Yunnan (extra points will be given to those who already have intellectual property rights and research investment)

  • Students with nationalities of South / Southeast Asia countries studying in universities in Yunnan or Students who are currently studying in South/Southeast Asia countries (core members of the team must be at least three people)

ii) Returned Chinese Student Competition

Chinese students with bachelor’s degree or above, who have studied or engaged in lectures and research abroad for more than 1 year, or visiting scholars sent abroad by the state for more than half a year, intend to or have already started businesses in Yunnan, those who meet the above criteria can take part in the competition as well.

a) Start-up Group

  • Has been in operation for a period of time in Yunnan, and established some operating results

  • Either the legal person or core shareholder, who is a key member of the team, has overseas studying background

  • Has registered the company within a year

  • A currently on-going business with good social reputation and no criminal record

b)   Incubating Group

  • Currently at the planning stage, has ideas, and may have patents and intellectual properties

  • Has not registered company

  • Has overseas studying backgrounds, currently in school or have graduated over the last two years

  • Has overseas studying backgrounds, plan to start up business in Yunnan, and are currently at the planning, product R&D stage or have intellectual properties (the projects should be innovative)

  • The applicant should be the primary person in charge of the project or is the possessor of the core technology of the project


2. Competition Schedule

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3. Awards and Supporting Policies

(i) South and Southeast Asia Competition

a) Enterprise Group

  • Yunnan enterprises that achieved the First, Second and Third prizes will be awarded the Science and Technology Projects Funds of 400k, 300k and 200k RMB respectively

  • South and Southeast Asia enterprises that achieved the First, Second and Third prizes will be awarded the Science and Technology Projects Funds of 400k, 300k and 200k RMB respectively, if they register their company and start business in Yunnan within 2 years after the competition

b)   Team Group

  • Yunnan local teams that achieved the First, Second and Third prizes will be awarded the Science and Technology Projects Funds of 100k, 50k and 30k RMB respectively

  • Overseas teams that achieved the First, Second and Third prizes will be awarded the Science and Technology Projects Funds of 100k, 50k and 30k RMB respectively, if they register their company and start business in Yunnan within 2 years after the competition

c)   Other Policies

  • Enterprises that are based in South and Southeast Asia (including Chinese owned companies there) that achieved the First, Second and Third prizes will be awarded an additional 100k RMB supporting bonus if they register their company and start business in Yunnan within one year after the competition

  • Enterprises and Teams that are ranked top 5 in their respective categories will be directly selected for the “Intellectuals in Yunnan (Zhihui Yunnan)” plan. The foreign team member who establishes businesses and research partnerships in Yunnan will receive 120k RMB of funds each year

ii) Returned Chinese Student Competition

a) Start-up Group

  • For companies that have already registered in Yunnan that achieved the First, Second and Third prizes will be awarded the Science and Technology Projects Funds of 300k, 200k and 100k respectively

  • For companies that are established overseas that achieved the First, Second and Third prizes will be awarded the Science and Technology Projects Funds of 300k, 200k and 100k RMB respectively,   if they register their company and start business in Yunnan within 2 years after the competition

b)   Incubating Group

  • Yunnan teams that achieved the First, Second and Third prizes will be awarded the Science and Technology Projects Funds of 100k, 50k and 30k RMB respectively

  • Overseas teams that achieved the First, Second and Third prizes will be awarded the Science and Technology Projects Funds of 100k, 50k and 30k RMB respectively, if they register their company and start business in Yunnan within 2 years after the competition

c)   Other Policies

  • Chinese and overseas teams that achieved the First, Second and Third prizes will be awarded an additional 100k RMB supporting bonus if they register their company and start business in Yunnan within one year after the competition

  • Enterprises and Teams that are ranked top 5 in their respective categories will be directly selected for the “Intellectuals in Yunnan (Zhihui Yunnan)” plan. The foreigner team member who establishes businesses and research partnerships in Yunnan will receive 120k RMB of funds each year

iii) Competition Organizing Award Policies

  • The Competition Committee will select 5 enterprises or organizations that are with excellent teamwork, appropriate management, well organization and effective promotion of the competition. Each of them will be awarded the Science and Technology Projects Funds of 40k RMB.


iv) Supporting Policies

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4. Planned Award Quota

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Note: The quota of all awards will be adjusted according to the actual number of enterprises (teams) that have registered and the number of enterprises (teams) that have entered the finals.

If the award-winning enterprises are currently undertaking research projects of Yunnan Provincial Science and Technology Department, they must complete the existing approved projects before the end of the competition so that they can receive the Science and Technology Projects Fund awarded for the competition.

If the winning project is suspected a duplicate of the award-winning projects in other innovation and entrepreneurship competitions in Yunnan, the winning project will not enjoy the above award or any supporting policies.



5. Organizers

i) Main Organizers

  • Yunnan Province Science and Technology Department

  • Yunnan Provincial Department of Education

  • Foreign Affairs Office of People’s Government of Yunnan Province

  • Yunnan Provincial Committee of the Communist Youth League of China

ii) Supporting Organizers

  • Cyberspace Administration of Yunnan Province

  • Yunnan Provincial Department of Finance

  • Department of Commerce of Yunnan Province

  • Yunnan Administration for Market Regulation

iii) Executive Organizer

  • Yunnan Association for International Science and Technology Cooperation

  • Kunming University of Science and Technology Assets Management Company

  • Yunnan Academy of Scientific and Technical Information

6. Preparation Guide

i) Theme requirements and selection criteria of entries

Aiming at the trend of future scientific and technological revolution and industrial reform, we seek to cultivate and strengthen a new generation of strategically emerging industries such as the information technology, advanced equipment manufacturing, new materials, new energy resources, energy conservation and environmental protection; enhance the layout of future industries such as the artificial intelligence, quantum communication, satellite application and biotechnology; develop new technologies, new products, new formats and new models that promote and lead the adjustment of the industrial structure of the province. Moreover, we aim to promote the integrated innovation and application of industrial Internet, blockchain, cloud computing, big data, Internet of Things and other technologies. We will encourage the integrated development of strategically emerging industries and industries of the future with the pillar and advantageous industries in Yunnan. Relying on the investment gathering function of free trade zones, high-tech zones, economic development zones and other innovation parks, we will build strategically emerging industrial clusters with distinctive characteristics and strong innovation ability.

The competition mainly opens to projects from several strategically emerging industries, such as the biomedicine, new energy resources, new materials, advanced equipment manufacturing, green and environmental protection, highland-featured agriculture, as well as cultural tourism and healthcare.

The competition process comprises of registration, eligibility verification, preliminary round, final round, achievement transformation and incubation.

The 2022 Yunnan International Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition will specially invite overseas investment experts, banking experts, venture capital experts, heads of overseas investment institutions, international entrepreneurship mentors and experts in international cooperation in the science and technology fields as judges.

The unified evaluation rules and selection criteria formulated by the Organizing Committee Office of the 2022 YIIEC will be following the principle of “openness, fairness and competitiveness”, and the participating projects will be evaluated based on the competitiveness of technology and products, business model and execution scheme, industry and market analysis, financial analysis and team building etc.


iii) Brief description of focused industries

Green and Environmental Protection

We will thoroughly implement the strategy of sustainable development, continue to promote the green transformation of industrial, energy, transportation and agricultural structure, advocate green life, improve the policy system of green and low-carbon development and comprehensively promote green and low-carbon development in the economy and society. Complying with the requirements of ecological civilization construction, relying on the market and resource advantages, we will greatly develop the environmental protection industry and efficient energy-saving industry together with the promotion and application of new environmental protection technologies in key resource-based industries, and build an industrial chain of resource recycling in combination with the comprehensive utilization of the mineral resources, development of the urban mineral resources, R&D of the agricultural and forestry waste recycling and resource recycling technology, equipment and product manufacturing. We will develop the resource recycling industry and the advanced environmental protection industries focusing on environmental protection technology and equipment manufacturing, environmental protection application and services in combination with pollution prevention and comprehensive environmental treatment, accelerate the implementation of a series of environmental protection technology innovation and industrialization   projects, develop environmental protection services and form a new growth point of green economy in combination with improving the compensated use and trading system of emission rights.

Cultural Tourism & Healthcare

Integrate tourism and culture, promote Yunnan's "tourism revolution" and improve the quality of tourism in all aspects. Take culture as the soul and tourism as the carrier, utilize science and technology to enrich the connotation of tourism, cultivate new forms of tourism and foster its new advantages. Give full play to the benefits of ecological and traditional Chinese medicine resources and the regional advantages of our province, take improving the service level as the core, accelerate the formation of a long-term mechanism in promoting healthy life, optimizing healthcare services, improving the guarantee of health, building a healthy environment and developing healthcare industry. Promote the integration of medical treatment and health preservation, develop the health preservation industry; promote the integration of medical treatment and health care, develop the health tourism industry; promote the integration of the Internet and health, develop a smart health industry; promote the integration of highland sports and healthy lifestyle, develop fitness and leisure industry; promote the integration of finance and health, develop health insurance industry and promote the high-quality development of medical services.

Digital Economy

Seize the major historical opportunity of digital economy development, follow the development ideas of resource digitization, digital industrialization, industrial digitization and digital governance, take the scenario as the entry point, use "digits" to empower the economy, improve the quality of development and increase efficiency in governance, construct Yunnan into a new highland of China's digital economy development and comprehensively promote the digital transformation of economy and society in our province.

New Materials

Explore and develop new material industries focusing on new special materials of basic metals, new materials of rare and precious metals, materials of new energy resources and new chemical materials, greatly improve the independent development capacity of new materials and form an industrial pattern with special resources and high-tech products as the leader, deep processing and production of colored metals as the foundation, large enterprise and industrial clusters as the support, upstream, middle and downstream supporting facilities and advantageous industries as the goal.

New Energy Resources

A new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation is developing in-depth. Global climate governance presents a new situation. New energy and information technology are closely integrated. The shift of production and lifestyle to being intelligent and low-carbon is accelerating. The energy system and development model are entering a new stage dominated by non-fossil energy. Accelerating the development of a modern energy system is not only an internal need to ensure national energy security and achieve carbon neutralization on schedule, but also an important support to promote high-quality economic and social development. The development of wind power new energy industry has also ushered in a new period of historical opportunities. Overall, Yunnan Province is rich in wind and light resources and has great development potential.

Biomedicine

Yunnan will focus on three key areas: biotechnology drugs, modern traditional Chinese medicine and healthcare products. The government will focus on precise investment attraction, strengthening the main body of enterprises, improving innovation ability, building industrial clusters, and promoting industrial development with engineering measures, so as to build a domestic first-class R&D and production base of biological vaccines and modern traditional Chinese medicine, a domestic raw material base of the best natural drugs and healthcare products, a biomedical trade base for South and Southeast Asia, and form an industrial agglomeration area with great influence in the country, in order for the high-quality development of Yunnan biomedical industry to be achieved. Focusing on biotechnology drugs, modern traditional Chinese medicine and chemical drugs, a number of public R&D and service platforms will be established and improved, with a number of key core technologies and competitive innovative products to be developed.

Advanced Equipment Manufacturing

Focusing on informatization, intelligentization and automation, we will accelerate the development of new energy vehicles and passenger vehicles, encourage the transformation and upgrading of existing automobile enterprises, develop supporting auto parts, and build an automobile industry chain with sales revenue of more than 100 billion yuan. We will also accelerate the development of CNC machine tools, complete sets of automatic logistics equipment, rail transit equipment, railway maintenance equipment, electric power and new energy equipment, heavy chemical mining and metallurgy equipment, engineering machinery, agricultural machinery equipment, energy conservation and environmental protection equipment, general aviation equipment and other advanced equipment, and develop intelligent equipment such as the robot and 3D printing.

Highland Featured Agriculture

Modern highland-featured agriculture is an important part of the modern industrial system in Yunnan. It is essential to promote the appropriate operation of agricultural industries, cultivate and expand new agricultural business entities, strengthen the support and guarantee of agricultural elements, and stimulate the transformation from traditional agriculture to modern agriculture. Based on ensuring an effective supply of grain and other major agricultural products, we should focus on making a special "green food brand", deeply promote the structural reform of agricultural supply, accelerate the transformation and upgrading of the agricultural industry, constantly boost the level of agricultural modernization, strengthen agricultural scientific and technological innovation, enhance the level of mechanized equipment, accelerate the development of digital agriculture, and strengthen international and domestic agricultural scientific and technological cooperation.


7. Competition Requirements


Project Introduction

  •       Brief description of the project (within 1 minute)

Team Introduction

  • Enterprise Introduction

  • Founder(s), relevant work experiences and the results achieved

  • Core team introduction, organizational structure

  • Contact information and official website, as well as business license and qualification certificates

Technology and Product description

  • What is the technology?

  • What is the product? The competitiveness of the product and business model

  • Research & development (R&D), patent or intellectual properties

Business Mode and Implementation Scheme

  • Target users, pricing, production capacity, sales volume, cost structure

  • Production mode, process, supply chain, operation and management system

  • Existing marketing channels, marketing methods and future strategy

Industrial and Market Analysis

  • Industry development, pain points and market potentials

  • Company’s position in the market and industrial chain

  • Information of the leading companies in the market

  • SWOT analysis - advantages and disadvantages, opportunities and challenges

  • Who are the competitors? Comparison with the competitors  

Financial analysis

  • Revenue structure, operating cost, revenue schedule and future return model

  • Need financing? Financing source?

Plans of development

  • Product R&D and promotion

  • Expected future goals

  • Is there a specific future plan schedule?

Note

  • The business plan of each participating team should be uploaded to the registration web page in the form of a Word document converted to a PDF document, and another PowerPoint (PPT) Slides should be prepared for presentation. The PPT slides should also be converted to PDF version and be uploaded to the registration web page. The PPT slides can be modified 48 hours before the competition. Participating teams that need to modify their PPT slides can contact the Secretariat of Yunnan Association for International Science and Technology Cooperation.

8. Notes for Registration

  • Please ensure that the scanned copies of relevant materials for registration have been well prepared in advance: Identification, graduation certificate, business license, passport (for foreigners only), etc.

  • Please prepare a name for the participating team.

  • Please provide the team members' personal information: name, date of birth, graduation school, etc.

  • Please prepare your Business Plan

    Word Document: for the judges to know more about your projects

    PPT format: for project presentation

    Convert both into PDF format when uploading

  • Supporting videos for the presentation need not to be uploaded on the registration website. Please contact Competition Committee staff members 48 hours before the start of the competition if you require using a supporting video.


Yunnan Association for International Science and Technology Cooperation Organizing Committee Hotline: +86 135 8193 3398

Email: infor@ynaistc.com

9. How to Dress for the Competition

All participants must dress formally during the speech presentation.

  • Gentlemen: Full suit with tie

  • Ladies: Formal suit, shirt with trousers or skirt

As a team, the unity of clothing displays the teamwork and how professional the team is. It is strongly encouraged for each team to dress uniformly (same color, accessories etc.), which highlights the style and characteristics of the team.


10. On the Day of the Coompetition

  • All the supporting materials (PPT, videos, posters) for the competition should be submitted to the Competition Organizing Committee 48 hours before the presentation. No modification is allowed after submission.

  • All online participants need to download and register on the appropriate app or website beforehand for online competition. Please log in and prepare online 30 minutes prior to the start of the competition to test the relevant functions that will be used.

  • On site participants need to arrive at the competition venue 30 minutes prior to the start and provide the following proofs: health code, travel code, and COVID-19 PCR negative test result if necessary (tested within 48 hours before the start of the competition).

  • At the competition, each team will have 10 minutes of presentation time and 5 minutes of Q&A.


11. Risks Control Requirements

Anti-Corruption Measures

  • To strictly implement the avoidance and rotation of experts and competition judges and keep the confidentiality of project information, we accept the public supervision in the whole process of the competition. We set up fairness supervisors in the preliminary and final rounds to strengthen the supervision of the whole process of the event. In order to ensure that the competition is open, fair and just, the competition organizing committee office has set up a complaint hotline (0871-63138908) to widely accept public supervision.  

COVID-19 Prevention and Control Requirements

  • Considering the requirements of the COVID-19 prevention and control, domestic contestants living in the low-risk areas can participate in the finals on site. Foreign contestants will participate in the preliminary and final round in the form of online presentations. For domestic contestants living in the medium or high-risk areas, living with family members who are positive for COVID-19, asymptomatic, or having symptoms such as fever, cough and diarrhea, or are currently abroad or in any other special circumstances, they can participate in the competition online.

  • All participants and staff participating in the competition on-site must provide negative PCR test for COVID-19 (within 24 hours before reporting), Yunnan Health Code (green code), Travel Code (have not been to medium and high-risk areas within the past 14 days), ID card or passport before entering the venue. If there is no negative PCR test within 24 hours before reporting, contestants will have to be tested at the PCR test points set up at the venue, after which they can enter the venue. Participants must record their daily personal health status 14 days before participating in the competition and report to the Competition COVID-19 Control Committee daily (the specific process will be notified to the participants separately). All personnel must have their body temperature checked upon entering the venue and masks need to be worn throughout the entire process.

  • A COVID-19 prevention and control team will be set up in the Competition Committee to take full charge of the pandemic prevention and control during the competition, organize PCR test, coordinate the preparation of pandemic control supplies and other supports, as well as handle any emergency that occur at any time at the venue.


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