The preliminary round of the first YIIEC, hosted by Yunnan Provincial Science and Technology Department, Yunnan Provincial Department of Education, Foreign Affairs Office of the Yunnan Provincial People's Government, and Yunnan Provincial Committee of the Communist Youth League of China， were organized and completed in Kunming from August 22nd to 25th, 2022. In the online + offline form, a total of 100 projects were selected and divided into 4 groups to enter the final round. The final round is scheduled to be held from December 14th to 16th, 2022, of which the 14th is for the training of candidates and judges, and the 15th to 16th is for the final roadshow.
There are a total of 100 projects participating in the final round, including 11 enterprises for South Asian and Southeast Asia, 21 Chinese enterprises which plan to enter South Asia and Southeast Asia, 4 innovative teams of students in South Asia and Southeast Asia, and 4 innovative teams of students from South Asia and Southeast Asia in Yunnan universities, 7 foreign innovation teams, 15 Yunnan innovation teams which plan to enter Asia and Southeast Asia, and 40 enterprises for returning entrepreneurs. The organizing committee will notify the exact time of the competition for each enterprises(team) via the competition official website, public account, WeChat group, telephone, email, etc.
Combined with the epidemic prevention and control requirements at that time, the final round will be flexibly conducted in the form of a combination of online and offline. The final round will be divided into 4 groups, and each group is rated by 5 judges. The time for presentation for each project is 10 minutes, including roadshow PPT, samples demonstration, etc., and the judges' question and answer session is 5 minutes. The process of the final round will be open to all candidates and the public. In order to ensure the fairness of the competition and protect the legitimate rights and interests of the candidates, the audiences will not be allowed to video, record or photo during the final round. The judges will mark on the spot after the roadshow of each company (team). Meanwhile, the competition will accept social supervision. The results of the final round will be announced on the official website of Yunnan Provincial Department of Science and Technology and the official website of the competition. If there are any questions during the publicity period, please call the Office of the Organizing Committee (0871-63138908). In order to ensure the fairness and impartiality of the final evaluation results, the competition organizing committee will invite authoritative notary institutions to participate in the whole process of project presentation, expert marking and overall scoring. After the competition, the results will be reviewed one by one to ensure that the results comply with the established procedures and rules. At the same time, Yunnan Provincial Department of Science and Technology is responsible for organizing one notary to join the evaluation committee for supervision.
There are a total of 100 projects in the final round . 6 winners will be chosen from each group (1 first prize, 2 second prizes, and 3 third prizes), and a total of 24 projects will win prizes. Affected by the repeated epidemics, the award ceremony of the competition will be held at a later date after the final round. The specific arrangements will be notified after the competition.