EADA connects Spanish and Chinese entrepreneurs
EADA continues to build bridges with China, this time, connecting tech startups from Barcelona with innovation companies from the city Shenzhen, known as the Silicon Valley of China for its concentration of 8,000 top tech firm including big guns; Huawei, OnePlus, Tencent o ZTE. Today EADA presented the Third International Competition for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, organised by the city of Shenzhen. The aim is to generate synergies in both entrepreneurship and innovation as well as expanding Chinese technology throughout the world.
Ten cities around the world will provide bases for the competition: Sydney (Australia), Toronto (Canada), Berlin (Germany), Tel Aviv (Israel), Tokyo (Japan), Madrid (Spain), Stockholm (Sweden), Boston (USA), London (United Kingdom) and Silicon Valley (USA). 100 chosen projects from around the world will then meet in Shenzhen where they will compete for prizes in five categories, all related with technological applications: Internet and Mobile Internet, Electronic Science, Industry, Biomedical Sciences and Materials and Energy (including sustainable energy and environmental protection). Projects specializing in FinTech, Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence will sign up and compete directly without applying in the local city presentations of the competition.
Margaret Chen, president of China Club Spain, founder of Optimus Horizon and member of the International Advisory Board de EADA Business School, explained the competition to the attendees: “it is a great opportunity to connect with investors looking to get behind tech-based projects and also to network and get to know the most innovative industries in the world. Shenzhen has become one of the world epicenters for innovation in recent years, all the best ideas from international entrepreneurs can be found in this great Chinese metropolis.”
Entry deadline for projects is the 28 of February, 2019.