On October 29 9:30 AM, the Global Final Round of 2020 Overseas International Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition in Hefei Hi-tech Zone was successfully held. Considering the requirements of epidemic prevention and control, the representatives of 72 participating projects from 21 countries attended this event as video conference.
Ms. Min Luo, the member of the Industrial Committee and Deputy Director of the Management Committee, attended the event and delivered a speech. Ms. Luo said in order to integrate into the global innovation system, and enhance international competitiveness, realize from self development to integrate use of global innovation resources, Hefei Hi-tech Zone using 2020 Overseas International Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition this platform, sincerely invite overseas Chinese and outstanding entrepreneurial teams at home and abroad, and warmly welcome them to join the construction of world-class high-tech park in Hefei Hi-tech Zone, join the tide of innovation and entrepreneurship in the motherland, and share the Chinese dream with Hefei Hi-tech Zone.
Since September, the competition has attracted wide attention from the entrepreneurs and startups all over the world. After intensive competitions, 8 outstanding startups from North America, Europe and Asia have stood out and entered the final round, covering new strategic industries such as healthcare and artificial intelligence.
After the online roadshow and expert’s judges, three startups as QUEST, WCD and VersaBio were successfully selected as the “Hefei Innovation and Entrepreneurship Stars”, and five projects as Integrated Endoscopy, PEGASI, Sciway, etc were selected into the “Growth Star”. Hefei Hi-tech Zone will arrange special teams to take care of the implementation and service of the prize winner, and also will offer special support to all these projects.