2019 (The Second) Eureka International Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition
Australian Division of 2019 China (Jinan) New Growth Drivers International High-level Talents Innovation and Entrepreneurship Contest
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 policy makers. 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.
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 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).
Main Judging Panelist
Ms. Danielle Storey, CEO of Eastern Innovation Business Centre (EIBC)
Mr. Steve Prideaux, Founder & CEO of Digital Investment Group Limited (DIG)
Mr. Jacky Jiao, Director of Sydney Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre, Australia, International Cooperation Department, Yangtze Delta Region Institute of Tsinghua University, Zhejiang.
Mr. Timothy Carroll, Founder of the Global Students Entrepreneur Program (GSTEP); The Director of Technology, Australia-China Health Accelerator (ACHA)
Mr. Nazzareno La Gamba, Executive Director of Professional Pathways Program, Monash College; Director of Digital Innovation & Transformation, Capgemini.
Dr. Shirley Shen, China Engagement Manager of Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)
Mr. Adam Yuan, CEO of Skypac Finance Group
Cr. Aaron An, Councilor of City of Wyndham, Victoria
Dr. Hongjian Zhu, Head of Cancer Signalling Research Laboratory, Department of Surgery, The University of Melbourne
Mr. Ray Tettman, Principal of Watermark Intellectual Property
Mr. Ed Clark, Principal Lawyer of Aitken Partners
A/Prof. Mohamed Abdelrazek, A/Prof. of Software Engineering and Internet-of-Things, Deakin University; Founder and Director of Deakin Launchpad, Deakin University
Deakin Edge, Federation Square
Secondary Judging Panelist
Mr. Tony Reynold Burchill, Director of Svara Advisory
Dr. Cliff Xiao Lu, Former Director of SP MVOSS R&D and Delivery at HUAWEI; Visitor Scholar of Digital Research & Innovation, Swinburne University of Technology
Prof. Yong Wang, Researcher at Institute of Process Engineering, China Academy of Science; Expert of Hundred-Talent Program (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Mr. Hubert Chu, Co-Founder & General Manager of Sydney Blockchain Centre.
Ms. Anglela Yao, Secretary General of Australia-China Association of Scientists and Entrepreneurs (ACASE)
Ms. Michelle (Mi) Xu, Acting Business Development Manager of CSIRO Agriculture and Food Centre
Mr. John Webster, Founder & CEO of CoRoster Pty Ltd.
Dr. Zongli Xie, Research Team Leader and Senior Research Scientist of CSIRO Manufacturing and working in Materials for Energy and the Environment Group
Dr. Yuqing Feng, Principal Research Scientist at the Computational Fluid Dynamics Team of CSIRO Mineral Resources Business Unit
Dr. Sue Xiang, Project Leader/Senior Research Manager, Department of Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science, Monash University
Dr. Hong Yin, Research Fellow & China Collaboration Manager of RMIT University
Dr. Alessio Bonti, Lecturer & Research Software Engineer School of Information Technology at Deakin University
Prof. Lei Qiu, Full Profess at Institute for Future, Qingdao University
Mr. Bruce Shuaijun Song, Director of Superior Tech Pty Ltd.
Mr. Chris Li, CEO of InterAisa Group
Ms. Lauren Mingqing Yang, CEO & Founder of La Bae Coffee Pty Ltd
YOUR BIG CHANCE TO GAIN
FREE FLIGHts AND HOTELS
There will be draws to gain free flights and hotels. All money raised from audience tickets will be donated to the Australian charity organization.
We have donated all money raised from audience tickets to The Walter + Eliza Hall Insititute of Medical Research
Deakin Egde, Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia
- Applications Open: 29th April 2019
- Applications Close: 28th May 2019
- Release of Finalists: 5th June 2019
- Coaching Session: 12th June 2019
- Final: 23rd June 2019
- Eureka Innovation & Entrepreneurship Mission to China: Late July 2019
About the Final
- Date: 23rd June 2019
First Prize | 1 position
Eureka Award for Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship,
AUD $20,000 and travel grant of “Eureka Innovation & Entrepreneurship Mission to China”.
Second Prize | 5 positions
Eureka Award for Acceleration in Innovation and Entrepreneurship,
AUD $2,000 and travel grant of “Eureka Innovation & Entrepreneurship Mission to China”.
Third Prize | 24 positions
Eureka Award for Growth in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, travel grant of “Eureka Innovation & Entrepreneurship Mission to China”.
Introduction of Shandong and Zhejiang Provinces
Jinan, Shandong Province
Facing northern China, bordering the sea to the east and adjacent to the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei economic circle in the north. Shandong province is also well connected with the neighboring countries, South-Korea and Japan.
Jinan has one of the highest economic growth rates in China. In 2018, GDP of Jinan was approximately US $131 billion, and 70 percent of companies in Jinan Innovation Zone are high-tech organizations.
- Main Industries
Modern and efficient agriculture, advanced production and manufacturing, new energy and new materials, and biomedicine.
Yangtze Delta Region, Zhejiang Province
The Yangtze Delta Rigion (YDR) is a triangle-shaped metropolitan region generally comprising the Wu Chinese-speaking areas of Shanghai, southern Jiangsu province, northern Zhejiang province and eastern Anhui province.
It is the main intersection of the “the Belt and Road”.
YDR is one of the fastest growing and richest regions in East Asia measured by purchasing power parity. In 2018, the YDR had a GDP of approximately US $2.2 trillion, about the same size as Italy.
- Main Industries
Information and technology, e-commerce logistics, intelligent manufacturing, new materials and biomedicine.