[12 February 2020, Melbourne] After two successful cohorts in 2019, the first workshop of Cohort 3 was held on 12th February 2020 at the headquarters of Eureka TechIN and kicked off the commencement of the third cohort of UprAsia program.
Mr.Jason Sun, CEO of Australia China Health Accelerator (ACHA) and Timothy Carroll, Director of technology of Australia China Health Accelerator (ACHA) hosted the workshop. Prof. Ming He, the Professor of the University of Melbourne, Mr.Jun Liu, Managing director of Lorem Health Ltd, Dr.Lizi Li, General manager of Eureka TechIN, Ms.May Lee, Marketing officer of Eureka TechIN and other 15 participants from 11 healthtech companies participant in this workshop.
As a key supportive partner of UprAsia, Ms. May Lee on behalf of Eureka TechIN gave a short presentation to briefly introduce Eureka TechIN and the annual competition - Eureka IIEC.
UprAsia program is an education program designed to prepare Australian healthtech startup founders and executives for successful entry into Asian, especially Chinese markets. The program includes 8 weekly workshops in Melbourne and a visit to the market at the end of the workshops.
The weekly workshops will cover a wide range of topics in relation to Asian health markets, including business and consumer culture, pitching to Asian investors, registration and regulatory issues, IP protection and capital raising. Special international experts in various sectors will be engaged in the workshops and participating startups will also have opportunities to have one-on-one consultation with these experts. There will be an optional trip to Chinese market at the end of the program to connect to potential partners and investors.
Eureka TechIN + UprAsia
UprAsia Program is initiated by the Australia China Health Accelerator (ACHA). In October 2018, the UprAsia Program was proud to receive funding from LaunchVic among numerous excellent programs under the Health Startup Sector - Round 8. LaunchVic is an independent startup agency established by the Victorian Government. Its aim is to support startups and investors to sustainably grow and deliver economic and cultural benefits for both Victoria and Australia. The UprAsia Program was highly praised by the Victorian Minister for Trade and Investment and the Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy, Mr. Philip Dalidakis, at the LaunchVic funding announcement ceremony.
Representatives from Eureka TechIN and ACHA with Mr. Philip Dalidakis, Victorian Minister for Trade and Investment and the Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy, Ms. Laura Anderson, Chairman of LanchVic and Dr. Kate Corni, CEO of LanchVic.
On the 30th November 2018, Eureka TechIN and ACHA signed the collaborative funding agreement for the UprAsia Program to collaborate in the health and biomedical field further. EurekaTechIN and ACHA cooperate together to accelerate and strengthen the development of innovation and technology for both Australia and China.
ABOUT AUSTRALIA CHINA HEALTH ACCELERATOR
Australia China Health Accelerator (ACHA) is an independent not-for-profit organisation registered in Victoria Australia. ACHA aims to accelerate collaboration and development in the health and medical research sector of Australia and China. ACHA is supported by Victorian government, medical research institutes and NGOs in Victoria. ACHA links up Australian expertise, research innovation and talents in the health sector to China’s demand for health industry development, aimed to facilitate better health systems development and accelerate medical innovation.