Competition Reports

2016 ‘Win-in Suzhou’ Oceania Start-up Competition Media Conference-Successful Launch in Australia

Monday, March 14, 2016
In order to continuously attract overseas talents to settle in Suzhou, the Suzhou Government has already held 7 ‘Win-in-Suzhou’ international start-up competitions in North America, Oceania and Europe and has achieved great success. Quite some start-up talents took the opportunity to either work or start up their businesses in Suzhou both in the past and on-going.

Upholding the previous successful experiences of the competitions, the 2016 ‘Win-in-Suzhou’ Oceania Start-up Competition, co-organized by Winglong Pty Ltd Australia, UTS CSSA and New Zealand China Business Council, is now officially open. This year’s competition is hoping to attract projects at all levels, from idea startup all the way to commercialised mature projects, to Suzhou to enhance its economy and to lift the overall competitiveness of the region and the whole nation. The Media Conference for this year’s competition has been successfully held on 11th March 2016 in Sydney Australia.

At the Media Conference, Education Counsel Ms. Zhao jing gave a speech on behalf of the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Sydney on the status of Chinese students studying in Australia and encouraging students and scholars to participate in this year’s competition and finally she wished the competition a great success. Then Emily Hung (General Manager of Winglong Pty Ltd) introduced the detailed schedule and agenda of the competition. She indicated that they will continuously try their best to attract more high-tech talents and projects to this competition. After that, Colin Wise from UTS, Kevin Lee from JMF capital Pty Ltd and zhengyu YU from UTS CSSA gave speeches respectively. In addition, the competition this year is lucky enough to receive support from School of Electrical and Information Engineering of Sydney University and School of Computing and Telecommunications of UTS as well as Rhodes and Wentworth point Multicultural Community Association.

This year’s start-up competition is open to a wide range of fields, including (not limited to) New Energy, New Materials, Intelligent Power Grid, Nanotechnology, Medical and Biological Technology, Optoelectronic Information Technology, Finance, Cultural and Creative Industries, Agriculture, Modern Manufacturing and Mechatronics, and Artificial Intelligence. The competition will serve as a high-level platform for start-up talents from Australia and New Zealand as it has gathered people from all backgrounds aiming to make a difference to the world we live in, with their innovative projects, various funding channels and favourable policies and business carriers available and readily accessible. Some projects will be selected and invited by Suzhou before the June competition to attend their annual International Elite Week taking place in early July to have their projects connected with China market, to settle and develop and also have a chance to enjoy the different start-up incentives and subsidies. There will also be chance of gaining up to 5 million RMB Angel investments for certain projects mutually agreed to land in Suzhou.

The registration process for this year’s competition is the same as that in previous years: candidates can log on the website www.startupoceania.com.au or send an email to admin@winglong.com.au to download/acquire the application form and business plan form. The final competition will be held on 26th June 2016 in Sydney with one first prize ($8000), one second prize ($4000) and all other prizes. For more information, please refer to the website www.startupoceania.com.au.

Contact details:

Tel: +61-2-9267-5977

Fax: +61-2-9267-0003

Email: admin@winglong.com.au



Speakers Group Photo

Consul ZHAO Jing, Consulate-General of PRC in Sydney