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How do I know if I am qualified?
  • The applicant must be a representative of a registered U.S. company with innovative technologies or products that have been or can be commercialized.
  • Application must feature a technology that falls under one or more of the focus industries.
  • Products, technologies, patents and control of IP or exclusive licensing rights must be owned by the applicant, or his/her company, and must not have any potential or outstanding IP ownership disputes.
  • The applicant must have interest to seek Chinese investment and/or explore the Chinese market.
Is there a template for the executive summary?
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Does my target market have to be China?
  • No, but you should have a strong intention to explore the Chinese market
Can I apply for two companies at the same time?
  • No, one person can only represent one company.
How do I know my intellectual property is protected?
  • We will not share our applicant’s confidential information or their submitted materials with unauthorized personnel.
  • We request that all judges must not share confidential information of applicants and submitted material with unauthorized personnel. However, we are not responsible for the actions or verbal statements of the judges.
  • To protect the rights of applicants, we strongly encourage all applicants to raise the awareness of intellectual property rights. In cases of IP violations to third parties, the Hosts reserve the right to disqualify any team committing IP violations. We are not responsible for any legal redress.
Do winners have to register the companies in China?
  • No, you don’t need to be registered in China.
Will non-winners get a chance to meet with investors?
  • Yes, qualified non-winner companies can join the roadshow trip to China at their own expense.
Do I need a visa to visit China's mainland?
  • Foreign citizens generally need a visa to visit China’s mainland
I am a U.S. citizen. Can I apply for a Chinese visa at the port of entry?
  • U.S. citizens must obtain a visa before arrival in China. You are not eligible for a landing visa.
How can I register as a judge?
  • Click the button below to complete the registration:
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How can I know my registration as a judge is successful?
  • You will receive a confirmation email once your application is approved.

When do I have access to the projects from contestants?
  • Once you receive a notification email from us, you will be assigned projects according to the focus industries of your choice