“Smart China Cup”: A Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition on Big Data and Smart Technology 2020

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Theme: Smart Technology: Empowering Economy, Enriching Life

Objective:The event is designed to build a platform for youth innovation and entrepreneurship, where the youth can get encouragement and guidance on mastering the new features and trends of big data and intelligent development, actively take part in the strategic action plans of the innovation-driven development led by big data and smart technology, boost the development of digital industry, and empower economic and social development.   

Orientation: A youth innovation and entrepreneurship competition with “big data and smart technology” as its core


The event consists of 7 stages: project collection, preliminary, semi-final, creator training camp, final, project exhibition, and award ceremony.

Before August 14: project collection. With a focus on collecting projects in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing, and Chengdu, it aims to motivate individuals, teams, or enterprises that intend to and are qualified to start business in Chongqing to participate in the event.

Before August 16: Preliminary. A qualification review is carried out for the registered project, and the project team that meets the entry conditions and submits complete registration information can enter the preliminary. The judges of the event conduct an online review for electronic materials such as business plans of the participating projects. According to the evaluation scores and the opinions of the judges, the top 10 projects respectively in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing, and Chengdu can enter the semi-finals in corresponding competition areas.

Before August 25: Semi-final. It is designed to organize the contestants of the semi-finals for roadshows. According to the evaluation scores and the opinions of the judges, the competition areas, i.e. Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing, and Chengdu, select two outstanding projects respectively for the finals. (August 17, Shanghai; August 19, Chongqing; August 21, Chengdu; August 24, Beijing; August 25, Guangzhou)

September 15: Creator training camp. Professional mentors will be invited to train finalists in their business plans and project roadshows, so as to help them improve their roadshow skills.

September 16: Final. The finalists will make roadshows and  judges will work to select one first prize, two second prizes, and three third prizes, and four excellence prizes based on the comprehensive scores of contestants’ performance in the roadshow, level of technology content in their product/service, economic and social value, etc.

September 15-17: Project exhibition. Award-winning projects will be exhibited and promoted in the virtual exhibition area on the official website of the 2020 Smart China Expo Online.

September 17: Awarding ceremony. The awarding ceremony of the second prize, third prize, and excellence prize will be held on September 16, the day of the finals, while the one for first prize will be held at the closing ceremony of the Smart Expo Online 2020 on September 17.