2019 Qingdao Tech & Innovation Challenge – Singapore Semi-Final

In collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Techbridge Ventures will be organizing the 2019 Qingdao Tech & Innovation Challenge – Singapore Semi-finals on the 23rd October, 2019. The Challenge is open to Start-ups, SMEs, and researchers based in Singapore, with relevant technology innovations from the following strategic industries of Qingdao:

  • AI & Cloud Computing
  • Clean Tech / Renewable Energy
  • Advanced Material
  • Bio Tech / Med Tech
  • Marine Tech

Participants in the Challenge will have the opportunity to meet and interact with local investors. Up to 8 teams will be selected for a fully sponsored trip to Qingdao in late November for the Grand Finals. 

Cash prizes will be given to the top Three Participants in the Singapore SemiFinal Round as follows: 

First Prize         :            $1000

Second Prize     :           $800 

Third Prize        :           $500 

As part of the collaboration, AWS will be providing $10,000 USD in AWS promo credits to each eligible startup (startups who have not received credits from AWS before).

Event Details

Date: 23rd October 2019, Wednesday, 10:00 – 15:00

Venue: The Meeting Point @ JTC Launchpad, 73B Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore 139966

Application Closing Date: 20th September 2019

About Qingdao

Qingdao is a major coastal city in Shandong Province, China’s third wealthiest province by GDP.  Qingdao has maintained its position as an innovative maritime hub city through continuous investment in state of the art facilities, technology innovations, talents and robust industry support and development. This year, the cityplans to strenghthen its blue economy by launching 100 key marine projects.

As a major industrial center, Qingdao is also home to four top automation companies in the world: ABB (Switzerland), Fanako (Japan) Kuka (germany), and Anchuan (Japan).



Land Area

11,067 km2 


¥1200.152 billion

GDP Per capita

¥ 127,745(2018)


862.64 km



Interested start-ups, SMEs, and researchers are welcome to apply via email to [email protected]

Application Closing Date: 20thSeptember 2019.

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