In collaboration with Overseas Talent Exchange Center (Shanghai) and Haimen local government, Techbridge Ventures will be organizing The 2020 Haimen Entrepreneurship Competition – Singapore Semi-Finals on the 30th June 2020. 

The Challenge is open to Start-ups, SMEs, and Researchers based in Singapore, with technology innovations from the following strategic industries of Haimen:

·         AI, Automation and Robotics (Software and Hardware)

·         Clean Tech / Renewable Energy

·         Advanced Material

·         Intelligent Equipment

·         Biomedicine

·         Medical Devices

·         Smart Architecture

·         Advanced Textile

Participants in the Competition will have the opportunity to pitch their technologies to Haimen government officials and industries. In view of government regulations on gatherings, participants will pitch online via Zoom.

Selected teams will be awarded a fully sponsored trip to Haimen in September or October* to meet local industry collaborators and participate in the Grand Finals, where they will represent Singapore to compete against teams from Europe and China. 

* Date is to be confirmed.

Techbridge can also facilitate and support participants to connect to the local market if they are selected in the Grand Finals.


Date: 30th June 2020, Tuesday

Application Closing Date: 24th June 2020


Haimen is a county-level city under the administration of Nantong City, Jiangsu Province. It is 60km to the north-west of Shanghai.

Key Statistics on Haimen

  • GDP: 19 billion USD
  • Population: 996,000
  • Key Industries: advanced material, advanced textile, smart architecture, biomedicine

Haimen is well known for the first Advanced Material Industrial Base of China under the ‘Torch Program’. The government provides generous incentives schemes on a case-by-case basis.


Interested start-ups, SMEs, and Researchers are welcome to apply via email to Interested participants are welcome to call +65 85711816 for more information.

Application Closing Date: 24th June 2020


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