2020 SinoSwiss Business Incubation Competition
Have you got what it takes to grow in China?
SSBICom 2020 is searching for innovative British start-ups and SMEs that have unique potential to grow in the Chinese market.
Selected companies will receive free tickets and an all expenses paid invitation to pitch to the judges as well as network with other potential investors at the competition's final round during the Smart China Expo in Chongqing in August / September 2020.
The final winning companies will receive investment to develop in China and / or a valuable professional China market entrance package from companies including PwC and and a complimentary base in one of China's leading business innovation districts, Chongqing Liangjiang New Area's SinoSwiss TechnoPark.
Over 50 companies and projects participated in the the second annual SSBICom in December 2019 in fields including the internet-of-things, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, big data, information security, and robotics. Fifteen of these made it to the final round, and signed cooperation agreements on preferential market access conditions for their China business.
If you have what it takes to grow in the China market, please complete the form below to enter and we will contact you with an entry pack.
What is SSBICom?
The competition is organised by the Switzerland-based investment comany SinoSwiss Holding and its Chongqing-based business park, SinoSwiss TechnoPark. It is supported by the Municipal Government of Chongqing, the Canton of Zurich, the Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce, the British Chamber of Commerce in SW China, and various UK-based chambers of Commerce including Glasgow and Birmingham as well as leading corporate accountancy and law firms PwC and Vischer, amongst other strategic partners.
The high-tech base in the central megacity of Chongqing was developed as a Swiss and Chinese supported business park dedicated to providing state of the art facilities for high tech and service sector companies, especially SMEs and startups. Its in-house services such as B2B matchmaking, and complimentary management and business consultancy, aim to support companies in achieving successful growth in the Chinese market.
The municipality of Chongqing is one of China's key inland logistics hubs. It is a major Yangtze River port able to handle sea-going vessels, the rail-head for the China-Europe Railway, and is home to one of the largest passenger and cargo airports in China. Key projects including the China Singapore Connectivity Project have made it a super-connected hub for inland China linking the region with both Europe and SE Asia.
The municipality is also unique by being one of only four regions which report directly into central government. This effectively cuts out a layer of bureaucracy, and making it a key region for piloting new business policies designed to open up the Chinese economy.
As of 2018, China's President Xi Jinping has prioritised Chongqing as the main economic region to open southwest China to international business.
This annual event is China's flagship exposition for high tech and new era technology, bringing together leading investors and companies from across China and internationally. The event is heavily supported by the central Chinese government and given a national profile. For competition entrants it offers a major opportunity to network and research new opportunities in China.
Smart China Expo
If you are interested in entering SSBICom, please contact us using the form below. Please include a brief description of your company and goals in China, your name and contact details. One of our team will reply to you with an entry pack. The competition is free to enter and any information shared with the competition will be handled with the strictest confidentiality.