China is the fastest growing and most dynamic global market for emerging digital technologies. With 854 million internet users, a vibrant consumer economy, and a supportive policy regime, China has seen large scale investment into telecoms infrastructure and 5G, as well widespread deployment of IoT, AI an blockchain technologies across many sectors. The UK has an increasingly vibrant ecosystem of tech start-ups, and there are growing opportunities for UK-based tech innovators to find new growth opportunities in the China market and work with China base partners and investors.
UK-China Accelerator Programme
Co-organized by China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) and Shenzhen Venture Capital Association (SZVCA), the UK-China Tech Accelerator is a tailored programme for UK-based tech start-ups and scale-ups to explore the China opportunity and connect digitally with Chinese clients, partners and investors. The programme will also prepare participants for doing business in China, through a series of market briefings and sector insights.
The accelerator will recruit 5 cohorts in total, focused on the following sectors:
- Artificial Intelligence
- IoT/Smart Manufacturing
- Creative/Media Tech
6 companies will be recruited for each programme cohort. Each company will have the opportunity to:
- Participate in UK-China Innovation Campaign: 2020 Tech Online Roadshow
- Engage with virtual room of senior Chinese tech executives/investors
- Join a series of pre-event briefings on doing business in China
- Engage directly with expert China advisers
- Gain unique insights into doing business in China
- Access to tailored sector/market information
- Translation of corporate material
About the organisers
The China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) is the UK’s national business network promoting trade and investment with China. Since 1954 we have acted as the independent voice of business, located at the heart of the action, engaging across both countries in every sector and region. Under the umbrella of the UK-China Innovation Campaign, CBBC regularly organizes tech-themed events, missions and digital events, including programmes focused on AI/Machine learning, Big Data, Smart Manufacturing and Future Cities.
Shenzhen Venture Capital Association (SZVCA) is a non-profit and regional self-regulatory organization approved by Asset Management Association of China and Regulations of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone on Venture Capital. SZVCA represents nearly 400 corporate members in the region – including the Top 10 largest VC/PE firms in China, with a total of RMB 1.8 trillion of assets under management. SZVCA has invested in more than 8,000 portfolio companies, over 800 of which were successfully listed and 2,000 of which led to exits through M&A, MBO and Trade sales.
To download an information pack, please click UK-China Tech Accelerator – Information for Applicants
To apply for this programme please click the following link: UK-China Tech Accelerator – Application Form
For further information or enquiries please contact CBBC directly at firstname.lastname@example.org