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Last Day to Apply! 2019 China-ASEAN New Smart City Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition

August 7, 2019


Hi Social Entrepreneurship Enthusiasts!

A  joint initiative by Nanning Municipal D&R commission, Cloudbae, *SCAPE and StartupX, the 2019 China – ASEAN New Smart City Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition aims to select the most innovative Smart City ideas from individuals, youths, enterprises, organisations and institutions and further supports them with the opportunity to realise their ideas in the China-ASEAN Smart City Innovation center. The competition would focus on improving access to opportunities for entrepreneurs in ASEAN regions and promoting smart city development by taking advantage of digital technology with Singapore based as the collaboration hub for ASEAN.


Why Participate?

  • Cash prizes up to a grand total of SGD$150K*

  • Up to $20,000 startup benefits and setup support and resources from StartupX, Cloudbae, Stripe, Hubspot and other partners

  • Tickets to Nanning to pitch in the Grand Finals

  • Free pitching workshop to prepare for Grand Finals in Nanning

  • Opportunity to pitch on local Chinese TV

  • Opportunity to testbed in Nanning and partner local Chinese companies

  • Tour the China-ASEAN Smart City Innovation Centre

  • Promotional media opportunities in Singapore and China

*Estimated value, actual value subjected to currency exchange rate


How Do I Participate?

There are 2 categories in this competition – Open and Startup Category

  1. The open category is for students and individuals with early-stage smart city ideas. No MVP is required.
  2. The startup category is for established startups working on smart city solutions with MVP and traction.

Interested participants can submit their applications here.

12 applicants per category (Total of 24 applicants) will be shortlisted to pitch at the semi-finals held in Singapore. The Top 6 finalists per category (Total of 12 teams) selected from the semi-finals will be flown to Nanning to participate in the Grand Finale.


For any queries, reach out at Head straight to their website ( and challenge yourself to create innovation!


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