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2019 1st Beijing, Hong Kong and Macau Innovation Competition Themed with “Create an Innovative Future” Pushes Forward the Development of the Intelligent Technology Industry in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay AreaPrint

Post Time:2019-03-31 10:33:18

On March 29th, the finals of  2019 1st Beijing, Hong Kong and Macau Innovation Competition (themed with “Create an Innovative Future”) sponsored by TusFinancial Group and jointly organized by TusStar and Beijing-Macau Economic and Cultural Exchange Promotion Association ended successfully at the HK TusStar. After several rounds of competition, Baicells won the special prize of RMB 20 million investment from TusFinancial Group, and Xintai Shikong Technology won the first prize of RMB 5 million investment from TusFinancial Group. DOSEE Technology and Thinkhub won the second prize of RMB 2 million investment from TusFinancial Group, MindSense, Zhiyou Technology and NRadio won the third prize. All winning teams will also obtain the office space support of the HK TusStar in Kwun Tong and the membership of the TusStar Global Network.


Scene of awards ceremony in Macau


The competition spans Beijing, Hong Kong and Macau, irradiates two major national strategic regions, namely, Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, and focuses on cutting-edge technologies, such as artificial intelligence and smart city. The competition lasted 2 months, its jury was composed of the professors and experts from the universities and research institutes in Beijing, Hong Kong and Macau, and more than 150 domestic and overseas teams in high-tech fields such as artificial intelligence, advanced semiconductors, and next-generation communication technologies were attracted to participate in the competition. The finals of the competition gathered a variety of venture capital institutions, professional institutions and entrepreneurs from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.


Group photo of the road show scene in Hong Kong


For the winning companies in the competition, TusFinancial Group grants investments to them according to the prizes they won, so as to help the start-up teams to grow up and develop. In recent years, TusFinancial Group has been focusing on the positioning of technology financial services, contributing to the upgrade of the technology industry and the strategic transformation of the country. It has made strategic deployment in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area and the field of artificial intelligence, with the “Tus Artificial Intelligence Port” and as the core and the “Artificial Intelligence Laboratory” as the starting point, aiming to realize industrial and regional development through scientific research, incubation application, finance, etc. Currently, TusStar has established nearly 200 incubation bases in China, the UK, the US, Japan, Italy and other countries and regions, becoming the world’s largest innovation incubation network, among which HK TusStar is an important incubation node linking China to the rest of the world. As the earliest professional incubator that has established the “Incubation + Investment” development model, TusStar is currently accelerating the deployment and development in the urban agglomeration of the Greater Bay Area, and making great efforts to promote the development of the regional science and technology innovation industry.


MA Zhigang, Director of TusHoldings and Chairman of TusFinancial Group, delivered a speech at the site of finals, saying that science and technology innovation is the core competitiveness of the current regional and even national development, TusFinancial Group focuses on science and technology innovation services, takes the finance as the foothold, combines with industrial innovation and urban positioning, makes great efforts to promote the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area to become an important international science and technology industry innovation center, and use science and technology as a link to achieve harmonious and common development of Beijing, Hong Kong and Macau.


MA Zhigang, Director of TusHoldings and Chairman of TusFinancial Group, was delivering a speech


The award ceremony was arranged at the Beijing-Macau Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum held in Macau on March 30th, and was witnessed by CHEN Haifan, Secretary of the Secretariat for Administration and Justice of the Macau Special Administrative Region, QI Jing, Member of the Standing Committee and Director of the United Front Work Department of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee, HE Chaoqiong, Chairman of the Beijing-Macau Economic and Cultural Exchange Promotion Association and other leaders from Beijing and Macau. MA Zhigang, Director of TusHoldings and Chairman of TusFinancial Group, CUI Shiping, Member of the Legislative Council of the Macau Special Administrative Region and CEO of Parafuturo de Macau, YANG Wenrui, Vice Chairman of SCC (Smart City Consortium), Professor YU Chengbin, Member of the Council for Science and Technology of Macau and Deputy Director of the State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI, University of Macau, ZHANG Jinsheng, Vice President of TusHoldings and Chairman of TusStar, and HUANG Zihua, General Manager of the HK TusStar presented the awards to the award-winning teams, and ZHU Ming, Managing Director of TusFinancial Group and Chairman of the Jury of the Competition, announced the winners.


MA Zhigang, Director of TusHoldings and Chairman of TusFinancial Group, was presenting the award to Baicells which won the special prize and RMB 20 million investment


CUI Shiping, Member of the Legislative Council of the Macau Special Administrative Region and CEO of Parafuturo de Macau, presented the award to Xintai Shikong Technology Co., Ltd. which won the first prize and RMB 5 million investment


Professor YU Chengbin, Member of the Science and Technology Commission of Macau and Deputy Director of the State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI, University of Macau, and ZHANG Jinsheng, Vice President of TusHoldings and Chairman of TusStar, presented awards to DOSEE Technology and Thinkhub, which won the second prize and RMB 2 million investment



Mr. YANG Wenrui, Vice President of SCC (Smart City Consortium), and Mr. HUANG Zihua, General Manager of the HK TusStar, presented awards to MindSense, Zhiyou Technology and NRadio, which won the third prize


The competition was held under the guidance of Beijing Overseas Friendship Association, Beijing Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars Federation and Beijing Municipal Commission of Science and Technology, with the support of School of Information Science and Technology of the Tsinghua University, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of Macau, Institute of Software of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics (SINANO) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, InvestHK, Macau Youth Federation and other units. The co-organizers of the competition include: SCC (Smart City Consortium), Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (HKVCA), Hong Kong United Youth Association, Parafuturo de Macau and Zhongguancun Listed Companies Association, etc.


To bring together young innovation and entrepreneurship talents and advanced science and technology across regions, promote the industrialization and marketization of innovation and entrepreneurship projects, and push forward the construction process of “smart cities” and “creative country”, TusFinancial Group hopes that Beijing, Hong Kong and Macau Innovation Competition can be an annual three-site cooperation and innovation event, and accelerate the development of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area with science and technology innovation.