In order to implement the ‘China-Israel Innovation Cooperation Plan (2018-2021)’, to create a better platform for China-Israel innovation cooperation under the guide of government, and to promote innovation collaboration and communication between the Chinese and Israeli enterprises, the Semi Final and Grand Final of the 3rd China-Israel Innovation and Entrepreneurship Contest 2019 (hereinafter referred to as the ‘CONTEST’) were jointly held by China Science and Technology Exchange Center, Israel Innovation Authority, Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission, Jiangsu Science and Technology Bureau, Changzhou Municipal People’s Government, Science and Technology Commission Shanghai Municipality, and Putuo District People’s Government on Dec 2-6th, 2019. Huang Wei, Vice Minister of Ministry of Science and Technology, and Ami Appelbaum, Chairman of Israel Innovation Authority jointly launched the Grand Final and delivered speeches. Li Qiang, Secretary of the Shanghai Municipal Party Committee, Ying Yong, Mayor of Shanghai, Xu Qiang, Party Secretary of Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission, Eyal Propper, Consul General of Consulate General Of Israel In Shanghai, Yair Albin, Counsellor of Ministry of Economy and Industry Foreign Trade Administration of Embassy of Israel in China and other officials attended related events.
The CONTEST focused on three hot China-Israel cooperation fields - Life Science, Intelligence Technology and Cleantech. 19 outstanding Israeli innovative companies came to China for the Semi Final, Grand Final, exhibitions and B2B meetings. Semi Final of the 3rd China-Israel Innovation and Entrepreneurship Contest 2019 were held in Beijing and Changzhou on Dec 2-3. The top three companies in each field of the Semi Final were shortlisted for the Grand Final on 5th December in Shanghai. After fierce competition, Careature Medical, Atlantium Technologies, and Rephraser won the first, second, and the third prize respectively.
It is estimated that 1,200 innovative companies, incubators and organizations from China and Israel, totaling 1,700 people, attended the Semi Final and Grand Final of the CONTEST. 645 B2B meetings were successfully bridged, which generated 159 initial cooperation intentions between Chinese and Israeli companies. Superior projects, precise matchmaking and high-level event organization have been fully recognized by both Chinese and Israeli companies.
(Source: China Science and Technology Exchange Center)