CHINA-SINGAPORE
INNOVATION ACCELERATION
PROGRAMME

PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

On 13 November 2019, under the witness of Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Heng Swee Keat, Enterprise Singapore (ESG) announced the partnership with DayDayUp as their GIA partner in Beijing. GIA, which stands for Global Innovation Alliance, is a network of Singapore and overseas partners in major innovation hubs and key demand markets, with a focus on technology and innovation. It is a joint initiative between Enterprise Singapore and the Singapore Economic Development Board.

DayDayUp is partnering ESG to run China-Singapore Innovation Acceleration Programme that will support (i) Singapore-based startups and SMEs in reaching out to the Chinese market through Beijing; and (ii) Chinese startups in scaling up in Asia by using Singapore as a springboard to the rest of the region.

China-Singapore Innovation Acceleration Programme is a GIA Acceleration Programme, and is designed to help Singapore-based technology startups and SMEs set up, test-bed, commercialise their solutions, and co-innovate with partners in Beijing through a series of highly customised programmes and activities. It will provide participants with access to the Chinese market, including introductions to potential investors, partners, customers, and talent resources. DayDayUp will also support Singapore-based startups and SMEs, including those who are not participating in the GIA Acceleration Programme through coworking space, incorporation service, and HR service.

  • 6 weeks virtual programme
  • Lecture on China market environment given by China market expert
  • One-to-one meeting with DayDayUp consulting team
  • 9 workshops on China's cutting-edge tech innovation and market trends, given by China's tech giants and wellknown investors
  • Singapore Innovation Demo Day for participants to pitch Chinese potential partners and investors
  • Customized for YOU! 5~10 one-to-one customized meetings for each participant with Chinese potential partners and investors
  • Result-oriented! The programme clearly aims at providing useful new networks and opportunities for business or innovation partnerships which would be followed up in the next 6 months.
  • Optional follow-on physical trip to China after pandemic
  • At most 10 companies will be selected for the first batch!

WHO SHOULD AND CAN APPLY THIS PROGRAMME?

  • Startups and companies in deep-tech and innovation industries.
  • SMEs who have mature businesses in their home market and are looking at China market opportunities.
  • Startups whose technology has been proven in their home market and who expects to scale up in China.
  • Your company is interested in entering into China market.

PROGRAMME MENTORS

Dr. Mi Lei

Founding Partner & Co-CEO
CASSTAR
Inventor of "Hard & Core Tech" concept

Li Feng

Founding Partner
FREES FUND
Top investor, 5 IPOs

Marco Lai

Founder & CEO
LIZHI
NASDAQ: LIZI

Charles Sun

Marketing & Partnership Director
Tencent Cloud APAC.
HK: 0700, USD 667 Billion

Tina Zhao

VP of Enterprise Services
ByteDance
#2 unicorn worldwide

Leo, Genping Liu

Partner
Vertex Ventures
Singapore-based VC, USD 3B+

Xinhua Liu

Venture Partner
Gaorong Capital
China Top VC, Former Kwai & ByteDance

Pengcheng Zou

CTO
Thundersoft
SZ: 300496, RMB 40 Billion

Ross Luo

General Manager of Asia Pacific Region
Tuya Smart
The Leading Global AI+IoT Enterprise

Dr. Li Wei

CEO
Transfong Ventures

PROGRAMME PROCEDURE

  • 28 AUG: Programme registration ends
  • 4 SEP: Announcement of 10 finalist companies
  • 7 SEP: Finalist Companies sign agreement and pay the programme fee
  • 7 SEP: Commencement of the programme

TIMETABLE

Week 1

07 – 11 SEP

Registration & Payment

DayDayUp Team

Week 2

14 – 17 SEP

18 SEP

One-on-One Meeting & Consulting 

Opening Ceremony &

China Business Environment Lecture

DayDayUp Team

Week 3

22 SEP

Interactive Class (8:00PM)

Dr. Mi Lei, Founding Partner & Co-CEO, CASSTAR

 

23 SEP

Interactive Class (8:00PM)

Li Feng, Founding Partner, FREES FUND

 

24 SEP

Demo Day: Pitching to ~30 Chinese investors or business partners

10 SG Companies

Week 4

28 SEP

Interactive Class (8:00PM)

Charles Sun, Marketing & Partnership Director, Tencent Cloud APAC

 

29 SEP

Interactive Class (8:00PM)

Ross Luo, GM of APAC

Tuya  

 

02 OCT

Interactive Class (10:00AM)

Liu Xinhua, Venture Partner, Gaorong Capital

Week 5

04 OCT

Interactive Class (8:00PM)

Leo Liu, Partner, Vertex Ventures

 

09 OCT

Interactive Class (8:00PM)

iFLYTEK

Week 6

10 OCT

Interactive Class (8:00PM)

Zou Pengcheng,

CTO, ThunderSoft

 

12 OCT

Interactive Class & Closing Ceremony (8:00PM)

Marco Lai

Founder & CEO, LIZHI

Week 1 ~ Week 6

5~10 customized one-on-one meetings for each participant

Arranged by  DayDayUp Team

Contact: Bella Qu
Director of Innovation Services, DayDayUp
bella.qu@dduwork.com