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The Inno Valley ended successfullyEvent Recap

31 Aug 2022 (Wed)

The Inno Valley, jointly hosted by the Institute for China Business (ICB) and Senior Executive Academy (SEA), aims to provide students, alumni and investors with a display and networking platform for their entrepreneurial and innovation projects, and thereby inspire innovative talent and entrepreneurship potential in students and alumni. The 3rd Inno Valley has ended successfully on 25 June 2022, with very creative winning projects.

This year’s pitching competition invited industry pioneers, international investment institutions and professional investors as judges, including academia policy experts from Hong Kong Cyberport and Green Partnership for Industrial Parks for China, industry pioneers from Microsoft Research Asia, Bain & Company, and PwC; and professional investors from Amino Capital and Sequoia Capital China. They selected the winners using their expertise and sharp instincts, as well as offering invaluable feedback and advice. During the competition, outstanding alumni formed a team of consultants to help participating students and alumni with their career development, assisting them to go better and further on their road of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Since the start of the competition, the committee has received more than 100 applications from participating teams with projects in smart healthcare, artificial intelligence, ESG, information technology, life science, and many other fields. After fierce competition in the preliminary round in the four regions, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, 12 participating projects successfully entered the finals. Professor LIU, N.R., Deputy Director (Business and China) of HKU SPACE, said in his speech that this competition brought together the forces of ICB and SEA, alumni and society, and he hoped it can become a bridge connecting entrepreneurial service resources, facilitating innovative transformations, and providing entrepreneurs with positive strength. Lastly, he sent a message to future generations, “Let’s reduce the difficulty of innovation, and remove the loneliness of entrepreneurship.”

On the final day, the competition awarded two champions, one 1st runner-up and one 2nd runner-up, as well as one Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award, one ESG Excellence Award, and one Prominence Award. For details, please visit here.