Office of Education Development and Gateway Education

International Competitions

International Competitions

 

 

Organised by Government

A contest for innovative ideas with professional support and training

NAME  

China (Shenzhen) Nationwide Innovation Startups Competition

CATEGORY

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and technology

REGIONS

China region

PRIZE

  • Grand Final: RMB¥100,000 to 400,000
  • Industry Final: RMB¥10,000 to 30,000

ELIGIBILITY

No special requirement

DEADLINE

Stay tuned for new application announcement

ORGANIZER  

  • The People's Government of Shenzhen Municipality
  • Torch High Technology Industry Development Center, Ministry of Science and Technology, China

 

 

Orgainsed by Non-Governmental Organization

 

To stimulate and nourish the entrepreneurial spirit and to encourage graduates to develop and new ventures based on their own ideas and technologies

NAME  

Asia Venture Challenge

CATEGORY

Business

REGIONS

Asia

PRIZE

Up to US$10,000

ELIGIBILITY

The business plan must be prepared under faculty supervision

DEADLINE

Stay tuned for new application announcement

ORGANIZER  

  • Thammasat Business School
  • The Stock Exchange of Thailand

 

 

 

A global startup competition for participants to showcase their science and technology projects, which aim to create positive changes

NAME  

Hello Tomorrow Challenge

CATEGORY

Science technology, Environmental science & Business

REGIONS

Global

PRIZE

  • Up to €100k cash prize
  • Featured in the Global Startup Ranking of early stage SciTech startups
  • Meet up with investors and fellow founders

ELIGIBILITY

Technology to develop a product

DEADLINE

Stay tuned for new application announcement

ORGANIZER  

Hello Tomorrow

 

 

 

To encourage and support development of technology startups by providing investment funding, trainings and incubation services

NAME  

Inno-China Entrepreneurship Competition

CATEGORY

Material Science & Engineering

REGIONS

Global

PRIZE

  • RMB¥1-5 million funding
  • 6 months incubation programme

ELIGIBILITY

  • A startup/project that reach the basic technology requirement
  • A 3-5 people team, with average age not exceeding 40 years old

DEADLINE

28 February 2017 (on the first-come-first-served basis)

ORGANIZER  

Shanghai Jiading Advanced Technology Innovation & Business Incubator

 

 

 

To give graduate a real-world experience to make business plans and to commercialize their products

NAME  

Rice University Business Plan Competition

CATEGORY

Technology & Business

REGIONS

Global

PRIZE

More than US$1.5 million in cash and prizes

ELIGIBILITY

  • Students currently enrolled on a full- or part-time basis
  • The presenting (competing) team should include at least two current students and not exceed five current students
  • Graduate students, and at least one currently enrolled graduate student must be a member of the venture’s startup management team

DEADLINE

Stay tuned for new application announcement

ORGANIZER  

The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship

 

 

 

To provide a platform for students from all over the world to create innovative devices or solutions to improve the quality of living of elderly and people with disability and in rehabilitation

 

NAME  

Student Innovation Challenge World 2016

CATEGORY

Design & Technology

REGIONS

Global

PRIZE

A Trophy, prize money and certificates

ELIGIBILITY

  • Universities, Polytechnics and Technical / Vocational Institutions students
  • Students in postgraduate program are not eligible

DEADLINE

Stay tuned for new application announcement

ORGANIZER  

Coalition on Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology of Asia(CREATe Asia)

 

 

 

To identify and support new social ventures that have potential to generate feasible social plan to tackle social problems in Asia

NAME  

The DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia

CATEGORY

Social Entrepreneurship, technology & innovation for agriculture

REGIONS

Asia

PRIZE

  • Over SGD100,000 in seed funding will be awarded to the top teams
  • Various kind of support including networking opportunities, coaching and training

ELIGIBILITY

No special requirement

DEADLINE

Stay tuned for new application announcement

ORGANIZER  

  • NUS Enterprise
  • DBS Foundation

 

 

 

A startup competition that allow students to be part of the international entrepreneurs’ network, reward with mentor and pre-accelerator programmes

NAME  

The University Startup World Cup

CATEGORY

Life science, Environment, Business & Technology

REGIONS

Global

PRIZE

  • Cash prizes (Overall winner: US$20,000; Category winners: US$5,000)
  • Offer mentor program and services via the pre-accelerator program and the Startup Booster Program

ELIGIBILITY

  • All teams must have at least one person who is a student, faculty member or recent graduate
  • Teams must have a minimum of two members

DEADLINE

Stay tuned for new application announcement

ORGANIZER  

Venture Cup

 

 

To form teams and develop breakthrough projects that address the global challenge of feeding 9 billion people by 2050

NAME  

Thought for Food Challenge

CATEGORY

Design, Technology & Business

REGIONS

Global

PRIZE

  • Startup investment up to US$10,000
  • Life-changing experience including mentorship, traveling, TFF summit and networking

ELIGIBILITY

  • Individuals 17 years of age or older
  • Enrolled in a university study program
  • Teams must be comprised of at least 3 and no more than 5 current university students

DEADLINE

Stay tuned for new application announcement

ORGANIZER  

Thought For Food (TFF)

 

 

 

A competition for mobile, web or cloud software application

NAME  

OzAPP Awards

CATEGORY

Innovation, Mobile & Technology Application

REGIONS

Asia

PRIZE

  • US$100,000
  • Mentorship and commercialisation advice
  • Accelerator and co-working packages
  • Opportunities to meet with top Silicon Valley venture capitalists

ELIGIBILITY

All persons who are citizens or legal residents of the Asia Pacific region

DEADLINE

Stay tuned for new application announcement

ORGANIZER  

Curtin University

 

 

Organised by Private Firms

To provide a real-world aircraft design experience for engineering students to build a radio controlled aircraft to validate their analytic studies

NAME  

AIAA Design Build and Fly Competition

CATEGORY

Engineering, Aircraft design & Technology

REGIONS

Global

PRIZE

  • US$2500 cash prize
  • A real-world aircraft design experience

ELIGIBILITY

Full time undergraduate students or student members of the AIAA

DEADLINE

Stay tuned for new application announcement

ORGANIZER  

  • The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Cessna Aircraft Company
  • Raytheon Missile Systems

 

 

To provide a chance for students worldwide to demonstrate their creativity and innovation in making games and applications

NAME  

Microsoft Imagine Cup

CATEGORY

Design & Technology Applications

REGIONS

National & Global

PRIZE

  • Up to HK$ 20,000 (National final)
  • Proceed to the World Finals

ELIGIBILITY

  • Each team is formed with up to 4 members
  • Each applicant in the team must be 16 years old or above

DEADLINE

Stay tuned for new application announcement

ORGANIZER  

Microsoft

 

 

To provide chances for students and graduates to help solve industry’s problems, prove their abilities and even kick-start their careers

NAME  

The 2016 Mobile App Competition

CATEGORY

Business, Design & Technology Applications

REGIONS

Global

PRIZE

  • Air fare and a five-night stay at one of Hilti’s strategic IT locations: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Plano/Tulsa, USA or Schaan, Liechtenstein
  • Internship Opportunity

ELIGIBILITY

Students and graduates from all over the world

DEADLINE

Stay tuned for new application announcement

ORGANIZER  

Hilti

 

 

A business case challenge for participants to share their efficient energy management ideas

NAME  

Go Green in the City

CATEGORY

Business & Energy management

REGIONS

Global

PRIZE

A world tour and a career opportunity with Schneider Electric

ELIGIBILITY

  • Business and engineering students pursuing their bachelor’s (at least 2nd year), master’s, or MBA degree
  • Two-member teams with at least one female member
  • Both of the team members must study in the same country for the duration of the competition

DEADLINE

Stay tuned for new application announcement

ORGANIZER  

Schneider Electric