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UK-China TechHUB 
Boot Camp 2016

Application Period: Until 15 September 2016
2016/09/15
  • Department for International Trade
  • ARM Ecosystem
  • State High-Tech Industrial
  • Technology is great

Boot Camp 2016 Overview

This project is funded by SPF Prosperity Project and supported by Department of International Trade and Shenzhen Municipal Government.

Are you a budding ICT entrepreneur with an idea you want to bring to life, or maybe an established SME with a demo product to get off the ground? And are you seeking entry to China’s huge market?

This is your chance to enter the ‘UK-China TechHUB Boot Camp 2016 competition’ for your team to win a place on our exclusive 3-month programme of workshops and R&D sessions in Shenzhen, China.

During Bootcamp you will have your own hotdesk and meeting space at the ARM Innovation Ecosystem Accelerator hub in Shenzhen. You will be able to learn from successful entrepreneurs and China business advisory officers and, importantly, meet potential, respected investors. At the end of Boot Camp, you will be invited to pitch your business proposition to a panel of experts to win funding and access to all the business licensing and advice you need to set up your business in China.

You can join the UK-China TechHUB Boot Camp in many ways – online from the UK, in person at key events with airfares and expenses paid by project, or stay the entire three months in Shenzhen.

We hope to welcome between eight and ten teams to our inaugural UK-China TechHUB Boot Camp. Take advantage of this unique opportunity NOW to transform your idea into reality and gain access to China’s exciting ICT market!

Benefits of the Events to the success applicants.

A 3 MONTH PROGRAMME TO HELP BEST UK SMES TO LAUNCH AND GROW IN SHENZHEN, CHINA

 

  • Free hot-desk and meeting spaces in ARM Accelerator Shenzhen Office.
  • 2-3 free business trips to Shenzhen with tailored activities
  • Access to 3 high profile networking events & workshops
  • Access to Chinese funds
  • Chinese business advisory support

 

By ARM Innovation Ecosystem Accelerator

Application Process

The type of candidates we are Looking For:

We are looking for the applicants in the ICT sector which focus on hardware or software solutions which support the Internet of Things. These could be, for example, robotics, AI or AR/VR. They might be solutions for smart cities, homes, healthcare and cars. The only limit is your imagination!

  • AR/VR
  • Robotics
  • Healthcare
  • Smart Cars
  • Smart Homes
  • Smart Cities
  • Application Period:

    From 1 June to 15 September 2016

  • Selection Process:

    Applications will be assessed on the following criteria:

    • A well prepared business plan
    • Entrepreneurial qualities – enthusiasm, ambition, drive, perseverance and, of course, creativity
    • Skills required to run and grow a business
    • A vision for growing your business in China
    • Previous export and overseas market experience
    • Proof of commitment to the programme, with an overview of your current or previous commercial work and scale

  • Winners will be announced in September 2016.

Apply Now

Please submit application form and attach your business plan before 15 September 2016.

Your business plan (max 5pages) should outlines:

  • Innovation and business model.
  • Market growth Potential.
  • Team introduction incl. expertise, background, work experience.
  • Support needed in China e.g supply chain, market networking etc.

Who We Are

ARM Innovation Ecosystem Accelerator (“ARM Accelerator”) is the first innovation and acceleration platform in the world featured in ARM's abundant ecosystem resources. ARM Accelerator focuses on smart hardware and IoT ecosystem. It concentrates on six segments, including AR/VR, robotics/AI/UAV, smart auto/ADAS, smart healthcare, smart home, and smart city. The core advantage of ARM Accelerator is to create an one-stop platform for China and overseas startups and integrates the world-leading IC design companies and scarce, high-value labs to provide the customers all kinds of incubation and acceleration services, such as professional technology consulting, design service, and global promotion and investment matchmaking.

Please check us out at http://en.armaccelerator.com/

Department of International Trade (DIT) helps businesses export and grow into global markets. We also help overseas companies locate and grow in the UK.

Our services are provided in over 100 markets throughout the world. They are delivered by:

  • over 1,200 staff outside the UK
  • around 500 staff in our London and Glasgow headquarters
  • around 400 staff based in the English regions

 

We are responsible for:

  • coordinating efforts across government and partners to increase export and investment opportunities
  • providing businesses in the UK with specialist support, advice and access to trade and investment events overseas
  • increasing the supply of UK businesses that are ready to export
  • increasing the supply of inward investment opportunities, particularly through high value campaigns
  • increasing overseas demand for UK exports and inward investment opportunities
  • the Exporting is Great campaign

State High-tech Industrial Innovation Center, Shenzhen (HIIC), cofounded by the National Development and Reform Commission and the People’s Government of Shenzhen, is a not-for-profit organization providing public and technological services. As a statutory body pilot organization operated in a private manner, HIIC is subordinate to the Shenzhen Development and Reform Commission.

LHIIC has several platform including National Innovative City Think-tank, Research on Innovative City Initiative, Innovative City Platform, Industrial Supportive Service Platform, High Levels of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Service Platform.

The UK-China TechHUB initiative was established to create innovation and business partnerships between technology companies in UK and China by encouraging collaboration and supporting market entry. This is a joint-government-backed initiative that aims to strengthen trade and relationships between the two nations as a bi-product of collaborative innovation. TechHUB is the facilitation point to improve the wider business environment for the technology industry between our two countries.

UK-China TechHUB

News

2016-07-27

ARM Innovation Ecosystem Accelerator, UKTI and HIIC work in partnership to release 2016-2017 UK-China TechHUB Boot Camp Program

ARM Innovation Ecosystem Accelerator (ARM accelerator for short) formally release 2016-2017 UK-China TechHUB Boot Camp program. To accelerate the cultivation and development of strategic emerging industries is an important element for industrial transferring and upgrading, as well as a significant path for enhancing the level of strategic emerging industry development.

ARM Innovation Ecosystem Accelerator, UKTI and HIIC work in partnership to release 2016-2017 UK-China TechHUB Boot Camp Program

2016-07-27

ARM Innovation Ecosystem Accelerator (ARM accelerator for short) formally release 2016-2017 UK-China TechHUB Boot Camp program. To accelerate the cultivation and development of strategic emerging industries is an important element for industrial transferring and upgrading, as well as a significant path for enhancing the level of strategic emerging industry development. The cooperation between ARM accelerator, UKTI and HIIC aims at creating an open innovation platform between China-UK innovation agencies, and help them enhance cooperation in areas of common interest. It can also provide a docking link between UK high-tech and China market and fund in order to promote the innovation and business development. TechHUB Boot Camp program will be implemented by ARM accelerator with strong support and assistance by UKTI and HIIC. This program will be start at July.

ARM accelerator, participating in the UK-China TechHUB Jump Start Event – Collaborate to innovate at the invitation of UKTI in March this year, was hosting the Chatroom program in “The Innovation between the UK and China”, and signed a strategic agreement between both parties meanwhile. And then, ARM accelerator was invited to China-UK techHUB opening and go innovation roadshow by HIIC and UKTI, in which the representatives of both China and UK presented the speech and opened the ceremony, such as remarks from ChenBiao,vice mayor,people’s government of shenzhen city,P.R.C.Remarks from Matthew Rous,Consul-General,British General Consulate in Guangzhou.Mr.Wu You,Deputy Director General Office of the people’s government of shenzhen city. The setup of UK-China TechHUB is to solidify the cooperation in the emerging industries between China and UK and a practice of the strategic policy. It will help the members to create the intention and the ties to cooperate more and more under the professional directions. The prospective develop rout of UK-China TechHUB is to be drawn up soon.

TechHUB Boot Camp is a three-month (Oct. - Dec.) program. 8-10 innovative enterprises will be finally hunted into this program, who focus on smart hardware and IoT field (such as AR/VR, AI, Robotics, Smart City, Healthcare, Smart Home, Smart Car, etc. ), especially who have the specific cooperation demand to explore Chinese market.

This program will facilitate communication between UK enterprises, VC, successful entrepreneur and China government, enterprises, and partners. Meanwhile, four eco-innovative lab of ARM accelerator will support this program, in order to improve further cooperation by providing a one-stop shop for UK enterprises to establish relationship with china entrepreneurs, college resources, VC and research institute.

ARM accelerator will arrange three times collaborative innovation activities in the following three months as below:

  • October
    Networking with successful entrepreneurs, visiting companies, seminars, and supply chain workshops to understand the manufacturing process, government policy, resource seeking, and partnership programs.
  • November
    Attending opening ceremony of the living lab which is the venue for product demonstration and Innovation Collaboration workshop between UK and China. Participants will showcase products in the demo room and present business proposal to Investors.
  • December
    Demo Day will be held in order to connect innovators with Chinese projects, supply chains, investors, and industry experts. Live demonstrations of your products and ideas on public stage, including one-to-one sessions, etc.

About UK-China TechHUB

The UK-China TechHUB initiative was established to create innovation and business partnerships between technology companies in UK and China by encouraging collaboration and supporting market entry. This is a joint-government-backed initiative that aims to strengthen trade and relationships between the two nations as a bi-product of collaborative innovation. TechHUB is the facilitation point to improve the wider business environment for the technology industry between our two countries.

The UK-China TechHUB seeks to help companies collaborate for greater innovation and business outcomes. There are many obstacles and success factors we need to better understand to ensure TechHUB is more than an introductions service – and instead paves an easier path for companies to tread when they enter new markets.

About ARM Innovation Ecosystem Accelerator

ARM Innovation Ecosystem Accelerator (ARM Accelerator for short) was founded by ARM (NYSE: ARMH) in Aug’2015. ARM Accelerator is the first incubation and acceleration platform centered on technical services and featured in ARM's abundant ecosystem resources, which creates a one-stop shop for startups and OEMs at smart hardware and Internet of Things(IoT) segment, providing integrated hardware and software experience as well as resources from the ARM Ecosystem.

ARM Accelerator focuses on smart hardware and IoT ecosystem. It concentrates on six fields, including AR/VR, robotics and AI, smart car, smart healthcare, smart home, and smart city. The core advantage of ARM Accelerator is that it integrates the world-leading IC design companies and scarce, high-value labs to provide our customers all kinds of incubation and acceleration services, such as professional technology consulting, design service, and global famous brand promotion.

2016-09-25

UK-China TechHUB Boot Camp Program 2016 Agenda

From 11-10-2016 to 14-10-2016 Registration website: http://www.huodongxing.com/event/7353448983100

UK-China TechHUB Boot Camp Program 2016 Agenda

2016-09-25
Day1 Innovation and cooperation Event
Morning
8:50-9:30 Sign in
9:30-9:35 Program Opening and Guests' Introduction
9:35-9:40 Chinese Government Leadership Speech
9:40-9:45 British Government Leadership Speech
9:45-9:55 ARM Representative Speech
9:55-10:00 ARM Accelerator Representative Speech
10:00-10:20 UK-China TechHUB Boot Camp Opening Ceremony
10:30-12:30 Hello China Workshop
Session1 Business Registration, Financial, Law (15 minutes)
Session2 Chinese Intellectual Property and Trademark (15 minutes)
Session3 Policy Interpretation (30 minutes)
12:30-13:20 Buffet Lunch
Afternoon
13:30-17:30 Less is More Workshop
13:30-13:05 Opening Introduction
13:35-14:25 Fight for yourselves
14:25-14:30 Select your team
14:30-15:00 Roadshow
15:00-15:20 Q&A
15:20-15:40 Interactive Sessions — Set up models
15:40-16:00 Tea Break
16:00-16:35 Models Exhibition
16:35-16:45 Group Photos
16:45-17:00 Free Chat
 
Day2 Companies Visit
9:30-11:30 Mass Entrepreneurship and Innovation Week
12:00-13:30 Lunch
14:00-16:00 Visit Sky Worth
16:00-17:00 Visit Tencent
17:00-18:00 Back to Hotel
Day3 Explore Supply Chain
9:30-12:00 Trip to Hua Qiang Bei
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-17:00 Visit Supply Chain Companies
Day4 Summary and Assistance
9:00-11:00
 
 
Summarize the Event
Assistance and Help
Collecting Needs for Second Event
14:00-15:00 To Shenzhen Bay

* ARM Accelerator preserves the right to change the agenda; the final agenda should be based on the actual one declared on the opening day of the event.



 
Enterprises Introduction
  1. About Tencent:
Tencent is a leading provider of Internet value added services in China. Since its establishment over the last decade, Tencent has maintained steady growth under its user-oriented operating strategies. On June 16, 2004, Tencent Holdings Limited (SEHK 700) went public on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.It is Tencent's mission to enhance the quality of human life through Internet services. Presently, Tencent provides social platforms and digital content services under the “Connection” Strategy. Tencent’s leading Internet platforms in China – QQ (QQ Instant Messenger), Weixin/WeChat, QQ.com, QQ Games, Qzone, and Tenpay – have brought together China's largest Internet community, to meet the various needs of Internet users including communication, information, entertainment, financial services and others. For more information please find the website: http://www.tencent.com/
  1. Sky worth
Skyworth was estabblished in 1988, with the head office located within Shenzhen High Tech Industrial Park which is honored as "China’s silicon valley", and has more than 40,000 employees. Skyworth is a large-scale high-tech corporation mainly engaged in the development and manufacturing of consumer electronics, display devices, digital set top boxes, security monitors, network communication, semi-conductors, refrigerators, washing machines, cell phones and LED lighting etc. In 2000 Skyworth was listed on the main board of HK Stock Exchange (HK0751). After a development of more than 28 years, Skyworth has grown to be one of the Top Five Color TV brands in the world and a top brand in Chinese display industry market. For more information please find the website: http://www.iskyworth.com/
  1. About Mass Entrepreneurship and Innovation Week
The State Council, China's Cabinet, decided that National Mass Entrepreneurship Week will take place each October every year.With the theme of "Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Gathering New Development Momentum," the calendar event has set its main venue in China's capital, with branches around the country.During the week, organizers will hold an opening ceremony, expo and themed events.Since Chinese Premier Li Keqiang put forward the idea of "mass entrepreneurship and innovation" at the Summer Davos Forum in 2014, further emphasis has been put into promoting this field.
 
2016-10-12

Integrate global ecological resources and plan for global recruitment channels

The first UK-China TechHUB Boot Camp Program concluded with a big success

Integrate global ecological resources and plan for global recruitment channels

2016-10-12
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On October 11, 2016, the "UK-China TechHUB Boot Camp Program" organized by the UK Department for International Trade, Shenzhen State High-Tech Industrial Innovation Center and ARM Innovation Ecosystem Accelerator officially kicked off at the Venice Raytour Hotel Shenzhen. During the three-day event, 11 start-ups from the United Kingdom brought their projects to Shenzhen, exchanging thoughts with local government, investors, branded manufacturers and supply chain manufacturers. With the help of ARM Innovation Ecosystem Accelerator, these founders and their teams visited Huawei, Skyworth, Hytera, LKK, and enterprises based in Huaqiang North to exchange ideas on innovative technologies, product supply chain management, and manufacturing management with executives from these companies, in a bid to get insight into the whole process of product development.
 
For foreign start-up teams to tap into the Chinese market, they must set up a foothold in China as the first step. ARM Innovation Ecosystem Accelerator has provided practical support to these entrepreneurs! As the first visit to China under the 2016-2017 UK-China TechHUB Boot Camp Program, the event has been highly praised by the British team and partners as it has truly created an open joint innovation platform for companies in both countries, promoting cooperation between local industries and international markets, while also accelerating development and innovation in global smart hardware, IoT and other areas, which helps the British project teams more successfully enter China.
 
At the launching ceremony of the UK-China TechHUB Boot Camp Program, representatives of both Chinese and British governments attended and affirmed the positive significance of the cooperation between China and the UK for leveraging global resources, promoting innovation and driving mutual development. Senior executives of ARM and ARM Innovation Ecosystem Accelerator also gave speeches to demonstrate the specific measures and roles of the UK-China TechHUB Boot Camp Program, including the projects of resource interface, market interface and platform interface between the two counties.
 
Despite the support of the national government, to be truly embedded into the Chinese market, foreign companies must also comply with local laws and regulations and related policies. So how to adapt to these as soon as possible and avoid any problem? On the launch day, legal professionals and business consultants provided the foreign entrepreneurial teams with valuable advice from a professional point of view. They not only explained the particularities of Chinese laws, but also pointed out areas of concern in the business administration, legal, tax, intellectual property, trademarks and other aspects for start-ups. They also listed some common problems and related viable solutions, paving the way for UK start-ups to enter the Chinese market. In addition, to help foreign enterprises better understand local policies and regulations, ARM Innovation Ecosystem Accelerator also designed a variety of interesting activities for the Chinese and British project teams, such as illustrating local government policies in Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Chongqing on three panels, where each person can choose any group and have face-to-face communication and interaction with the narrator. The 11 UK teams brought their excellent ideas, works and models to the event to showcase their superior technologies and creativity to China. They shared their experiences with the audience, expressing the desire to seek for Chinese partners.
 
Moreover, in order to effectively promote the communication and technological exchanges between Chinese and British enterprises, ARM Innovation Ecosystem Accelerator also led the 11 British companies to embark on a visit to outstanding companies in Shenzhen.
 
On Oct 12, ARM Innovation Ecosystem Accelerator and these UK companies visited Skyworth Group Co., Ltd. and Shenzhen LKK Industrial Design Co., Ltd. Wang Zhiguo, representative of Skyworth Group Co., Ltd. and Chairman of Shenzhen COOCAA Network Technology Co., Ltd., and Wang Hao, Assistant General Manager of Shenzhen COOCAA Network Technology Co., Ltd., among others, introduced Skyworth products, such as color TVs, air conditioners and smart home appliances, to the British enterprises, who showed a strong interest in Skyworth's various products and technologies and kept raising questions to Skyworth representatives on product design, technology and marketing, while also introduced their own products and technologies to the latter. Through communication and exchanges, the two sides reached a preliminary agreement on technological cooperation. Meanwhile, Zhao Rui, Deputy General Manager of Shenzhen LKK Industrial Design Co., Ltd., also explained to the British enterprises on LKK’s design concepts, design work and other aspects in detail. The two sides had in-depth exchanges on product design, laying a solid foundation for the next step cooperation on the UK product design.
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On Oct 13, ARM Innovation Ecosystem Accelerator also led the 11 UK enterprises to visit Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Hytera Communications Corporation Limited, Hqew.com and many other excellent enterprises. Jiang Wangcheng, Vice President of Marketing and Solutions Division of Huawei Technologies, and Zhong Youping, General Manager of HuaweiLiteOS Open Source Development Team, exchanged views with the UK companies on its IoT products, technologies and applications. Representatives of Hytera Communications Corporation Limited invited the British team to visit their automation factory after both parties exchanged on products and technologies. The factory manager gave a detailed introduction of the production technology, process and management of the company. And Xu Xiaoxiao, Deputy General Manager of Huaqiang Flagship business department, also make detailed explanation for UK visitors on its market planning and product categories, and they expressed a strong interest in and intent of cooperation on the Huaqiang Flagship one-stop components procurement platform (including supply quality assurance, procurement in small quantity, etc).
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The success of the UK-China TechHUB Boot Camp Program has enabled Chinese and British enterprises to communicate and interact with each other and showcase their advanced and excellent products and technologies, which helps achieve mutual development through promoting scientific and technological innovation and business cooperation between China and the UK, strengthening trade and bilateral relations between the two countries, and driving innovation and development in the global smart hardware, IoT and other areas. For ARM Innovation Ecosystem Accelerator, understanding the needs of foreign maker teams also allows it to provide them with professional acceleration services. It can be imagined that in ARM Innovation Ecosystem Accelerator will certainly speed up its pace of going global the future.

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2016-11-03

UK-China TechHUB Trip in Novenmber

Nov 14th-18th, Shenzhen

UK-China TechHUB Trip in Novenmber

2016-11-03
 
Nov 14th Welcome Drink
Time 20:30-21:30
Location Chongqing Wyndham Hotel
Participants UK Teams
DIT
Chongqing
ARM Accelerator
 
Nov 15th UK-China High-Tech Industry-Academy Cooperation Summit Forum
Morning
8:45-9:15 Sign In
9:15-9:30 Introduction by M.C.
9:30-9:40 Chongqing Government Speech
9:40-9:50 British Government Speech
9:50-10:00 ARM Speech
10:00-10:10 ARM Accelerator Speech
10:10-10:20 ARM Talent Cultivation Representative Speech - Tsinghua University - Wang Zhi Hua
10:20-10:30 Representative Speech-China Mobile IoT - Ye Lin Wei
10:30-10:45 Signing Section
10:45-11:00 Chongqing Innovation Environment Speech
11:00-11:20 Communication
11:20-11:40 Communication with ARM Mentor
12:00-13:00 Lunch
Afternoon British Startups Roadshow
13:30-14:00 Sign In
14:00-14:05 Introduction by M.C.
14:05-14:10 Introduce the rules of Roadshow
14:10-15:05 Roadshow of Five Projects
15:05-15:15 Tea Break
15:15-16:05 Roadshow of Five Projects
16:05-17:00 Free Chat
17:00-20:00 Dinner
Participants Local Fund、VC Organizations in Chongqing
Chongqing Government Fund
 
Nov 16th Communication
Morning
9:00-10:00 Visit Xiantao Data Valley
10:00-11:45 Chongqing Government Colloquia
12:00-13:00 Lunch
Afternoon Company Visit
13:40-14:40 Flextronics Visit & Communication
15:00-16:00 Chongqing Changan Group Visit & Communication
After 17:00 Fly to Shenzhen
 
Nov 17th LivingLab Opening
Morning
9:00-10:00 LivingLab Opening Ceremony
10:00-11:00 Successful Oversea Companies Case Sharing
11:00-12:00 Chinese Financing Environment Introduction
12:00-13:00 Lunch
Afternoon Special Subject Sharing
13:30-16:00 Sharing
16:00-17:30 1+1Cooperation & Discussion
 
Nov 18th Hong Kong Science and Technology Park
Morning
8:30-10:00 To Hong Kong
10:00-11:00 Visit HKSTP
11:00-12:30 Discussion
12:30-13:30 Lunch
Afternoon
13:30-17:00 To the Airport

* ARM Accelerator preserves the right to change the agenda; the final agenda should
be based on the actual one declared on the opening day of the event.

Contact Us

For further information please feel free to contact program manager from ARM Ecosystem Accelerator:

Name
Tina Zhu
Email
tina.zhu@armaccelerator.com
Tel
+86-755-86575282-801

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