September 24th - 25th 2020



Start-Ups from Germany and Switzerland have been selected to pitch at A-TEC finals in Shenzhen

Out of 20 EU finalists 6 D­A­CH start­ups have been selected to present themselves at the A­TEC Finals on September 24­25. The aim of A­TEC is to discover and support hidden champions in the fields of science and technology. Among those there is a strong focus on biotech.

In order to seek out global cutting-edge technology in the fields of science and technology, the finals of the first "Advanced Engineering and Technology Challenge" (A­TEC) sponsored by the Shenzhen Municipal Government and jointly organized by the Research Institute of Tsinghua University in Shenzhen and Leaguer Group in China and Convergence Partners and Medical Valley in Europe, will take place on September 24­25. With the challenge comes a prize pool of 24 million yuan (3 million Euro), with the highest prize up to 8 million yuan (1 million Euro).

A­TEC strives to build a platform for the participating teams to connect resources, enhance value, promote growth, and showcase their style. This competition will effectively encourage and support innovation, promote the effective connection of technology, talents, government, industry, and capital, and promote the realization of the goals of discovering, guiding and cultivating batches of high-quality projects. At the same time, through the window of A­TEC, Shenzhen has also demonstrated its image as a pioneer area of inclusiveness, eagerness for talents, encouragement of innovation, and support for entrepreneurship, thus accelerating the convergence of global scientific and technological resources and stimulating innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as promoting the transformation and application of scientific and technological achievements.


About the A­TEC event

This contest has been carried out in the form of 2 online road show evaluation events in Germany and the UK, focusing on the extensive exploration of cutting-edge technologies and innovative solutions in fields such as healthcare, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and cyberspace. It aims to explore the application of cutting-edge technology and the integration with different scenarios through "roadshow + communication + match-making".

After the project roadshow, the jury of technology and venture capital experts, based on the project's highlights, prospects, feasibility and other factors evaluated the companies presented carefully and selected the candidates for the Shenzhen finals. Those now have the chance to chase the 800,000 yuan award for each winner.


Startups interested in participating in the next event can get in touch directly with:

Convergence Partners AG
Industriestrasse 47
6300 Zug
Phone +41 44 245 10 55 | Fax +41 41 766 94 99

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