The “Internet Plus” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition (hereinafter as the Competition) is hosted by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. The final of the 5th Competition was hosted by Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province on 15th Oct 2019.
As an active co-organiser of the previous international track of the Competition, once more, TusPark UK was awarded the “Best Co-organiser” this year (out of co-organisers from over 100 countries and regions).
Over 1.09 million teams from around 124 countries and regions participated the Competition this year, including 4,093 of universities and more than 4.57 million of students and graduates. Around 100 small businesses originating from the UK were recommended to the judge committee by TusPark UK, of which 3 qualified to the final, gaining the chance to participate in the final. Poro Technologies, one of final 3 won the golden award.
Poro Technologies is an active company incorporated on 2018 in Cambridge. It is a spinout from the Cambridge Centre for Gallium Nitride (GaN), and their GaN products and technologies have performance properties that are not only significantly beyond the current semiconductor material technology but can be tuned, functionalized, designed with capabilities aligned to the targeted end-product use of the material for the cost-effective manufacture of LEDs, lasers, solar cells, power electronics, and sensors. The company has won the £20,000 first prize in the 2018 Postdoc Business Plan Competition.
Other two outstanding enterprises were KRISTALIC and WaterScope :
KRISTALIC is building a voice-based memory augmentation service: use machine learning to fix human memory by extracting the essential information from in-person conversations, making it accessible and acting on the captured action items to build the first autonomous personal assistant. Read more.
WaterScope, which was founded in 2015, is a not-for-profit impact-defined company based in Cambridge. The main product – the WaterScope microscope allows incubation and detection of specific bacterial colonies. It currently developing two systems to refine the way this technology works -- a bacterial imaging device and novel bacterial cartridge. Read more.
Besides, several expertise and scholars were invited by TusPark UK as honored guests for the massive event.