An exciting business competition open to Australian-based start-ups, mature businesses, and innovators
Nexus is a partnership between the City of Melbourne, Nanjing Pukou High Tech Park and ACASE with support from Runway and State Government of Victoria. Nexus supports all Victorian and wider Australian start-ups and scale-ups to commercialise its research capability, launch and expand into the Chinese market.
The Nexus ‘Future City’ pitch competition will consist of two business categories that hold high-tech solutions, start-ups, and scale-ups/mature businesses, in AgTech, BioTech, FoodTech, HealthTech, SportsTech, renewable energy, new materials, ICT and big data, etc.
Eligibility: Has mature prototype or existing product/ service/ client
Eligibility: Annual revenue exceeds AUD$500,000
* Participation in K-Pouch Accelerator Program is optional
** Subject to the reopening of international boarders, valid until the end of 2022 for one member per organisation only
If you need more information, please contact: [email protected]
9th June Application Close (23:59 pm)
14th June Invitations released for Final Pitch Event
16th June Final Pitch Event (6-9 pm at Melbourne Connect)
Late June Nexus Forum and Award Presentation
"Small businesses, enterprises and innovators are and have been, important drivers of our prosperity. Innovation is increasingly a vital element of Melbourne’s relationship with China and is a strong contributor to our further development as a knowledge-based economy. The inaugural NEXUS: Jiangsu-Victoria Startup Summit demonstrates that innovation is global and is a great example of what can be achieved when like-minded organisations collaborate effectively to reach a shared goal."
"Jiangsu-Victoria Startup Summit is an effort to promote our bilateral cooperation in startup and innovation. I believe it will provide a good opportunity for startups to exchange their views, enhance the pragmatic cooperation in economy and trade, culture as well as innovation. As China continues to be a powerhouse of the global economic growth, there will be abundant potential opportunities in the Chinese market. China will adopt a series of major measures to promote higher standard opening-up. "