A 3 month programme to help best UK SMEs to launch and grow in Shenzhen, China by ARM Innovation Ecosystem Accelerator
About this Solution:
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.
ARM Accelerator is now mainly divided into two service directions - incubation services based on eco-market and acceleration services as the core of technology development.
This project is funded by SPF Prosperity Project, and supported by UK Trade and Investment & Shenzhen Municipal Government.
- Free hot-desk and meeting space 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
1. Application (by email)
Apply from: 1st June 2016, Closing date: 30 August 2016
- Description: submit a business plan (max 5 pages) that outlines your:
- Innovation and business model
- Market growth potential
- Team’s experience & background
- Support needed in China
2. Selection Process
The applicants shall be from ICT sector with a focus on the areas of smart hardware and Internet of Things, such as AR/VR, Robotics/AI, Smart City, Health care, Smart Home, and Smart Car.
Our target startup:
- Technology driven innovative enterprises
- Need ARM Ecosystem resources and deep technical services
Applications will be assessed on the following criteria:
- A well prepared business plan
- Entrepreneurial qualities – enthusiasm, ambition, drive & perseverance,
- Skills required to run & grow a business
- A vision for growing your business in China
- Readiness for export and overseas market experience (preferable)
- Turnover last FY and company scale
The winners will be announced in September 2016
The Innovation Workshop (Shenzhen)
- Date: October 2016
- Description: the first meet-up session to learn how to enter China market
The Living Lab Workshop (Shenzhen)
- Date: November 2016
- Description: Present your idea and product with potential investors.
The Boot Camp Demo Day ---- Final Pitch (Shenzhen)
- Date: December
- Description: Opportunity to closing up deal with investor or Chinese enterprise.
The winner will be sponsored for the round-trip tickets between London and Shenzhen (economic class) and accommodation in Shenzhen to attend the key activities above.
The winner and his/her core member (max3) could also come to Shenzhen to work in the creative, supportive environment of ARM Accelerator Shenzhen Office during the 3 month project.
Services we offer:
- The technical consultant and resources docking
- The laboratory service
- Technical activities
- The market and brand promotion
- Become lifelong ARM Accelerator Alumni members
- The investment and financing docking
This Solution is most applicable for the following stages and categories:
- Brainstorming an idea
- Proof of concept
- Industrial Applications
- Smart Home Devices
- Tech Accessories
- Auto Applications