Win in Suzhou 2022 Singapore Division Finals_Acies Ventures

Press Release – Singapore Finals Winners of “Win the Future” 2022 Venture Contest

The Winning Pitches of Suzhou 2022 “Win the Future” International Venture Contest Singapore Finals


Win in Suzhou 2022 Singapore Division Finals_Acies Ventures
Our Happy Finalists and ACIES Ventures Team After The Event

ACIES Ventures is glad to be once again the appointed organiser to manage the Singapore Division of this annual cross-border venture contest with the consortium of hosts, namely, Suzhou International Elite Entrepreneurship Enterprise Alliance, Suzhou (Singapore International Maker Incubation Centre), Nanyang High-Tech Innovation Centre (Suzhou) and Entrepreneurship Enterprise Alliance.

For this year’s contest, the response was vibrant with more than 120 startup applications by the deadline of end March.

The organisers went through various rounds of evaluation before shortlisting 9 highly potential startups to pitch to the Suzhou municipal agencies on the 17th of May 2022.

The Judges and Audience At the Physical Event Venue


At the Singapore Finals, the startup founders showcased a myriad of startup innovations from Medtech, Agritech, Edutech, Material Manufacturing and A.I.

The 9 Finalists In Suzhou Venture Contest Singapore Division_ACIES Ventures
The 9 Finalists In Suzhou Venture Contest Singapore Division Pitching To The Suzhou Municipal Agencies


After an afternoon of pitching and handling tough questions from the judges, the winners emerged with very tight scores:

First Prize
Li Shihao, Intelligent Maternal and Infant Medical Devices

Second Prize

Zhang Junxian of Castomize, new material for orthopedic medical model

Huang Weili, Global Cerah, turning waste to protein

Robert Kunzman, CircuLite New Material Technology

Third Prize

Xie Nayu, ErLea DX, Liquid biopsy of early lung cancer

Muhammad Ali Fekri, Machine Vision, manufacturing analytics platform leveraging AI technology.

Aside from the Cash prizes, the winning projects are also directly shortlisted as candidate projects for the Global Finals of the “Winning the Future” Venture Contest.


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About “Wining The Future” International Venture Contest

“Winning The Future” International Venture Contest was founded in 2011. Since then, it has been established to be a global high-level talent innovation and entrepreneurship competition brand created by Suzhou. The contest aims to continuously explore outstanding talents (teams) and projects in leading industries and cutting-edge technology fields, promote the precise connection of talents, projects, industries and capital, and build a green channel for innovation and entrepreneurship to Suzhou. As of 2021, the competition has successfully held 10 sessions with a total of 74 events, attracting more than 8,096 projects and a total of more than 29,000 talents.


About Suzhou Innovation and Entrepreneurship Environment

Suzhou, located in the central part of the Yangtze River Delta and the southeastern part of Jiangsu Province, is adjacent to Shanghai in the east, Zhejiang in the south, Taihu Lake in the west, and the Yangtze River in the north, with a total area of 8,657 square kilometers. It has the reputation of “paradise on earth”.

As one of the three major industrial cities in the country, Suzhou has strong industrial vertical integration strength in the world. There are 10 advanced manufacturing clusters of 100 billion such as new display, optical communication, and high-end equipment manufacturing. In the new generation of information technology, biological Industries such as medicine, artificial intelligence, and nanotechnology applications have gradually formed leading advantages.

Among them, the biomedical industry has been selected as a national strategic emerging industry cluster. The ability of scientific and technological innovation has been greatly improved. The total social R&D expenditure accounts for about 3.7% of the regional GDP. The number of high-tech enterprises in the city has reached 9,772, and the comprehensive strength of scientific and technological innovation has ranked first in the province for 11 consecutive years.

At present, the total number of talents in Suzhou exceeds 2.93 million, the total number of high-level talents is nearly 270,000, and the number of returnees from overseas studies exceeds 50,000. For the ninth consecutive year, Suzhou has been selected as the “Most Attractive Chinese City in the Eyes of Foreign Talents”.

At present, Suzhou is firmly grasping the historical opportunity of the integration of the Yangtze River Delta, the Yangtze River Economic Belt, and the “One Belt, One Road” and other national strategies, deeply integrating into the construction of the Shanghai metropolitan area, comprehensively promoting the integration of Shanghai and Suzhou, and anchoring the creation of “entrepreneurship”. To achieve the goal of “a paradise for innovators and a paradise for innovators”, it will focus on promoting independent innovation and open innovation, comprehensively improve the ability of scientific and technological innovation and the level of digital construction, and strive to create a “most beautiful window” to show the world of socialist modernization. Suzhou has unlimited opportunities and unlimited space, providing an infinitely broad development stage for global elites.



Nanyang High-tech Innovation Center was established in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province in 2017, An innovative platform authorized by NTUitive, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, it was approved as a construction project of the Jiangsu Province Science and Technology Plan International Technology Transfer Service Agency in 2019 and is a member of Suzhou Human Resources and Social Security Bureau Overseas Cooperation Organization.


About ACIES Ventures

A boutique venture building and innovation enabler studio for founders and corporate entities to come together to jointly solve pressing problems in today’s increasingly complex and rigorous business, political and social landscape. ACIES looks to enable visionary entrepreneurs and technology talents to develop promising and fast-growing start-ups through empowering with transferrable, applicable and scalable skillsets, regardless which point of the entrepreneurship journey they are at.

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