Team Selection
 

Intel Asia Pacific Challenge & Siemens New Ventures Forum, with APEC is providing startups the chance to showcase their products and services in front of experienced executives, investors, and innovators. As a collaborative event with Intel and Siemens, we wish to see start-up teams with the following characteristics:

1. Start-ups that:
*Acquire the innovation and novelty of business idea/solutions/technologies.
*Address significant challenges unique to the economy/region.
*Should not be in violation of any intellectual property rights.
*Should demonstrate a commitment to responsible and ethical business practices..

2. Start-ups whose capital raise no more than a combined USD$ 5,000,000 in funding from debt and equity funding sources including, but not limited to, venture capital, angel investors, or private funding sources. Funding limitations exclude any grants received.

3. Start-ups who have either functional prototypes or pilot customers.

4. Start-ups from Asia-Pacific region including those from Australia; Brunei Darussalam; Canada; Chile; China; Hong Kong, China; India; Indonesia; Japan; Republic of Korea; Malaysia; Mexico; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Peru; the Philippines; Russia; Singapore; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; the United States and Viet Nam.

 
Focus Area
 
Global Challenges / Regional Needs

Focus Area
(new solutions or new technologies of what area)

Globalizations
How do we foster industrial productivity with challenges of globalization?
Intelligent technologies that make the industries more competitive, more efficient, more flexible and help them reduce their energy footprint
‧ Industrial control, communication, sensor system
‧ Automation & energy supply for industries
‧ Industrial software
‧ Digital enterprise
‧ Technology-based value-added services
Wearable
How do we integrate the software, hardware and all features through innovation to make everything smart?
Imagine when wearable devices are with us 24/7. With the amount of data, information, and personal content that will be exchanged, security will become even more important.

‧ Connected Intimacy
Long distance togetherness
Data Streamed Care
Emotional Mirror

‧ Tailored Ecosystem
Biometrically Attuned
Responsive Coaching
Bespoke Biotech

‧ Co-Evolved Possibility
Augmented Sensory Perception
Authenticated Self
On-Board Interface
Cloud Memory

Urbanization
How do we support sustainable cities to aim a reasonable urbanization?
Infrastructure products, smart solutions, services that help cities be more environmentally sustainable, competitive, and offer better quality of life to their residents
‧ Smart grid
‧ Integrated mobility
‧ Intelligent buildings
‧ Safety and security
‧ Infrastructure for electrical vehicles
Climate Change
How do we enhance energy efficiency to preserve natural resources?
Energy-efficient products and solutions that improve business performance, reduce lifecycle costs, and cut the CO2 emissions
‧ Efficient drive systems
‧ Clean power generation
‧ Efficient power transmission
‧ Energy-managing automation systems
‧ Renewable energies
Demographic change
How do we deliver affordable and personalized healthcare to face demographic change?
Innovative solutions that drive the advancement of human health by enabling professionals to efficiently deliver healthcare, thereby adding years and quality to their patients’ lives
‧ Innovative diagnostic instrument
‧ Prevention, early detection and therapy
‧ Smart medical imaging
‧ Healthcare IT
‧ Efficient hospitals
 
Benefit for Top 35
 
Top 35 will be funded to participate in the Summit and Challenge in Taipei from August 6 to 7.
 
Pitching rules for 35 preselected teams
 
 
Award and Prizes
 
Winner teams of Intel Asia Pacific Challenge & Siemens New Ventures Forum, with APEC will get the following awards and an opportunity to showcase their projects at "The 2014 Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley" or "The 2014 Global Siemens New Ventures Forum in Silicon Valley".
 
Intel Award

Siemens Award

Tickets to 2014 Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley
(2 teams from Asia economies except for China and 1 team from host economy; 2members each team)

Date: October 2014

To attend the Intel Global Challenge, teams must comply with the following requirements:

1) Each startup team must include a current student (bachelor, master, or PhD) or recent graduate (up to 4 years after graduation) from an accredited university or college.

2) Each startup team attending the Intel Global Challenge Finals should be comprised of no more than 4 team members and 1 mentor/advisor. At least one member of the team in attendance must be a founder or cofounder of the startup, be one of the two presenters during the judging round(s), and available to answer judges’ questions regarding the business. Non-student team members will not be eligible to present and participate in the Q&A during the judging rounds.

3) Startup teams are limited to receiving up to a combined $250,000 in funding from debt and equity funding sources including, but not limited to, venture capital, angel investors, or private funding sources. Funding limitations exclude any grants received.

4) The proposed venture must not have been in operation for more than 3 years, with the start of the venture marked by first income or first patent, whichever occurred first.
5) The proposed venture may not be a wholly owned subsidiary of an existing entity (either for-profit or non-profit).

Tickets to 2014 Global Siemens New Ventures Forum in Silicon Valley, USA
(2 teams from Asia-Pacific economies and 1 team from host economy; 2 members each team)

Date: October 2014

To attend the Global Siemens New Ventures Forum, teams must comply with the following requirements:

1) Excellent innovation in terms of technology, application and/or business model.

2) Cost advantages, higher efficiency, better usability or enhanced customer experience.

3) Technical functionality should be demonstrated by a prototype.

4) Management team with strong technical know-how, market expertise and execution capabilities.