Details

  • Date: July - November 30

Abstract

As cultural soft power gradually becomes one of the criteria of national strength, the rise of cultural and creative industries turns out to be unstoppable. We aim to assist the innovative development of Suzhou's cultural industry by encouraging young students to start businesses in cultural and creative industries, guiding entrepreneurship with innovation, promoting the commercialization of concepts through competitions, and achieving the multiplication effect of employment driven by entrepreneurship. Relying on the advantages of abundant resources, close cooperation between industry, academia and research, and active investment in innovation and entrepreneurship.

Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District Administrative Committee and Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University jointly organize the Jiangnan Culture Cup - Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition of Digital Cultural and Creative Products (referred to as the Competition), which will be a supporting event of the first Jinji Lake Forum on Cooperation and Development of Digital Cultural Industry in 2021. The Competition calls for high-quality digital cultural and creative product start-up projects for young people around the world.

Superviser

The Publicity and United Front Work Department (Cultural, Sports and Tourism Bureau) of Suzhou Industrial Park Administrative Committee
China (Jiangsu) Pilot Free Trade Zone Suzhou Area Comprehensive Coordination Bureau

Host

Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District Administrative Committee
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Organizer

Suzhou Dushu Lake Entrepreneurship Development Center
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Museum
Marketing Communications Office of Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Entry conditions

Candidates should be current students or those who graduated in the last five years with a full-time associate degree, bachelor degree, master's degree or doctoral degree, regardless of their location.

  • Candidates may enter the Competition as an individual or as a team.
  • In the case of signing up as a team, the total number of team members should be no less than 2 and no more than 5 (including the team leader). The team leader should be the contact person and representative of the team.
  • Each contestant can only participate in one project as an individual or part of a team.
  • Each project can have one advisor at most, who can no longer participate in the Competition as a team leader or team member.
  • Individuals or teams participating in the Competition should sign the Declaration of Contestants of the Jiangnan Culture Cup - Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition of Digital Cultural and Creative Products.

Work requirements

Themes

The Competition advocates that, by combining innovative ideas with cutting-edge technologies and taking Jiangnan culture-tradition and future as theme, the contestants develop and design creative products with characteristics of Suzhou culture

Types of entries

Including but not limited to cultural souvenirs, games, AR/VR products, animation and cartoons, etc. Mature projects with social significance and industrial value will be prioritized.

A written description of around 200 words must be attached to the work, explaining what it means, how it is innovative, techniques, materials and so on.
(For more registration and upload details, please refer to the registration link)

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The final interpretation right of the contest belongs to the host

If you have any questions, please call contact us.
杨老师(Miss Yang) 0512-81889042
张老师(Mr. Zhang) 0512-88161293
王老师(Miss Wang) 0512-88973096

Schedule

This Competition is divided into three stages:

  • Launch and sign-up(July—early September)
  • Preliminary competition & online voting(October)
  • Final competition and exhibition of results(End of October-November 30)

Awards

First Prize (2) 100,000 yuan
(20% monetary reward +40% project settlement coupon +40% development incentive coupon)

Second Prize (4) 80,000 yuan
(20% monetary reward +40% project settlement coupon +40% development incentive coupon)

Third Prize (6)50,000 yuan
(20% monetary reward +40% project settlement coupon +40% development incentive coupon)

(The monetary rewards above are all pre-tax)

The competition also sets up individual awards: Best Creativity Award, Best Popularity Award, Best Potential Award, Outstanding Design Award, Excellent Organization Award, Excellent Advisor Award, and Jiangnan Culture Cup awards.

  • Matching investment with projects and advising on the investment and financing for later stage
  • Support from various start-up incubation bases in Suzhou Industrial Park
  • Policy-based loans, equity financing and various subsidies from Suzhou Municipality and Suzhou Industrial Park