ISIC 2017 – Italian Scale-up Initiative in China 2017

10 April 2017

The China-Italy Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with Tech Silu and ThinkIN China, with the support of Zhongguancun Inno Way and Startup Business (media partner), presents the first edition of the project: ISIC 2017 – Italian Scale-up Initiative in China 2017, pioneer project that aims to develop concrete opportunities for vetted Italian Startups to succeed in China!

In the frame of, and in synergy with, increasing cross-border and soft-landing programs, it has the potential to serve as a breakthrough in Sino-Italian startup integration, as well as in the broader framework of international development.

ISIC aims to empower the Sino-Italian ecosystem by developing a matchmaking model between Italian startups and key stakeholders from the Chinese innovative Ecosystem to create scaling-up opportunities for Italian innovative companies in China.

The Startups will be vetted by a Selection Committee not only analyzing their Business Models but also their potential and matching the needs of the Chinese market. Afterward, they will be screened by a Judging Panel composed of key players of the Chinese Startup Ecosystem. During the matchmaking phase, the Panel will select 10 Startups to enter the Chinese Virtualisation phase, in which the ISIC organizers will help the startups to remotely boost their Chinese market and connections.

The Startups which obtained concrete results will not only have the chance to share their achievements to the public but also gain additional resources to foster their development in China.

ISIC2017 focuses on sectors that are at the intersection of Italian excellencies and Chinese strategic demands, such as:

FoodTech & AgriTech; FashionTech & Design; Life science & HealthTech; GreenTech & New Energies; Smart Manufacturing & Robotics; Smart Cities/Buildings & Home; IoT and New Materials; AI & Machine Learning.

Startup with proven business models, B2B or B2C easily convertible into B2B for the Chinese market, will be preferred.

For a successful submission, all applicants must apply from Monday 10th April up until Monday 24th April (23:59 CEST), on F6S/ISIC2017 including a list of documents listed in the attached “Competition Description and Regulations”.

Download the Abstract and Regulation here.

Please click here to download the Press release.

Are you ready to take scale up in China? Find it out through ISIC2017! 

More about the project:



​Radio KissKiss

Radio KissKiss

Startup Business - Sfondare in Cina con ISIC2017, parte la selezione startup di Tech Silu

StartupItalia! - Il bando per startup che vogliono scalare in Cina. ISIC2017 di Tech Silu

​Techsilu Blog


​ThinkIN China Blog



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