FAQ(大赛答疑)

Q&A Regarding International Teams

1. How are this year's rules for international entries different from previous years?

As an international event held in China for global young innovators and entrepreneurs, the “Internet +” Competition seeks to enhance global communication and cooperation, thus there will not be a separate track for international entries this year. And all international teams will compete with teams from China in the higher education track.

2. Are there any restrictions on the discipline/subject field of the projects entered?

The "Internet +" Competition doesn't set any restrictions on the discipline/subject field of the entrants.

3. Eligibility

While there's no restriction on the projects' place of business or the entrants' nationality, all international entrants must be students who are currently enrolled at a foreign college/university (including higher education institutions and higher vocational colleges) or those who have graduated within the past 5 years (in or after 2015).

Students that are enrolled or have studied only at a Chinese college/university can be members of the startup group, but are not eligible to register and enter as team members.

4. What is the specific interpretation of "enrolled at a foreign college/ university"?

"A foreign college/university" refers to a higher education institution/higher vocational college that is located outside the People's Republic of China and is qualified to provide education and award degrees. "A student enrolled at a foreign college/university" refers to a student that has registered and studiedat a foreign college/university and is qualified to receive a degree.

5. I am a student of an overseas program offered by a Chinese college/university. Can I register as an international entrant?

Yes you can, provided that your college/university has the qualifications to provide education overseas independently.

6. Our team include members from more than one college/ university. Which college/university are we deemed to represent?

Each international team may represent one college/ university only (and it must be a foreign college/ university). A team is deemed to represent the college/university which its leader represents. If the team leader has studied both in and outside China, he/she can choose to register either as a Chinese entrant or an international entrant. All members of a team can only compete in the project category selected by the leader, and are deemed to represent the college/university that the leader represents.

7. I am a team leader and I am a student of a China-foreign joint degree program. How should I register?

(1) You can register as a Chinese entrant; or

(2) If you have already started your studies overseas, you can also choose to register as an international entrant and represent the foreign college/university that you study at.

8. Can a team include members from more than one college/ university?

Yes, a team can include members from more than one college/university. A team must be of 2 to 15 people (team leader included), all of whom must be actual members of the project and meet the eligibility requirements (see Question 3). A team is deemed to represent the college/university which its leader represents.

9. Categories of participating projects

Projects are eligible to be entered regardless of whether they have been registered as companies or whether they are Internet-related. All projects will be divided into three categories: the Creativity Category, Emerging Project Category, and Rising Project Category , with different requirements for each group. For detailed requirements of each category, please refer to the Notice to International Participants.

10. Can projects that have been awarded in previous years be resubmitted?

Projects that have won the Gold or Silver Awards in this competition previously are not eligible to be resubmitted this year.

11. How many rounds are there? How many slots does each round have?

Among all the teams that have registered and entered the competition, 400 teams will advance to the finals.

The finals will comprise two rounds. In the first round, 100 teams will be selected through online judging to enter the next round, which will be held on-site.

There will be 10 international organizer awards and several mentor awards granted.

12. Can faculty members of a Chinese college/university serve as the mentor of an international team and apply for the mentor award?

Yes, faculty members of a Chinese college/university can serve as the mentor of an international team and their names will be indicated on the award certificates if their teams win. They can also apply for the mentor award.

13. How will the competitions be held? Should all the international teams come to China?

The 100 finalist teams need to come to China. All preceding rounds can be entered online. However, if the Covid-19 situation prohibits finalists from coming, we will make further arrangements accordingly after the final slots are decided.

14. Who will take care of the traveling expenses of all international finalists if there's a on-site final?

The Organizing Committee will cover the air travel (round-trip economy class) and accommodation expenses for two members from each of the 100 finalist teams.

15. What will I gain from participating in the competition?

Teams that place first, second, or third will be awarded prize money (1st place: RMB 1,000,000 yuan; 2nd place: RMB 500,000 yuan; 3rd place: RMB 300,000 yuan; all amounts are before tax). Other winners of the Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards will be presented with award certificates and will be provided with assistance in finding investment and incubators.

16. What is the registration platform for international teams?

All international teams should apply via the offcial website of the Promotion Association for Global Youth Innovation Leaders Community (PILC).

17. When does the registration start and end?

The online registration for international teams starts on July 20th and will close on September 15th, 2020 at 24:00 (Beijing time, UTC+8).

18. What kind of materials need to be prepared for the competition?

A project presentation file (PPT format) is compulsory for all teams. Besides, a business plan in PDF/WORD format or a one minute video can also be submitted as an optional supplement.

19. What language should I use in the competition?

All entry materials should be in Chinese or English. All finalist teams are required to present and defend their projects in Chinese or English. If you have further language related needs, please contact the Organizing Committee before your project gets evaluated.

20. Will my intellectual property rights be protected?

All entry materials will be accessible only to authorized staffers of the competition and the judges we invite, all of whom will sign a confidentiality agreement with us. In every round, each project will be evaluated by about 5 to 15 judges. We will not disclose anything about your project without your consent.

第六届中国国际“互联网+”大学生创新创业大赛Q&A(国际参赛项目)

1. 本届大赛国际参赛项目报名与往届大赛国际赛道参赛项目报名有哪些不同?

为进一步提升大赛的国际化,打造同场竞技、相互促进、人文交流的国际大平台,本届大赛不再单独设立国际赛道,所有国际参赛项目并入高教主赛道,与主赛道中国大陆参赛项目和中国港澳台地区参赛项目同场评审,分类排名。

2. 大赛为“互联网+”大学生创新创业大赛,参赛项目对学科或专业领域是否有什么限制?

参赛项目对学科和专业没有任何限制。

3. 参赛报名的条件是什么?

参赛项目不限项目实施地、不限参赛成员国籍,但国际参赛项目团队所有成员均须具备国外院校(包括提供普通高等教育或高等职业教育的学校)学籍或学历,即所有参赛团队成员须为国外院校的在校生或毕业5年以内的毕业生(2015年之后毕业)。只拥有国内学籍的学生可以是创业团队成员,但不能报名注册为国际参赛项目团队成员。

4. 大赛对“具有国外院校学籍或学历”的具体解释是什么?

国外院校是指设立在国外、有独立办学资质、可独立授予学生国外学历或学位的普通高等学校及专科院校。具有国外院校学籍是指已在国外院校注册、并拥有在国外院校学习的经历、且具备获得国外院校学历或学位的资格。

5. 中国在海外办学的高校学生是否可以报名国际参赛项目?

只要该校在海外有独立办学资质并拥有海外的独立学籍,其学生可以报名国际参赛项目。

6. 参赛项目负责人和团队成员如果有不同院校的学籍或学历,怎么确定参赛项目类别和所代表的参赛院校?

国际项目所代表的参赛院校只能有一个,且只能是国外院校,以项目负责人的学籍或学历为准。如果项目负责人同时具有国内外院校学籍或学历,则可自主选择代表国外院校参赛国际项目,或代表国内院校参赛中国大陆项目。参赛项目团队成员,只能根据团队负责人选定的项目类别和代表院校参赛。

7. 项目负责人参加国内与国外院校联合培养,同时具有国内外两所院校的学籍,如何参赛?

这种情况可自主选择代表国内院校参加高教主赛道的“中国大陆参赛项目”;或,如果项目负责人已经开始在国外联合培养院校就读,也可以选择代表国外院校参加高教主赛道的“国际参赛项目”。

8. 可以跨校组队吗?

允许跨校、跨国组建团队,每个团队的参赛成员不少于2人,原则上不多于15人(含团队负责人),且均须为项目实际成员,每位参赛成员均须符合国际参赛项目参赛条件(本文第3条),参赛学校以项目负责人所代表的学校为准。

9. 参赛项目类别有哪几类?

有创业计划尚未注册公司的或已注册公司的创业项目均可参赛,与互联网是否相关均可参赛,具体分为创意组、初创组和成长组。各组参赛要求不同,具体条件见大赛国际参赛项目邀请函。

10. 已经获过奖的项目可以参赛吗?

已获往届中国“互联网+”大学生创新创业大赛全国总决赛各赛道金奖和银奖的项目,不可报名参加本届大赛。

11. 比赛赛制及奖项数量如何设置?

高教主赛道国际参赛项目通过国内院校和合办赛伙伴邀请报名,经过初赛评审,共产生400个项目入围高教主赛道总决赛,总决赛项目需进行两轮评审,第一轮通过网络评审,产生100个项目入围总决赛现场比赛。

此外,设立国际项目组织奖10个和优秀创新创业导师若干名。

12. 中国高校老师可以担任国际参赛项目导师吗?有机会获得国际参赛项目优秀创新创业导师奖吗?

中国高校老师可以作为国际参赛项目导师,如果所辅导项目获奖,导师名字也将标示在获奖证书中。中国导师有机会获得国际项目优秀创新创业导师奖。

13. 比赛采取何种方式进行?必须到中国参赛吗?

只有入围总决赛现场比赛的100个项目选手需要到现场参赛,此前的各级评审均通过网络进行。但因全球新冠疫情原因,本届入围总决赛现场比赛的项目选手也可能不需要到中国参加比赛,具体安排将在评审出总决赛现场比赛项目后,由大赛组委会根据当时的疫情和国际航班情况,以及选手们的具体情况确定。

14. 来现场参赛费用由谁承担?

大赛组委会将为100个参加总决赛现场比赛的团队,每队提供2人国际旅费(往返,限经济舱)和参赛期间本地食宿,以便其到现场参加总决赛。

15. 参赛会有什么收获?

所有入围总决赛的参赛项目除获得全球规模最大的大学生创新创业大赛的优胜荣誉外,获得高教主赛道冠、亚、季军的项目将获得现金奖励(具体金额将于近期在比赛官网宣布)。其它金、银、铜奖项目由大赛组委会颁发获奖证书,虽不发现金奖励,但所有获奖项目可获得投融资对接、落地孵化等服务。

16. 报名通道是什么?

参赛团队须通过登录全球青年创新领袖共同体促进会官网(https://www.pilcchina.org)参赛注册。

17. 报名开放与截止时间?

报名系统开放时间为北京时间2020年7月20日。截止时间为北京时间2020年9月15日24时。

18. 国际项目参赛需要准备什么材料?

团队必须提供项目说明PPT,另外可自选提交PDF、Word版的商业计划书或1分钟视频作为辅助资料。

19. 可以使用什么语言参赛?

所有参赛材料和现场答辩原则上使用中文或英文,如有其它语言需求,请在各级评审前联系大赛组委会。

20. 我的知识产权是否会得到保护?

参赛资料只有大赛组织方核心工作人员和大赛组委会邀请的评委可以看到。核心工作人员和评委均和大赛组委会签订保密协议。每个项目在各级评审期间,每轮接触到的评委分别约为5-15人。未经参赛项目负责人许可,大赛组织方不会将参赛资料向其他人泄露。