AABI Torch Entrepreneur Awards 2021
Brochure
WHAT’S ABOUT

The Asian Association of Business Incubation (AABI) is an international nonprofit association that focuses on building an incubation ecosystem in the Asia-Pacific region. Sponsored by Shanghai Technology Innovation Center and Torch High Technology Industry Development Center, Ministry of Science and Technology of China, the AABI Torch Entrepreneur Awards are set to promote commercial activities in the Asia-Pacific region by honoring outstanding entrepreneurs. Currently, the AABI Torch Entrepreneur Awards have three categories of awards to recognize the achievements of enterprises in different innovation facets:

1
The Main Award

AABI Torch Best Entrepreneur Award – 1 winner

2
The Distinctive Award

AABI Torch Award for Technology Transfer - 2 winners

AABI Torch Award for Internationalization - 2 winners

AABI Torch Award for Promising Entrepreneur – 2 winners

3
The Nominee Award

AABI Torch Award for Best Nominee

(In principle, each AABI country/region is entitled to one AABI Torch Award for Best Nominee for one company, and only if the company is recommended by AABI Association Member of this country/region in the first place and has not been the winner of AABI Torch Entrepreneur Awards.)

WHO CAN APPLY

Enterprises from AABI economies meeting the following criteria are eligible to apply for AABI Torch Entrepreneur Awards.

1

The enterprise shall either be currently tenanted in the recommending incubator or have graduated from the same recommending incubator.

2

The enterprise shall either have already been involved in international cooperation or at least have a clear target market for global expansion.

3

The enterprise shall be equipped with strong developing capability, high technical grade, legal property rights, and integrated procedures.)

4

The enterprise shall have been established for no longer than 8 years.

5

The enterprise shall have at least one IP (no restrictions on the specific IP categories, but it should be approved and recognized by local or international formal IP management agencies).

6

The enterprise’s turnover of the last year should be no higher than USD 50 million.

7

The enterprise shall not be the previous winner of AABI Torch Best Entrepreneur Award.

8

The previous winners of AABI Torch Award for Technology Transfer, AABI Torch Award for Internationalization, AABI Torch Award for Promising Entrepreneur shall not be the candidate for AABI Torch Best Entrepreneur Award for the following two years since the year that the enterprises win any of the three kinds of Distinctive Awards.

WHAT CAN BE EXPECTED

Enterprises from AABI economies meeting the following criteria are eligible to apply for AABI Torch Entrepreneur Awards.

1

Grant:

$ 10,000 for the winner of AABI Torch Best Entrepreneur Award

$ 1,000 for each of the winners of AABI Distinctive Awards

(Please find more details in the “Grant Claiming Guidelines for AABI Torch Entrepreneur Awards”.)

2

A complimentary seat will be reserved at AABI General Assembly

3

Publicity and promotion of the winners across all AABI channels will follow with significant recognition and international influence

TIMELINE & PROCEDURE
By August 15, Application by Enterprises

Please submit the application online on AABI website:

By August 31, Recommendation by AABI Association Members

No matter how many enterprises from certain country/region submit the application, each AABI Association Member from the country/region will finally confirm 3 recommendations. The winners of AABI Torch Entrepreneur Awards will be selected out from the enterprises recommended by AABI Association Members.

Please check the AABI Association Members eligible for recommendations in your country or region through AABI website or contact AABI secretariat via email.

By September 30, Evaluation by AABI Judge Committee

All candidates will be carefully assessed based on the following criteria by AABI Judge Committee:

Nominated Entrepreneur Information;

Nominated Company Profile

Recommendation from Incubator

By October 20, Announcement of Winners of AABI Torch Entrepreneur Awards 2021
CONTACT US

For any further information, please contact us: aabi_network@163.com

AABI Torch ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS 2021
APPLICATION FORM
Please Submit before August 15, 2021
Application Guidelines

The application form consists of A) Entrepreneur Information [35 points], B) Company Profile [35 points], C) Recommendation from Incubator [20 points] and D) Attached Materials [10 points].

The information collected in this form may be used for publicity of Awards winners or further research on business incubation; hence, applicants are advised to give a non-confidential but cut-to-the-point description to reflect your strength and potentiality and to increase your chance of winning! Upon any event of publicizing specific information, the AABI secretariat will contact the entrepreneur and/or the company and/or the incubator in advance.

A. Entrepreneur Information35 points

* The information required in this section is very much related to one’s personal activities. Hence, it is highly suggested that the entrepreneur completes the form by him / herself.

First Name of the Entrepreneur: Last Name of the Entrepreneur:
Gender (It won’t be shown to the judges):
Nationality:
Tel: Email:
Highest Degree:
Work Experience (especially the last one):
Position in the Current Company:
Describe your contributions to the current company:
(Please provide specific cases or numbers if possible, within 200 words.)
B. Company Profile35 points

* Please provide basic information of the company that the nominated entrepreneur works for.

Full Name of the company:
Country/Region:
Address:
Postal Code:
Website (if any):
Contact Person: Title:
Tel: Email:
Founded Time:
Sectors:
Numbers of Current Employees:
Registered Capital (USD):
Awards the Company has received in recent three years:
Technology/ Product / Service:
(Please name your product/technology/service and give a non-confidential description within 200 words)
Application Scenarios of Technology/ Product / Service:
(Within 200 words)
IP:
(No restrictions on the IP categories, but it should be approved and recognized by local or international formal IP management agencies.)
Number of IP
Please list all of your IPs.
Business Model:
(Within 200 words)
Amount of Fund Invested (USD):
Revenue in the Last Year (USD):
$
and Overseas Revenue accounts for
%.
Overseas market mainly located in:
Future Business Plan:
(e.g. technology cooperation, product upgrade, market expansion, etc., within 200 words.)
C. Recommendation from Incubator20 points

* The company nominated in this form has to be an entity that’s either tenanted in the recommending incubator (current incubatee) or has graduated from the same recommending incubator.

Full Name of the Recommending Incubator
Website (if any):
Country/Region:
Legal Representative:
Name of Contact Person: Title of Contact Person:
Tel: Email:
From
till
,
the company has been an incubate / a tenant in this incubator.
Services provided by the incubator to the company (within 200 words):
Recommendation comments from the Incubator (within 200 words):
D. Attachments10 points
1.Please upload your photo here. (It will not be shown to the judges.)
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2.Please upload your CV here.
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3.Please upload company logo here (in psd./ai./png. format)
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4.Please upload recommendation comments with e-signature from the incubator.
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5.Please upload supporting materials that could illustrate the strength of your product/technology/services. (such as company brochure, product catalogue, promotion video, award certificates, etc.)
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