This year marks the 4th IPIEC GLOBAL since 2017. Originated from China, IPIEC GLOBAL is a contest organized by WTOIP, aiming at scouting distinguished global innovators and projects, and connecting with entrepreneurial resources and partners in China.
Meanwhile it serves as an ongoing platform that navigates foreign enterprises through issues related to business launch in China.
Contest Highlights
Multi-million Dollar Tech Funding
Grand Cash Prize
Establish Business Network in China
Diverse Online & Offline Promotion
Mentored by Prestigious Entrepreneurs & Experts
Unparalleled Project Exposure
IPIEC GLOBAL 2018 went from May through December, 2018, with Semi-final held in Mianyang City, Sichuan Province and Final held in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province.
Here are the key figures and achievements of IPIEC GLOBAL 2018:
1,285 Submitted Project Entries
USD$ 85 Million Accumulated Funding from 52 Tech Demands
62 Large Enterprises and 16 Industry Parks in China Engaged
10 Global Chapters
8 Matchmaking Sessions across 7 Cities in China
82 LoI Signed for Tech Cooperation
Guests and Partners

Daniel Fozzati

Enterprise Partnerships Manager


Nathalie Cachet

Director of Education & Innovation

China-Britain Business Council

Ricky Wong

Chairman & Founder

Hong Kong Television Network Ltd

Ivan Shum

Chairman & Founder

Angel Investment Foundation

Gerold Muhr

Executive Advisor

ZEB Business School of Steinbeis University



QF Capital

NIU Wenwen

Co-founder and Chairman/ President

Dark Horse Venture/ Dark Horse University

Success Stories
Contestant: Maeko (Malaysia)
Cooperation Mode: Equipment Purchase & Local Pro
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Contestant: Victoria Productions (Korea)
Cooperation Mode: Joint Venture, Industry Park A
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Contestant: InGen Aido (USA)
Cooperation Mode: Joint R&D
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Notes for Receiving Awards

The prize money payment for the global champion, second place, and third place of IPIEC GLOBAL 2019 grand final will be distributed into two stages. First stage: after the end of the grand final (December 14th), 70% of the corresponding price money for each project will be paid out. Second stage: before December 31st, 2020, if one of the following conditions is met, the remaining 30% prize money will be paid out:

1. The award-winning project or its main team has successfully registered a company in China, and the industrial and commercial registration date is on or after December 15th, 2019;

2. The award-winning project has reached formal cooperation with at least one Chinese institution, including but not limited to capital cooperation, research and development cooperation, establishment of joint ventures, agency or authorized transfer cooperation, technology product and equipment purchase, etc., and signed a substantive cooperation agreement on or after December 15th, 2019.

WTOIP reserves all rights in the explanation of the awards.

About The Organizer – WTOIP

Based in China, WTOIP is a leading Technovation Platform for IP and Corporate Services, through engaging and integrating resources and services online and offline, at home and abroad. Driven by our primary motivation to impel the transnational technological and industrial advancement, we are dedicated to matching global resources to substantive demands, and helping them reach collaboration.

With WTOIP’s platform and resource showcase facilities, users can get access to global technologies and innovation , potential partners from various industries for cooperation, and professional trademark , patent and matchmaking services to be rendered by local elites with expertise.

Since our first establishment in 2008, WTOIP has gained extensive IP practicing experiences, having helped numerous clients with their IP prosecution. Accredited as ‘National IP Service Provider’ by CNIPA, and ‘National Public Service Paradigm Platform for SMEs’, WTOIP has been rendering professional IP services and promoting IP awareness in China relentlessly with its wide-spectrum network at home and abroad.

By the end of 2018, WTOIP has assisted our clients in handling:

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In 2018, WTOIP was accredited by CNIPA to be the first trademark agency in China to have direct official submission facility for China trademark application, enabling users to submit examined documents to the authority directly from WTOIP’s submission system, namely China Trademark EasyReg . By doing so, trademark pass rate has been significantly improved via leveraging WTOIP’s expertise to pre-examine the application documents and lower associated risks. Meanwhile, our partners can benefit from a much more affordable service fee.

Taking IP business as the origin and simulator, WTOIP has effectively facilitated the integration, transformation and landing of innovative technologies at home and abroad. Having been regularly acting as a platform to strategically match domestic tech needs with global innovative resources by WTOIP’s in-house experts, the platform will be an ongoing effort to successfully facilitate connections.

Global tech projects may face risks and challenges at the time of entering the China market due to lack of local knowledge. With WTOIP, global tech projects can be looked after with profession and protection in China. Its viable launch-in-China support can be offered on a discount fee to contest participants covering:

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Business Matching
Initial counselling, matching analysis, negotiation assistance, provision of legal documents and feedback
Market-Ready Analysis
Assessment of competitive edge and challenges, identification of market segmentation, analysis on relevant intellectual properties in China with protection advice
Project Liaison
Shortlisting potential partners, project pitching on your behalf, providing regular pitching feedback
Project Promotion
Comprehensive promotion channels and measures incl. online media, offline events, publication etc.