2019/8/12 - 10/13 延長開放報名!! (下載活動簡章)

The 2019Deep Tech Challenge

By Applied Ventures & ITIC
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Introduction

簡介

The 2019 Deep Tech Challenge is a startup competition jointly organized by Applied Ventures (AV) and the Industrial Technology Investment Corporation (ITIC). The competition is open to startups working in semiconductors, AI, autonomous vehicles, display technologies, 3D additive printing, and life sciences. Teams that place in the top 3 have the opportunity to receive a cash prize, and may be considered for venture capital investment from AV or ITIC.

If you have any questions, please visit the event's FB page, or download the competition brochure.

The 2019 Deep Tech Challenge是由全球材料工程解決方案及半導體科技龍頭應用材料的應材創投(Applied Ventures)及創新工業技術移轉股份有限公司(ITIC)共同舉辦的創新競賽,此競賽邀請所有半導體、人工智慧&大數據、智慧製造、面板技術、能源技術及生命科學等相關領域科技之新創團隊一起參加,而入圍前3名的新創團隊不只有機會可獲得獎金,更有機會贏得應材創投與創新工業技術移轉股份有限公司的長期投資,為台灣新創生態投入更多資源,鼓勵更多科技人才勇敢追夢!

如果有任何問題歡迎拜訪我們活動FB粉專,也歡迎下載活動簡章

Eligibility

報名資格

To enter, you must fit the following criteria:

You must be preparing to launch your startup in the next 3-6 months, or have already done so, and be ready to receive investment.

You must be working in one of the following spaces: semiconductors, AI, autonomous vehicles, display technologies, 3D additive printing, and life sciences.

You must be either based in Taiwan, or have significant collaboration with Taiwan, or have plans to do so in the near future.

You must not be a current ITIC/AV portfolio company.

You must meet the legal age requirement for starting a company in Taiwan.

您必須已經擁有公司或在未來三至六個月內完成公司設立,並獲得合法投資資格。

您的新創事業或商業計劃需和以下領域具關聯性:半導體、人工智慧&大數據、智慧製造、面板技術、能源技術及生命科學等。

您的新創事業必須駐點於台灣,或是與台灣市場、產業有密切合作,亦或是在未來有計劃在台灣發展相關技術。

您的公司未曾接受應材創投與創新工業技術移轉股份有限公司投資。

您必須達到台灣法律規定之成立公司的合法年齡。

Timeline

時程

  • August 12 (Mon)
    8月12號星期一
    Application period opens
    開放報名
  • September 17 (Tue)
    9月17號星期二
    Information Session @ Taipei
    台北場說明會-1
  • September 25(Wed)
    9月25號星期三
    Information Session @ Taipei
    台北場說明會-2
  • September 26 (Thu)
    9月26號星期四
    Information Session @ Taichung & Tainan
    台中、台南場說明會
  • September 27 (Fri)
    9月27號星期五
    Information Session @ Hsinchu
    新竹場說明會
  • October 13 (Sun)
    10月13號星期日
    Application period closes
    報名截止
  • October 25 (Fri)
    10月25號星期五
    Up to 10 finalists announced
    決賽隊伍公告
  • November 5 (Tue)
    11月5號星期二
    Coaching for Finalists
    入圍團隊簡報訓練
  • November 12 (Tue)
    11月12號星期二
    Final Competition
    決賽簡報日

Info Sessions

說明會

On September 16, 25, 26, and 27, 2019, we will be holding four information sessions across Taiwan. At the sessions, you will meet the two co-organizers and venture firms, Applied Ventures and ITIC, and also learn about the competition in detail. You can download the info session presentation here.

我們將於9月16, 25, 26, 及27號在台北、新竹、台中及台南舉行活動說明會。說明會將由應材創投及工研院創新高層共同主持,介紹活動要點及回答活動相關問題。歡迎下載說明會簡報


  • Sep 17
    09:30 - 11:30
    台北

    地點:國立台灣科技大學 國際大樓2F 202會議室
    地址:台北市基隆路4段43號 
    報名網址:https://pse.is/H6JD4 

  • Sep 25
    15:00 - 17:00
    台北

    地點:TTA台灣科技新創基地 301會議室
    地址:台北市松山區南京東路四段2號
    報名網址https://pse.is/H6JD4

  • Sep 26
    10:00 - 12:00
    台中

    地點:逢甲大學 夢種子應諾創客社區
    地址:台中市西屯區文華路100號 (校本部人社館B1)
    報名網址:https://pse.is/H6JD4

  • Sep 26
    15:00 - 17:00
    台南

    地點:國立成功大學 協勝發講堂
    地址:台南市東區大學路1號
    報名網址https://pse.is/H6JD4

  • Sep 27
    15:00 - 17:00
    新竹

    地點:國立清華大學 創新育成中心 R119
    地址新竹市光復路二段101號 (寶山路及高翠路口)
    報名網址https://pse.is/H6JD4 

How to Enter

如何報名

To enter, each team must submit a pitch deck via this website before October 13, 2019. Your pitch deck should address the aspects listed below.

*We also strongly encourage you to record a 3-5 minute video of your pitch, and submit a link to the uploaded video via the application form.

If you have any further questions related to the event, please contact us at the event's FB page, or download the competition brochure.

新創團隊需在2019年10月13號前於此活動網頁上傳商業計劃簡報,商業計劃內容請包含以下8項要點,且我們強烈建議團隊一併提交約3至5分鐘的英文介紹影片,讓我們能更加有機會深入了解報名團隊。

如有任何問題,歡迎傳送訊息至我們的活動FB粉專詢問,或下載活動簡章

  • Company Background
    公司背景

    Basic company background, country of incorporation
    基本公司背景、註冊國家

    Date founded
    公司/團隊組成日期

  • Market Analysis
    市場分析

    Market need/problem
    市場缺口/問題

    Total addressable market size
    整體市場規模

    Serviceable addressable market (after excluding big players)
    有效市場規模(減去大廠之市佔率後,市場還有多大?)

  • Core Tech /
    Competence
    核心技術

    Key technology (Basic concept, how does it compare to current standards?)
    關鍵技術(基本概念,與產業標準相比)

    Proof points, data or results
    佐證的資訊、數據、或成果

    Product or Solution or Proof of concept
    主要產品/解決方案 或 概念驗證

    5-Year Product roadmap
    五年產品開發計畫

    Competitive advantages relative to incumbents and/or emerging competitors
    競爭優勢(與市場上現有競爭對手與新的競爭對手相比)

    Entry barrier
    對競爭對手的進入門檻

    Potential technical and commercial synergy with Applied Materials or ITRI
    與應用材料及工研院的潛在技術及商業綜效

  • Business Model
    商業模式

    Revenue stream – how do you bring in revenue?
    如何創造營收

    Pricing & cost structure
    定價及成本結構

    Burn rate
    每月開銷

  • Sales & Marketing
    業務行銷

    How to expand and grow customers
    業務開發計畫

    Distribution channels & margins
    販售管道和利潤

    Strategic partners & marketing strategy
    策略夥伴與行銷策略 (若與其他公司有商業合作的實際經驗或規劃,請註明)

  • Team
    團隊介紹

    Key members' positions and CV
    主要成員職稱和履歷

    Prior experience working together
    團隊成員先前合作歷史

    Key advisors
    重要顧問

  • Financials
    財務狀況

    Next 3-5 years’ financial projections
    未來3-5年財務計畫

  • Funding
    Requirements
    資金需求

    Use of funding
    如何運用募到的資金

    Cap table
    資本結構表

Event Organizers

主辦與協辦單位

(主辦) Applied Ventures, LLC, is the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, Inc., (NASDAQ: AMAT). Applied Materials is the global leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world.

For more than a decade, Applied Ventures has invested in startups that are pioneering innovations in smartphones, augmented and virtual reality, AI, driverless cars, big data, life sciences, 3D printing, robotics, cleantech, and advanced materials.

Applied Ventures is stage agnostic and invests up to USD$50M per year globally. We have invested in over 80 companies across 13 countries.

應材創投是應⽤材料的創業投資部⾨。過去⼗年內,應材創投已投資的創新公司包括智慧型⼿機、 AR/VR、⼈⼯智能、⾃駕⾞、⼤數據、⽣物科技、3D 列印、機器⼈、綠⾊能源和先進材料等產業。應 材創投的投資範疇包含所有階段型的募資,全球的投資⾦額可⾼達每年五千萬美⾦。我們應材創投⽬ 前已在⼗三個國家投資超過八⼗家公司。

(主辦) Established in 1979, ITIC is one of the oldest and most prestigious venture capital firms in Taiwan and has invested hundreds of millions in companies across the globe. The companies we’ve helped nurture boast a combined market cap of over US$200 billion, and include the likes of UMC, AUO and TSMC - the world's first dedicated IC foundry. 

ITIC's value proposition to startups flows from two distinct strengths. 

The first is the plethora of tech expertise they can call on. As a subsidiary of the renowned Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) - with over 6,000 tech experts and 25,000 patents in robotics, advanced materials, biotech and more – they can support startups’ R&D and innovation in ways that few can rival.

The second strength is their global and fast-growing ecosystem of resources. They have built a strong web of partnerships with world-class manufacturers, top universities, research institutes, angel and CEO networks, national funds, etc. Whatever a startup needs, ITIC can tailor the precise mix of support to match.

創新⼯業技術移轉股份有限公司(ITIC)成立於 1979 年,為台灣最有歷史和聲望的創投公司之⼀,⽬ 前已在世界各地投資超過數億美⾦,曾協助培育的公司總市值超過 2,000 億美元,其中包括聯華電 ⼦、友達光電和台積電等全球⾸家專⽤ IC 代⼯廠。

ITIC 對新創團隊的價值主要來⾃兩⼤優勢:⾸先是龐⼤的技術能量。ITIC 為著名的⼯業技術研究院(ITRI)⼦公司,⼯研院擁有超過 6,000 名技術專家和 25,000 項涵蓋機器⼈技術、先進材料和⽣物技 術等專利,投入資源進⼀步⽀持新創公司具競爭⼒的研發和創新。第⼆個優勢是遍佈全球並快速增長 的資源。ITIC 與世界級製造商、頂尖⼤學、研究機構、天使投資⼈和企業領袖網絡和國家級基⾦等策 略夥伴建立了強⼤的網絡,無論創業公司有何需求,ITIC 皆能依據需求量⾝定制精確的協助模式。

(協辦) ITRI International Inc. (San Jose, California), a subsidiary of Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) headquartered in Taiwan, engages in early-stage incubation, R&D collaboration, contracted research, technology transfer, IP business, recruiting, and high-level training.

ITRI International Inc. is set to be a bridge for organizations in North America, Taiwan, and, to some extent, elsewhere in the world to leverage different regional advantages and local innovation clusters for win-win cross-region technology and business collaboration to create and augment value beyond region boundary.

Located in Silicon Valley, the global center of innovation, entrepreneurship, venture capital, and high-tech industry clusters, ITRI International Inc. works closely with ITRI and industrial clients/partners in Taiwan and elsewhere to network and collaborate with leading universities, research institutes, startups, enterprises, venture capital firms, technology development and industry associations in North America.

Through ITRI International Inc., clients/partners in North America can leverage the multidisciplinary development capabilities and in-house technologies at ITRI as well as the vast and high-quality supply network of various industrial clusters in Taiwan to accelerate the value creation process.

工研院北美公司位於加州聖荷西,是總部設於台灣的工業技術研究院之子公司,主要從事創業育成、研發合作、委託研究、技術移轉、智權業務、人才延攬及高階培訓等業務;工研院北美公司的設立目的是期藉由長期經營建立之產業合作平台持續搭橋,推動台灣與美洲地區科技與產業之合作與連結,並在必要時延伸至世界其他地區,透過不同的區域優勢和當地的創新聚落推動共贏的跨區域技術和商業合作,以創造並擴大超越地區界限的價值。

工研院北美公司位於全球創新、創業、投資、高科技產業群聚中心的矽谷,除與位於台灣的工研院及產業界的客戶/夥伴配合緊密外,並與北美地區知名大學、研究機構、新創公司、企業、創投、技術發展和產業協會等各界建立極佳的網絡與合作關係;而透過工研院北美公司,北美地區的客戶/夥伴可以充分利用工研院多重的科技研發能量、自有技術能力及台灣龐大而優質的各種產業群聚的供應網絡,以加速價值創造的流程。

(協辦) TechOrange is one of the most influential technology media in Taiwan. We focus on issues like artificial intelligence, machine learning, fintech, IoT, startup, etc. We care what community cares, and we provide what community wants. In TechOrange, you can expertise your domain know-how from variety content.

TechOrange is an ambitious digital-native media effort founded in 2011 to connect international tech trends and insights to the Taiwanese community.

We examine how technology will shape the future of industry verticals and explore how innovation will drive our society to the next milestone.

As technology has become the core of our generation, we believe the fast-growing digital economy is arriving faster than ever and we want to keep up the pace with the world.

《TechOrange》成立於 2011 年,是台灣最專業的網路科技媒體之一, 我們關注人工智慧、數位轉型、創業前沿趨勢與科技生活,旨在串連最有價值的科技觀點,渴求創新無極限。

我們在乎社群關切的產業動態,並提供社群求知若渴的內容, 在《TechOrange》,您可以和我們一起追蹤全球正在被數位經濟吞噬、重塑的各類產業、探索台灣在國際趨勢中的新定位!

FAQ

常見問題

  • Why apply?
    為何要參加?

    You’ll get to potential venture investment range from $500K to $5M, network with experts, get feedback on your technology and business model from powerful decision makers, get free exposure among the technology industry, investors and leading media. Up to 10 finalists will also receive free personalized coaching to prepare your pitch.

    此活動將讓您有機會贏得美金50萬至500萬元的投資金額!除此之外,您也將在科技產業高層、資深投資人面前或透過媒體獲得免費曝光機會,並進一步取得關注、接受專業的指導建議。而主辦方更將選出10組新創團隊,在決賽前受邀請參加簡報訓練,與資深投資人碰面進行一對一指導。

  • Who will be the judges at the final pitch event?
    誰會擔任決賽評審?

    The judging panel will be announced later but will likely consist of a mix of industry experts, seasoned venture investors, and ITIC and Applied Ventures senior investors.

    我們計畫組織最有影響力的評審陣容,邀請相關產業界高層、經驗豐富的投資人、學術權威以及ITIC與應材創投資深投資人,一同審核參賽新創團隊。決賽評審陣容將於確認後儘速公佈。

  • What are the selection criteria?
    審查機制為何?

    The contest is to select the teams which have best investment potential based on their business plans. Competing teams will be evaluated according to disruptive technology/product, market potential, and business model, team strength, and a number of other factors that contribute to investment worthiness.

    競賽將會以商業計劃書作為評斷最具投資潛力之依據,而商業計劃書內必須包含核心技術/產品、市場潛力和商業模式、團隊背景、以及其他有助於提升投資價值之因素。

  • Can I pitch in Chinese?
    我能用中文進行簡報嗎?

    Your pitch must be in English.

    最終的決賽簡報必須以英文進行。

  • Do I have to be a Taiwanese company to enter?
    非台灣的新創團隊也能報名參加嗎?

    You can be from any country or region, but if you are not a Taiwanese company, you must have significant collaboration with Taiwan, or have plans to do so in the near future.

    只要您正在或預計於台灣發展,亦或是和台灣進行合作,不論國籍或地區都歡迎報名參加。

  • Can I apply with two different startups/ideas?
    我能以不同的技術或團隊重複報名嗎?

    No, each team is allowed one entry only.

    我們不接受重複的核心成員報名參賽,一組新創團隊僅限報名一次。

  • Is there an age range?
    是否有年齡限制?

    Team must meet the legal age requirement for starting a company in Taiwan.

    新創團隊所有成員必須符合台灣合法成立公司之法定年齡。

  • Are all Finalist team members required to attend the coaching day?
    所有進入決賽的新創團隊是否都必須參加簡報訓練?

    We suggest that your whole leadership team attend coaching day, but the team member who will deliver the final pitch must attend.

    我們強烈建議團隊核心/領袖成員都前來參加簡報訓練,且負責上台簡報的成員則為強制參加。

  • How are the finalists announced?
    將會如何宣布晉級決賽的新創團隊?

    We will announce semi-finalists on this website, and all selected teams will be notified by mail.

    我們將會在此網頁上宣布晉級決賽的新創名單,並以電子信件各別通知。

  • Is there any format requirement for the materials we submit?
    繳交的報名資料是否有檔型限制?

    Yes, you must submit the deck in PDF without live videos and sound. If you have video/audio you’d like to share, you can include links to them.

    是的,您必須以PDF檔繳交商業計劃簡報,並且移除檔案中所有影片及聲音; 如有影片及聲音,請提供連結。

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Please do not disclose any confidential information to us. By submitting this form, you agree and represent to us that any information or data that you provide to us ("Information") is considered non-confidential and non-proprietary to you or any other party, and Applied Ventures and ITIC have no obligation towards you or any other party to protect such information. Any information you transmit shall be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary information regardless if marked "confidential" or "proprietary." Applied Ventures and ITIC will have no obligation of any kind with respect to such information.

By communicating with Applied Ventures and ITIC, you acknowledge and agree to the foregoing terms. If, after consideration of your non-proprietary disclosure, we wish to have further discussions, we may wish to enter into a confidentiality agreement with you.