University Startup World Cup 2020 Global Final Award Ceremony


Innovation, Sustainable Business and the Future We want

University Startup World Cup (USWC) was initiated by Venture Cup Denmark, a Nordic not-for-profit association of Danish universities. It’s a leading Innovation & Entrepreneurship competition jointed by universities, students and startups around the world. Its vision is to build a global innovation and startup network involving governments, universities, students and enterprises and to promote the development of innovations and startups of young university students across the world, to support university Innovation & Entrepreneurship Internationalization, to inspire more researchers, young scientists and university students to join together for a better future.

Since its launch in October 2015, USWC has been held for five consecutive years. As the outcome of the first World Young Scientists Summit (2019) and the key activity of the 2020 World Young Scientists Summit, the Global Final of the University Startup World Cup 2020 is held in Wenzhou, China for the first time outside Denmark.

Business and the Future We want”, focuses on four industrial directions, namely Health Tech, Green Tech, AI & ICT, Smart City. Each category has growth stage and early stage for the competition, so there are 8 groups altogether. There will also be a Social Value Award.

Since USWC 2020 Official Launch on May 11th the 70 years Anniversary of China and Denmark Diplomatic Relationship, it has received a total of 4,131 startup applications, involving nearly 2,000 universities covering 71 countries of 4 continents. Among those, 1446 projects were received from China, involving around 100 universities covering 15 provinces (cities, autonomous regions), Hong Kong and Macao SAR. In the global final, 75 startups from 34 countries were selected for the final competition. Each category will have one winner, and finally, the early stage and the growth stage will each have a global winner.

Instructors:China Association for Science and Technology,The People’s Government of Zhejiang Province

Sponsors: Zhejiang Association for Science and Technology , Wenzhou Municipal People’s Government , Venture Cup Denmark

Organizers: WYSS Secretariat/Wenzhou Association for Science and Technology/Venture Cup China/Wenzhou Medical University

International Key Partners::Danish Society of Engineers (IDA)/McKinsey & Company/Innovation Fund Denmark/Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship/Innovation Centre Denmark (ICDK)/Hempel Foundation/High Tech Summit, DTU/ AWA Denmark/Technical University of Denmark/IT University of Copenhagen/University of Copenhagen/Copenhagen Business School/Aarhus University/Aalborg University/ University of Southern Denmark/Germany Energy Agency/ Germany Trade & Invest/Rede + Brazil/Consulate General of Brazil in Shanghai/INOVATIVA BRASIL of Ministry of Economy of Brazil/ANPROTEC Brazil/IOBE Nigeria/Kickstart Asia Accelerator/Startup Kyiv/National Polytechnic University of Armenia/CMACED, The Superior University/The Business Incubation Centre, IMScience/IOBE Bangladesh/Junior Chamber International Slovakia/Reykjavik University/National University of Singapore/Building Global Innovators(BGI) of Portugal

Date:Oct.19th 2020


18:00 - 21:30 Beijing Time

06:00 - 09:30 New York Time

14:00 - 17:30 Central European Time


Wenzhou, China (offline event)

Copenhagen, Denmark (offline event)

ZOOM (online participant)


Part 1 Opening 18:00 - 18:30

18:00-18:05 Opening Speech-Wei Su: Secretary of the Secretariat of China Association for Science and Technology

18:05-18:10 Video Speech-Simon Kollerup, Minister of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, Denmark

18:10-18:15 Welcome Speech-Gaoyuan Yao, Mayor of Wenzhou, China

18:15-18:20 Video Speech- Anders Bjarklev, Chairman of The Danish Universities, Rector of Technical University of Denmark

18:20-18:30 Live Connect- Andreas Kulhmann CEO of German Energy Agent

Part 2 MasterTalk 18:30-18:40

Prof. Aaron Ciechanover,The Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2004

Prof. Gregg Semenza,The Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 2019

Part 3 Keynote Speech

18:40-18:50 H.E. Dusan Bella, Ambassador of Slovakia in China

18:50-19:00 H.E. Rodrigo Delgado Soto, Ambassador of Costa Rica in China

19:00-19:10 H.E. Javid Ahmad Qaem,Ambassador of Afghanistan in China

Part 4 Onstage Pitch

19:10-19:30 Pitch Early Stage 1-4

Part 5 UN75 Panel

19:30-20:30 UN75: Innovation, Responsible Business and the Future We Want


Dali ten Hove (Europe): Office of the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General for the United Nations 75th Anniversary

Jane Wu (China): Venture Cup China


Louise Xi Li: Head of Communications at RCO China

Angus Rennie: Senior Manager for UN Relations and Partnerships at the UN Global Compact

Derval Usher: Chief of Partnerships and Innovation at UNICEF China

Part 6 Onstage Pitch

20:30-20:50 Pitch Growth Stage 1-4

Part 7 Award Ceremony

20:50-21:05 UN75 Special Award

1,The Future We Want Award x3

2,Award Guest

Hillel Loew: Special Assistant to the Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser to the Secretary General for the United Nations.

21:05-21:20 USWC Global Final Award

1,Overall Winner

2,Award Guest

Jinping Zheng, Executive President, Zhejiang Association for Science and Technology

Jakob Linulf, Consul General of Royal Danish Consulate General in Shanghai


  1.USWC 2020 Kick-off Ceremony & Sino-Danish University Innovation & Entrepreneurship Collaboration Seminar

  May 11, 2020

  Wenzhou Medical University

  2.USWC 2020 International Pitching (Wenzhou)

  May 11, 2020

  Wenzhou Medical University

  3.USWC 2020 Singapore Pitching

  August 23, 2020

  Guigu Science and Technology Town

  4.USWC 2020 Energy Sector Pitching

  August 29, 2020

  Zhejiang Changxing National University Science and Technology Park

  5.China-Brazil Innovation Week

  September 23-25, 2020

  Ningbo Science Exploration Center, Ningbo Talent Home

  6.USWC 2020 Denmark Competition Award Ceremony & 20th Anniversary of the Founding of Venture Cup Denmark

  September 2, 2020

  Danish Society of Engineers, Copenhagen, Denmark

  7.USWC 2020 International Pitching (Shanghai)

  September 9, 2020

  Danish Consulate General in Shangha

  8.USWC 2020 Hebei Trials

  September 30, 2020

  City of Baoding, Hebei Province

  9.USWC 2020 China Competition

  October 17, 2020

  Wenzhou Medical University

  10.Ice-breaking, Socializing and one-one mentor expert meetings

  October 17 15:00-23:00

  Wenzhou Medical University

  15:00-15:30 Opening

  15:30-16:30 UN75 Dialogue

  16:30-17:30 Breakout Rooms

  17:30-18:30 Expert Session

  18:30-20:00 Dinner Break

  20:00-23:00 Workshops (live/recorded)

  11.World Young Scientist Summit Opening Ceremony & USWC2020 Semi-Final

  October 18 09:00-22:00

  Wenzhou Medical University

  15:00-16:00 Jury Committee Meeting

  11:30-14:00 Lunch Break


  19:00-20:30 Dinner

  12.Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations University Startup World Cup 2020 Global Final & Award Ceremony

  October 19 18:00-21:30

  Wenzhou Medical University

  China & Kosmopol Denmark Kosmopol