• China-Singapore Innovation Launchpad

  • Expand Your Startup To China

    XNode is Enterprise Singapore’s Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) partner for China to help Singapore technology startups and SMEs set up, test-bed and commercialise their solutions, or co-innovate with partners in Shanghai through a series of highly-customised programmes and activities that will grant them access to the Chinese market, including potential investors, partners, customers and talent resources.


    As the leading Chinese platform for global innovation, XNode runs two co-working spaces in Shanghai (Jing’an and Zhangjiang) and has offices in Eindhoven, Singapore and Tokyo.

  • Our Track Record in Shanghai


    ventures accelerated

    in 2018 and 2019


    customer/partner meetings

    per startup on average


    million USD

    raised by startups



    A close partnership with the Australian government to accelerate Australian scaleup businesses growing into the Chinese market.



    A tailor-made mini acceleration program with KOCCA to help Korean content startups tap into the network of Chinese investors and partners.


    “JETRO Global Acceleration Hub Project, Shanghai” at XNode is to promote exchange between Japanese corporates and leading Chinese companies in innovation.



    XNode, together with 3 accelerators, STIC and ITA, entered into an agreement to help Italian startups to explore China market from July-October, 2019.

  • What startups say about us

    “Through the China-Singapore Innovation Launchpad, we acquired substantial knowledge on China (Shanghai). We managed to secure a good number of opportunities and we are very satisfied with the network shared by XNode, our acceleration manager and Enterprise Singapore. It is an excellent programme if you want to build networks & seek opportunities to kickstart overseas expansion.”

    - Bell Beh

    Co-founder, Buzz AR (Batch 1)

    “The programme was well structured and has helped me gain a greater understanding of what it takes to successfully expand my company into China. I benefited from useful new networks and opportunities for business or innovation partnerships. The short stay in China lays the foundation of early market entry exploration and for further follow through after the programme.”

    - Li Lian Ng

    Co-founder and Director, Tetsuyu Healthcare (Batch 1)

  • Expand your B2B tech startup to China.

    Sign up today.

    Application closes on 10th July 2020


  • Frequently Answer Questions

    Why China and why XNode?

    China is one of the fastest growing economies on the planet with strong industrial capabilities and a massive market. However, with a fragmented business ecosystem and drastically different consumer behavior, businesses often need to undergo drastic changes to their business and operating model to be successful. As a result, companies that lack on-the-ground knowledge of the market consistently find it quite challenging when establishing a presence here. China-Singapore Innovation Launchpad programme is designed to help entrants with limited business practice in China to be better equipped with the knowledge and network to find product market fit and running as fast as possible.

    What is in it for me?

    Your startup will benefit by acquiring:

    A strong knowledge foundation including a clear China vision and execution plan,
    A network of potential customers, partners and investors, and
    Continued mentoring support after you graduate the program.

    How is the programme structured?

    The incoming batch will be executed in two phases.

    The first phase is Virtual Market Education:
    - Highly customised in-depth knowledge workshops
    - Mentorship by Entrepreneurs-in-Residence with industry expertise
    - Intimate 1-on-1 meetings with ecosystem players
    - Innovation ecosystem network: Corporates, investors, startups, government, academia, etc.

    The second phase is Market Exploration in Shanghai, where startups will be hosted by XNode for at least 2 weeks to visit potential clients and partners for deal-making and follow up on their expansion plans.

    Will there be opportunities to seek funding?

    Yes, a virtual demo day will be conducted at the end of the programme. This is where XNode taps into our extensive network of VCs, CVCs and private equity firms to line up suitable investors as attendees, maximising funding opportunities for your startup.

    How much did the programme cost?

    The programme is fee-based, at 0% equity.


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