Innovation Challenges

As a startup itself, XNode understands the challenges and resources needed for a startup to thrive together with corporates in this vibrant ecosystem. Through the engagement with our strong community network and by leveraging on our resources, we can innovate together.We help to define the scope, scout tech companies, interview them, select the best candidates based on pre-defined topics and help validate the business value of collaboration.

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Huawei Spark Ignite 2021 - Global Startup Competition

Are you DARING enough to push past the boundaries of the status quo and stimulate growth into a brighter future? Huawei is calling on Startups across the globe to join Huawei Spark 2021 for a chance to enter the Huawei Spark Accelerator program and play a key role in defining the disruptive technologies of tomorrow!

August 10, 2021
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SLINGSHOT 2021 - Deeptech startup pitching competition

Asia's most exciting deep tech pitching competition is back for its fifth edition! We are looking for promising deeptech startups to showcase ideas at SLINGSHOT 2021. If you have an innovative product or solution, join us for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pitch on the global stage. Meet over 150 global investors, corporates and accelerators, plus attend curated masterclasses that may just make the pitch of your life. Connect with a global network of fellow innovators and entrepreneurs and battle it out for attractive prizes and deal-making opportunities!

August 1, 2021
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2021 Merck GBA Innovation Bootcamp

Merck Greater Bay Area (GBA) Innovation Bootcamp is an innovative program hosted by Merck Guangdong Innovation Hub based in the Greater Bay Area. This bootcamp aims to connect the academics and startups in biotech industry around global to Merck resources, explore collaboration opportunities and innovative insights. Together we also engage more in the Greater Bay Area innovation eco-system to create more value!

July 5, 2021
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Dare to Dream

Hosted by Sanofi, Dare To Dream is a competition for the students to bring their fresh ideas to real-life by creating innovative products or services for the healthcare industry.

June 30, 2021
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Driving Next Generation Immuno-Oncology Innovation for Cancer Treatment

At Johnson & Johnson Innovation, our oncology experts have a single focus: the elimination of cancer. When pursuing this goal, we find it crucial to bring together the greatest minds and harness their collective expertise in pharmaceuticals, medtech and consumer health.

June 23, 2021
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ABD Smart Cities Datathon 2021

With this Smart Cities Datathon, ADB is challenging innovators (startups, students, research organizations and independent researchers, corporate partners) around the world to tackle the following problem statement...

May 31, 2021
Startup & Student
TEC Social Entrepreneurship Competition 2021

If you are looking to start a business that has social impact, come participate in the TEC Social Entrepreneurship Competition 2021! Be a part of this prestigious experience, where shortlisted teams will have an opportunity to pitch to global ALL-STAR Judging Panal and live audiences. Gear up and pitch your way to the top for a start up grant! 🏆

May 31, 2021
Startup & Student
The Porsche Data Cup

The Porsche Data Cup will focus on real-life services that can be enhanced with car data in the fields like Smart Home, Fintech & Insurance and (e)Mobility.

May 17, 2021
Porsche Data Cup

Porsche is inviting developer teams from various companies to take part in a digital innovation competition. At the Porsche Data Cup, contestants will develop data-driven B2B2C technology for smart home, fintech and insurance, and e-mobility applications.

May 16, 2021
Startup & Corporate Team
Merck Accelerator China 4th Intake

We are constantly looking for collaboration partners whom we can work together in shaping the future. Through Merck Accelerator China program, we are aiming to identify promising startups and support them in their business development journey, explore collaboration opportunities and jointly explore innovative business opportunities to create value for the world.

April 22, 2021
WASH Young Changemakers Programme 2021

The WASH Young Changemakers Programme is an online scale-stage support program for innovators in the East Asia & Pacific region under the age of 30 with market-validated solutions that help to address the world’s most pressing water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) challenges

April 15, 2021
Startup & Student
SDTA Venture Builder

SDTA Venture Builder matches your unique skills with next-gen technologies to build your very own deep-tech startup within 9 months!

April 15, 2021
Clariant Sugar Surfactant Open Innovation Challenge

We are calling for partners from the open innovation ecosystem to join us to explore new opportunities with our surfactant technology.

March 31, 2021
Viva Technology 2021

For the sixth consecutive year, VivaTechnology hosts VivaTech Startup Challenges, where startups and established companies work together to create our shared future.

March 11, 2021

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