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From the 13th to the 18th of November, 2019.

Welcome to join sponsored and tailored matchmaking in the Greater Bay Area, The Silicon Valley of China and the Unicorn Capital of the World!


Guangzhou (Canton) is the capital of the Greater Bay Area with 12 surrounding cities and 60 million inhabitants. Shenzhen is one of those cities 30 min from Guangzhou and Hongkong alike, it is the Silicon Valley of China. Beijing is the political and cultural capital of the world’s largest economy and but it is also the Unicorn Capital of the world with 60 unicorn companies in Beijing alone.


Sponsored by the Nordic VC Nordic Apiary, the China Technology Market Association, and together with other national and local partners, Nordic-China Startup Forum invites you to apply for a sponsored 8-day matchmaking programme to these vibrant cities of the future.



  • 12th - 15th Shenzhen

  • 15th Guangzhou

  • 16th – 19th Beijing


Together with our partners, we are looking for 7 Nordic startups- and scaleups with technology driven innovation as core of their business proposition.

Apply in September!

Attend and receive:


  • Screened selection by the top Nordic & Chinese VCs

  • Free-of-charge matchmaking service prior to- and during trip

  • Translation of business plan to Chinese

  • Personal assistant and interpreter in China

  • Win 10.000RMB sponsorship

  • Covered local transportation and logistics

  • Evening entertainment with social and cultural activities


Our local teams will connect you with local and national-level:


  • Investors

  • Customers

  • Go-to-market partners

  • Talents


Join 20 other Nordic companies in the “Team Nordic Delegation”.


On top of tailored matchmaking, join and Attend:

  • China Hi-tech Fair Shenzhen

  • Qianhai New Economic Development Zone Shenzhen

  • Nordic Tech Dinner Shenzhen

  • Nordic TechBBQ Shenzhen

  • Tusspark Beijing & Tsinghua University

  • Zhongguancun Innoway Beijing


Do not miss this opportunity!


(NOTE: you can also apply to the separate Hi-Tech Week programme to Chongqing pripor to the Shenzhen-Guangzhou-Beijing programme. It is possible to get selected for both)

“Nordic-China Hi-Tech Weeks” (HTW), is an annually recurring event programme in China and the five Nordic countries, adding Nordic-Chinese event programmes to all the top startup- and tech events in the Nordics and China.


The HTW events and delegations are arranged by Nordic-China Startup Forum’s local groups in partnership with the local Nordic-Chinese startup- and tech communities, designed to elevate and connect our two ecosystems.


HTW 2019 will see 27 open- and free to-attend events; spread over six Nordic- and five Chinese cities, in five countries, with a total of thousand participants. Thirty-five Nordic tech companies will win a sponsored and tailor made matchmaking trip to Chongqing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Beijing in November 2019.


HTW 2019 is divided in ”3 Rounds”. Event Schedule:


Round 1:

  • May

  • 15th Helsinki – Selection & Main event

  • 18th Lund – Selection & Main event

  • 24th Stockholm – Selection & Main event

  • June

  • 12th Shanghai – Warm-up event


Round 2:

  • July

  • 1st Copenhagen – Warm-up event

  • (TBD end of July) Shenzhen - Warm-up event

  • (TBD end of July) Beijing - Warm-up event

  • August

  • (TBD end of Aug) Oslo - Warm-up event

  • September

  • 11th Stockholm – Selection & Main event

  • 17th Copenhagen – Selection & Main event

  • 20th Uppsala – Selection & Main event

  • 24th Oslo – Selection & Main event


Round 3:

  • November

  • 13-14th Shenzhen – Main events

  • 15th Guangzhou – Main events

  • 17th Beijing – Main events

  • 18th Beijing – Main events

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