BETA Foundation
Business Ecosystem for Technopreneurship Advancement

IPIEC Global 2019 ASEAN Chapter

China, as the world’s second largest economy, has been embracing the global technological and industrial revolution, which has become one of the driving forces of China’s rise in SciTech area. By laying the foundation as ‘mutual respect, benefit and growth’, China has been actively making joint efforts with other nations, in accelerating SciTech development and promoting transnational collaboration.

IPIEC Global 2019 is a Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship contest organised by WTOIP China. Competed in 10 different regions across the world, including ASEAN, IPIEC receives over 1000 submissions each year. By leveraging the established influence of IPIEC GLOBAL and working closely with the governments and Sino-foreign cooperation zones, WTOIP is committed to promoting China’s incentives on talent acquisition, open and inclusive business environment, strengthened IP protection system to overseas partners, contestants, enterprises and all other stakeholders

This year’s winners will receive cash prizes, travels to industry hubs in China, unparalleled project promotion in media and business circles, and mentoring by global innovation experts. Submissions for ASEAN Chapter will close on September 25, 2019. The ASEAN Chapter Finals will be held on  October 7, 2019 in Kuala Lumpur.

For more details, download the IPIEC-ASEAN Chapter Brochure.


IPIEC Competition Steps

There are only five simple steps to winning the IPIEC Global Contest 2019. Follow the steps below.  It begins with submitting your project on via the online submission form. 


IPIEC GLOBAL 2019 is going to take the contestants to even more leading industry hubs in China, aiming to lay a solid foundation for their business growth in China by building up an extensive network, with potential access to local funding and incentive policies.



The winner of IPIEC Global 2019 will get:


Why Join?

Major Technovation Exchange: IPIEC GLOBAL will work with government agencies and major innovation organizations in local countries and regions to co-organize overseas contest chapters, by actively engaging the follow- ings to present their latest innovations

  • Effective Tech Matching Platform: Contestants will be taken to several major industry hubs (Kunshan, Kunming, Yu’xi, Xi’an, Mianyang and Guangzhou) across China for project roadshows and meetings with local enterprises and authorities for in-person discussion on potential collaboration

  • Launch-In-China support: IPIEC Global provides contestants with Market-Ready Analysis, Project Promotion, and Business Matching with China enterprises and local authorities

  • Mentoring & Advisory

  • Unparalleled Project Exposure



  1. Who is WTOIP and why should I trust them? WTOIP is one of the largest trademark, and IP registration organisations in China. With over 4,000 employees, they are committed to supporting their clients with IP protection and business matching for both in-bound and out-bound trade.

  2. What does IPIEC stand for? IPIEC stands for “Intellectual Property Innovation and Entrepreneurship Contest”

  3. What is IPIEC Global? IPIEC Global is a contest organised annually by WTOIP with the objective of creating IP awareness, promoting international trade, and creating a platform for technovation exchange.

  4. How is IPIEC organised? Local regional IPIEC chapters are managed, promoted and driven by regional partners. The South East Asian partner for IPIEC Global is the BETA Foundation, headquartered in Kuala Lumpur.

  5. What kind of projects should submit? IPIEC is looking for projects that has “Intellectual Property value” and ready to explore the China market. Your idea, or research, or product, or service need not be patented, but is worthy of either trademark or patents.

  6. What categories of projects can submit? This year we are looking for projects in:

    • New Materials

    • Internet of Things

    • Mobility Tech

    • Medtech or HealthTech

    • BioTech

    • NanoTech

    • AgriTech

    • Renewable or Sustainable Energy

    • AI and Big Data

    • Climate Improvement and Environmental Protection

    • Advanced Manufacturing

    • Robotics

Videos of IPIEC Global

Below is a small collection of finalists’ videos from IPIEC Global competitions.