In light of the severity of the current pandemic, the BEYOND Organizing Committee recently issued a statement to move the second BEYOND International Technology Innovation Expo (BEYOND Expo 2022) entirely online in the BEYOND Metaverse on September 21-27, 2022.

 

This year, BEYOND Expo 2022 will focus on the three newly-launched sub-brands: BEYOND Healthcare, BEYOND Sustainability, and BEYOND ConsumerTech, attracting 500+ exhibitors from around the globe to the BEYOND Metaverse. Concurrently, BEYOND Metaexpo 2022 will host five summits to discuss hot topics around Healthcare, Sustainability, Consumer Tech, Investment, and Web3, inviting tech leaders and industry experts to discuss the future development and growing trends within each sector. 

 

A key aspect of BEYOND Expo is the BEYOND Innovation Awards, designed to acknowledge the contribution of tech innovations in solving global issues. All companies are welcome to apply. Through primary, secondary, and final round selections, the judging panel will assess ideas based on the following criteria: technology, commercial value and creativity to determine the winners for Healthcare Innovation Award, Sustainability Innovation Award, and ConsumerTech Innovation Award. 

 

At BEYOND Metaverse, nominated companies will have the opportunity to participate in investment summits and engage in 1-1 conversations with investment firms for potential partnership opportunities.

 

Selection Remarks

Selections will be made virtually. Winning companies will receive special benefits for entry to BEYOND Expo 2022.

 

Nomination Process 

Nominations are open globally – companies can be nominated through the following methods:

  1. BEYOND Expo Website 
  2. BEYOND Expo Partner Referral

Self-nominations are accepted. BEYOND Expo Partners will be announced shortly. 

For partnership inquiries, please email: media@beyondexpo.com

 

Eligibility:

  • Open to all innovative technologies, products and solutions that benefit the industry and society focused on 1 of 3 BEYOND Awards sub-brands: “Healthcare”, “Sustainability”, or “ConsumerTech”.
  • The applicant must be a legally registered company, regardless of the country; the submitted product or service must be available in the market between 2019 and 2022.
  • The products submitted in the application shall not infringe any intellectual property rights, including but not limited to patents, copyrights, and trade secrets.

 

Selection Process

  • Nominations (May 9 – Jul 31)

Apply through the QR code below or via the website (https://beyondexpo2023.kinsta.cloud/awards/). 

Fill in the application form, submit relevant files, and submit!

  • Primary round selection (July 31 – Aug 5): 

The judging panel will review nominations for the preliminary screening process to shortlist candidates

  • Second round selection (Aug 5-Aug 31):

The judging panel will do a second review and shortlist candidates for final selection 

  • Final selection (Aug 31 – Sep 15): 

Finalists will be selected

  • BEYOND Awards Virtual Ceremony (Sep 26) 

All participating nominees are invited to attend via livestream, and the BEYOND Awards Committee will announce the winners for all award categories 

 

Selection Criteria

Industry Influence:

The company is exerting positive social via technological innovation, and has a strong sense of corporate social responsibility. The project should have high technical feasibility and access to the market, have formed a sustainable business model and generated income, and have a foundation for market expansion. 

 

Disruptive Innovation:

Innovative companies and innovative products with breakthrough technologies and industry-leading solutions that contribute to sustainable human development and enhance human well-being. Putting scientific and technological innovation as the forefront to innovate and upgrade traditional industry practices. 

 

Team and Management:

Have a strong corporate culture, company mission and values, take into account both internationalization and innovation. Full understanding of target customers and the industry they belong to, and be able to solve related problems through innovation. Ability to seize future market opportunities. Scalability and ability to look into the potential of future developments while identifying areas for long-term value creation.

 

Benefits

Participating companies in the final selection will receive:

  • 100% subsidy for 1 Standard Booth at BEYOND Metaverse 
  • Fastpass for BEYOND Metaexpo 2022 Fund at First Pitch: companies can participate in the virtual investment summit and engage in 1-1 conversations with investment firms
  • Access to all media resources

The top ten companies for each award category will receive:

  • 100% subsidy for 1 Standard Booth at BEYOND Metaexpo 
  • Fastpass for BEYOND Expo 2022 Fund at First Pitch: companies can participate in the virtual investment summit and engage in 1-1 conversations with investment firms
  • 10 complimentary BEYOND Expo tickets
  • Access to all media resources & invitation to virtual media press room for participation in conference press releases 
  • Special Discount for 1 Standard Booth for BEYOND Expo 2023, inclusion in all conference media coverage and livestreams, and opportunities to showcase product demos internationally 
  • Travel Subsidy (Economy Class) to Macau for 1 cofounder for BEYOND Expo 2023 only if company has registered for a booth

Note: The BEYOND Organizing Committee reserves the right for all final decisions.

The impact of technology on social and human development is a key area of BEYOND Expo. Therefore, the BEYOND Awards Committee is also recognizing companies that have made great contributions and revolutions to the environment, society, economy, science and technology through the BEYOND Impact Award. Nominations are open tocompanies and projects focused on using innovative technology to address pressing global problems, and achieve scalable social and environmental impact. 

 

BEYOND Expo 2022 is dedicated to bringing together the global tech ecosystem and empowering more Asian tech communities to share their innovations on a global stage through the metaverse. Stay tuned with more details to come!

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