The Italy-China forum was held in 2018, 4 December in Milan. This event is the most important cooperation program on research and innovation between these two countries.

Colouree is one of the selected startups, who had access to the Best Startup Showcase program. During the day time in the event, a series of meetings with the large delegation of public entities, companies, and Chinese investors took place. Its planned that in 2019 the Forum will be organised in Beijing.

In this meeting, Colouree was awarded as on of the Best Startup Showcases with the second prize.


Italy-China Best Startup Showcase – Entrepreneurship Competition

The third edition of the Italy-China Best Startup Showcase was the highlight of the Italy-China innovation Forum first day program.

The Best Startup Showcase and the China-Italy Innovation Entrepreneurship Competition was formed as a result of the merge of the two initiatives launched together three years ago. This year the event took a new turn and became an authentic platform which helps to evaluate not only the potential of the startup, but also the value of the market. The higher is the market potential, the higher opportunities the startups have.

There were 48 startups selected for the appointment in Milan, 36 Italian and 12 Chinese, chosen from six specific innovative sectors:


– Digital Economy,

– Artificial Intelligence & Big Data,

 – Smart Tools and Devices,

 – Advanced Production,

 – Health and Medicine,

 – Sustainable Development

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In the morning the Startups were presented to Chinese and Italian investors and incubators in order to build contacts with industrial and financial partners. All 36 selected Italian Startups will be accompanied in the Chinese ecosystem with increasing benefits and economic incentives ahead of the Beijing final in 2019.


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