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Innovation Challenge

Nov.2020 to May.2021
7-month competition
Start at
November 1, 2020
Online Sessions

NECINA is launching an Innovation Challenge competition in November 2020. The challenge is open for individuals or a team of any innovators. The goal is to encourage creativity and innovation that addresses a pain point in any aspect of your life, including those created by Covid-19. Covid-19 related innovation is desired but not required. You will have access to NECINA’s resources to improve your concept or transform it towards a more viable solution. All participants are eligible to access mentors during their “office hours” provided by NECINA. Mentors are experienced and accomplished professionals in their respective industries, including well-known innovative professors, angel investors, venture capitalists, series investors, senior corporate executives, and successful entrepreneurs. Five (5) submissions will win the award prizes with a total prize of up to $20,000.



NECINA, short for New England Chinese Information and Network Association, is the organizer of this Innovation Challenge. It is the most established and influential high-end professional organization in New England of the United States. Founded in 1996 as a non-profit organization, NECINA set its mission to facilitate professional career development, nourish entrepreneurship, and bridge the business and culture gap between the U.S. and China. NECINA hosts conferences, workshops, job fairs, and various special programs every year, serving more than 4,500 members from diverse industries such as software, telecommunications, networking, bioinformatics, FinTech, robotics, investment, and law. NECINA connects and empowers professionals of all age and all disciplines in New England and beyond, also serves as a platform for our members, volunteers, sponsors and partners to networking and building long lasting professional and social relationships.

Please visit our website for more information: https://www.necina.org/





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Innovation Ideas & Teams


Idea#1: CovidSchoolTracker

Website https://www.covidschooltracker.com/. It includes K-12 schools' cases among 28 states and all these data come from the department of Health.  




It is about a business process optimization.




It is about a chemical formulation.



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Mentor Session

Innovation Challenge Participants
Sun, Nov 01
Online Submission, Virtual Meetings
Nov 01, 2020, 12:00 AM EDT – Dec 31, 2020, 11:59 PM EST
Online Submission, Virtual Meetings

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Needham, MA 02494
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