Bridge to China

a program by Humboldt-Tech Bridge

We help young science-based startups to understand China

Bridge to China

Our three-stage market decoding program enables science-based early stage startups to understand the opportunities and risks of the Chinese market.

It helps to prepare for the world’s largest market and to setup a future strategy for China.

Step 1 – November 2020
Mentoring and Workshops
  • Attend free One-to-One-mentoring and workshops

  • Learn about Chinese business and culture
Step 2 – January 2021
Pitching at
Online Conference
  • Pitch online in front of an international audience

  • Win your ticket to China
Step 3 – 3rd Quarter 2021
Trip to China

  • Come with us to China (Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai)
    Get a first impression of the market, the chances and risks

  • We help you build a network in China

  • Free use of incubator space in Shanghai

  • Mentoring and workshops

Program requirements

For whom?
  • You are an early stage startup with a scalable idea and your product is at prototype stage.

  • You want to get to know the potentials of the Chinese market.

  • You have a university background.

  • All program services, including mentoring, workshops and office space covered.

  • Travel and accommodation expenses will be supported.

The next application phase is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2021.

Who we are

Humboldt-Tech Bridge GmbH was founded as a joint venture between industry and science. The aim of Humboldt-Tech Bridge is to establish internationalization programs for knowledge-based academic startups from Germany and Europe with the target region Asia.

Humboldt-Tech Bridge benefits from the know-how and networks of its shareholders and therefore offers startups successful methods as well as support from experienced mentors and targeted networking on site.

Humboldt-Tech Bridge finances its offers with funds from German and Asian business development agencies and technology parks, start-up support programs as well as own shares of participating startups. The respective funding agencies are presented transparently for each program.

Our Partners and Network


Open Info Days
June 24-25, 2021 | Online Info Days
OPEN INFO DAYS: How to startup in China

Nowadays, an internationalisation strategy is crucial for any growing startup.
With the OPEN INFO DAYS we provided deep tech startups with first insights regarding potential markets and key industries in China.
We had 2 insightful days of online workshops and networking sessions on how to Start Up in China.

(The event was hosted by Humboldt-Tech Bridge and INAM)

March 9 - April 23, 2021 | 7 Online Sessions​
How to START UP in CHINA? 7 know-how sessions

How to START UP in CHINA? We help you to answer that question. Starting in March within 7 weeks, we had 7 sessions with 7 subject matter experts.

January 26 & 29, 2021 | Online Pitch Contest
Online Conference in conjunction with Global Innovation Summit

We had two successful days of our Online Conference, where nine of our startups got the opportunity to pitch in front of Chinese investors and potential business partners from Shanghai, Chengdu and Beijing.
Three of them won the first prize in the competition and are going on the journey to China with us: Grown Valve, Kea Robotics and SEMRON.