BEYOND Awards 2023 has entered the re-selection stage. Since the Awards opened entries for award nominations, the BEYOND Organizing Committee has received more than 300 applications. After re-selection, 90 companies will be shortlisted for final consideration across three categories of Innovation Awards (Healthcare, Sustainability, and ConsumerTech). The selection process for the Impact Awards is also underway simultaneously.

Selection process

The selection process consists of the following steps: Launch, Nomination, Preliminary selection, Re-selection, Final selection, Media matching & meeting / Award ceremony.

Professional judging committee

BEYOND Expo has established a BEYOND Awards Committee comprising members from BEYOND Expo’s global partners and international investment institutions. The committee will play a significant role in developing the criteria and selection process of the four awards, and will create a common selection mechanism for the BEYOND Awards.

The committee will select and nominate professional judges for the four BEYOND Awards 2023. Each judging panel will comprise technology and innovation authorities, industry experts, and senior media professionals. The judges will ensure an impartial and authoritative assessment of the award applicants based on their expertise and experience in the field.

The judges are selected and invited based on their widely recognized and respected backgrounds and professional achievements in the industry. During the award selection process, the judges will conduct an in-depth research and analysis of the applicants, and determine the winners after preliminary selection, re-selection, and final selection to ensure that only the most outstanding innovators are awarded. This is intended to encourage more people to devote themselves to the field of technology and innovation.

List of first panel of judges(in no particular order)

Huang Zhimin, director of Guangdong Hong Kong Macao Greater Bay Area Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Platform, executive director of the Youth Committee for Sustainable Development

Zhang Yu, member of the Shenzhen Municipal Committee of the CPPCC, CIO of Optimize Integration Group Inc and principal of the Intelligence Structure, member of the Youth Committee for Sustainable Development

Ruby, co-founder of Impact Hub Shanghai, partner of Impact Capital

Zhao Yuheng, co-founder of Shen Impact Venture

Du Feng, co-founder, CFO, and MP of TheJiangMen, member of Investment Committee. Former principal of Microsoft Ventures Greater China, former co-founder of GRC Sinogreen Fund, former co-founder of JL McGregor&Company

Guo Ruiling, investment incubation director of Impact Hub Shanghai

Tracy Zhang, publisher of, former deputy general manager of Business Week(China), former chief China representative of Dow Jones & Company

He Xiao, deputy general manager of Min Yin International Investment, member of Youth Committee for Sustainable Development.

Li Hongkai, deputy director of the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship of Peking University HSBC Business School

Dee Zheng, investment director of Bits x Bites

Zhang Han, innovation director of Plug and Play China

Wu Lanting, energy and sustainability director of Plug and Play China

Carl Wu, co-founder and CEO of New Frontier, CEO of New Frontier Health Corporation, co-founder and executive director of Yidekang, Boxful, HelloToy Tech, and Better Health, and chairman of Care Alliance

Jerry Wu, investment director of TUSHOLDINGS

Lin Zihong, dean, Doctor of Business Aministration

Wang Young, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Wang Dan, BS of Peking University, joint MS of Stanford University and Singapore, and MPP of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Dai Minghan, investment director at Miracle Light Venture

Feng Jianlin, LTM of China Business Angel Association, Guangzhou Technological Innovation Talent, eco-consultant at XJTLU Greater Bay Area Modern Industry Research Institute

Liu Dong, chief editor and partner of VBDATA.CN

Zhang Chen, general manager of Shenzhen Zhongeurope Innovation Center, principal of Stockholm Overseas Innovation Center, rotating chairman of alliance at Shenzhen HongKong Macau Angel Investor 2023

Liu Bo, deputy general manager of TusStar, general manager and managing partner of Enlightenment Star (Beijing) Technology Business Incubator

Shen Qiang, co-founder and CTO of TheJiangMen, former CTO of Microsoft Ventures Reactor

Qiao Jianhua, CEO of Phoenixtree Capital

Cai Xiaopeng, vice president, general manager, and CCO of ZOL

Pan Weizhe, chief editor of PChome