Start-up Session

Startups constantly invent new technologies and many cosmetic companies are looking for startups with unique solutions in different areas. This multi-disciplinary approach will allow them to co-develop new solutions that go beyond the traditional cosmetic approaches, to reinvent the next generation of beauty products.

This Start-up session for ASCS 2019 is scheduled at end of the first day (4 June). It provides an opportunity for startups to present their innovative technologies and communicate with industry giants (potential clients) or potential investors. It’s also a good channel for cosmetic companies to review novel solutions that can benefit their business.

Eligibility:

Technology startups company established less than five years and have their own IP that falls into any topics of the conference sessions:

  • Skin Biology and Cosmetics
  • Innovation of Ingredients
  • High-tech in Personal Care Industry
  • Balancing between Efficacy & Safety

Procedures:

  • Startup companies submit application (deadline 25th May)
  • Award Committee reviews applications and select up to 3 semi-final star-up companies to present their technology during ASCS conference (notification will be sent before 30th May)

     Free ASCS conference admission to all semi-final companies!  

  • Award Committee selects the best Innovation Award for Start-up Company  
  • Awarding ceremony in Gala Dinner

Apply Now!

Judgement Committee:

  • Dr. Grace Gao, General Manager, Advanced Research, L’Oréal R&I China
  • Dr. Fujihiro Kanda, Senior Manager, Shiseido Global Innovation Center; Former IFSCC Chair of the Scientific Committee; Ig Nobel Prize Winner
  • Dr. Miki Minamino, Former IFSCC Chair of the Education Committee
  • Mr. Simon Sze, Associate Director, Biomedical Technology Cluster, Hong Kong Science Park
  • Mr. Tony Chan, Director, Hong Kong X-Tech Startup Platform
  • Dr. Shuting Hu, Scientific Committee of ASCS Conference

Agenda

4th June, 2019
17:00-17:30
Panel Discussion: Bringing innovation from start-up to cosmetic industry

  • Dr. Grace Gao, General Manager, Advanced Research, L’Oréal R&I China
  • Dr. Fujihiro Kanda, Senior Manager, Shiseido Global Innovation Center, Former IFSCC Chair of the Scientific Committee, Ig Nobel Prize Winner
  • Mr. Simon Sze, Associate Director, Biomedical Technology Cluster, Hong Kong Science Park
  • Mr. Tony Chan, Director, Hong Kong X-Tech Startup Platform
  • Dr. Shuting Hu, Scientific Committee, ASCS Conference (Modulator)

17:30-18:00
Three semi-final start-ups presentation

5th June, 2019
18:30-20:00
Gala Dinner & Awarding Ceremony

Awarder
Mr. Simon Sze, Associate Director, Biomedical Technology Cluster, Hong Kong Science and Technology Park, and
Dr. Grace Gao, General Manager, Advanced Research, L’Oréal R&I China