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August 11, 2016 1:04 pm

Israeli Startups Win Global Innovation Awards in China

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Israeli startup firms, NiNiSpeech and AerialGuard, winning their first and second place prizes at the Global Innovation Awards in Beijing. Photo: Facebook.

Israeli startup firms, NiNiSpeech and AerialGuard, winning their first and second place prizes at the Global Innovation Awards in Beijing. Photo: Facebook.

JNS.org – Two Israeli startups have won first and second place at the Global Innovation Awards 2016 in Beijing.

NiNiSpeech, which developed an ingenious digital platform for speech disorder treatment, won first place, and AerialGuard, which developed an autonomous navigation system for unmanned aircraft, came in second. Each will receive $200,000 in cash.

This is the second consecutive year that an Israeli startup has won first place in the competition. Last year, DiaCardio, developer of innovative software for decoding echocardiograms, won first prize.

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The two Israeli winners competed against 21 other startups from China, the US and Europe, which underwent an eight-month selection process out of 3,000 contenders from across the globe vying for a place in the finals.

The winners were chosen by 11 judges from around the world and real-time voting from an audience of over 1,000 people.

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  • Jay Lavine

    When you use a Chinese name like “Ni Ni” for your company, of course you’ll have the edge!

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