nihub is a one-stop service platform for international startups to scale up in China. Throughout the year, we have different programs that help international companies to enter the Chinese market. Here is the newest opportunity: We are pleased to announce a partnership with Tuya Smart (NYSE: TUYA) to develop new solutions and support startups to bring their products to live in the Smart City industry. As a first step into making this happen, we are launching the “nihub Smart City Acceleration Program – Partner with Tuya”. (5th Jan, 2022)

We are honored to invite July Lee, Strategy Director of Tuya Smart, and Vivien Li, Strategic Partnership Manager of Tuya Smart, and Mr. Hao Qian, the Founder of and CEO of Taro Medical Group as the guest at the opening ceremony.

The “nihub Smart City Acceleration Program” is open for sign-up and we are calling for Smart City startups from all over the world. The program will give you the chance to directly connect and collaborate with Tuya as its partner or developer.

Tuya Smart is a leading technology company focused on making our lives smarter. Tuya does this through offering a cloud platform that connects a range of devices via the IoT. By building interconnectivity standards, Tuya bridges the intelligent needs of brands, OEMs, developers, and retail chains across a broad range of smart devices and industries. The Company’s platform is backed by industry-leading technology complete with rigorous data protection and security. Tuya solutions empower partners and customers by improving the value of their products while making consumers’ lives more convenient through the application of technology. Through its growing commercial SaaS business, Tuya offers intelligent business solutions for a wide range of verticals. Tuya partners with leading Fortune 500 companies from around the world to make things smarter, including Philips, Schneider Electric, Lenovo and many others.

There are valuable winning awards that will give you more credibility and traction for the future of your business in China. If you are considering expanding here, this is a good chance to start, connect with relevant stakeholders, and get resources to enable your operations.


— nihub service (office, FA, etc.)

— Flight ticket to China

— 100K+ RMB Prize money and much more!

We are launching the first batch in Europe, followed by Asia, South America and North America. Finally, the top three winners of each batch will join the final competition.

The whole process timeline for Europe Region

— Jan. 5, 2022 Official Launch

— Jan. 27, 2022 Webinar 1: IoT Market and Trends

— Feb. 11, 2022 Webinar 2: Chinese market, what you need to know

— Feb. 24, 2022 Webinar 3: How to connect with Chinese investors

— Mar. 14, 2022 Application Closed

— Mar. 23, 2022 Digital Roadshow


All Smart City related sub-industries

— Digital Twin

— Carbon Neutral

— Smart Real Estate

— Smart Industry

— Smart Home

— Smart Healthcare

— Smart Energy

— Retail

— Transportation


Who can apply?

A company, startup, or 2-3 people team that has already developed a concept, product or idea in the Smart City industry with a scalable solution.

How to apply?

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For more information about the program or if you are interested to be partner of the program, you can contact us at