Swiss In­cu­ba­tor kicked off in Tian­jin

Global Times – Metro Beijing - - ENTERPRISE -

The Swiss In­cu­ba­tor, a plat­form ded­i­cated to high-tech star­tups which was ini­ti­ated by the Em­bassy of Switzer­land in China, drew a suc­cess­ful con­clu­sion on Septem­ber 19 on the side­line of the World Eco­nomic Fo­rum’s 12th An­nual Meet­ing of the New Cham­pi­ons in Tian­jin (WEF Tian­jin). At­tended by Swiss and Chi­nese government of­fi­cials, 10 hand­picked fast-grow­ing high-tech com­pa­nies from Switzer­land pre­sented their ad­vanced tech­nolo­gies and po­ten­tials of their prod­ucts. They show­cased Switzer­land’s global lead­er­ship in bot­tom-up in­no­va­tion at the nexus of in­dus­try, tech­nol­ogy, art and de­sign. The event, for the third time hosted dur­ing the WEF, is ex­pected to strengthen the link be­tween Switzer­land and the WEF.

The 10 star­tups are en­gaged in dif­fer­ent in­dus­tries, in which Switzer­land has lead­ing ad­van­tages, in­clud­ing biotech, phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals, elec­tron­ics, me­chan­ics, and clean tech­nol­ogy. The star­tups are also in China for a 10-day road show within the frame­work of Ven­ture Lead- ers China 2018, or­ga­nized by Swiss­nex China and Ven­ture lab. With busi­ness work­shops, in­vestor meet­ings and pub­lic events in Hong Kong, Shen­zhen, Shang­hai, Bei­jing and Tian­jin. The road show of­fers the star­tups un­par­al­leled ex­po­sure and in­sight into the Chi­nese mar­ket, along with learn­ing about busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties, how cor­po­rate af­fairs work, pitch­ing to in­vestors and get­ting in­sights from ex­perts.

Dur­ing the pitch ses­sion, the star­tups com­peted with each other over ideas of in­no­va­tion, tech­nol­ogy and mar­ket po­ten­tials. GRZ Tech­nolo­gies was awarded the best idea.

“Switzer­land is be­ing known as the lead­ing coun­try glob­ally in terms of in­no­va­tion and tech­nol­ogy. Orig­i­nat­ing from Switzer­land, they have the strong de­sire to go abroad, es­pe­cially China for big mar­kets and col­lab­o­ra­tion op­por­tu­ni­ties,” said the Swiss Am­bas­sador to China Jean-Jac­ques de Dardel.

Photo: Cour­tesy of the Swiss Em­bassy in Bei­jing

Guests and rep­re­sen­ta­tives at the event

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