Press Release: Launch of AHK Innovation Hub

25.05.18 AHK China - News-Hauptkategorie, Press Release

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel inaugurates the AHK Innovation Hub in Shenzhen

Shenzhen, May 25, 2018: German Chancellor Angela Merkel along with state secretary at BMWi (the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy) Ulrich Nussbaum, as well as high-level government representatives from Guangdong province, officially opened the new German Chamber office in Shenzhen as an Innovation Hub.

With its numerous incubators and accelerators, as well as a young population, Shenzhen offers an ideal ecosystem for start-ups. "The new office will serve as a bridge between small and medium-sized German companies and the start-up scene in the “Silicon Valley of China”. It will also strengthen the network between German start-ups and Chinese companies," said Jens Hildebrandt, Delegate of German Industry & Commerce in South & Southwest China. Among other things, the Innovation Hub will offer technology scouting for German companies as well as customized delegations with focus on topics such as: innovation, digitization and high-tech.

Shenzhen is not only the home of a large amount of Chinese high-tech companies such as Huawei, Tencent and BYD, but it has also created many innovative and highly rated start-ups such as DJI, Royole and UBTECH.

The newly opened office is located in the Nanshan district, which is surrounded by technology companies, incubators and rapid prototyping centers.

Launch of the AHK Innovation Hub in Shenzhen (from left to right): Ambassador SHI Mingde, BMWi State Secretary Ulrich Nussbaum, Party Secretary of Guangdong Province LI Xi, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, Governor of Guangdong Province MA Xingrui, Delegate of German Industry & Commerce in South & Southwest China Jens Hildebrandt, Party Secretary of Shenzhen WANG Weizhong.

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