Press Release: Launch of AHK Innovation Hub

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

  • 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.

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.

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