1. Chinese-Swiss
High-Tech Summit

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China's approach to innovation is unique and massive.

The following numbers give a first impression:

  • China spends $200 billion on R&D (2% of GDP)
  • 2 million engineers graduate from Chinese universities every year
  • in Shenzhen alone: 25'000 startups and 150'000 industrial designers
  • in Q2 2017 for the first time ever more venture capital money was invested in Chinese startups than in Silicon Valley
  • 300 million mobile phones (1/4 of yearly world production)
  • Chinese invention examples: hoverboard, e-cigarettes, low-cost clinical studies and DNA sequencing, Solar City, 3D food printers ...
  • Chinese Internet giants that compete with Silicon Valley: Tencent, Alibaba, Baidu, JD.com, ...
  • areas of leading innovations: digital manufacturing, electrical modules, Internet of Things, robotics, electrical - self-driving cars, 3D printing, drones, collaboration technologies, mobile phones,...
  • One of the industries where China is market leader worldwide is in renewable energy. In 2016 China invested $32 billion outside the country. Five of the six biggest solarcell companies come from China.

At this event you will meet managers from Chinese Internet and tech giants, entrepreneurs, technology parc managers, most promising startups and experience innovations that open your eyes to an entirely new world.

October 25, 2018


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More details about this exciting event to come soon.

For more information and interest in becoming a partner/supporter/sponsor for this event, please contact us at: info@techmarketing.ch


We visited the world's most amazing gadget market

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The New Shanzhai: Democratizing Innovation in China

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Shanzhai: China's Collaborative Electronics-Design Ecosystem

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Shanzhai: Open innovation as an invitation to start new brands

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Designed in Shenzhen: Shanzhai Manufacturers and Maker Entrepreneurs

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  • Ralf Haller, Hightech Connect Suisse
  • Chinese and Swiss politician guests

Keynote - Lessons learned from Chinese-Swiss business deals

How to build trusting relationships and better understand expectations.

How to improve the chances for successful collaborations and investments.

Shenzhen – high-tech area of the future that challenges Silicon Valley

Networking Break

Hightech Connect Suisse Lifetime achievement “Rebel” Award

Panel discussion

moderated by Löpfe

China’s new role in the high-tech battle of the future.
How can we better understand each other and collaborate?

  • Prof. Dr. Tomas Casas i Klett, Director China Competence Center, University St. Gallen
  • Managing Director Huawei Switzerland

The top 10 high-tech E-Commerce giants from China

and what can Switzerland learn from Tencent, Alibaba, Baidu, JD.com,...

Networking & Apéro