In March 2019, we organised our first delegation trip to China as part of our partnership with StartUp AsiaBerlin. The main purpose behind the trip was connecting like-minded people, learning as much as possible, and experiencing a wholly different ecosystem. The delegation trip focused on Smart City, Mobility and Urban Innovation solutions.
There’s a lot that German companies can learn from exploring the potential of China’s market. As part of the programme, participants met with accelerators, corporate representatives, and investors in Beijing, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong to better understand China’s startup ecosystem and investment culture from diverse perspectives. We started the trip with a tour of Innoway, Beijing’s global incubator and accelerator village which has incubated 2,900 startups and raised a total of RMB 9.1 million. The trip also included tours of other incubators and accelerators such as Troublemaker, the CRI Innovation Center in Shenzhen, Brinc and the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park.