China's approach to innovation is unique and massive.
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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.
November 06, 2018
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What everyone must know about Industry 4.0
In China “Manufacturing 2025” is the – more or less – equivalent to “Industry 4.0”.
China is superfast moving up the value chain. Wages have risen so much that also China must automate and transform existing manufacturing plants.
No doubt the future of E-commerce has arrived and is driven by China. While we looked at Silicon Valley mainly in the past, we must not look at China.
Switzerland has about 150 drone technology companies. The two technical universities (ETH and EPFL) are hotbeds for drone spinoffs. Just recently the Swiss drone association was formed to represent the drone tech companies’ interests. A focus is on niche areas and commercial drones as well as enabling drone technology.
China’s drone companies are into both consumer drones and also commercial drones. Examples are the worldmarket leaders DJI and Yuneec for consumer drones and Ehang as a transport drone company.
The relations seem quite good and promising. Still there are cultural differences and different expectations when doing business.
We want to address practical issues and tell experiences on how to best do business between China and Switzerland with a focus on technology companies. Also legal aspects and best practices in doing business in China will be covered.
How to build trusting relationships and better understand expectations.
How to improve the chances for successful collaborations and investments.
My more than two decades work experience has spanned various marketing, project management and business development roles, based on my training as an electrical engineer and masters in Telecommunication Systems (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology).
My career started while at university, when I took an assistant role in the USA. Later, I worked as an IT project manager for large key account clients at CompuNet in Munich and also worked in Hong Kong supporting the Asian region.
This prompted my move to Silicon Valley where I lived for many years, working as a Product Manager for successful startups building some of the first data communication equipments in the market. (first gigabit ethernet router/switch)
Since 2001, I provide product marketing and business development support and have organised different high-tech business events in Switzerland.
I am the organiser of about 15 per year national and international high-tech trends, innovation, entrepreneurship and technology business events in Switzerland, among them:
+ Silicon Valley meets Switzerland, svms-event.ch
+ Startup-Nation Israel meets Switzerland, startup-nation.ch
+ Chinese-Swiss High-tech Summit, china-innovation.ch
I am also the founder and president of the first - not for profit - "High-Tech Connect suisse" association encouraging and inspiring high-tech business development.
I started teaching the course "Global Innovation Ecosystems" and others at universities and look forward doing more of these as I love sharing and discussing with smart minds of all ages and cultures.