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Published time: 2016-04-12 Source:COMMITTEE OF CHINA RADICAL INNOVATION 100 font-size: small medium Large Return

International Industry Collaboration Forum 2015--China Industry Migration and International Innovation Ecosystem

The “International Industry Collaboration Forum 2015 – China’s Industrial Transformation and Upgrading towards the International Industrial Ecology” was held in Shenzhen on December 4. It was hosted by the Committee of China Radical Innovation 100 and the Institute for Innovation and Development of Tsinghua University in joint efforts with Shenzhen Stock Exchange and Luohu District Government of Shenzhen. The event, addressed by Ms. Song Liping, President and CEO of Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE), was attended by representatives of innovation institutes and technology transfer agencies from regions and countries such as North America, Europe and Israel, entrepreneurs from major businesses in relevant industries, industrial leaders, as well as representatives from over 100 SZSE listed companies.

Speeches were delivered on the themes of “Macroeconomics and Industrial Transformation”, “Organizational Structure of the European Industrial Innovation”, “Development Logic of European Industrial Ecology”, “Eight Logics on Industrial M&A”, and “Impact of Smart Manufacturing on the Business Model of Traditional Manufacturers” respectively by Mr. Chen Qingtai, former Secretary of the Party Group of the State Council Development Research Center and Dean of the Institute for Innovation and Development of Tsinghua University, Mr. Laurent Bochereau, Minister-Counsellor at EU Delegation to China, Mr. Pascal Marmier, Director of Swissnex China, Mr. Milton Kotler, President of Kotler Marketing Group, and Mr. Alfred Taudes, Full Professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and the Institute for Production Management, Department of Information Systems and Operations.

In the thematic salons that followed, Secretary General Zhou Luming from the Committee of China Radical Innovation 100, President Xu Shanda from SEEC Research Institute, Chairman Zhu Xingming from Shenzhen Inovance Technology Co., Ltd., Dr. Georg Fronja, CEO of Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG, and Dr. Anton Kathrein, CEO of the Kathrein Group conducted extensive and in-depth dialogues on the needs of and methods for international industry collaboration.

China has become the world’s largest manufacturer and a significant player in the global industrial ecological chain after 30 years of rapid growth. Yet the Chinese government is troubled by the long-term issue of industrial transformation and upgrading due to historical problems of less developed industrial technologies and structural issues. In the era of globalization, integration of international industrial chains offer new opportunities for not only China’s industrial transformation and upgrading, but for the growth of overseas companies as well. International industrial players and investors who have spotted such opportunities have tried to strike deals in recent years by direct communication between suppliers and demanders, which unfortunately, turned out to be unsuccessful due to different cultures and national conditions. Based on in-depth studies of the changes in international industrial chains, this forum introduced the model of systematic matchmaking along international industrial chains which was widely recognized for its role in breaking bottlenecks in industrial collaboration between China and other countries.