A China-Finland high-tech online matchmaking event was held on June 23rd. High-tech companies from two countries promoted 39 projects during the event, which attracted enterprise representatives of 10 municipalities and provinces including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong and Zhejiang.
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The meeting covered five major sectors, that is, smart grid & data management, district energy, sustainable cities, health & medical as well as sustainable manufacturing. It gathered more than 300 experts of both countries to share ideas and explore potential partnership.
Zhao Jing, Deputy Director of International Cooperation Division of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, said China and Finland have a formed long-lasting partnership in the field of technology and innovation since the governments of both countries signed an agreement to boost technological cooperation and establish a governmental mechanism in 1986.
During the Webinar, Guangdong set up two offline venues in Guangzhou and Shaoguan, which was attended by more than 70 representatives from over 30 companies. 3 Guangdong-based companies including Ruyuan East Sunshine Machinery Co., Ltd presented their projects online.
SRH, a mining-machine manufacturer, is one of the Guangdong-based companies that attended the meeting. The company started cooperation with Metso Oyj, a Finnish industrial machinery company, in 2012. The partnership takes advantage of Metso’s resources to go global as well as SRH’s location to cover Hong Kong, Macao and the ASEAN countries. As of today, SRH saw various R&D breakthroughs and an increasing export volume that took up about 30 percent of the total sales volume in 2019.
Pasi Hellman, Consul General of Finland in Shanghai, said China is the fourth biggest business partner of Finland. More than 400 Finish companies have settled in China. “Traditional partnering events can only involve a small quantity of companies. However, this new online format has broken the restriction on scale and location.”
According to the organizer, the event gained more than 20 thousand viewers and witnessed active interaction between viewers and presented companies. A large number of enterprise representatives came and sought contact details of the Finish companies before the online roadshow ended.
The event was jointly organized by the International Cooperation Division of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China and Business Finland, and supported by Department of Science and Technology of Guangdong Province. Guangdong Science & Technology Cooperation Center and Shaoguan Science & Technology Bureau helped organized the two sub-venues in the province.
Editor| Wing, Jerry