German Chamber of Commerce Meeting at Startup Fcatory

April 2021

On April 15th, Startup Factory Kunshan hosted the first chamber meeting of the German Chamber of Commerce in China | Shanghai outside of Shanghai.  After the conference day “Xplore the Digital Future”, it has been our great honor to host the German Chamber of Commerce and German community led by Dr. Christine Althauser, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Shanghai and Clas Neumann, Chairman of the German Chamber of Commerce in China | Shanghai, and to have dinner with us in the Smart Factory Lab. The value that Kunshan government attaches to the cooperation between the German Chamber of Commerce and the German Industrial Park Kunshan was expressed by the visit of Kunshan City’s party secretary WU Xinming.

Moderated by Clas Neumann, Senior Vice President, Head of SAP Global Labs Network SAP China Co., Ltd. the question was discussed: “Do Chinese companies share the same views on digitization as European companies? What obstacles do companies face in terms of digitization?” Chamber members Dr. René Arnold, Public Affairs Expert at Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Ivan Ye, Chief Financial Officer of IntSig Information Co., Ltd. and Ken Li, CEO of FOSEA Shanghai Fuhong Intelligent Technology Co., LTD gave their fellow chamber members a look behind the scenes of the Chinese tech companies.


The participants took the opportunity to exchange ideas on topics related to digitization and enjoyed the delicacies of our Supreme Food Team around Alfred Lermann. Many thanks to the organization team of the AHK Shanghai.

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About Startup Factory

Startup Factory is a currently the largest business incubator for small and mid-sized European enterprises that are looking for assembly or production facilities, a repair workshop or a job shop in China to extend their business activities.

At present, Startup Factory runs subsidiaries for 37 European companies on 39,000 sqm with a total of more than 350 employees at its factory location in Kunshan, near Shanghai. Our experienced German-Chinese management team in Kunshan is supported by a contact office in Munich. In addition to flexible rental units, Startup Factory offers a full management services package covering all functions that can be provided centrally. Our customers can concentrate fully on manufacturing and growing their business.

About Smart Factory Kunshan

Smart Factory Kunshan is Startup Factory’s joint venture with Kunshan City Government established in 2017.  The purpose of the demonstration and integration factory is to create an innovative environment for Industrial Internet of Things / Industry 4.0 from research over demonstration till education. We enable international and Chinese companies to integrate and demonstrate their technology in the field of Industry 4.0 in a real-life production environment.

pictures: German Chamber of Commerce, Startup Factory (Kunshan) Co. Ltd.