What’s going on?
Get here the latest news and developments of Startup Factury.
Openness, Collaboration and InnovationSFK IIoT Hub Official Launch. On Mar. 23, SFK Industry IOT Hub held an official launch reception in Shanghai. The German Consul General in Shanghai, the government official of Kunshan Zhangpu, Kunshan German Industrial Park, founding partners of SFK, technical partners as well as other guests of close to 100 people attended the reception. Read more [...]
Startup Factory USA Moves into New FacilityStartup Factory is expanding its company incubation model into the U.S.! In November 2022 our Startup Factory USA president Mike Birkle moved into our office and light production building in Fort Mill, SC greater Charlotte area. Read more [...]
Startup Factory and Tencent Cloud Cooperate on SME DigitalizationStartup Factory China with its embedded Smart Factory Kunshan IIoT Hub and Tencent Cloud laid the foundation for a deeper collaboration to empower Chinese and German SMEs through Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions and cloud technologies in a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding. Read more [...]
Startup Factory Family Met in CologneMore than 20 of Startup Factory’s client companies met at IHK Cologne May 9th, and spent an intensive morning session with Startup Factory partners and with the German General Consul in Shanghai Pit Heltmann. The "China Day" was completed by an afternoon session “The Future of Business in China - Where Is the Journey Heading?" organized by IHK Cologne. Read more [...]
Smart Factory Kunshan @ IOTSWCSmart Factory Kunshan@Startup Factory China has been the 2nd time as exhibitor on the joint booth of Bavaria, Bayern International, at the IOT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona. SFK partner Bernd Reitmeier, Dr. Christian Haug and Frank Gaenzle had three days packed with discussions on technology implementations on the manufacturing floor. Read more [...]
Startup Factory Invests in IIoT Startup nxtBaseStartup Factory China took over shares in Berlin-Brandenburg-based nxtBase technologies GmbH in August 2021 as part of an early-stage financing. This step accelerates the expansion of Startup factory's customer portfolio towards startups, especially in the area of Industrial IoT. Read more [...]
German Chamber of Commerce MeetingThe German community of the Greater Shanghai area visited Smart Factory on April 15th, 2021. It was our great honor to host a dinner for 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 following the conference "Xplore the Digital Future". Read more [...]
BALLUFF Client Event in Smart Factory KunshanSmart Factory Kunshan served as stage for German industrial automation specialist BALLUFF's client event "Effective Predictive Maintenance Powered by Condition Monitoring" on July 28th. You are looking for a unique event venue for your company event? Get in contact, we will give you the stage.
. Read more [...]
Opening Startup Factory Phase 3 & Smart Factory Kunshan Open HouseAfter one year preparation Startup Factory together with German Industrial Park Kunshan celebrated the opening ceremony of Startup Factory Phase III and open house of Smart Factory Kunshan. We finally show our intelligent manufacturing demonstration factory to the public!. Read more [...]
VDMA CEO T. Brodtmann visits Startup factoryVDMA delegation headed by VDMA's CEO Thilo Brodtmann visited Startup Factory on September 26th visiting the VDMA member companies under our roof and exchanging ideas on further development of German SMEs in China. Read more [...]
Kunshan Delegation in Munich and FuerthStartup Factory Partners Henry Wang, Dr. Christian Haug and Wolfgang Weiss accompanied the Kunshan delegation, lead by Kunshan city vice mayor Li Hui, during their stay in Munich and Fuerth. Highlight has been the delegation's visit to SUF family member BEKA in Pegnitz. Read more [...]
Smart Factory Kunshan opens with VDMA event Smart Factory Kunshan has been happy and proud open its doors and host the 2nd VDMA Flagship Industrie 4.0 B2B Conference on June 21th. More than 270 participants discussed on digitalization in the SME environment, listen to more than 15 speakers, and joined factory tours demonstrating already implemented Industry 4.0 use cases and exchanged their views on industrial 4.0 technology. Read more [...]
German Parliamentarians Visiting Startup FactoryThe members of the German Bundestag Dr. Carsten Linnemann, deputy chairman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group and chairman of the SME and Business Association (MIT) of CDU/CSU parties, and Stefan Rouenhoff were given a comprehensive picture of the situation of German SMEs in China by visiting the Startup Factory and Smart Factory Kunshan on March 1st. Read more [...]
3rd Smart Factory Kunshan Tech TalkThe 3rd Smart Factory Kunshan Tech Talk focussed on use cases, training programs and showcases already implemented in our new Smart Factory Kunshan Lab and attracted about 100 Chinese, European and American professionals from intelligent manufacturing enterprises. Read more [...]
Kunshan Mayor Xiaogang Du in BielefeldOn the occasion of the Germany visit of Kunshan Mayor and party secretary Xiaogang Du and his delegation, Startup Factory hold the digitalization event “Kunshan and OWL - Industry 4.0 and Made in China 2025” at IHK Bielefeld, July 26th, 2018. Read more [...]
TOP CONSULTANT 2018 AwardStartup Factory China is one of the best SME consultants in Germany. As part of the official award ceremony Germany’s former Federal President Christian Wulff congratulated our team on this success. [...]
Groundbreaking Ceremony Smart Factory KunshanIn a joint event of Startup Factory Kunshan and German Industrial Park Kunshan on November 10th the “Groundbreaking Ceremony of Smart Factory Kunshan & Inauguration Ceremony of Sino-German Cooperation Zone” has been celebrated with more than 400 guests at the construction site.[...]
German-Chinese demonstration center Industry 4.0 in Kunshan under constructionStartup Factory (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. and Kunshan City have announced that they will jointly invest in the Smart Factory (Kunshan) Co. Ltd.. The German-Chinese demonstration center on industry 4.0 technologies will open its doors in autumn 2018. [...]
1st Kunshan Digitalization Summit 2017The 1st Kunshan Factory Digitalization Summit 2017 was held on June 9th at the Startup Factory. The Digitization Summit - co-hosted by IoT ONE, iCubed4 and Startup Factory - attracted more than 200 professionals from industrial key players and media.[...]
Kunshan Day FrankfurtKunshan City government delegation led by vice mayor Ming Jin hosted the Frankfurt Kunshan Day at April 25th. During his talk, Dr. Christian Haug pointed out the outstanding approach of GIP in supporting the German SMEs in founding and running their Chinese entities.[...]
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) Delegation visits SUFA high ranking delegation of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) headed by Mr. Tian Chuan, the deputy director of the Office of SMEs, came to visit Startup Factory March, 1st.[...]