Shanghai is trying to position as innovation hub for startups

Shanghai innovation and entrepreneur center, which is under the Shanghai Science and Technology Committee (STCSM), is responsible for scientific and technological development of the city as well as supporting startups from home and abroad by offering incentive policies and services.

To echo the Mass innovation & entrepreneurship move from central government, “overseas startup gateway programme”, a platform to coordinate and access to local resources for overseas startups has been initiated since 2016, with first 18 accelerators, co-working spaces selected as members to join the platform to offer soft landing services. Such as Station F mainly for French startups in China, Landing Pad for Australia startups, Xnode with Netherlands’ project HighTechXL, etc. The recruitment criteria is based on level and scale of the internationalization such as partners, joint projects, funding etc.


By end of 2017, there’re 378 international events & workshops has been organized by these members, with over 200 leads developed for overseas collaboration. During the annual summary event of Gateway programme on Dec 19th, a series of Top 10 rewards have been granted to members to appreciate their contribution and achievement.

Meanwhile, a list of international projects also are announced such as Sino-Germany clean water innovation center initiated by Germany association for water, wastewater and waste ( DWA) and Tongji University, Saint-Gobain from France with Caohe Jing Hightech Park, Belgium healthcare park Biowin with Juke science park, private incubator TechCode with Russian science park etc.

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