From November 19 to 21, 2019, the Opening Ceremony of Plug and Play China Innovation Hub-Yangtze River Delta Area and Plug and Play China Winter Summit 2019 were held in Shanghai. This Innovation Hub is the second largest single integrated innovation hub of Plug and Play in the world and is located in No.835-937 Dangui Road, Pudong New Area in Shanghai. This event attracted more than 1200 heads and executives of the world's Top 500 companies, startups, governments, cities, universities, investment and media in nine industries.
The Opening Ceremony of Plug and Play China Innovation Hub-Yangtze River Delta Area invited Mr. Li Ruxin, President of Shanghai Advanced Research Institute,Chinese Academy of Sciences, Mr. Hao Chen, Executive General Manager of Vanke, Mr. Tao Yuan, Chairman and Secretary of the Party Committee of Zhangjiang Group, Mr. Qiang Wu, Deputy Director of the Office for the Promotion of the Construction of Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation Center, Deputy Director of Shanghai Zhangjiang High-tech Industrial Development Zone Management Committee, Mr. Zhen Wang, Deputy Director and Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of Shanghai Technology Innovation Center, Mr. Rahim Amidi, the founder and Chairman of Plug and Play, Doctor Shawn Chen, the Co-founder and Executive Director of Plug and Play China, and Mr. Peter Xu, Executive Director and CEO of Plug and Play China
This regional innovation hub will not only serve as an important infrastructure of innovation ecosystem in the Yangtze River Delta, but also will give full play to its advantages being located in Zhangjiang High-tech Innovation Highland, influencing Shanghai Innovation Development Platform, and connecting the network of cities in Yangtze River Delta Area. It not only covers the full cycle incubation acceleration service of startups, but also has the functions of venue platform for corporations open innovation community and diversified activity content, new technology release and exhibition space, as well as cross-border global conference and activity center.
Mr. Qiang Wu, Deputy Director of Industrial Development Zone Management Committee
Mr. Qiang Wu, Deputy Director of the Office for the Promotion of the Construction of Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation Center, Deputy Director of Shanghai Zhangjiang High-tech Industrial Development Zone Management Committee, introduced:“ We need companies like Plug and Play to help us build a good innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem, the entry of Plug and Play in Zhangjiang will help the foundation of Zhangjiang innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. We fully support Plug and Play to take roots in Zhangjiang High-tech Zone and develop in the Yangtze River Delta Area.”
As an old technology innovation accelerator and investment institution in Silicon Valley, Plug and Play has established cooperative relations with 22 cities in China since its entry into China in 2015, and has four innovation centers in Shanghai, Chongqing and Shenzhen, and its Beijing headquarter. It has opened five major business sectors including investment, corporate innovation, incubation and acceleration, cross-border innovation and co-working space.
Mr. Peter Xu, Executive Director and CEO of Plug and Play China
With the continuous expansion and in-depth development of domestic businesses, we have also made proud achievements in investment, acceleration and innovation cooperation. Mr. Peter Xu, Executive Director and CEO of Plug and Play China led the on-site guests to review the innovation result in 2019 together and looked ahead to the innovation ecosystem in 2020. It is reported that before the release of this news, Plug and Play China has signed 27 World Top 500 companies and Top 500 companies in China in 2019, covering 10 vertical fields. Now it has formed an innovation ecosystem service system, which includes the Innovation Platform, Digital Infrastructure and Physical Infrastructure. Plug and Play China officially established Plug and Play China Innovation Ecosystem Research Institute, a global innovation and entrepreneurship mentor institution. It aims to inject vitality into all innovation ecosystem construction.
Ms. Yisi Gu, Executive Director of Plug and Play China
Ms. Yisi Gu, Executive Director of Plug and Play China, introduced the Institute of Innovation Ecosystem of Plug and Play China. At the same time, the first group of 9 mentors were welcomed to enter the global innovation and entrepreneurship mentor team. Plug and Play will provide them with the most cutting-edge, latest and abundant resources in the world. Meanwhile, the mentor team will also contribute their outstanding talents to the startups and corporations in innovation and entrepreneurship.
Prof. John Cai, Director of Health Management and Policy Center and part-time Professor of Economics, CEIBS, Mr. Dong Cheng, Vice Chairman of Shanghai Federation of Overseas Chinese, Ms. Hua Xue, Executive Director of Geely Innovation College, Mr. Tianye Fang, National Eastern Tech-Tranfer Center, Mr. Jicheng Zhao, General Manager of Bidding Management Department of Wanda Group, Mr. Jun Ma, Dean of School of Automobile Marketing Management, Tongji University, Dean of School of automobile marketing management, Tongji University, Mr. Jiangyong Lu, Professor of Organization and Strategic Management Department, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University. Mr. Binsheng Teng, Vice President of CKGSB, Mr. Xiaotian Chen, General Manager and Executive Director of China Unicom IOT.
After the opening ceremony of Plug and Play China Innovation Hub-Yangtze River Delta Area, the 2019 Plug and Play China Winter Summit with the theme of “Creating Together ·Winning Together ” were held, which included Expo Day of 6 vertical fields of Internet of Things, Real Estate，Energy and Sustainability, Insurtech，Supply Chain and Logistics, and Brand&Retail, as well as the Selection Day in 3 vertical fields of Fintech, Mobility, Travel and Hospitality.
Plug and Play has formed a relatively fixed summit mode and brand innovation day activities. Through the holding of characteristic innovation batch, we will deepen and optimize the realization of cutting-edge technology and innovation achievements in the industry, strengthen cooperation and innovation interconnection between large enterprises and startups, constantly explore more investment and acceleration of excellent startups, and build the Plug and Play global innovation ecosystem platform with the support of urban innovation.