Shenzhen to Forged Exchange Activity with U.S. Firm
After Premier Li Keqiang visit at the Chaihuo Maker Space, Shenzhen has forged and exchange activity into a open innovation in San Francisco and signed an agreement with the Institute for the Future from the United States in creating a innovation lab in Shenzhen by next year. Furthermore the lab will act as s bridge between the two governments, public organizations, companies, designers and students living in the two cities that concerns information sharing and research.
The activity attracted a lot of entrepreneurs such as Peter Hirshberg, founder and CEO of Technorati, Zachary Crockett, founder of Spark, Charles Angell, president of the Industrial Designers Society of America and Mark Hatch, CEO and co-founder of TechShop. In Huaqiangbei, manufacturers can find everything they need in a range of 1 kilometer no matter how complicated the design, they can produce the prototype and produce it in a small scale in less than a week.
Shenzhen boasts of great traditional manufacturing foundation and passed through a period of copying products, now the city has gathered a group of makers that are serious on creating proper hardware. Although knock offs and copies are not bad, it’s the companies that assist Chinese makers in creating their prototype into mass productions along with the complete industrial chain these makers can do a lot of business opportunities here.