1. Chinese-Swiss
High-Tech Summit

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China's approach to innovation is unique and massive.

The following numbers give a first impression:

  • China spends $200 billion on R&D (2% of GDP)
  • 2 million engineers graduate from Chinese universities every year
  • in Shenzhen alone: 25'000 startups and 150'000 industrial designers
  • in Q2 2017 for the first time ever more venture capital money was invested in Chinese startups than in Silicon Valley
  • 300 million mobile phones (1/4 of yearly world production)
  • Chinese invention examples: hoverboard, e-cigarettes, low-cost clinical studies and DNA sequencing, Solar City, 3D food printers ...
  • Chinese Internet giants that compete with Silicon Valley: Tencent, Alibaba, Baidu, JD.com, ...
  • areas of leading innovations: digital manufacturing, electrical modules, Internet of Things, robotics, electrical - self-driving cars, 3D printing, drones, collaboration technologies, mobile phones,...
  • One of the industries where China is market leader worldwide is in renewable energy. In 2016 China invested $32 billion outside the country. Five of the six biggest solarcell companies come from China.

At this event you will meet managers from Chinese Internet and tech giants, entrepreneurs, technology parc managers, most promising startups and experience innovations that open your eyes to an entirely new world.

November 06, 2018


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More details about this exciting event to come soon.

For more information and interest in becoming a partner/supporter/sponsor for this event, please contact us at: info@techmarketing.ch


We visited the world's most amazing gadget market

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The New Shanzhai: Democratizing Innovation in China

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Shanzhai: China's Collaborative Electronics-Design Ecosystem

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Shanzhai: Open innovation as an invitation to start new brands

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Designed in Shenzhen: Shanzhai Manufacturers and Maker Entrepreneurs

Go to article - Lindtner, S., Greenspan, A., Li, D. 2015. Aarhus Series on Human Centered Computing, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 12.




Industry 4.0 / Manufacturing 2025

What everyone must know about Industry 4.0
In China “Manufacturing 2025” is the – more or less – equivalent to “Industry 4.0”.
China is superfast moving up the value chain. Wages have risen so much that also China must automate and transform existing manufacturing plants.

Industry 4.0 / Manufacturing 2025 - Program Details


No doubt the future of E-commerce has arrived and is driven by China. While we looked at Silicon Valley mainly in the past, we must not look at China.

E-Commerce - Program Details

Drone Technology

Switzerland has about 150 drone technology companies. The two technical universities (ETH and EPFL) are hotbeds for drone spinoffs. Just recently the Swiss drone association was formed to represent the drone tech companies’ interests. A focus is on niche areas and commercial drones as well as enabling drone technology.
China’s drone companies are into both consumer drones and also commercial drones. Examples are the worldmarket leaders DJI and Yuneec for consumer drones and Ehang as a transport drone company.

Drone Technology - Program Details

China - Swiss business relationships

The relations seem quite good and promising. Still there are cultural differences and different expectations when doing business.
We want to address practical issues and tell experiences on how to best do business between China and Switzerland with a focus on technology companies. Also legal aspects and best practices in doing business in China will be covered.

China - Swiss business relationships - Program Details

Networking & Apéro

Ralf Haller

My more than two decades work experience has spanned various marketing, project management and business development roles, based on my training as an electrical engineer and masters in Telecommunication Systems (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology).

My career started while at university, when I took an assistant role in the USA. Later, I worked as an IT project manager for large key account clients at CompuNet in Munich and also worked in Hong Kong supporting the Asian region.

This prompted my move to Silicon Valley where I lived for many years, working as a Product Manager for successful startups building some of the first data communication equipments in the market. (first gigabit ethernet router/switch)

Since 2001, I provide product marketing and business development support and have organised different high-tech business events in Switzerland.

I am the organiser of about 15 per year national and international high-tech trends, innovation, entrepreneurship and technology business events in Switzerland, among them:

+ Silicon Valley meets Switzerland, svms-event.ch

+ Startup-Nation Israel meets Switzerland, startup-nation.ch

+ Chinese-Swiss High-tech Summit, china-innovation.ch

I am also the founder and president of the first - not for profit - "High-Tech Connect suisse" association encouraging and inspiring high-tech business development.


I started teaching the course "Global Innovation Ecosystems" and others at universities and look forward doing more of these as I love sharing and discussing with smart minds of all ages and cultures.