Shenzhen is a major technology hub that produces the most hardware and electronic devices in the world. With R&D budgets going up across a number of industries, hardware suppliers seek to climb up the value chain with more sophisticated, higher-end products. This has gradually changed the partnership model.
In Shenzhen, as an entrepreneur you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the biggest and the most innovative hardware hub in the world. With the unique ecosystem rapidly evolving, you’ll need a flexible mindset and be prepared to redefine your relationship with your suppliers. Join this webinar and learn more about new partnership model within the hardware ecosystem.
*Switzerland time (UTC +2)
10:00 – 10:10 Opening & Introduction
(Swissnex in China
Raffael Tschui – Partner at Octanis Instruments, Engineering coach of the China Hardware Innovation Camp (CHIC))
10:10 – 10:40 The Shenzhen Way of Open Innovation – New partnership model within the hardware ecosystem
(Eric Pan – Founder of Seeed Studio and Chaihuo makerspace)
10:40 – 11:00 Q&A and Closing Remarks
Speaker & Moderator
Eric PanFounder of Seeed Studio and Chaihuo makerspace
Eric Pan is producer of Maker Faire Shenzhen. He endeavors to integrate the latest AI/IoT technology and supply chain resources to create an open platform for global developers. Since 2008, Seeed has been empowering millions of developers in over 200 countries to turn ideas into prototypes and solutions. By establishing more synergy with traditional industries including agriculture, retail, architecture and etc, Seeed is building more fab labs to enable makers and startups to resolve future commercial needs.
Raffael TschuiPartner at Octanis Instruments, Engineering coach of the China Hardware Innovation Camp (CHIC)
Raffael Tschui is the Co-founder of Octanis in 2014 with the goal of building an open-source Rover for Antarctica. The non-profit grew to a diverse community of makers and in 2018 spun off its sister company, Octanis Instruments, which is helping startups to design and engineer IoT products. Raffael is also a coach of the China Hardware Innovation Camp, a program immersing students from Western Switzerland into the Shenzhen/Hong Kong hardware ecosystem.