News archive​

February 1st, 2022
Happy Chinese New Year 2022!

Happy Lunar New Year of the Water Tiger! 春节快乐! to all our startups, business partners and friends currently celebrating the Year Of The Tiger!
May this new year be filled with happiness, prosperity, new business opportunities and good health. Happy Chinese New Year 2022!

January 18 + 20, 2022 | Online Pitch Contest
Online Conference in conjunction with Global Innovation Summit

The two days of the Bridge to China Conference are in the books and it was a great pleasure to see our startups pitching in front of an amazing audience of partners, corporates and investors from China!
A huge thank you to all startups which participated in the Bridge to China Conference 2021/2022 – all of you guys did a great job!

The winning startups are:
FaradaIC Sensors, FibreCoat GmbH and Syncreality.

Bridge to China Recap
December 31, 2021
Bridge to China Recap 2021

New ideas, intensive work in existing projects, innovative startups, team growth and teamspirit. Here comes our recap of the year 2021!
The holidays are just around the corner. For us, it’s a good time to be thankful for the year’s milestones and successes. After all, even the Covid19 pandemic didn’t stop us from creating workshops for you, launching our own podcast, inviting you to our community events, and cheering for you at our annual Pitch Conference!
We’re excited to see what 2022 has in store for us!

Ming River
November 25, 2021 | Hybrid Workshop
Workshop on Chinese drinking etiquette & Baijiu tasting

Alcohol, business and Chinese culture have always had an intimate relationship. Matthias Heger, co-founder of Ming River, introduced us to the dos and don’ts of Chinese drinking etiquette and we had the pleasure of tasting different Baijius.

Asia Berlin Summit
October 10, 2021 | Asia Berlin Summit
1. Birthday at Asia Berlin Summit 2021

This year we celebrated our first birthday at the AsiaBerlin Summit 2021 and hosted a satellite event on “AI startups solving industry challenges”. Our aim was to explore, how science-based AI Startups in China and Germany are solving industry challenges and how to build a digital bridge between the AI Campus Berlin and Shanghai’s Zhangjiang AIsland.
We had wonderful guests and speaker: Rasmus Rothe (Merantix), Zhao Dong (Zhangjiang Group), Tina Klüwer (K.I.E.Z.), Thomas Strottner (brighter AI), Scott Zhang (Neolix) and Grace Che (Conti Tech China).

Sabine Yang-Schmidt Yiran Li
August 24, 2021 | Podcast Launch
Podcast Launch: Bridge to China

With our brand new podcast show „Bridge to China“ we want to answer the most pressing questions European founders have regarding China. For that we interview people with vast knowledge and long-term experience with China, those are entrepreneurs, investors, politicians, scientists, journalists and other China-experts.
In our first episode we spoke to Sabine Yang-Schmidt and Yiran Li, both are representatives of the Berlin Business Desk China of Berlin’s Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises with an office in Beijing.

Open Info Days
June 24-25, 2021 | Online Info Days
OPEN INFO DAYS: How to startup in China

Nowadays, an internationalisation strategy is crucial for any growing startup.
The OPEN INFO DAYS will help deep tech startups gain first insights regarding potential markets and key industries in China.
Join us for 2 full days of online workshops and networking sessions and find out how to Start Up in China.
(Hosted by Humboldt-Tech Bridge and INAM)

Open Info Days
March 9 - April 23, 2021 | 7 Online Sessions​
How to START UP in CHINA? 7 know-how sessions

How to START UP in CHINA? We help you to answer that question. Starting in March within 7 weeks, we have 7 sessions with 7 subject matter experts.
Stay tuned for more details and make sure to register HERE.

January 26 & 29, 2021 | Online Pitch Contest
Online Conference in conjunction with Global Innovation Summit

We had two successful days of our Online Conference, where nine of our startups got the opportunity to pitch in front of Chinese investors and potential business partners from Shanghai, Chengdu and Beijing.
Three of them won the first prize in the competition and are going on the journey to China with us: Grown Valve, Kea Robotics and SEMRON.

New Years Refresh session
January 12, 2021 | Online Seminar
New Years Refresh

In this session we prepared our startups for the upcoming online conferences. They received final tips and insights on how to successfully pitch their innovation at our international Bridge to China conference this January.

New Years Refresh
November 26, 2020 | Online Seminar
Decoding China

In cooperation with InnoEU Tech Bridge we organised an online seminar tailored for start-ups who are interested in entering the Chinese market. The agenda was to better understand doing business with China and receiving hands-on advice from renowned experts.

Volker Hofmann
November 17, 2020 | Online Session
chinnotopia - Future designed by China

Our shareholder Volker Hofmann participated at the kick-off event of „chinnotopia – Future designed by China“. chinnotopia an online feature series initiated (amongst others) by our partner Center for Cultural Studies on Science and Technology in China of TU Berlin.

Global Innovation Summit 2019
December 2019 | Conference in China
Global Innovation Summit (Beijing, Chengdu + Shanghai)

Our partner InnoEU brought 50 startups, SMEs and networks to visit Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai in December 2019. The Global Innovation Summit conference enabled the European participants to present their companies and products to the Chinese audience, it provided networking opportunities, best practice exchange and cultural experience.