CHInano China, organized by Nanopolis in the Suzhou Industry Park (SIP), took place this year from September 24 to September 26. The NOST offices in Shanghai and Suzhou have participated in the extracurricular program of Dutch high-tech participants, in cooperation with the Holland High Tech Center China (HHTCC), also located in Suzhou. Dutch participants included Advanced Packaging Center, Business Cluster Semiconductors (BCS), Boschman technologies, Sempro and Trymax. These attended company visits, such as at Nedcard, Imec, SMIC and VDL ETG, exhibited at the CHInano conference, contributed to the International Round Table session on nanotechnology, and participated in networking and matchmaking events.
Extended HAMR event – networking
The Yangtze River delta hosts a number of Dutch rooted advanced machinery producers, which are collected in the Holland Advanced Machinery and production Rotation platform (HAMR). These companies were invited to attend a networking event with Ducth CHInano participants, in order to increase the connectivity and expose those who have the ambitions to extend their business in China to those who have already done so.
This event took place on the evening of September 24 in the Suzhou Kempinsky hotel. It attracted 20 participants, among which business and academic professionals from VDL ETG, Tecnotion, NXP, iBOT and Guilin University, who exchanged and discussed their Chinese experiences with the Dutch CHInanono participants.
In the morning of September 26, the Holland High Tech Center China and NOST hosted a matchmaking session at Nanopolis. The Chinese counterpart for BCS, who had collected high-potential matches to the Dutch companies, was the Suzhou IC association (SICA). This organization had introduced ASEN, GERAD, WLCSP and Miramems to this event.
After BCS and SICA shortly presented their organizations, the attending companies addressed individual companies, or posed specific questions to those who attended, and exchanged information.
Networking and matchmaking… part of the long breath of maneuvering in China, with more often than not no direct results. Nevertheless, orders have been placed on Friday the 26th and the Dutch consortium is looking forward to shortly broaden its activities in China, both in sales as R&D.