Austria Online Technology Innovation Showcase

A concentrated display of the high-quality innovation achievements of Austria and Zhejiang Province in the field of smart cities

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On August 4, 2020, an Online event “Austria Online Technology Innovation Showcase”  jointly hosted by the Zhejiang Provincial Science and Technology Cooperation Center and the Austrian StartUp “Silk Road 4.0” kicked off in Hangzhou with the support of the Science and Technology Section of the Austrian Embassy Beijing (OSTA Peking) and the Zhejiang Provincial Department of Science and Technology. Minister Plenipotentiary and Director of OSTA, Mr. Philipp Agathonos thanked te organizers for the innovative approach to bilateral cooperation to cope with the COVID-19 restrictions at his opening remarks. Ms. Elisabeth Mindlberger from Advantage Austria (Shanghai Office) also addressed the participants.

A total of 7 Austrian and 4 Chinese Projects presented their innovations in the area of “Cyber Security under the background of Industry 4.0” and “Realizing the traceability of the product cycle through digital technology”. The projects promoted in this cloud event coverd among others Artificial intelligence technology, unmanned vehicle applications and urban functions. The event demonstrated the high-quality innovation achievements of Austria and the Province Zhejiang in the field of smart cities and attracted great attention from enterprises, universities and related institutions from China and Austria due to its high innovation and broad industry prospects.

At the meeting, the two parties fully affirmed the scientific and technological innovation cooperation achievements of Zhejiang and Austria since the signing of the memorandum of science and technology cooperation in 2018 in the area of smart cities, and underlined their willingness to continue carrying out in-depth comprehensive cooperation in production, education and research and promoting more cooperation results.