New opportunities for start-ups, investors and accelerators
Photo: Minister Schramböck, Agathonos and GIN and China Accelerator representatives after the Signing Ceremony
06 November 2018 – To strengthen the cooperation between Austria and China, a partnership agreement between Global Incubator Network (GIN) Austria with Chinaccelerator, one of the country’s most successful startup accelerators, was signed in Shanghai on the margins of the CIIE in the presence of Austrian Ambassador to China, Dr. Friedrich Stift. Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW), Dr. Margarete Schramböck and Philipp Agathonos, Director of OSTA congratulated the signatories.
The agreement aims to support innovative start-ups and investors on both sides and marks the extension of the GIN-programme, which until now covered Israel, Singapore, Hongkong, the Republic of Korea and Japan to mainland China.
Deepening the pragmatic cooperation with China
Photo: Minister Schramböck and Minister Miao
04-07 November 2018 – The Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW), Dr. Margarete Schramböck led an Austrian delegation to participate in the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai and was accompanied among others by Dr. Friedrich Stift, Austrian Ambassador to China, Consul General Ms Brigitte Robinson-Seyrlehner and Mr Philipp Agathonos, Minister Plenipotentiary and Director of Office of Science and Technology of the Austrian Embassy Beijing (OSTA).
Minister Schramböck attended the Opening Ceremony of CIIE and opened the Austrian National Pavilion, organized by Advantage Austria and paid a visit to individual company pavilions to explore the business investment situation of Austrian enterprises in China.
In the margings of the CIIE Minister Schramböck met with Mr Miao Wei, Minister of Industry and Information Technology of China. Minister Schramböck underlined the importance the Austrian side attaches to strengthening cooperation with China in particular in the areas of trade, innovation and digital economy. The CIIE presents an opportunity to Austrian companies to offer more products and services in the Chinese market. Both sides also exchanged views on the “Belt & Road” initiative and e-commerce cooperation.