Let’s go to Asia!

The first country focus of the silicon alps cluster is asia. Nowhere else you could find such a dynamic start up scene of electronic and microelectronic companies.

Middle Kingdom

From 26 to 31 March 2017 a top-class delegation of Styrian politicians first of all governor Hermann Schützenhöfer and vice-governor Mag. Michael Schickhofer and entrepreneurs as well as Silicon Alps Cluster CEO Dr. Günther Lackner went to China. They visited Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hongkong. Even on 27 march an agreement on partnership was signed to strengthen cooperation between China and Southern Austria.

Prospects in Asia

Within the scope of the foreign trade day of the Styrian Economic Chambers on 3. July 2017, Silicon Alps Cluster in cooperation with ICS, the Centre of Internationalisation in Styria invite to a workshop on „Microelectronic Sourcing in China“. There economic delegates from Hongkong and Shanghai will give insights in sourcing strategies of the world’s leading electronic and microelectronic companies.

Between 13 and 15 September 2017 Silicon Alps Cluster is represented at the SEMICON Taiwan, a fair that is specially addressed to young entrepreneurs. Taiwans government set the objective to promote innovation to competitive on the global market and an „Asian Silicon Valley“ shall be built. The purpose is to develop technological know how in growing areas like biomedical research, green technologies, smart machines and IoT. Governmental institutions like the International Entrepreneur Initiative (IEIT) or the Small and Medium Enterprise Administration (SMEA) offer services to simplify the access for international entrepreneurs.

In November, there will be another delegation trip to Hongkong and Shenzhen. Hongkongs electronic industry generates more FDIs than every other sector in this area and acts as a hub for electronic components and devices. There is a great variety of incubator and accelerator programs and close cooperation between the government and high-tech facilities.

Please let us know want exactly are you looking for in the area of sourcing, or the participation of an accelerator programme, or chances in the market in general, Silicon Alps Cluster will arrange your performance in Hongkong, please contact us.