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SSTP Incubation Teams Showcase International Cutting Edge Technology at SCE2023


Chongqing - The sixth edition of the Sino-Swiss Business Incubation Competition has successfully concluded at the 2023 Smart China Expo (SCE 2023). More than 350 technology teams from across the world participated in intelligent manufacturing and biomedical innovation, culminating with 22 project teams selected to compete at the exhibition as finalists.

Hosted by the Sino-Swiss Technopark based in the Chongqing Liangjiang New Area, the high-profile project features a temperature-controlled air cargo container designed by the Swiss Airtainer team, who introduced their cost-effective and innovative cold chain solutions for aviation logistics.

When empty, these containers weighing 388kg provide optimal conditions for transporting high-value-added goods, such as drugs and vaccines. Additionally, the containers are equipped with high-performance solar panels, compressor technology, and intelligent systems, meaning that temperatures can be precisely managed in real-time.

A team representative from the bio-medical group of contestants vies for the 2023 SinoSwiss Business Incubation Competition award during the Smart China Expo in Chongqing (Photo/SCE 2023)

Further, leading technological advances showcased during the finals include an ultra-high-speed railway vacuum tunnel designed by a team from Switzerland, which can potentially increase the maximum speed of trains up to 1,000 kilometers per hour. 

Meanwhile, another team of competitors personally demonstrated an intelligent walking aid that can support the hips and knees of disabled patients. This smart gadget uses embedded fabric sensors to detect intended movements and can input additional force as needed, offering profound benefits for rehabilitation programs concerned with strength, endurance, and balance.

The large international contingent also featured the Electrochemical Simulation Team from the University of Oxford, the Asian Fresh E-Commerce Platform from France, the nanostructure carbon-based electrode project from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and a clean energy conversion technology project from Malaysia.

The SinoSwiss Technopark in Chongqing offers a full range of support services to foreign enterprises and start-ups aiming to gain a foothold in the Chinese market (Photo/SSTP)

In the biomedical group, a team named SunRegen introduced a new innovative drug produced due to their forward-looking research and development. This can treat conditions such as ophthalmic neurodegenerative diseases once they are approved for market sale and can even help blind patients recover their eyesight.

Chongqing SSTP, an international hub for incubation

The Sino-Swiss Technopark (SSTP) is an international industrial high-tech park located in the Chongqing Liangjiang New Area and built with support from the Embassy of Switzerland in China and the Consulate General of Switzerland in Chengdu. SSTP positions itself as a hub for innovation and incubation for domestic and international enterprises in new technologies, materials, next-generation manufacturing, and other emerging industries.

Among the broad support that SSTP offers international enterprises and start-ups includes office space for when they enter China, services to help them adapt to new language, culture, and market environments, and assistance with business registration, talent attraction, financing, investment, and legal consultation.

The Swiss teams SunRegen and Airtainer achieved first prize in the 2023 SinoSwiss Business Incubation Competition in bio-medical innovation and intelligent manufacturing, respectively. (Photo/SCE 2023)

Organizers of the 2023 Sino-Swiss Business Incubation Competition will provide award-winning projects with these service packages free of charge, with dedicated project managers available to guide them through the whole process of gaining a solid foothold in the Chinese market, including access to financing channels.

The decision to host the competition at the SCE 2023 offers many advantages to the SinoSwiss Technopark, notably the chance to showcase their projects to a broad domestic and international audience and opportunities for exchange with businesses operating within the same ecosphere.

The SinoSwiss Technopark is hosting an exhibition pavilion at the SCE2023 to showcase its wide range of business incubation services (Photo/James Alexander)

Ma Xiuyong, a business representative from SSTP, praised the SCE 2023 as an excellent platform for incubation projects to exhibit before a world audience of professionals and consumers. "We have many entrepreneurial teams engaged in very sophisticated and cutting-edge projects, so the SCE2023 will benefit the Technopark and groups participating in the Incubation Competition by attracting greater attention."


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