Suzhou Center for International Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the center for cooperation between China and Italy in the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship
SPICI became the Italian contact point of the Suzhou Center for International Innovation and Entrepreneurship in order to foster cooperation in the field of innovation between Italy and Suzhou Municipality in China.
Located in the province of Jiangsu, Suzhou is one of the fastest growing Chinese cities. Suzhou is known for encouraging the development of entrepreneurship and high-tech industries — in particular nanotechnology, biotechnology and cloud computing — and for being one of China’s main manufacturing hubs.
On 11 October 2019, an offshore Suzhou incubation center was inaugurated in Rome during the Semifinal of the Best Startup Showcase Entrepreneurship competition (BSSEC). The center was created in collaboration with the International Technology Transfer Network (ITTN) and Suzhou Guozhi Ronglian Technological Development Co., Ltd.
The new offshore center established in Italy aims to attract, cultivate and incubate innovative Italian companies interested in entering the Chinese market. In addition, the center facilitates cooperation between Italian and Suzhou companies on technology-oriented projects and provides consulting advice to organizations from Suzhou interested in investing in Italy.