In order to promote the internationalization of Zhongguancun Science City, assist Zhongguancun Science City to build a China-Kazakhstan digital innovation platform, and deepen the connection of resources between China and Kazakhstan, the " Global Business Opportunities: China-Kazakhstan Webinar " was successfully held on December 24, 2020, organized by BRICH and Astana Hub.
Ms. Wang Chongwu, Deputy Investigator and Head of Internationalization of Zhongguancun Science City Administrative Committee, Mr. Darkhan Akhmediyev, Director of Information and Communication Technology Development Department of Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan, Mr. Magzhan Madiyev, CEO of Astana Hub and Mr Liang Ye, COO of BRICH were invited to attend and deliver speeches, and three enterprises from Kazakhstan and three enterprises from China were also invited to participate in this event.
First of all, Mr. Darkhan Akhmediyev, Director of Information and Communication Technology Development Department of Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan, delivered a speech to welcome everyone to this event, hoping that enterprises from both sides can establish contacts through this event, and believes that they will have more interaction, mutual exchange and grow together.
Then, Mr. Magzhan Madiyev, CEO of Astana Hub, introduced Astana Hub to Chinese companies, as the largest science and innovation center in Central Asia, and since 2018 till date, Astana Center has successfully incubated more than 180 startups, attracting investments of over $8 billion, with complete infrastructure, welcoming the cooperation and joining of Chinese companies to jointly promote the construction of digital Kazakhstan!
Ms. Wang Chongwu, Deputy Investigator and Head of Internationalization of Zhongguancun Science City Administrative Committee, gave a welcome speech, focusing on the construction of Zhongguancun Science City and foreign investment policies, and expressed the hope that in the future, the project cooperation between China and Kazakhstan can be deepened, to help Kazakh enterprises "come in" and Zhongguancun Science City enterprises to "go out", and further deepen the cooperation and exchange between Zhongguancun Science City enterprises and Kazakhstan. Zhongguancun Science City Administrative Committee would support friend from Astana wholeheartedly.
Liang Ye, VP of BRICH, said BRICH has now signed a MOU with Astana Hub and will hold more online business promotion and industry presentations in the future to establish connections for technology cooperation between the two countries' enterprises. After the pandemic ends, BRICH will organize offline visits and face-to-face meetings between enterprises of the two countries to provide services for technology enterprises of the two countries and jointly build a digital innovation platform between China and Kazakhstan.
In the subsequent activity, QUBIT, Relive and Clockster from Astana Hub of Kazakhstan and Zhongguancun Science City's Zhongguancun Smart City Co., Ltd、Naton Medical Group、Beijing Chulian Technology Co., Ltd made speeches, introduced their own enterprises and expressed that they looked forward to the future cooperation direction between Zhongguancun Science City and Astana Hub, and engaged in a fruitful exchange. Through this activity, both sides enhanced mutual understanding and laid a firm foundation for future communication and cooperation.
Through this event, the participants from Zhongguancun Science City spoke highly of Kazakhstan’s digital innovation. Though the presenting style was different, Chinese participants were still impressed by the business strategies and market potential of these new ventures.
BRICH hopes to contribute to the construction of Kazakhstan's digital transformation, help Kazakhstan enterprises find investment and partners in China, help Chinese enterprises venture into Kazakhstan, and jointly promote the construction of China-Kazakhstan digital innovation platform. In the future, BRICH will continue to play the role of a bridge to support enterprises in Zhongguancun Science City to develop the international market and organize more events, such as video roadshows, to build a bridge for international resource matching.