With over 100 bases across China, 16 in Shandong Province, TusStar Australia is hosting an AgTech-focussed in-market Study Tour in March 2024 (after Chengdu Food & Wine Fair) to connect Australia with China's leading smart agriculture demonstration zones and the innovative companies in them helping to transition China's Ag Sector.
See world-leading Research Institute's and Centres of Excellence established as part of Shandong's 2025 Low-carbon, high-quality economic Action Plan.
Visit sites in Shandong, including Jinan, Weifang, Weihai (Rongcheng) and Qingdao. (high-speed rail).
The 2024 TusStar Shandong AgTech Study Tour provides unparalleled access to industry, academia and government to help improve your understanding of the opportunities for success.
Program partners include:
Final locations will be determined by priorities of attending delegates.
Limited numbers (x10 pax). Reserve your spot today. ($200 deposit, $2,000.00pp, due 24 Feb)
The TusStar Australia - China AgTech Study Tour March 2024
Shandong is a large province in China with a population of over 100 million, and its annual GDP in 2022 will exceed 8 trillion yuan. Located in the provincial capital, Jinan’s starting point for the transformation of old and new growth drivers is a national-level new strategic new area .
In order to implement the major national strategy of ecological protection and high-quality development in the Yellow River Basin, help the starting area improve its level of opening up to the outside world, and promote international cooperation and exchanges,
TusStar will hold the "2023 ASEAN Enterprises Jinan Entrepreneurship Tour ".
This event focuses on the five major fields of information technology, digital economy, new energy vehicles, advanced materials, and green technology .
We sincerely invite innovative entrepreneurial projects, entrepreneurs, investors, industry experts, and chamber of commerce representatives from relevant fields in Singapore, Malaysia, and other Southeast Asian countries .
Under the guidance of the Jinan New and Old Kinetic Energy Conversion Starting Zone Management Committee, this event is hosted by Jinan Xianxing Investment Group and co-organized by Jinan Xianxing Investment Operation Group, TusStar (Jinan·Starting Zone), and TusStar (Singapore).
1. Visit top companies and universities in Jinan
During the 3-day visit, we visited BYD Jinan Company , " China's leader in new energy vehicles " , Inspur Group , one of the world's largest cloud server providers, Shandong University , a world-renowned high-level university to learn about the latest developments in technology, trends and to expand your global business network.
2. Exclusive government-enterprise exchange opportunities
As a key participant in Jinan's cooperation with Singapore and Southeast Asia, you can communicate with local governments face-to-face on development opportunities, conduct roadshows on your projects, take the Green Express, and have the opportunity to receive various implementation support from the government.
3. News media cooperation and publicity
The event will cooperate with news media and use media communication channels at home and abroad to widely disseminate to the public. You will also enter the TusStar talent pool for long-term cooperation.
4. Accommodation and food subsidies
The event finalists’ hotel, catering, transportation and other activities expenses in Jinan will be borne by the organiser.
5. Feel the culture of "Quancheng"
Visit Daming Lake, Baotu Spring and other local attractions to experience Jinan’s long cultural heritage.
I. Screening stage: now until November 12th
This event sincerely invites entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs, investors, industry experts, and chamber of commerce representatives in the five major fields of information technology, digital economy, new energy vehicles, advanced materials, and green technology to sign up.
Information technology : cloud computing and big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning, blockchain, chips, integrated circuits, metaverse;
Digital economy : industrial robots, 3D printing, smart factories;
New energy vehicles : charging infrastructure, automotive battery technology, intelligent transportation, driverless driving;
Advanced materials : advanced composite materials, high-performance metal materials, nanomaterials;
Green technology : water treatment technology, waste management and recycling, environmental quality monitoring, etc.
II. Entrepreneurship trip to Jinan:November 16-18, 2023
Registration time: from now until November 12, 2023
Contact information: Zhang Ruochen, Corporate Service Department of TusStar (Singapore) WeChat: zhangruochen11 Email: email@example.com
Introduction to the units to be visited
Inspur Group is China's leading cloud computing and big data service provider and owns three listed companies: Inspur Information, Inspur Software and Inspur International. The main business involves cloud computing, artificial intelligence, industrial Internet, application software, big data, new generation communications and several application scenarios. It has provided IT products and services to more than 120 countries and regions around the world. As one of the earliest IT brands in China, Inspur has always been committed to becoming a world-class leader in the new generation of information technology industry and an excellent service provider for the digital transformation of corporate economy and society. , a key enterprise in the construction of new infrastructure.
BYD Jinan Company
Founded in 1995, BYD now has a large number of core technologies ranging from powertrains of traditional fuel vehicles and new energy vehicles, automotive electronics, mold research and development, vehicle design and manufacturing, and vehicle testing. It has strong capabilities from parts to complete vehicles. Vertical integration capabilities. At present, its operating footprint has spread across 6 continents and more than 70 countries and regions around the world. Jinan BYD Automobile Co., Ltd. is mainly responsible for manufacturing new energy vehicles and parts. The total planned area of the project is 8,000 acres. It is currently a major industrial project with the largest investment scale and strong demonstration leadership in the starting area.
Shandong University is a key comprehensive university directly under the Ministry of Education with a long history, complete disciplines, strong strength and distinctive characteristics. It has an important influence at home and abroad. In 2017, it successfully entered the world-class university construction university (Class A). ) ranks. The school covers a total area of more than 8,000 acres, forming a school-running structure in three locations (Jinan, Weihai, Qingdao). It is one of the universities with the most complete subject categories in China and is representative among comprehensive universities. It has a Ph.D. There are 44 first-level disciplines authorized, 1 second-level discipline authorized for doctoral degree, 51 first-level disciplines authorized for master's degree, 93 undergraduate majors, and 42 postdoctoral research stations, covering all disciplines except military science.
About Jinan Starting Zone
The transformation of Jinan's new and old growth drivers starts with the implementation of the major national strategy of ecological protection and high-quality development in the Yellow River Basin, accelerating the construction of a comprehensive experimental zone for the conversion of old and new growth drivers in Shandong, giving full play to the leading role of the Shandong Peninsula urban agglomeration, and replicating the free trade pilot zone, national new zone, and national Independent innovation demonstration zone and comprehensive innovation and reform pilot zone experience and policies, and a national-level new strategic new zone established to actively explore the conversion model of new and old driving forces. In April 2021, it was established with the approval of the State Council. It is the only "substantial" new district supported in the "Yellow River Basin Ecological Protection and High-Quality Development Plan" and the only new district in the country with the theme of "conversion of old and new driving forces". It is also the only new district in Jixiong. It is the second starting area in the country after the starting area of Anxin District.
Jinan's starting point for the conversion of old and new growth drivers builds a high-quality industrial system, focusing on new technologies, developing new intelligent manufacturing, creating new scenarios, and stimulating new models. It focuses on the development of the three leading industries of new generation information technology, intelligent manufacturing and high-end equipment, and new energy and new materials.
The new generation of information technology industry focuses on the development of integrated circuits (i.e. China Chip), artificial intelligence, big data industrial Internet, Yuanverse and other sub-industries. In the field of integrated circuits (i.e. China Chip), relying on the Shandong Information and Communication Technology Research Institute, a common technology platform for integrated circuit design has been established to provide chip design companies with common services in product development and supply chain management such as EDA, IP, MPW and masks. Strengthen the chip design industrialization base, relying on BYD's first IGBT production line, focusing on the development of automotive chip products; in the field of artificial intelligence, relying on JD Cloud and Jinan Zhongke Ubiquitous Intelligent Computing Research Institute, facing the common needs of artificial intelligence application innovation, Build an artificial intelligence public service platform and carry out "artificial intelligence +" competitive and pilot application scenario trials.
The intelligent manufacturing and high-end equipment industry focuses on the development of new energy and intelligent connected vehicle (i.e. smart car) robots, advanced power equipment, energy-saving, water-saving and environmental protection equipment and other sub-industries. In the field of new energy and intelligent connected vehicles (i.e. smart cars), relying on BYD, with new energy vehicle manufacturing as the core, we strive to introduce a number of core parts and components supporting companies to create a highland for the innovation and development of new energy and intelligent connected vehicles; In the field of precision testing equipment, relying on Jinan Zhongke Nuclear Technology Research Institute, we carry out the research and development of a complete series of industrial CT equipment from microscopy to large-scale complete equipment to promote the development of the Industry 4.0 equipment industry. In the field of advanced power equipment, relying on Jinan Advanced Power The research institute focuses on the development of low-emission, serialized gas turbines, actively carries out aviation aftermarket maintenance, and expands the scale of the aviation power equipment industry.
The new energy and new materials industry focuses on the development of hydrogen energy, optoelectronic information materials, green buildings and other subdivided industries. In the field of hydrogen energy, relying on the State Power Investment Corporation's Yellow River Basin Hydrogen Energy Industry Base, we will introduce and cultivate a number of hydrogen energy enterprises with development potential, focus on breakthroughs in a number of key technologies in hydrogen preparation, storage, fuel cells and other fields, and promote the application of hydrogen energy in transportation. , energy, construction and other fields to promote demonstrations; in the field of optoelectronic information materials, relying on Jinan BYD Semiconductor Project, combined with the supporting needs of 8-inch silicon-based power devices and 6-inch silicon carbide power device materials, attract and cultivate a number of high-quality advanced semiconductor material industries project to strengthen the construction of advanced semiconductor material innovation capabilities.
The Jinan Pioneer Zone is a State-level development on the Yellow River focussing on Green, high-quality growth development.
TusStar regularly hosts in-market Study Tours for Founders, Academics and Investors interested in understanding more about opportunities in the China market.
With Science Parks, Research Institute's and Centres of Innovation across China, not to mention investments in over 800 companies driving the industrial transformation in key industries, TusStar provides unparalleled access to industry and Government to help improve opportunities for success.
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TusStar's “Go China Entrepreneurs’ Bootcamp” is a series of programs organised by TusStar, aiming to help overseas technology companies enter to China market. Gathering more than 10+ incubators from Tus global network, the bootcamp will cover the continuous entrepreneurship courses, regional economic introduction and roadshow activities, to help overseas technology companies to understand China’s regional business environment deeply, and assist them to match China’s upstream and downstream industries, capital and market resources.
This Bootcamp is well-suited for Tech Startups or technology-related SMEs who are looking for extensive business opportunities and growth in China markets.
Date: March 2023
Time: Every Thursday, 1800 – 19:30
Platform: Zoom Meeting
TusStar Australia will be running a number of online and offline programs in 2023.
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TusStar Australia will be facilitating an in-market delegation to visit the cities and bases within the TusStar Innovation Network covering the Yangtze River Delta in May 2023.
With a focus on commercialisation outcomes for companies with solutions addressing China's "High-Quality Growth" agenda, TusStar will be providing a structured program over 10 days encompassing:
- briefing on policies in 6 districts, visit 3 Science Parks, visit 3 of 5 incubator bases
- briefing on policies in 7 Cities, visit 2 Science Parks and 1 Smart City, visit 3 of 8 incubator bases
- briefing on policies in 8 Cities, visit 3 of 6 Science Parks, visit to 3 of 6 incubator bases
- briefing on policies in 3 Cities, visit 1 Science Park, visit 3 incubator bases
Services and Support
Delegates will receive a personalised business matching/ commercialisation support program whilst in-market based on a detailed pre-departure consulting service. TusStar's Australia team will work with delegates to identify key outcomes, secure pre-departure commitments and prepare for in-market discussions (ie: presentation materials, IP registration/ protection).
The program fee is AUD$10,000 and is comprised of:
Non-refundable Deposit - $2,500 (closing by end of March)
Services (pre-departure) - $2,500 (10 hrs)
Services (in-market) - $5,000 (10 days)
Travel & Accommodation (not included) - est $5,000
Transfers in-market will be included.
Numbers limited to 10 companies at Scale-Up/ Growth stage.
Sector focus - Climate Impact, Environment, New Energy, Carbon Market, Software. Services
TusStar will be finalising City and Sector details based on enquiries. Contact us to Register your interest.
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