Background & Objective
The 2018 Innovation and Investment Tour to China is aimed at promoting the interaction between Australia and China in the area of Advanced materials and manufacturing. By visiting the high-tech development zones in selected cities of China, this tour is expected to explore the capability of collaboration in advanced materials and manufacturing between Australia and China. More importantly, ACAMMA will provide supports for the Australian innovative teams to land in Chinese incubators and create opportunities for them to access the prosperous Chinese market.
In order to search for the motivated startup teams to join the China tour, a competition focused on new energy and intelligent vehicles was raised in December of 2017, which is Australian New Energy and Intelligent Vehicle Competition (ANEIVC). ANEIVC was hosted by ACAMMA in partnership with Swinburne University of Technology. ANEIVC turned out to be very successful, and three teams out of more than 50 applicants won the top prize (i.e., join the China tour). ANEIVC has also received good comments from both the audience and the media.
Invited guest talking on ANEIVC
This tour includes visiting 4 cities in China, which are Xi'an, Beijing, Shijiazhuang and Dongguan.
Global Intelligent Industry Conference 2018 (GIIC 2018) will be held in Beijing in May 2018. GIIC 2018 is hosted by Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and undertaken by Department of Information and Electronic Engineering of CAE and Chinese Society for Optical Engineering. More than 1000 enterprises, universities, research institutes will take part in GIIC 2018, and showcase their most advanced technology and industry achievements. It will also include expert reports on the development tendency of intelligent engineering, technology exchange, new products announcement conference as well as matchmaking discussion onsite.
Global Intelligent Industry Conference 2017
To improve the efficiency, this tour has limited number of places, including:
20 May 2018 – 28 May 2018
Departing from Melbourne
Back to Melbourne
Tour Package and Cost
To cover the package listed above, A $3,500 is required for each person. Participants are responsible for their own visa applications and insurance in China.
Please book with us in advance, as number of seats are limited.
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The most industrialised city in northwest China, Xian is the focal point for the development of the nation’s central and northwestern regions, and the revitalisation of land trade routes to Central Asia and Europe. The Go West initiative, launched in 2000, provided additional investment across the board and helped to expand the six development zones clustered around the city. These zones, including the Hi-Tech Zone, Economic and Technological Development Zone, the Civil Aviation Industrial Base (CAIB) and the Xi-Xian New Area, drive economic activity in and around the Greater Xian metropolis. Xian is aimed at becoming the world's capital in the hard sciences and core scientific fields, and become a model city for cutting-edge innovation, applications and trade by 2025.
As the capital of Hebei Province, Shijiazhuang, is an important hub of the railway transportation in China. Shijiazhuang High-tech Industrial Development Zone (SJZHIDZ) is the base of software industry for the National Torch Plan Project, and the base for national innovative pharmaceutical incubation. The target industries include Target industries: Information technology, bio-pharmaceuticals, machinery, automobiles, fine chemicals, logistics. Major investors in SJZHIDZ include Itochu, NEC, Nichimen, Nisshoiwai and NTT Fujitsu from Japan; TMD Friction from the United Kingdom; Hoechst from Germany and so on.
High-tech Industrial Development Zone of SHIJIAZHUANG
Dongguan is sometimes called “the world’s factory” due to its prosperous manufacturing industry. Dongguan has been highly praised by the central government for its progress made in developing the China Manufacturing 2025 project, especially in industrial restructuring. In 2017, the Dongguan government put forward regulations aimed at improving local manufacturing by creating a more complete industrial chain covering not just the manufacture of equipment and products, but sales too. Thanks in part to the regulations, a greater number of high-tech manufacturers have been able to thrive in the city, such as Topstar, Everwin and enterprises in the Songshan Lake Xbot Park. Statistics reveal that in the first quarter of 2017, Dongguan achieved 37.83 billion yuan ($5.54 billion) industrial added value in the manufacturing sector, of which 28.96 billion yuan was contributed by high-tech manufacturing.