Guangzhou launches cooperation center to boost international exchanges
The Guangzhou International Cooperation Center (GICC) was officially launched at the ongoing Guangzhou International Innovation Festival on November 28.
The center will provide multilateral organizations, international cities, foreign chambers of commerce, enterprises, universities and research institutes services to help them invest, do business or organize technological and cultural exchanges in Guangzhou.
According to the GICC, the center will be dedicated to introducing foreign institutes, enterprises and professionals to Guangzhou while helping Guangzhou institutes and enterprises to go global. It’s another move by the city to build itself as a cosmopolis after having set up the Guangzhou Foundation for International Exchange and Cooperation.
In addition, the GICC cooperated with Brinc, a venture capital and accelerator firm, and held the THero 2020 Investor Networking as a key branding event of Guangzhou International Innovation Festival and THero International Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition on November 29. The event gathered 15 start-ups from home and abroad as well as representatives from major investment firms such as IDG and Zero Point Capital, which provided young entrepreneurs with face-to-face networking opportunity with investors.
Thus far, the GICC has organized various activities such as business roadshows, academic meetings and business tours to boost international communication and exchanges in Guangzhou. It has been working with more than 10 international institutions including incubators, international city offices in Guangzhou, foreign Chambers of Commerce and educational institutions, and introduced more than 20 projects in such fields as information technology, AI and smart healthcare.