A Journey that Make Dreams Come true—Journey to Weifang, Shandong-2017 Silicon Valley Startup Roadsh

In order to increase business expanding opportunities in China for overseas talents and startup teams and seek cooperation and development, a Journey to Weifang, Shandong-2017 Silicon Valley Startup Roadshow was officially held on October 18th ,2017 hosted by the Organization Department of Weifang Municipal Party Committee, People’s Government of Hangting District, Weifang, Weifang Bureau of Science and Technology, Weifang Financial Bureau, Weifang Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office and Weifang Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, and undertaken by the Promotion and Coordination Office of China Food Valley, US Weifang Silicon Valley Venture, Sino-US Food and Agricultural Innovation Center, Weifang Financial Holding Group, US Silicon Valley Working Station and co-organized by US-China Association of High-level Talent, The Mixing Bowl, Ding Ventures and Friendship City San Francisco.

Focused on demands of Shandong’s industry and through careful investigation and strict selection on overseas projects, we are honored to invite team leaders of high-quality projects from US Silicon Valley in the area of smart city, agricultural big data, UAV, biological drugs and many others to attend. With state of the art technology which may fill the gap in China, each of the projects has clear R&D objective and can achieve industrialized and scaled production in a relatively short period.16 outstanding enterprises from US Silicon Valley presented at the roadshow to share their products and solutions, interact and exchange ideas on the spot with potential Chinese partners. Vinsight offers an agricultural big data analyzing and managing system, which is invested by the Mixing Bowl; its product is the first real-time information system in the world for agricultural products supply which can predict the yield of agricultural products through satellite remote sensing images and has broad market prospect. Besides, there are many other projects including UAV at millisecond level real view map system of Yuniverse Aviation, multi-grid smart city data system and comprehensive utilization of organic wastes based on fast anaerobic digestion technology, and so on had landed in Weifang.

In the form of promotion roadshow, this trip highlights exchanges between overseas projects alignment with local government, local enterprises and local funds so as to achieve mutual benefit and win-win results in terms of talents, technology, market and industrialization and promote conversion of old driving force into new driving force for Shandong.