The second year of CE China in Shenzen proved the concept of bringing together leading trade groups with strong global industrial partners and innovative start-ups, and as with so many things in China, the numbers can prove staggering.
In the area of start-up incubation, for example, Techcode partnered with CE China to bring 30 start-ups to a new area of the exhibition, Connect@CEChina. The breadth of Techcode is remarkable, based in Beijing but with established incubation systems also in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Wuhan, Chengdu, Xianghe, Dachang, Jiashan and Gu'an, and beyond China also in Silicon Valley, Seoul, Tel Aviv and Berlin, aiming to provide innovating start-ups with a global support network. Two years after its establishment, Techcode had incubated 534 start-ups, financing them with 1.71 billion yuan. The company has reached a market value of 37.5 billion yuan with nearly 1000 patents and more than 3000 employees.
“It’s not possible to sit still and ignore this trend and the opportunities for innovation entrepreneurship in an era of globalisation, so the ‘Techcode Start-ups Nation’ has now been launched”, said Erica Huang, CEO of Techcode, at the CE China exhibition.
Smart home integration and, inevitably, VR were also in evidence at the show, with HTC demonstrating its Vive system and promoting its role as “more than just gaming; it is the next computing platform. We see that education will be key driver for VR.”
Around 300,000 VR headsets are believed to have shipping in China last year (2016), 15% of the world market, with HTC achieving the largest shasre (18%) of that market, and local vendor DeePoon coming a close second.
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