Access to the Hong Kong & Shenzhen Hardware Ecosystem

In partnership with swissnex China

Accelerate your prototyping process

swissnex China provides its knowledge and experiences to students, innovators and Swiss start-ups that want to develop their products further in China. Thanks to a large network of hardware experts, manufacturers and investors, swissnex China is able to accelerate your product development.

Assistance &
Local expertise

Starting a project in an unknown ecosystem without any contacts is challenging and can take a lot of resources. Therefore, swissnex China helps Swiss innovators to gain a foothold in the Chinese market by assisting them during their operations in China. With a team on the ground in Shanghai, Beijing and Southern China, swissnex China can offer services to help you collaborate with the right person. Local expertise is key when you operate in China’s dynamic innovation ecosystem.

Fast prototyping &
First batch

During the development stage of a new product, time is limited. Over the years, swissnex China has established partnerships with leading accelerators, prototyping studios and manufacturing teams and is keen to introduce you to these resources. Prototyping times are typically half of those known in Europe. The ability to work with trusted partners is the key to your success in China.


Overview of our most recent articles related to Hong-Kong and Shenzhen hardware ecosystem

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50 Shades of Fake: How To Protect Your Hardware Startup From Chinese Copycats

May 22, 2017

Did you know that your product might be copied in China even before you ship it? While copying happens elsewhere, including Facebook blatantly copying Snapchat features or Google Home being a strong echo of Amazon's echo, Chinese copycats can be particularly aggressive.Realistically, the gigantic Chinese supply chain, built over decades with some of [...]
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Inspiring partnerships – the swissnex Network Annual Report 2016 is now available

April 24, 2017

“Inspiring partnerships” is the theme of the swissnex Network’s Annual Report. This online report provides diverse insights into the activities of the five swissnex locations and their outposts, as well of the twenty Science and Technology Counselors (STCs) and Offices (STOs) based in the Swiss embassies worldwide. Their common objective [...]

A Dive Into China’s Hardware Innovation

July 29, 2016

Supported by swissnex China and Gebert Rüf Stiftung, China Hardware Innovation Camp, known as CHIC, is a hands-on program bringing engineering, business, and design students from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL, University of Lausanne UNIL, and Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne ECAL, together working on their business ideas from scratch to [...]


swissnex China is an initiative of Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), managed in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs. Working together with the Science, Education and Technology Section in the Embassy of Switzerland in China and regional consulates in Shanghai and Guangzhou, we connect Switzerland and China in science, education, art and innovation.

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  • Lijun ZHANG

  • Project Leader Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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