With our wide networks in China and Europe, we have created a cross-border ecosystem and community through a series of trade missions, events and startup competitions.
We collaborate closely with various stakeholders in the 2 tech ecosystems, leveraging the resources on both sides and connecting the right people together to facilitate growth.
Members of our network can discover new opportunities on our platform through our services, newsletters and events.
CENTI Hi! Tech Season (HITS)
4 season a year in China and Europe, 1000+ attendees
Meet the investors and local entrepreneurs
London Tech Week
In 2018, with the support of the London & Partners, Knect365 and Tech London Advocates, CENTI team brought London Tech Week back to China for the first time. The LTW China launch events also drew a total of more than 1,500 technology industry leaders and government representatives. It also invited more than 30 Chinese and UK outstanding technology companies from Medtech, fintech, blockchain, smart city, artificial intelligence and other industries to perform roadshows in Shanghai and Shenzhen.
CENTI was a stream sponsor for the 2019 London Tech week, one of the largest tech events in the UK which gathered over 58,000 attendees across the city of London including former prime minister Theresa May who made a keynote speech at the opening ceremony this year.
Companies and organizations that have worked with CENTI
To emphasize the company’s goals, CENTI hosted a series of China-Europe themed events. The team successfully Launched the Greater Bay X Scalerator program, co-hosted The Best of Nordic/Baltic (Fin)Tech Summit with Tech Nordic Advocates and hosted the Chinese-British Young Entrepreneurs Association Drinks Meetup as part of LTW 2019.
Anglo-Chinese Corporate Innovation Roundtable
CENTI is actively encouraging collaboration between Chinese and European corporates, with the aim of creating more opportunities between the 2 regions.
Through collaborating with Whitespace, CENTI co-hosted the first-ever Anglo-Chinese Corporate Innovation Roundtable. The participants are all management level (C-suite/head of innovation) from corporates, where they discussed the difference between Chinese and European/western companies incorporate innovation, touching on themes such as regulation and differences in the respective start-up ecosystems.
The roundtable created many links and facilitated insightful discussions, with corporates such as eBay, BBC, Vodafone, Pfizer, Alibaba Cloud, Bank of China and China Telecom participating.
Wuxi CENTI HITS
CENTI hosted the Wuxi CENTI HITS - High-level Talents Innovation and Entrepreneurship conference in Wuxi on May 2019. We brought back 20 European companies from Smart Manufacturing, Blockchain, Fintech areas for roadshow and pitching to local government officials, corporates and investors. Besides that, we helped to connect the leading corporates like Sunra E-Vehicles, which served customers over 70 countries or regions.
Services that CENTI provide- Provide input on Chinese business plans, such as company location, corporate structure, business development strategy, etc. - Market research and initial pitching to strategic investors and organized trips to Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong for face to face meetings, assist in talks with investors whilst accompanying the CEO. - Introduce additional value-add partners such as the HKSTP (Hong Kong Science and Technology Park), Weifang High-Tech park (home to major tech corporates such as Goertek) and Zhangjiang High-Tech Park (the leading industrial in Shanghai). - Negotiate with the relevant government departments in China, navigating the complex legal and culture systems. - Provide additional operational support, such as setting up the WFOE (wholly foreign owned enterprise) structure and acquiring talents in the early stages. - Build up the client’s Chinese pitch deck, tailoring to the Chinese market.