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CENTI launched Sino-French Smart City Innovation Center with Shenzhen Smart City Group and Dassault

A smart city is a place where traditional networks and services are made more efficient with the use of digital and telecommunication technologies for the benefit of its inhabitants and business. It means smarter urban transport networks, upgraded water supply and waste disposal facilities and more efficient ways to light and heat buildings. It also means a more interactive and responsive city administration, safer public spaces and meeting the needs of an ageing population.

Sino-French Smart City Innovation Research Center

China-Europe Networks of Technology and Innovation ( "CENTI Group"), Shenzhen Smart City Technology Development Group Co., Ltd. ( "Shenzhen Smart City Group") and Dassault Systèmes (Shanghai) Information Technology Co., Ltd. ("Dassault Systèmes") jointly established the "Sino-French Smart City Innovation Research Center" in Shenzhen. The three parties thus will work together to build an advanced smart city ecosystem in Shenzhen, China’s Silicon Valley.

John Zai, Founder and Chairman of CENTI Group and Sylvain Laurent, General Manager of Dassault Systèmes Smart City Innovation Center, Executive Vice President of Dassault Systèmes and Yu Xiquan, Chairman of Infrastructure and City Committee, Chairman of Shenzhen Smart City Group joined the signing ceremony together.

CENTI Group, with the strongest cross-border technology innovation service configuration and experience in China and Europe, provides first-class operational services. Dassault Systèmes, the largest software company in the field of global innovative design, provides world-class technical support. Shenzhen Smart City Group, a leading domestic and internationally first-class smart city infrastructure operator, provides the comprehensive data system.

At the same time, Shenzhen Smart City Group and CENTI Group also signed a joint operation agreement of the Sino-French Smart City Innovation Center aims to build the Center as the platform for Dassault Systèmes's smart city applications in Shenzhen, gathering various innovative resources, building a global smart city technological innovation bridgehead, and providing strong support for the development of the smart city in Shenzhen.

Partners Introduction

  • Shenzhen Smart City Technology Development Group Co., Ltd

Shenzhen Smart City Technology Development Group Co., Ltd is wholly-owned by Shenzhen SASAC. It is responsible for the basic layers of smart cities.

Shenzhen Smart City Group has three wholly-owned and holding companies: Shenzhen Urban Transportation Planning and Design Research Center, Shenzhen Yitu Information Co., Ltd., and Shenzhen Smart City Big Data Center Co., Ltd., with nearly 2,000 employees. Currently, the Group is focusing on cloud computing, big data, IoT, urban brain, smart city scene applications, 5G network construction and industrial development and other related businesses fields.

  • Dassault Systèmes Information Technology Co., Ltd

Dassault Systèmes is a French software corporation. It is among Fortune 50 list of the largest software companies that develops software for 3D product design, simulation, manufacturing and more. Dassault Systèmes is committed to providing a three-dimensional experience platform to realize the sustainable innovation of smart enterprises and smart cities.

As a 3DEXPERIENCE technology development company, Dassault Systèmes provides companies and individuals with a virtual world of sustainable innovation. Dassault Systèmes' world-leading 3D design software, 3D digital-physical model and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions have opened up new paths for product design, production and support. Dassault Systèmes collaboration solutions promote social innovation and improve the real world by increasing the work potential of the virtual world.

  • China-Europe Networks of Technology and Innovation (CENTI Group)

CENTI Group is a cross-border business consultancy that provides access to the China market for overseas companies and vice versa. CENTI is committed to facilitate the business corporation between China and Europe.

Shenzhen is one of the first pilot cities for smart cities in China. According to Deloitte's latest "Super Smart City Report", Shenzhen ranks first in the first echelon of China's super smart cities. In 2020, Shenzhen won the "Global Functional Technology Award" at the Barcelona Global Smart City Conference.

France has also been invested in smart cities. Many well-known French companies such as Dassault Group have been specializing in smart city research and applications.

The Sino-French Smart City Innovation Research Center will become a hub of international corporations for smart city projects in Shenzhen, and promote the smart city technology as well as application to the world.

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