On the morning of Dec. 8, an Israel Day themed on “Sharing Experience for a Bright Future” was held at the China-Israel Innovation Hub (CIIH, Shanghai) in Putuo District. Edward Shapira, consul general of Israel in Shanghai; Yao Rulin, deputy director of the Putuo District government; and Zhan Yongxin, former Chinese ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Israel, attended the opening ceremony and delivered speeches.
“Israel is renowned for its innovation capabilities in information technology, water treatment, new technology, agriculture, and security,” Shapira stated in his speech. “We are so glad to see that the CIIH has become a communication platform for the two countries’ innovation cooperation and a must-visit destination for Israeli officials and business delegations.”
With the coordinated efforts of the Consulate General and other parties, the CIIH has created a favorable environment and ecosystem for innovation. The hub has gathered 32 enterprises, institutions, and projects, and grounded more than 100 intellectual properties in the fields of “Internet information, intelligent technology, and life and health”, providing a stage and diverse application scenarios for innovation, R&D, technology transfer, and market development.
As one of the serial events to celebrate the first-year anniversary of the CIIH, the ceremony also provided an introduction to the Israeli investment climate, its cultural and tourism products, and an analysis of the business differences between China and Israel. The discussions on these topics helped extend the scale of the innovation cooperation between the two countries.
The year 2020 was an unusual year, but the exchanges and cooperation between China and Israel still bred vitality and opportunities for the future, writing a new chapter in high-quality development for innovators and entrepreneurs of the two countries.