2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Israel. Thus, it was only fitting that on the 19th of October of this year the Consul General of Israel in Shanghai, Dr. Eyal Propper, and the Mayor of Wujin District, Mr. Dai Shifu, made a joint visit to the CI3 Incubator—a quintessential example of Israeli and Chinese collaboration.
Their visit kicked off with a tour of the CI3 facilities, during which they saw the specific modifications that have been made for each of the businesses currently in residence at the incubator, including Taditel, Tuttnauer, and Heycafe. The tour was followed by a presentation of CI3 and how the incubator’s innovative concepts, business modules, and operation results are unique to its intentional design. Dr. Propper was extremely impressed, and expressed his opinion that CI3 plays an integral role of a springboard for Israeli manufacturing companies when initially starting their production within the Chinese market.
Dr. Propper shared his sincere desire to continue to promote cooperation between Israel and China. He hopes to continue to focus efforts on strengthening cooperations specifically in technological innovations, green energies, and higher education programs. He concluded his visit with his hopes that Israel and China could continue to work together to bring more technical cooperation and projects from Israel to China.
CI3 is an excellent resource in this initiative, as it works together with companies in high-end, small scale manufacturing that need a quick, secure, and cost effective industrial platform in China. With CI3, the possibilities to expand upon the Israel-China partnership are seemingly endless.