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About the Cooperation Network Berlin & China (CN-BC)

关于中国柏林合作网

CN-BC supports new business partnerships between Berlin and China in the green tech, UX and design industries. Through a series of events and meetups, both real and virtual, the project offers entry points into the German and Chinese markets with legal, trade and intercultural support for businesses, industry experts and local organisations. An online community platform serves to initiate and develop relationships, to identify and realise synergies; while digital tools for video-conferences and workshops will be explored to reach a wider audience and promote green business practices at a time of global travel restrictions and climate change.

The project runs from 1 July 2020 until 30 June 2022 in partnership between the International Design Center Berlin (IDZ) and Sourcebook GmbH. The digital platform will remain online, enabling participants to maintain contact beyond the project duration, to encourage sustainable partnerships and strengthen German-Chinese economic relations.

CN-BC is federally funded through the Berlin based funding program for network-building and internationalization “Förderprogramm für Internationalisierung – Netzwerk Richtlinie”, co-funded by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund).

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Sqetch by Sourcebook GmbH

Sourcebook is a sustainable innovation agency based in Berlin. Our online B2B sourcing and networking platform, Sqetch, connects fashion brands to manufacturers and suppliers, with digital tools to support business along the entire supply chain. In addition to virtual matchmaking, we curate a range of innovation platforms including networking programmes, hackathons, exhibitions, conferences and think tanks, to catalyse the digital and sustainable transformation of the fashion and textiles industry.

International Design Center Berlin (IDZ)

The International Design Center Berlin (IDZ) is a leading independent German institution promoting design as a driver of innovation in business and society. The IDZ offers companies access to consulting and expertise in the field of design, promotes knowledge exchange, and realizes projects and events. The not-for-profit institution works in active dialogue with representatives from politics, culture and science at national and international levels.

CN-BC Partner Network | CN-BC 合作伙伴网络

Berlin Business Liaison Desk China

Business and technology support for companies, investors and scientific institutions in Berlin – this is the Berlin Partner for Business and Technology’s mission. With customized services and an excellent science and research network, our many experts provide an outstanding range of programs to help companies launch, innovate, expand and secure their economic future in Berlin.

JHC - Joerg Hoehn Consulting

JHC supports German companies and organisations from various industries with international strategies, focused on the Chinese market.

Berlin Partner

Business and technology support for companies, investors and scientific institutions in Berlin – this is the Berlin Partner for Business and Technology’s mission. With customized services and an excellent science and research network, our many experts provide an outstanding range of programs to help companies launch, innovate, expand and secure their economic future in Berlin.

Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)

The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) supports small and medium-sized companies in all questions concerning internationalization. The focus is on access to European funding as well as support in the search for international technology and business partners.

German Centre Taicang

At the German Centre Taicang, you will find everything under one roof. Multifunctional spaces, including those for meetings and events, and a comprehensive range of services, along with instruments for the promotion of foreign trade from the federal and state governments, create an excellent basis for you to efficiently cultivate the Chinese market.

Shenzhen Industrial Design Profession Association (SIDA)

SIDA was founded in 2008 by 48 companies. Till now, SIDA has more than 900 members from Shenzhen and other cities of the world, aiming to integrate with the industry and connect the world, providing industry services including researches, policy interpretation, matching, exchanges, resource optimization, project landing, etc..

Beijing 86 Cultural Co., Ltd

+86 design sharing platform is a designer community with a vision of sharing and promoting the original and innovative designs from Chinese creatives world-widely. We actively organizes a series of exhibitions, events and forums by working with various partners nationally and internationally, counting over 1,000 design companies and design studios joined in and linking tens of thousands of professional designers on the platform.

The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel Limited

Established in 2006, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel Limited (HKRITA) is funded by the Innovation and Technology Commission of the HKSAR Government and hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. HKRITA provides a one-stop service for applied research and technology.

Things move China GmbH

DONGXii is a Berlin-based boutique consultancy, expert network and content provider for topics revolving around digital China. Our mission is to enable people outside of China to understand most recent developments and tap into new opportunities arising from China. Our unique, authentic content and formats speak to professionals of all industries. We stand for on-the-ground research and insights that go beyond standard reporting.

Rat für Formgebung/ German Design Council

The German Design Council is one of the world’s leading centres of expertise in communication and knowledge transfer in the area of design, innovation and brands. Currently, more than 340 companies belong to its foundation. The German Design Council was founded in 1953, at the initiative of the German Federal Parliament, to support and enhance design expertise in the German economy. It pursues a wide range of activities with a single goal: to promote awareness of how to enhance brand value on a sustained basis through the strategic use of design.