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About the Cooperation Network Berlin & China (CN-BC)
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).
Partners | 合作伙伴
Project Team | 项目小组
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.