The Beijing-Helsinki week took place the first time ever in Helsinki in the beginning of February. The week consisted of several events and gatherings, out off which the biggest ones were The Beijing-Helsinki Science & Technology Startup Forum 2018 and The Beijing-Helsinki Winter Sports and Facilities Seminar.
The Technology Startup Forum attracted even more people that had been anticipated. It provided a medium for connections between many new interesting people including investors, customers and potential partners.
There were 18 companies who participated in pitching competition, six companies in each track. Supermetrics, BroadBit Batteries and Beijing Sanrong Technology were the winners of the pitching competition.
The Beijing-Helsinki Winter Sport and Facilities Seminar gathered about 80 participants
Chinese winter sport know-how was presented by Beijing Sports Bureau and Chinese Ice-Hockey associations, International Data Group and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Beijing Sub-Council (CCPIT Beijing). Finnish speakers from PES Architects, Motiva , Finnish Ice-hockey Association, Figure skating association elaborated Finnish know how in winter sport facilites and their energy efficiency and coaching.
Both Chinese and Finnish counterparts showcased models to open business opportunies in China. Organizations offering busienss platforms in China inlcluded international Data Group, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Beijing Sub-Council(CCPIT Beijing), Business Finland and Jokerit Hockey Club.
Several cooperation agreements were signed during the week. One of them was between Finnish Ice-Hockey association and Chinese Ice-Hockey Association.