On August 24th, 2019, a delegation led by He Yinong, the chief executive of Tianjin Jinnan District Government, visited the New Silicon Valley Offshore Development Center located in San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA. The two sides signed a cooperative agreement on joint establishment of VLP Global Innovation Center.
The delegation was given a warm hospitality by Dr. Cindy Cui, co-founder and chairman of VLP Global Innovation Center and New Silicon Valley Offshore Development Center, Mr. Newell Arnerich, mayor of Danville, California, Dr. Kevin Smith, a co-founder and CEO of VLP Global Innovation Center, Mr. Robert Pearlstein, the chief executive in charge of Global Business Development for the New Silicon Valley Offshore Development Center, Mr. Les Schmidt, the founder and CEO of BRIIA(Bishop Ranch Intelligence Innovation Accelerator) , Ms. Zhao, a copartner and CMO of BunBao, Mr. Wei Chen, CEO of California Prime Food and Beverage Co., Ltd., etc.
Tianjin delegation included: Mr. He Yinong, the chief executive of Tianjin Jinnan District Government, Mr. Du Quansheng, the director of the General Office of Tianjin Jinnan District Government, Mr. Li Zhongxiang, the director of Cooperation and Exchange Office of Tianjin Jinnan District Government, Ms. Zhao Hailing, the director of Jinnan Economic Development Zone Administrative Board and Ms. Yang Jing, a project manager of Career International Co., Ltd.
Initially, Dr. Cindy Cui, chairman of VLP Global Innovation Center and New Silicon Valley Offshore Development Center, extended her warm welcome to the delegation.
Dr. Cindy Cui addressed
Dr. Cindy Cui, introduced background, business development and future prospect of VLP Global Innovation Center and New Silicon Valley Offshore Development Center——Launching Pad. Located in San Francisco Bay Area and founded by Silicon Valley Global (a non-profit organization), Launching Pad is an investment, incubation and communication platform that links U.S. and China. It is a Chinese and American resource gathering and exchange platform which is oriented by global leading-edge technology and centered with culture and education, general aviation, low-carbon clean technology and artificial intelligence. VLP Global Innovation Center is co-founded by Launching Pad and The Vault, the number one incubator and accelerator in San Francisco and one of the top ten in the United States. VLP Global Innovation Center has successfully built an expanding incubator and acceleration platform. With an objective for successful new ideas and entrepreneurship, VLP possess cutting-edge technologies, innovative talents, an ecosystem of service networks, and a globally sustainable shared platform. The Launching Pad and Tianjin Jinnan District Government can conduct in-depth cooperation in such fields as trade contacts, project investment, cultural and educational exchanges, talent introduction of all circles and relationships between friendly governments.
Later, Mr. He Yinong, made a speech. He introduced the rapid development of Tianjin Jinnan District in detail and its demand for innovation, science and technology. Mr. He also expressed his good wishes for strengthening the contact and development between China and the United States, making common progress in the future and creating an innovative and rapid development of Jinnan District. He expected to build a cooperation platform with Launching Pad as soon as possible through elaborate planning, resource sharing so as to introduce advanced innovative ideas from Silicon Valley and create an international and innovative Jinnan.
Mr. He Yinong addressed
Mr. Newell, mayor of Danville, California, also delivered a speech to introduce the current situation and innovative development of Danville and paid compliment to rapid development of Jinnan District, in expectation of mutual study and progress in the future through Launching Pad.
Mayor Newell addressed
Subsequently, Ms. Yang Jing, project manager of Career International Co., Ltd. and Mr. Robert Pearlstein, the chief executive in charge of Global Business Development for the New Silicon Valley Offshore Development Center addressed successively. Ms. Yang introduced the business and industry of Career International Co., Ltd. and expressed her appreciation and expectation for cooperation between the two sides, looking forward to strengthening contacts with the United States and rapid development in the future. Mr. Robert Pearlstein introduced a series of innovative concepts from Silicon Valley and showed the urgent needs and fine blueprint of innovation development in the future, expressing the importance of building a bridge between China and the United States and close cooperation between Tianjin Jinnan District and Launching Pad in the future.
Ms. Yang Jing addressed
Mr. Robert Pearlstein addressed
On the forum, two sides exchanged views and discussed further development and cooperation. The New Silicon Valley Offshore Development Center will serve as a bridge to further promote exchanges and cooperation between China and the United States. Tianjin Jinnan District will also give full play to resources and regional advantages of Tianjin so as to inspire mutual development of China and the United States in the real sense.
The two sides signed a cooperative agreement on joint establishment of VLP Global Innovation Center. Launching Pad will strengthen innovation cooperation with Tianjin Jinnan District through international innovation forum, project roadshow, investment, talent introduction, offshore incubation and acceleration, establishment of sister-city relationship, etc. Later on, substantial cooperation projects between Launching Pad and Tianjin Jinnan District will also be carried out in succession.
In a warm atmosphere, the forum ended successfully. The guests posed for a group photo and visited the Launching Pad.