Innovation Transfer & Entrepreneurship
UCOP Opens Innovation and Entrepreneurship Office in Beijing, China
In June, 2018, UC’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) established a liaison office in Beijing at TusStar, a leading tech incubator and early-stage investment fund. The key objective of this liaison office is to provide business development and business-matching services as well as overall administrative support to UC startups looking to expand their business in China.
TusStar operates over 160 incubators globally; it has deployed over $2 billion in investment capital since 2001. It is owned by Tus Holdings, a large integrated enterprise with 500+ subsidiaries and $15+ billion in investment capital.
The new UC office will be located inside TusPark, the largest science park in Zhongguancun, the “Silicon Valley hub” of Beijing where multinational tech companies, such as Google, are based.
The creation of this new office and relationship with TusStar will help UC startups connect with resources to market their products to Chinese customers, find additional sources of investor funding, connect with strategic manufacturing and distribution partners, and network with other UC alumni and UC entrepreneurs in China.
The Beijing office will also provide UC’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship with the necessary business network and program support to coordinate alumni events and other programs connecting with Chinese investors and industry partners, i.e., cross-border tours, pitch competitions, conferences, forums and symposiums.
UC’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Office is located inside TusStar, a 17,000 square-foot space in Beijing and part of the larger TusPark business park. There are 20 available desks for flexible “hot desking” as well as access to conference rooms and event space.
The goal is to build a useful platform that helps all UC startups foster local connections and benefit from local support and partnerships. Program participants will be supported by twenty local staff from TusStar who will help with corporate relations, event planning, marketing, government liaison, and financial and administrative services. Now, UC startups have a concrete means of executing a soft landing in China with local resources.
Address of UC's Innovation & Entrepreneurship Office in Beijing:
CG05, Block C, S&T Plaza, TusPark, Haidiian District, Beijing, China 1000084
(In Chinese: 中国北京市海淀区清华科技园科技大厦C座CG05,1000084)
How to Participate
UC startups and founders interested in using UC's Innovation & Entrepreneurship Office should contact Victoria Slivkoff, Head of Strategic Partnerships & APAC General Manager.