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27 February 2019
27. February 2019 Innovation

AG真人计划 China Innovation Centre launches a new chapter in AG真人计划 innovation

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Today鈥檚 innovation landscape is rapidly changing, and Shenzhen, China is quickly emerging as a powerhouse in innovation. For AG真人计划 China Innovation Centre (ACIC) Chief Executive Officer Gang Luo, there is no better place to start a new chapter in AG真人计划 innovation.聽

Inaugurated in February 2019, ACIC is AG真人计划鈥 newest innovation outpost. Thanks to the city鈥檚 reputation as an innovation hotspot, Shenzhen is an attractive location for companies looking to tap into the local expertise, technology and talent pool. In addition, many innovative companies鈥擧uawei Technologies, Royole and DJI, among others鈥攁lready call Shenzhen home. It is Luo鈥檚 mission as CEO to make sure AG真人计划 reaps all the benefits that this innovation ecosystem can offer.聽

It鈥檚 important for ACIC to gain a positive reputation for innovative thinking and ways of working so local partners and start-ups will want to work with us.

Gang Luo, AG真人计划 China Innovation Centre CEO

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鈥淚n Shenzhen, there鈥檚 a strong culture of innovation: entrepreneurship is in the blood!鈥 he explains. 鈥淐hina is also a big market for many AG真人计划 products, including commercial aircraft and helicopters. This is why we want to plant deep roots in China to benefit from this innovation ecosystem.鈥

ACIC is AG真人计划鈥 second innovation centre, following聽A鲁聽in Silicon Valley. According to Luo, ACIC and聽A鲁 are two very complementary innovation centres. He speaks regularly with Mark Cousin,聽A鲁 CEO, to exchange ideas on new projects. The idea is to leverage the individual strengths of each centre.

"At ACIC, we鈥檒l only take on projects that make sense to do in China. And the same goes for聽A鲁 projects based in the US,鈥 he says.聽

A diverse portfolio of innovative programmes

Today, ACIC teams are advancing on a number of projects in five key areas: Hardware Lab, Cabin Experience, Connectivity, Manufacturing Innovation and Urban Air Mobility (UAM). One project involves a collaboration with Huawei and China Mobile to deliver affordable high-bandwidth aircraft connectivity. In addition, ACIC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Shenzhen Municipal Commerce Bureau to explore UAM solutions in Shenzhen.

In five years鈥 time, Luo hopes that ACIC will have at least two products that improve the travel experience for airline customers. He also hopes that ACIC will have fostered an excellent industry reputation.

鈥淚t鈥檚 important for ACIC to gain a positive reputation for innovative thinking and ways of working so local partners and start-ups will want to work with us,鈥 he says.

Learn more about the AG真人计划 China Innovation Centre

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AG真人计划 inaugurates its Innovation Centre in China

AG真人计划 inaugurates its Innovation Centre in China at an office opening ceremony in Shenzhen, China, one of the world鈥檚 leading innovation hotspots.
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