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  • What is SinnoLabs?

    Shanghai Innovation Labs

    A Growth Accelerator in China for European Companies

    Sinnolabs is a China growth accelerator, setup as a Public Private Partnership initiative whose mission is to source and select innovative companies with real China potential, mentor them closely to accelerate their China entry, shorten their learning curve and improve their level of success in China.


    Sinnolabs offers a unique growth acceleration program during which selected companies can quickly validate their “chances” of succeeding in China, devise winning strategies and start implementing them, while optimizing their use of resources and investments as well as accessing a strong local network, effective business partners and sources of smart money.

    Who can apply?

    Your Profile:

    • Innovative European companies – from start-ups/scale-ups to established larger companies with a new innovative China strategy.
    • Active in one of these industries: Automation, Machinery, Automotive, Transportation, Mobility, Semiconductors, Smart Cities, ICT, Renewable Energy, Environmental Tech, Fine Chemicals, New Materials, FinTech, Creative Industries, Service Industry, MedTech
    • High growth businesses with a potential and determination to succeed BIG
    • A company who wants to develop or grow their China market
    • We do not select companies who purely seek to source from or manufacture in China.

    Your interest in doing business with China could be:

    • Develop competitive products/services
    • Understand customers specific needs in China
    • Identifying new market opportunities and business models
    • Developing scalable solutions, identifying IP and how to protect it
    • Building a future team, attracting and retaining talent
    • Setting up a plan for sustained growth

    We help those unique companies with:

    • A real market advantage in China
    • An agile DNA to survive the Chinese business dynamics
    • A resilience to work really hard
    • A serious commitment to invest or go and get the funding.
  • What to expect?

    A structured committed network of experts to help you scale up in China


    One to one mentoring

    Experience in a dozen domains is invaluable. Often newcomers to China get over-excited or disillusioned by events or people. Take advice from people who found the promised land.
    Your company will get matched with several China and sector experienced professionals who will regularly guide you throughout the Program.

    The Program

    Accelerator Progam

    This will help you go through the process of building a company in China. Group dynamic amongst participants and mentors is the main value to any great accelerator.

    The Program is 12 months long, and consists of go-to-market and strategic elements.

    The Network

    Your Connections make it work

    To succeed in China, you need a strong team. Usually you stand alone to start with. At SinnoLabs you can meet your best matches: staff, managers, partners, investors, suppliers,… even clients.

    Sinnolabs will activate its network for you to drastically shorten results to success and cost of acquisition.


    Scaling your business

    We can help you find and pitch to investors, but the real boost is your value proposition and team. Cash is key in China to succeed, where our network can bring or save you cash when needed.

    We help attract smart money, and investors that match your business goals and company culture.

    The Preparation

    Let the journey begin

    China complexities: Talents, competitors, language, policies, culture, tax, licenses, internet, censoring, partnerships, relations

    China trust issues: copy/IP, legal, protective, ethics, quality, no transparency, skills, credit

    China risk aptitude: investment needs, one-shot strategy, high & low cost, fast-paced


    Sinnolabs and its mentors will help you prepare the China entry, understand the realities and discover new opportunities.

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