At 15:30 hrs. of China (2:30 hrs. Mexico) on Thursday May 16, 2019, were inaugurated the facilities of the Innovation HUB Tec-China located in the Qianjian International Times Square of the Jianggan District, in the city of Hangzhou, capital of the province of Zhejiang, China.
The facilities were inaugurated by the Board of Directors of Tecnológico de Monterrey, headed by José Antonio Fernández and Salvador Alva, Chairman of the Board and President of Tecnológico de Monterrey, respectively. The inauguration ceremony was attended by officials from the chinese district, municipal and provincial government involved in the project, university executives, directors of science and technology in the region, as well as Mexican authorities and representatives of the local media.
The ceremony began with the introduction of authorities, followed by welcoming words by the Hangzhou Party Representative and the Representative of the Jianggan Government. Later, José Antonio Fernández, President of the Board of Directors of Tecnológico de Monterrey participated with a message, preceding the welcoming words of Arturo Molina, Vice-Rector of Research and Technology Transfer of Tecnológico de Monterrey.
Prior to the inauguration protocol, attendees had the opportunity to learn about the different areas of the HUB, such as: co-working and networking spaces, areas for Startups, offices, boardrooms, a decision-making center and a showroom of prototypes developed at Tecnológico de Monterrey, where the kickoff of AVAGE (Avatar for Advanced Global Education) was made, the presentation of the Startup “Global Nano Additives” (GNA) launched by its CEO Edgar Raygoza, and the prototype exhibition of the “Smart Wheelchair” was presented by Erick Martínez, Ph.D. student in Engineering.
The event concluded with the signing of three agreements to support research, technology transfer and entrepreneurship with Chinese entities: • Hangzhou Dianzi University and Tec de Monterrey technological research and development agreement, signed by the Undersecretary of Hangzhou Dianzi University and Salvador Alva. • Technology transfer agreement of Tec de Monterrey and Zhongxin Group, signed by Sergio Camacho and Peng Zhu. • GNA Startup Agreement and the Government of Kaixuan, signed by Edgar Raygoza, CEO of GNA and Government representative.