Fan Yingjie, Acting Consul General of the Chinese Consulate based in Manchester, and a delegation from the UK Chinese Business Association was warmly welcomed by President of TusPark UK, Kevin Lin, on a visit to TusPark Newcastle.
Kevin led the visitors on a tour of the space which was recently declared one of the the top 10 co-working spaces in the UK outside of London（hyper link previous news). He also showed the visitors the Makerspace, which is the region’s only hub devoted to Industry 4.0. The Makerspace is designed for IoT entrepreneurs to prototype their inventions, and also for established businesses who intend to explore new IoT ideas and to innovate and experiment. It features machines such as 3D printers, a laser cutter, oscilloscopes, and more.
The delegation held strategic discussions following this tour. Kevin explained overall strategy of Tuspark UK, emphasised TUS UK’s overarching concept of “Two Countries, Twin Science Parks”, helping startups and scale-ups from the UK ecosystem to set up and incubate in China through TUS’s nationwide network with industry, government and academia, with
Newcastle being an important node.
“Through the TUS Global Innovation Ecosystem,” Kevin said, “startups and scaleup in TUS’s ecosystem, will be able to connect to great resources, both in China and globally.”
Mr Fan expressed the support of the Consulate General for TUS’s strategy, and said that the Consulate General was delighted to see Tuspark contributing to innovation in the North of England.
“This is a great place for start-ups and is full of innovation. More importantly, Tuspark’s global innovation network provides great opportunities for its start-ups and scaleups, as well as bridging innovations between the UK and China. We are looking forward to collaborating with Tuspark in the near future.”