The application must be made no later than Sunday 11th of March 2023


Swedish-Chinese entrepreneur and CEO of ScandiChina Connecting Center, Sikau Tran

“Here at ScandiChina Connecting Center we offer Nordic companies 3–5-day tours in and around Hangzhou with the goal of networking and establishing new business relations, meeting potential investors and gaining a deeper understanding of Chinese culture and industry. We make sure that you get the chance to pitch for investors onsite, giving you the best possible chance to secure the support you need for your ventures. With our help, you will get a strong basis for future success in China. With the help of Nihub Innovation Centre, Hangzhou Municipality and leading Chinese organizations we seek to expand participants’ networks with essential Chinese connections.”

Did you know?

Did you know that many of China’s leading companies are based in Hangzhou? To name only a few, Alibaba, Geely, HIK Vision, Wahaha, Ant Financial (parent company to Alipay) and NetEase are all among those based in Hangzhou. Some of these you will even get the chance to visit during the tour.

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Lucas Rondez ( CEO at Nihub Innovation Centre + Sikau Tran (CEO and Founder at ScandiChina Connecting Center)

Our program in Hangzhou

Ten start-ups will be selected for participation in the Market access tour to take place in the spring of 2023. The program is funded, in large parts, through sponsorships from ScandiChina in collaboration with Nihub Innovation Centre. We cover the expenses for program activities, travels, and hotels. The only additional cost is an administration fee of € 500 per participant. Considering that the real value of the tour regularly is in excess of € 6 000, it is a very generous price.


Learn about the Chinese market, culture, and consumer behaviour.


Build a network with some of China’s major players.


Pitch your ideas for investors and give your business the best chances to grow in China.

Welcome to Hangzhou/China

Who can apply for the market access tour?

For a start-up company, a deeper understanding of China is an increasingly important asset for the future. That’s why any Nordic innovation enterprise or entrepreneur looking to venture into the ever-expanding Chinese market and find investors is welcome to apply.


We welcome, in particular, enterprises within:




Smart Home

Smart City


Autonomous Vehicles

Medical Instruments

Computer Visuals

Questions & contact

If you are interested or have any further questions, feel free to contact us or consider attending one of our information meetings. These are completely free of charge and have plenty of time for questions.

Important note: Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, changes to the set dates may be required.


Date: Wednesday 19/1 2023


Time: 10:00-11:00


Address: Minc – The startup house of Malmö. Anckargripsgatan 3, 1 floor, Malmö, Sweden


Date: Wednesday 10/2 2023


Time: 14:00-15:00


Address: Media Evolution City, Stora Varvsgatan 6A, Malmö, Sweden


Date: Friday 3/3 2023

Time: 9:15-10:15

Address: Krinova Incubator & Science Park, Stridsvagnvägen 14, 4 floor, Kristianstad, Sweden

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