Slushhas arrived in Shenzhen. Not the stuff that comes after a heavy snowfall, but Europe’s leading startup and tech event – all the way from Finland.
Slush has been described by its organisers as the coolest tech conference on the planet, a description that has been well-earned since it was founded in Helsinki over a decade ago. Spreading from Finland to Japan, Singapore and China, the brand is growing in its efforts to bring together thousands of start-ups, entrepreneurs and investors under a global umbrella of cool.
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Part of the CityU MBA SHARP Forum, the event explores the compelling need for faster and more efficient movement of goods/services, labor/talent, capital and information in the Greater Bay Area. How does such a need create challenges and opportunities in supply chain management? Taking advantage of the GBA’s acceleration in innovation, how could companies work in sync with advanced digital technologies (e.g., IoT and AI) to unravel supply chain complexity? Find out more here.
Where: Joseph Lee Hall, Li Da Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong
The Shenzhen Neher Neural Plasticity Laboratory, led by German biophysicist Erwin Neher, who won the Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine in 1991, was inaugurated at Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technologies under the Chinese Academy of Sciences on Saturday.
The lab, Neher’s first research lab in China, is one of Shenzhen’s key projects in developing research on neural science while engaging in researches on biomedicine development and the health industry.
At present, the lab has a team of 30 full-time researchers, including five senior researchers. The number will increase to 50 before the end of the year.
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The second Belt & Road Shenzhen International Music Festival kicked off over the weekend in Shenzhen. The three-week event will receive more than 800 musicians of 23 troupes from over 40 countries and regions along the Belt & Road, including Russia, Poland, Turkey, Indonesia and Thailand. Among its list of performers also include the US’ Cleveland Orchestra, Germany’s Freiburger Baroque Orchestra, the China National Symphony Orchestra, U.S. jazz musician Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center.
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