HIT Robot Group's 2017 Golden Partner Forum Wraps Up, Fosters and Rewards Innovation in the Robotics Industry
The event drew together experts, academics government officials and business leaders from across high tech sectors to share their thoughts on the state and future of robotics and the prospects for high tech investment between China and the United States. The Forum also saw the honoring of three outstanding startups for their innovative works.
COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HIT Robot Group (HRG), China's leading robotics manufacturer, has wrapped up its 2017 Golden Partner Forum, which was held at the University of Maryland. The event drew together experts, academics government officials and business leaders from across high tech sectors to share their thoughts on the state and future of robotics and the prospects for high tech investment between China and the United States. The Forum also saw the honoring of three outstanding startups for their innovative works.
Experts from Harvard University, John Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, along with business leaders from Alibaba, Intel and other investment companies joined the forum to share their experiences in the robotics industry. The incubator program brought by the University of Maryland was also introduced to seek broader cooperation.
Bai Xianglin, Senior Vice President of HRG, delivered keynote speech on the forum and spoke about the importance of close collaboration between Chinese and US-based companies.
He also noted that robotics will play a huge role in technological innovation across many industries and that China will be a key market for the global robotic industry. He said, "The robotics industry has been growing very past in China, and there's enormous market potential in the future for this country."
Roadshow Competition Winners
Ten finalist startups from a series of regional roadshow competitions squared off at the forum, presenting their concepts to a panel of judges. Three winners were selected and will receive investment opportunities and strategic guidance and support from HRG and potential investors.
The top three winners are: Hstar Technologies, the company develop a robotic assistant ValetTM which applies Strker's technology to list and move a person who is unable to get around on his/her own in the nursing home facility or in their own home; Xtretch Eltronics Inc. is a start-up based in Arizona that provides patented stretchy Li-ion battery (LIB) products and other extremely deformable electronic components; and Bito Robotics, which is a Pittsburgh based tech startup aims to developing the next generation of mobile robots for improving productivity in manufacturing and commerce.
The roadshow competition marks a major step forward for HRG as it seeks to play a more active role in fostering innovation. Through this and other initiatives, the company aims to inject vigor and vitality into startups, promoting their incubation and development as well as talent nurturing and support on a global scale.
"This forum highlights the growing level of cooperation among high tech companies around the world. We're proud to participate in this movement and hope that the discussions and connections can help advance the pace of innovation and collaboration across a wide spectrum of technologies, most especially those that impact robotics," said Mr. Bai. "We are glad to see more companies entering the field of robotics and robotic equipment and that investors are finding trustworthy partners, which opens up new arenas of business growth."
The event successfully connected startups and investors. James Chen, CEO of iBeeHub, the New York based angel investor, said he and his partner were able to talk with many different startups and also decided to invest in one.
The 2017 Golden Partner Forum represents HRG's follow-up efforts in implementing its overseas strategy of being a "golden global partner of cooperation." It follows on its participation in two previous events this year, Automatica in Munich, Germany and Automate in Chicago.
About HIT Robot Group
HIT Robot Group (HRG), founded in 2014, is one of China's high-tech giants in robotics with a joint investment from Heilongjiang provincial government, Harbin municipal government and the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT). The company manufactures a range of robots and robotic equipment for various industries, and also provides solutions and services for technology companies. HRG has presence in 13 major Chinese cities, along with offices in Washington D.C., California, Frankfurt, Seoul and Tokyo.