Shenzhen is often referred to as “the Silicon Valley of Hardware” as it has grown to become a powerful and innovative ecosystem. The presence of entrepreneurs and talent combined with suppliers and factories makes it an ideal ecosystem for hardware startups.
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About the Shenzen ecosystem
The land of opportunity
Something incredible happened in Shenzhen over the past thirty years that turned this former fisherman market-town into the hardware capital of the world.Read more
The maker movement
In Shenzhen, co-working isn’t just about sharing an office. It’s about coming together and making cool hardware products and that is why they have so many makerspaces. A makerspace is a collaborative workspace that includes a variety of maker equipments, that provides the perfect environment to develop a product.Read more
No other place in the world offers a structure to manufacture goods such as this former fishermen village in China. Shenzhen is the perfect place to turn your prototype into an actual product.Read more
There has been a positive shift in entrepreneurial attitudes and intentions, with more individuals possessing skills and knowledge to start a businesses and also a rise in their intentions to start a business.
Access to finance
The capital environment in Shenzhen is relatively favourable, with banks being supportive of startups and heavy financial support from the government.
Areas of Excellence
Shenzhen is a hub for hardware startups. According to Shenzhen Innovation and Development Institute, the number of patents in Shenzhen account for 50% of all patents in China.