The IAIT focuses on the sustainable transfer of technology between Germany and China. The best example for the 2017 Hannover Fair was a network meeting of a Chinese delegation with German companies, which discussed trends in the industry at the Robotation Academy. As a connoisseur of both industrialized countries, IAIT is pushing ahead with its business strategy, which is now continuing in China with educational initiatives. 

Hannover in July 2017

Germany and China want to cooperate more closely. In terms of mechanical engineering, there are advantages for both sides, since on the one hand German technologies such as industry 4.0 need a bigger market that China can offer. On the other hand, China intends to learn from German technologies and innovations to lend more emphasis to the national “Made in China 2025” strategy. For the company IAIT, the convergence of the two concepts, Industry 4.0 and “Made in China 2025”, is a driving force for the business enterprise between the two nations.

During these activities, the Hanover Fair this year saw a delegation trip by Chinese entrepreneurs and government officials, who intensified business relations with technical trend themes at the Robotation Academy. What industry 4.0 in production means and what prerequisites a smart factory needs were cornerstones of the event. In terms of content, it is a prime objective to promote the interconnection of information technology and industry in both nations, and to use reinforced intelligent technologies in the sense of digitization. 

Education as a denominator of technology transfer

IAIT has long recognized the direct relationship between digitalization, the world of work and the organization, and the results of the workshops carried out and the opinions of the delegates confirmed the role of education and training for a sustainable technology transfer. The current commitment of the Chinese government to reform education is consistent with this.

With the support of German as well as Chinese companies, several Summer camps and Makeathons for children and students will be held in China starting in August, which is oriented towards a working world of the future. These include engineering affinity and programming skills, as well as group dynamics learning processes, which use innovative methods to communicate digital transformation as early as childhood. As a source of inspiration for a “networking of a special kind”, IAIT has already demonstrated successful cooperation’s with this concept, which have brought the business opportunities for German companies as well as the many-sided interests of Chinese companies into line. The challenge of internationalizing young people also mentally interests Germany and China – an ideal start to develop dynamic partnerships.