Located in Eastern China, Hangzhou is the capital and the largest city of Zhejiang Province. This city is also the center of the Hangzhou Metropolitan area nationally. With enchanting natural beauty and abundant cultural heritage, Hangzhou is colloquially known as “Heaven on Earth” and one of China’s most important tourist venues.

The Hangzhou Future Sci-Tech City is an innovation and venture complex for global technology entrepreneurship. The development zone was a result of a district government partnership with Alibaba with the goal of creating an international innovation ecosystem for local entrepreneurs to grow businesses in. It surrounds the Xixi National Wetland Park, providing a pristine environment in which to live, work, and innovate.

WHY HANGZHOU

  • An Innovative Environment –  Hangzhou, home to Alibaba, Zhejiang University, and the Future Sci-Tech City, has attracted e-commerce and IoT startups from all over the world to create a vibrant, innovation-driven economy.
  • A Comprehensive Startup Support Network – Government officials managing the Future Tech City have built a complete package of support services into the operation of the district which includes patent registration, FDA petitioning, company registration, cloud processing services with Alibaba, and fully equipped lab space for prototyping and development.
  • Experienced Technology Talent – With Zhejiang University’s assentation to the short-list of science and engineering schools in China and the IPO of Alibaba, Hangzhou has become saturated with highly trained and experienced tech industry workforce.
  • Inspirational Atmosphere – Hangzhou’s iconic West Lake has inspired artist and poets for millennia. Even the phrase, “West Lake”, has become short-hand nationwide for creativity and serenity. The idyllic environment creates the perfect backdrop for entrepreneurs taking an innovative approach to social challenges.