Eyes on China – Sports Tech, IPR and Funding 27.6.

At this event, we will talk about the thriving sports tech field of the Nordics and China’s call for related Nordic innovations. We are also going to learn how to deal with intellectual property rights issues when doing business in China, which is a common concern for international startups looking into the China market. The third topic of our event is funding – what are the funding opportunities for Nordic startups in China, and what Nordic startups should keep in mind when looking for Chinese investors. Finally, we will hear from those startups who already have some experience in the Chinese market through the Sino Track accelerator program. The event will be opened by NewCo Helsinki.

The event is hosted by COMB+, Smash and NewCo Helsinki.

Date and Time

Wed, June 27, 2018
9:30 – 12:00


Maria 01, 16 Lapinlahdenkatu, 00101 Helsinki


9.00 Doors open

9.30 Welcome – COMB+ & Smash

9.40 From Helsinki to Beijing and back: Direct pathway for startups – Tommo Koivusalo, Head of Unit, City of Helsinki

9.50 New platforms in sports tech and the possibilities for startups in China and beyond – Terho Lahtinen, Senior Manager, Future Concepts, Suunto

10.05 How to deal with intellectual property rights (IPR) in doing business in China – Jani Kaulo, Head of Asian Market, Kolster

10.25 Opportunities for Nordic startups in China – Chinese investor’s view – John Lin, Senior Investment Manager, COMB+

10.40 Sino Track Alumni Fireside Chat

10.55 Concluding remarks

11.00 Meet Chinese investors and network with event participants

12.00 End