2017 - Oct 10, 2017

Discover and Access China – One Year @ Swiss Center Tianjin




Unlike large multinational corporations, SMEs and start-ups face unique challenges in their road of internationalisation: Entering a new market often means higher investment risk, greater entry barriers and more demanding operational requirements.

In response to these challenges, the Swiss Centers China (SCC) was founded in 2000 with the support of the Swiss and Chinese local governments to provide incubation services for Swiss SMEs and start-ups. The mission of SCC is to offer these companies integrated, low-risk and practical solutions for entering the Chinese and Asian markets. Through modulable workshops, office space, one-stop admin, HR, trade and marketing services, and its vast partners and government relations network, SCC strives to offer Swiss SMEs a secure environment for growth.

In 2016, Swiss Center Tianjin (SCT) started operating two new facilities located in Wuqing (workshop space) and Dongli (office space) districts. This means that from this point on, our service to Swiss SMEs and start-ups now extends to the fast-growing Beijing-Tianjin region in the north of China.


Tianjin – the 6th largest city in the world by population is a metropolis in Northern China with a dynamic economy and a history that goes back 2 millennials. Only half an hour on the train from the capital Beijing, Tianjin is also the host city of Summer Davos every two years. As an innovation and R&D center, it possesses a well-developed IPR management system, and provides technological and financial platform to support foreign companies to succeed in their initial settlement and subsequent development.

From January 2018, the new Swiss Center facility in Tianjin is offering 6 to 12 months free residency to:

  Swiss citizens/residents working on projects related China
Start-ups and research groups working on projects related to Switzerland
③  Chinese and other non-Swiss citizens working no projects related to Switzerland


Swiss Center Tianjin will assist the tenant with: the necessary logistical (apartment, transport) and admin (visa, bank account, phone card) information; First round of consultancy service from China Integrated, accredited service expert by Switzerland Global Enterprise and NTEM (Northern Technology Exchange Bureau).

About · Swiss Center Tianjin




Located in the heart of Dongli District, SCT is 15 mins’ walk from Tianjin Metro Line 9 Dongli Development Area Station and is in immediate vicinity to shops, banks, restaurants and other local amenities. Tianjin Railway Station and Jinwan Plaza in the bustling downtown area and the historical neighbourhood are less than 30 mins away on line 9. Binhai International Airport – only a 20-min drive away, connects the city to major metropolises in the rest of the world such as London, Singapore and Hong Kong.


We will not be able to offer a full comprehensive solution for penetrating the Chinese market but at least – a concrete soft-landing platform, admin support and access to the network of Swiss Center and its partners. By doing this, we wish to give start-ups and researchers the courage to experience China with very little funds.


Contact info

Tel. + 86 022 8493 8218

Add. 10C Yijing Lu, Dongli Economic Development Area, Tianjin



About · China Integrated


China Integrated is a solution provider, designed to support international companies develop successful businesses in China. Whether your company’s needs are market entry, growth or acquisition, CI develops integrated solutions designed to facilitate your long-term, superior success.

CI has a team of 25 in-house skilled entrepreneurs, strategists, managers, engineers and service professionals with complementary backgrounds and over 20 years of experience in China combining top level competences in the fields of business research, legal environment, recruitment, tax & finance, IT networks/ERP & media relations.

Over the last 10 years, CI has successfully served more than 300 International firms, large and small, with innovative solutions and cost-effective best practices developed through decades of experience.

China Integrated will offer each resident a first round of consultancy service to facilitate further market studies.


Contact info

Tel. +86 021 6266 0844

Add. Suite 1002, 1438 North Shaanxi Lu, Putuo, Shanghai



About · NTEM




Northern Technology Exchange Market (NTEM) is a leading technology transfer organization of state level, which was jointly set up by Science & Technology Ministry and Tianjin Municipal People’s Government in 1995. Its mission is to commercialize technological achievements and promote the transfer of the advanced technologies, and make effort to evolve into a technology transfer center of top class.NTEM has built up two powerful networks, Technology Providing Network (TPN) and Technology Seeking Network (TSN), all over the country after 10 years’ practice, and formed long-term steady channels and partners. TPN of NTEM compose of 340 members, which almost cover research institutes and universities in Tianjin while include research institutes, universities and technology-oriented companies in other 24 provinces, cities and autonomous regions.

NTEM has built up relationships with more and more foreign technology transfer organizations in Europe, America and Asia. Cooperated with these foreign organizations, NTEM offered a variety of services for enterprises at home and abroad, such as technology-based business-matching, technology evaluation, market survey, manufacturing agreement for foreigner enterprises.

NTEM will provide counsel to the residents on technology transfer-related enquiries.


Contact info

Tel. +86 022 8789 1047

Add. 248 Baidi Lu,Nankai, Tianjin



How to Apply

Stage 1

Send your CV and a motivation letter describing your projectto admin@swisscenters.org, stating “SCT residency” in the subject

Stage 2

We will contact you within 20 working days and arrange an interview with shortlisted candidates to confirm details of your residency

Stage 3

Start your residency!


For enquiries, kindly contact

Ms. Yulia Jin

Office Manager, SCT


+86 133 2346 5385