The Darwin Innovation Hub is proud to support the One Belt One Road Conference in Darwin this week.
Delegates from China and Australia will explore China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ policy, the implications and get a better understanding of how to develop valuable business opportunities and networks. Darwin’s prime location at the Southern end of the Maritime Silk Road enables the perfect opportunity for coordination between the One Belt One Road policy framework, the Developing the North agenda and key potential projects in the region.
Our goals at the Darwin Innovation Hub include attracting a Chinese company to the Northern Territory as well as providing the opportunity to send an Northern Territory company to China.
CEO Harley Paroulakis said “First, we attract a Chinese company to the Northern Territory that is able to test bed an innovation or technology in a Northern Territory industry,” Mr Paroulakis said. “Our industry sectors or “sandbox” are vast and wide ranging from energy generation opportunities, agritech, oil and gas tech, mining and exploration technology, aquaculture and research and development opportunities at Charles Darwin University.
“The second, backing a Northern Territory innovation company to set up in China. Our company is also open to the possibility of developing partnerships with Chinese companies in the innovation and investment sectors potentially via a parallel venture capital funding agreement that focuses on Belt Road innovation investments between our two countries.”