Chinese Ministry of Commerce, Shanghai Base and OSGi Alliance Announce Strategic Partnership

Organizations to collaborate on promoting the wide adoption of OSGi™ technology in China

SAN RAMON, Calif.--()--The OSGi Alliance announced today a partnership agreement with the Industry Transfer Promotion Center (Chinese Ministry of Commerce, Shanghai Base) to collaborate on several programs that will further promote the wide adoption of OSGi™ technology in China. The strategic partnership includes a new Information Sharing Facility for OSGi technology located in Changshu, near Shanghai in China that will serve as a focal point for a number of strategic activities.

“Modular software based on open industry standards provides the essential foundations necessary for building maintainable, economically sustainable and evolvable Smart City, Industry 4.0 and 5G solutions. OSGi technology is uniquely positioned within the industry to help China realize these long-term sustainability objectives,” said Cheng Shi, Chinese Ministry of Commerce, Shanghai Base.

The new Information Sharing Facility will be the nucleus for a number of strategic activities including a showcase platform for OSGi Alliance member companies to promote their ‘OSGi Enabled’ solutions to the Chinese market. The facility will be a community hub for hosting China OSGi Users’ Forum and developer workshops and also serve as an OSGi Developer Certification exam center in the future. Additionally, the Information Sharing Facility will be instrumental in cultivating research and development relationships with Chinese academic and research institutes, which will start with OSGi being a featured topic in university course syllabus.

“The Chinese are taking a world-leading role in green renewable energy and restoration of the environment so it’s no surprise that sustainable, evolvable solutions for Smart City and Industry 4.0 are a high strategic priority in China. OSGi and OSGi Enabled products will be an instrumental enabler for this vision,” said Richard Nicholson, Paremus Founder & CEO, OSGi Board and Strategy Lead. “With direct access to the Chinese market through this initiative, it is an exciting time to be an OSGi-based technology company and an OSGi Alliance member.”

To learn more about the Information Sharing Facility at the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, Shanghai Base in Changshu, and the activities supported by the OSGi Alliance and China Ministry of Commerce, Shanghai Base, please contact Jeff Liu, president of OSGi China User Forum.

For information on joining the OSGi Alliance, please visit www.osgi.org for details on membership and how to join.

About the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, Shanghai Base

Industry Transfer Promotion Center (Chinese Ministry of Commerce, Shanghai Base), is an industry transfer promotion organization setup by the Ministry of Commerce in China. It is under the direct leadership of the Investment Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce and Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce. It is an important national platform to serve the development of enterprises, industry transfer, and regional coordinated development. The Base concentrates on executing the national strategies such as One Belt One Road, ChangJiang Economic Zone, Great Western Region Development, etc. The main purpose of this important platform is to support orderly transfer of domestic and international industries. It promotes the sharing of industry resources, serving the coordinated development of the east, middle and west region’s industrial parks.

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Contacts

Inventures for OSGi Alliance
Traci Renner, +1-714-496-2634
trenner@inventures.com
www.osgi.org
or
Chinese Ministry of Commerce, Shanghai Base
Cheng Shi
http://c.fdi.gov.cn

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Contacts

Inventures for OSGi Alliance
Traci Renner, +1-714-496-2634
trenner@inventures.com
www.osgi.org
or
Chinese Ministry of Commerce, Shanghai Base
Cheng Shi
http://c.fdi.gov.cn