Mladá Boleslav/Shanghai, 15 April 2019 – ŠKODA has founded another spin-off of its innovation workshop in Beijing, called ŠKODA AUTO DigiLab China, which is networking with the local start-up community to collaborate on projects. Here, the focus is on mobility of the future, digitalisation as well as the development and implementation of new business models.
ŠKODA AUTO CEO, Bernhard Maier, said, “Our two DigiLabs are now firmly established in the start-up community both in Prague and in Tel Aviv. China is one of the world’s drivers of innovation when it comes to digitalisation. It’s therefore only logical for us to now develop the next spin-off – ŠKODA AUTO DigiLab China – to gain direct access to important future technologies there too.”
President of ŠKODA China, Dr Ralf Hanschen, added, “With our new ŠKODA AUTO DigiLab China, we are bringing our digital business and the next generation of mobility services into the local market. As the youngest member of a growing global innovation network, the innovation centre will develop mobility solutions and services for China, Europe and the rest of the world in future.”