MicroPort<sup>®</sup> Hosts 2016 Technical Innovation and Interactive Suppliers Congress

Shanghai, China – From October 24 to October 26, Shanghai MicroPort Medical (Group) Co., Ltd. ("MicroPort®") hosted the 2016 Technical Innovation and Interactive Suppliers Conference in its headquarters. With the theme "Co-working and Innovation," the conference aims to promote the strategic cooperation between MicroPort® and the suppliers while enhancing mutual communications on technical innovation. More than 200 people from about 100 suppliers attended the meeting to seek for marketing opportunities and win-win strategies.
 
In the beginning, representatives of MicroPort® and the suppliers respectively delivered speeches to go through the cooperation between each other and review the fruitful achievements in the partnership. Meanwhile, the head of MicroPort® Purchasing Department introduced the "MicroPort® International Maker Space" as a highlight. Initiated by MicroPort®, the "MicroPort® International Maker Space" is an exclusive incubator drawing and built by various interested investors. It is consisted of Technical Innovation Institution which offers periodical technical exchanges, Offline Material Collecting and Experiencing Center, Plug&Play Roadshow, and so on.
 
The Technical Innovation Institution attracted nearly 100 experts and engineers from MicroPort® and its suppliers to join in as members. In the future, the institution will organize periodical technical exchanges to provide platforms for suppliers to display their new products and new technologies, as well as offer solutions to the difficulties in the R&D process with collective efforts. The Offline Material Collecting and Experiencing Center has up to date collected over 100 kinds of bio-medical materials with the hope of inspiring the R&D engineers – by touching the materials, creative ideas may pop up in their heads and eventually lead to great innovation. The Plug&Play Roadshow is for MicroPort® and its suppliers to release new projects to the public. The concept and future activities plans of the "MicroPort® International Maker Space" attracted wide attention from the attendees.
 
Afterwards, MicroPort® gave out five awards – "Best Supplier Award," "Best Innovation Award," "Best Quality Award," "Best Cost-competitive Award," and "Best Service Award," to show its gratitude to the contributions these suppliers made to MicroPort®'s sustainable development. The award-winning suppliers said they will maintain the close and strategic partnership with MicroPort® to pursue mutual benefit and win-win development.
 
In the end, MicroPort® held the roundtable dialogue with the suppliers to discuss the development of MicroPort®'s interventional products in China, which provided the attendees with ample inspiration in how to further improve company service and deepen mutual cooperation. In addition, MicroPort® organized 22 innovative technical exchanges during the congress, enabling MicroPort® R&D employees and process engineers to have open communication with technical engineers of the suppliers. The three-day Suppliers Conference wrapped up successfully on October 26, which enhanced the suppliers' understanding in MicroPort® and promoted mutual communications, laying a solid foundation for closer cooperation. In the wake of "mass entrepreneurship and innovation," MicroPort® will definitely draw a new blueprint with the suppliers for bilateral collaborations.