Industrial Development Conference for National Central City, Chengdu was successfully held at July 2. Chaihuo Maker Space founder Pan Hao exchanged his ideas at this meeting as an enterprise representative.

He told NBD that Chengdu is a city boasting profound culture and a talent pool, which naturally turns it into a hothouse for innovation. Those advantages enable startup makers to develop businesses that differ from traditional industries, he said.

According to Pan, as one of the earlist makerspaces establised in China, Chaihuo aims to serve startup makers worldwide. The "Long Tail Theory" is important for makers. That is, our economy is increasingly shifting away from a focus on mainstream markets and leaning toward nich markets. Makers should always know how to address those diverfied needs. What is more important is to find a way to bind makers with a particular industry.

Chaihuo hosted Maker Fairein Chengdu last year, which is one of top 10 most featured makers' festivals worldwide and has a big influence on makerspaces. This year, Chaihuo 2.0, a production center, will also be set up.

Pan added, "we hope to bring all creative ideas into reality in Chegndu. Using this center as an platform, we will do whatever we can to drive innovative startups further."


Editor: Tan Yuhan