China set “Made in China 2025” plan to upgrade the country’s manufacturing power. In order to bring down the government’s ambitious plan to future strategies of Chinese manufacturing companies, a panel of “smart manufacturing technology innovation” discussed the current status of manufacturing in China. The panelists from ZJ Venture, Plug and Play, and Legend Star agreed on three conditions that need to be implemented for smart manufacturing: optimization to customers, smart supply chain, and automatic manufacturing.

“From the investors’ perspective, they should see the all the three things. In a nutshell, it should be a data-driven solution,” Huawei Kong, senior consultant at ZJ Venture as well as the moderator of the panel told TechNode.

According to Mr. Kong, smart manufacturing will have big boost from artificial intelligence (A.I.).

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Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com