Our Innovation Space in Shanghai is open – a place of innovative ideas, exciting projects and inspiring conversations. And all about our Smart Lab opening.

Our demand for the Innovation Space

Since the Innovation Space opened in Cologne three years ago, we have been watching with curiosity how many possibilities the creatively designed rooms offer – e.g. as a venue for our networking event “Meet the new”. A place where innovative ideas are exchanged and exciting projects are driven forward – we wanted that too! So in 2019 planning began for the Innovation Space in Shanghai.

Innovation Raum

Almost 200m² on the 3rd floor in building three of the Shanghai Office were available to us. Our claim was clear:

  • It should be an open, free, smart and practical environment
  • It should be the ideal place for colleagues to get inspired, share and discuss business topics, collaborate with team members for creative ideas and solutions, and connect with like-minded innovators

Touchscreen walls and theater atmosphere – opening of the Innovation Space

On November 27, 2020, the time had come: we ceremoniously opened Innovation Space Shanghai. The area is divided into a total of two rooms in a futuristic, functional design with smart features.

The Vision Room:

This presentation room offers a theater-level experience. It features top-quality sound equipment and a high-tech glass wall that can also be used as a screen.
A special feel-good atmosphere is created by the thought-provoking books and the green wall full of real plants.

The Insight Room:

This space is specially designed for workshops. It has movable furniture so that several teams can work and brainstorm at the same time. The highlight is the futuristic wall. It presents different lighting effects and even interacts with sound in real time. With the help of a smart projector the walls turns into a “touch screen”.

Der Vision Room
Der Insight Room

In addition to the rooms, there is also a community space with seating and a small kitchenette.


Into the future with innovation

Not only the Innovation Space was opened – also our Smart Lab, the first of the TIC industry! Here we are testing new technologies, developing innovative processes and can thus expand our range of services and create attractive business opportunities for our customers.

The Smart Lab and the Innovation Space are important core elements of our Future Hub – TÜV Rheinland’s global innovation program. So we set up an Innovation Management Scheme in Greater China to provide all-around support for business development by virtue of strategy planning, creativity fostering, methodology guidance, and resource integration.

I am very much looking forward to seeing what exciting ideas, creative approaches and innovative solutions our 1,500 employees here in Shanghai come up with.


Olivia Wu

Olivia Wu

Innovation Program Manger

Facilitator and enabler of innovation – from ideas to reality. Co-found and implement TÜV Rheinland Greater China Innovation Management Scheme to support sustainable innovation-driven business growth.

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