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On January 18 and 19 2015 will again bring the vanguard of the Innovation and Investment industries together in Shanghai. Since its inception in November 2013 at the Shanghai World Expo Center, Innovation China has become China’s foremost platform for domestic and foreign Innovators, Investors, Startups, MNC’s, VC firms, industry associations and governmental agencies to network and collaborate. The two-day conference affords attendees the opportunity to share insights, explore challenges, inspire ideas, predict trends, study policies, discuss the future, and foster a supportive Innovation EcoSystem.

On first day, January 18th, we will again witness the colliding sparks of thoughts from the most brilliant minds of the Chinese and Western worlds, as we collectively contemplate answers to our industries’ most scintillating questions:

  • In the Innovation world and VC industry, what’s the most distinctive difference between China and western world?
  • Is VC model investing in hard technology broken?
  • Where should the industry go and what are the potential solutions?
  • What is your choice (both start-up and MNC) of innovation strategies: independent innovation, imitative innovation, or open innovation?
  • How would Innovation work as the propelling strategy for China’s future development?

Join us to hear industry participants discussing the reality and implications of the increased “software-lization of the VC world,” to brainstorm global progress through hard technologies, to discover the locations and specializations of incubators, government-supported innovation funds, and technology-focused banking support that you can leverage in financing your innovation, and to discuss perhaps the hottest topic on the global frontier of innovation: dynamic capabilities.

In this overall context, we can exchange best practices, discover both proven and cutting-edge solutions, and simply discuss shared experiences. Through such knowledge exchange, we can further nurture the global technology Innovation Center in Shanghai, advancing what Chinese governments have depicted as “Innovation Driven Strategy” and the “Four New Things” – New Industry, New Ecosystem, New technology, and New model.

The second day, 19th, event is focused on battery and energy storage. The event is co-organized with China Energy Storage Association. It features a half-day industry expert presentations and roundtable discussions, followed by half-day startup pitch and contest featuring entrepreneurs from both China and abroad in the battery and energy storage space.