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Innovation China 2014

中国创新驱动与创业投资峰会

On October 24th and 25th, Innovation China 2014 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. (创新生态体系)

At this year’s event, Innovation China 2014, 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? (“创新驱动战略”)

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 (动态能力).

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.( 围绕中央政府提出的“创新驱动战略”和“四新”——新产业、新业态、新技术、新模式以及上海要建立全球科技创新中心的目标)

The two-day event this year will also feature a half-day world-class entrepreneurship training session from the esteemed Shell Foundation, the archetype of what an innovative MNC can – and should – be. There will also be half-day startup pitch session featuring entrepreneurs from both China and abroad. This is truly a “Can’t Miss” event in 2014 for the Innovation and Investment Industry. As such, we cordially invite you to attend.

Innovation Conference in Shanghai