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2017 MIT China Conference in Shanghai

October 25-26, 2017
Day 01 Day 02 | All

Day 1: October 25, 2017 (Wednesday)

12:00 - 1:00


1:00 - 1:30

Opening Ceremony with Welcome Remarks

1:30 - 2:00

Opening Keynote-An Overview of the MIT Innovation Ecosystem
MIT's has a long-standing focus on discovery for practical impact and commercial value. The status of MIT's current industrial engagements will be summarized as will highlights of new initiatives for addressing problems of global importance. The local ecosystem near the campus which blends entrepreneurs, risk capital, and market leading companies plays an essential role in invention, innovation, and commercialization.

2:00 - 2:45

Growing a Business from the Lab: Invention and Innovations at MIT CBA and the Media Lab
Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA) http://www.cba.mit.edu is at the forefront of cutting edge research and inventions. It has a few hundreds patents and pending patents. Many of these patents have been licensed for commercial product developments. For example, E-Ink patent was licensed to start a E-ink company http://www.eink.com in 1998 that is the results of Amazon Kindle and Chinese as well as numerous other ebooks in the world. E-ink was acquired by a Taiwan company. The students at CBA also invented the inexpensive RFID and the RFID readers. These students formed ThingMagic http://rfid.thingmagic.com, which was acquired in 2010 by Trimbe. In late 1990s, students at CBA invented 3D printers. They then formed a company Formlabs https://formlabs.com. Now it sells all kinds of 3D printers worldwide. The CBA graduates also formed Otherlab https://otherlab.com that invents all kinds of super materials, clean energy devices, soft robots, simple transportation systems and other gadgets. I founded 3DMatrix in 2001 and it now produces hydrogels for rapid stopping bleeding during surgery where sutures or cauterization are impractical or impossible, for accelerated wound healing, for 3-dimension tissue cell cultures and other uses in Europe, Middle-East, Southeast Asia and South America http://www.puramatrix.com. Furthermore, several licensed technologies are widely used in our daily life including sensors for car airbag. Many industrial sponsors support our cutting edge inventions.

MIT Media Lab https://www.media.mit.edu also has made tremendous impact on technology inventions in the world. Media Lab wrote the first software for reading news with embedded images and video on the electronic devices in early 1990s. It was a total novelty then and now we all take for granted. It currently invents personal robots for cares of young and old people. The early prototypes of Google glass were invented in the Media Lab and many more.

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2:45 - 3:10

Networking Break

3:10 - 3:40

Innovation Together - Effective Collaboration with MIT
China is transforming from the world’s export factory to an innovation driven modern service economy. MIT is world renowned research university for its technology and business innovations. The presentation highlights how iSoftStone collaborates with MIT and introduces its leading technical innovations and researches into China, which in turn helps China’s economic development.

3:40 - 4:00

Systems of Innovation: Building Regional Capabilities to Address Emerging Challenges
Countries and regions around the world seek to increase their innovation capacity to boost productivity and economic growth for the 21st century. Where are investments being made, and what strategies are being pursued? How do national assets in the form of institutions, networks, and leadership contribute to the ongoing process of creating and disseminating new products, processes and services effectively in a rapidly changing and increasingly open global economy? How does China’s current strategy fit into this larger context?

4:00 - 4:50

Panel Discussion: Innovation, Productivity and Competitiveness
Moderator: Elisabeth Reynolds
Panels: Jason Fan, Karen Gleason, Tianwen Liu, Zhijun Wang


Networking Reception