Barcelona’s Innovation Ecosystem lands in Shanghai!
The Barcelona Innovation Day / Shanghai 2021 is a high-level forum that brought together the most prominent stakeholders from academia, startups, industry, and public institutions from Barcelona and Shanghai to strengthen relationships between both ecosystems; promote the excellence of their research institutions, universities and companies; showcase best practices in science, innovation and higher education; engage with Barcelona’s science diaspora in the area; and support the active engagement of SciTech DiploHub partners in the international exchange of knowledge, ideas and talent.
Shanghai and Barcelona are global hubs with vibrant science, technology, research and innovation ecosystems. How can these ecosystems learn from each other in the pandemic aftermath? How can life sciences and patient-centric innovation be empowered in both cities? What challenges are relevant for education after COVID-19? What can we learn from the emerging space tech and fintech sectors in Europe and China? How do Smart Cities interact with disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Big Data? These are some of the topics explored in the Barcelona Innovation Day – Shanghai!
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BARCELONA INNOVATION DAY / SHANGHAI, NOVEMBER 11TH (ONLINE)
VIRTUAL DOORS OPEN at 15:00 (SHANGHAI) / 08:00 (BARCELONA)
WELCOME & OPENING SPEECH / 17:15 – 17:25 (SHANGHAI) / 10:15 – 10:25 (BARCELONA)
CONNECTING THE DOTS IN SCIENCE, INNOVATION
AND HIGHER EDUCATION BETWEEN
SHANGHAI & BARCELONA.
Chief Executive Officer of SciTech DiploHub
BREAKOUT 1A / 17:25 – 18:25 (SHANGHAI) / 10:25 – 11:25 (BARCELONA)
BARCELONA & SHANGHAI: LEADING THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION.
What is on the horizon for Barcelona and Shanghai? And how can these cities learn from each others’ experiences?
Business Development Manager at Eurecat and Vice President of RAILGRUP.
RUI (CORRINE) CUI
Founder and President at Social Responsibility Practitioners.
Vice-President and Head of Innovation at Xnode.
Arbitrator/Mediator at the Shanghai International Arbitration Center, Senior consultant at A&Z Law Firm, Shanghai, and research associate at RUB University, Bochum.
HALLDÓR BERG HARÐARSON.
Senior Country Representative at EURAXESS China.
BREAKOUT 1B / 17:15 – 17:25 (SHANGHAI) / 10:15 – 10:25 (BARCELONA)
CONNECTING THE DOTS BETWEEN BARCELONA & SHANGHAI IN LIFE SCIENCES.
What are the challenges and opportunities for life sciences companies, universities and research centres in Shanghai and Barcelona?
Associate Professor at ShanghaiTech University.
MARIA PIA COSMA
ICREA Research Professor and Senior Group Leader at Centre for Genomic Regulation
Business Development Manager at Lyvgen Biopharma
MARTINA A. SERSCH
Chief Medical Officer at Gracell Biotechnologies
Global Programs Lead at the SciTech DiploHub
BREAKOUT 1C / 17:15 – 17:25 (SHANGHAI) / 10:15 – 10:25 (BARCELONA)
EDUCATION AFTER COVID-19.
How can higher education institutions maintain momentum and keep attracting and nurturing international talent after the pandemic?
Vice Rector for Internationalization at Pompeu Fabra University.
Dean of the Psychology and Education Department at Open University of Catalonia
Vice Rector for International Policy at Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)
JOSEP M. PIQUÉ
President of Technova Barcelona La Salle Innovation Park Manager of Internationalization and Innovation at La Salle
Codirector at the Confucius Institute Foundation
Director from College of International Education, Shanghai University
BREAKOUT 1D / 17:25 – 18:25 (SHANGHAI) / 10:25 – 11:25 (BARCELONA)
SPACE TECH & 5G: THE NEXT FRONTIER.
What’s hot in space research and innovation in Shanghai and Barcelona? How will these technologies shape the future of society?
Former Business Development Director at Shanghai Spacecom Satellite Technology
Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at i2CAT and CTO at 5GBarcelona
Space Business Manager at Leaf Space.
Director of the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia
Member of the Executive Committee of the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce
BREAK / 18:25 – 18:35 (SHANGHAI) / 11:25 – 11:35 (BARCELONA)
It’s time for a coffee break! Take the chance to stretch your legs and get ready for the next round of exciting sessions, keynotes and networking.
BREAKOUT 2A / 18:35 – 19:35 (SHANGHAI) / 11:35 – 12:35 (BARCELONA)
THE NEW SILK ROAD. OPPORTUNITIES FOR BARCELONA & SHANGHAI.
Best practices in international collaboration, entrepreneurship and research. How can Shanghai and Barcelona learn from these cases?
Director of TOP Lab, System Improver for Industrial Real Estate in China
HEATHER (HAN) XUE
Vice-president of Marketing and Strategic Development at XCHARGE
Senior International Promotion Consultant at Catalonia Trade & Investment
ANTHONY HO · HE SHUQUAN
Professor and consultant in International Business and Global Economy, Shanghai University
Director General at Casa Asia
Deputy Director General for Strategy, Business Development and innovation at Port of Barcelona
BREAKOUT 2B / 18:35 – 19:35 (SHANGHAI) / 11:35 – 12:35 (BARCELONA)
DRIVING PATIENT-CENTRIC INNOVATION.
How are different sectors and industries adapting and innovating to face the new challenges being faced today?
Founder at STIA China and Senior Care Industry Competence Builder
Founder/Managing Partner at Invivo Ventures
CEO and Co-founder of DevsHealth
Entrepreneur in Residence at Vall d’Hebron Institute of Research and Co-Founder and Board Member at Gate2Brain
BREAKOUT 2C / 18:35 – 19:35 (SHANGHAI) / 11:35 – 12:35 (BARCELONA)
THE RISE OF FINTECH, WHAT’S NEXT?
What’s hot in fintech? How is the private and public sector facing today’s challenges and opportunities?
CEO at Nomo, a Banc Sabadell company
CDO at Sky9 Capital
Research and Policy Lead at SciTech DiploHub
CEO & Co-founder in Nemuru | Fintech
JUAN JOSÉ ZABALLA
Economic and Commercial Counsellor, Spanish Economic and Commercial Office in Shanghai
BREAKOUT 2D / 18:35 – 19:35 (SHANGHAI) / 11:35 – 12:35 (BARCELONA)
BIG DATA, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND SMART CITIES.
What role will Big Data and AI play in urbanization processes? What lessons can Shanghai and Barcelona learn from each other in the deployment of smart city strategies?
CHEN ZHONGNING MICHAEL
Director of Artificial Intelligence Research Center at DNV
Director of the Center for Innovation in Cities and Associated Professor at ESADE Business School
Chairman at Venturous Group Beijing
Director of Intelligent Data Science & Artificial Intelligence Research Center (IDEIA-UPC)
CEO at Re-Hub Shanghai
Director General for Digital Society at Government of Catalonia
PRESENTATION / 19:35 – 19:45 (SHANGHAI) / 12:35 – 12:45 (BARCELONA)
LAUNCH OF BARCELONA ALUMNI / CHINA CHAPTER
Presentation of Barcelona Alumni / China: The global network of highly achieving scientists, researchers, technology experts and innovation leaders trained in Barcelona and currently based in China.
Global Programs Lead at SciTech DiploHub
CLOSING / 19:45 – 20:00 (SHANGHAI) / 12:45 – 13:00 (BARCELONA)
Secretary of State for Digitization and Artificial Intelligence of the Government of Spain
Consul General of the Republic of China in Barcelona
First Deputy Mayor of Barcelona
NETWORKING / 20:00 – 21:00 (SHANGHAI) / 13:00 – 14:00 (BARCELONA)
The Networking area of our interactive event platform provides you with the unique opportunity to connect with the most prominent stakeholders from academia, start-ups, industry, and public institutions from Barcelona and Shanghai. You can choose to be randomly matched with other participants, reach out to fellow speakers and attendees through direct messages, or invite them to 1-on-1 video meetings. Please see the Event Platform User Guide for further instructions.
EXPO AREA / 20:00 – 21:00 (SHANGHAI) / 13:00 – 14:00 (BARCELONA)
The Expo area will be open during the networking event. Join SciTech DiploHub’s virtual booth to get in touch with us directly!
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