Lunch&Learn: Business Opportunities in China’s Fast-Growing Technology Sector
Nov
27
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch&Learn: Business Opportunities in China’s Fast-Growing Technology Sector

Today the pace and scale of technology innovation in China is truly remarkable. China’s evolution from an economy based on “made in China” to proprietary technology innovation i.e. “invented in China” represents a huge opportunity for Cambridge companies.

Since they arrived at the Cambridge Science Park last year, the team at TusPark Cambridge have become an important player in the Cambridge eco-system, not just investing in companies and buildings, but also helping companies here to access the Chinese market via their extensive network of contacts.

In this second meeting in our series on China, this event focuses on China’s technology sector. With talks by TusPark as well as two of China’s tech giants, in this one-hour lunch time session you will discover what China has to offer and how to exploit the business opportunities arising in this fast-growing sector.

The new event in this series will focus on life sciences and will be held in the spring of 2019.

Programme:

Session 1 : Overview of the Technology Sector in China

How TusPark Can Help British Companies access the Chinese Market

by Wei Meng, Director of Operations, TusPark Cambridge

Session 2Company Presentations -- Meet 3 of China’s technology giants

Huawei – Henk Koopmans, CEO, Huawei Technologies Research & Development (UK) Ltd

Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services – we are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.

Huawei's end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions and services are both competitive and secure. Through open collaboration with ecosystem partners, we create lasting value for our customers, working to empower people, enrich home life, and inspire innovation in organizations of all shapes and sizes.

At Huawei, innovation focuses on customer needs. We invest heavily in basic research, concentrating on technological breakthroughs that drive the world forward. We have more than 180,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

Alibaba - Alan Shen, Cloud Business Development Manager

Alibaba is a Chinese multinational conglomerate specializing in e-commerce, retail, Internet, AI and technology. Founded in 1999, the company provides consumer-to-consumer, business-to-consumer and business-to-business sales services via web portals, as well as electronic payment services, shopping search engines and cloud computing services. It owns and operates a diverse array of businesses around the world in numerous sectors, and is named as one of the world's most admired companies by Fortune.

JD.com - Chao Zhang, JD.com AI Research Europe, Founding Advisor

JD.com is a Chinese e-commerce company headquartered in Beijing. It is the world's leading company in high tech and AI delivery through drones, autonomous technology and robots, and possesses the largest drone delivery system, infrastructure and capability in the world. It has recently started testing robotic delivery services and building drone delivery airports, as well as operating driverless delivery by unveiling its first autonomous truck.

Lunch and drinks will be served from 12:00, we're looking forward to seeing you there.

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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunchlearn-business-opportunities-in-chinas-fast-growing-technology-sector-tickets-52258591855

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Ageing 2.0
Nov
6
12:30 PM12:30

Ageing 2.0

The launch event of the Aging2.0 Newcastle Chapter will tell you all about the Aging2.0 global network and kickstart our own community here in Newcastle.  We already have great strength within ageing in our city and the launch of the Chapter will allow us to build on this strength and join the Aging2.0 global community.  We're fortunate to have one of the most vibrant tech startup scenes in the UK and the Chapter will be encouraging local founders to consider the wealth of opportunities presented by the largest underserved market opportunity on the planet.  We want to make Newcastle the epicentre of disruptive innovation within ageing and completely change the tired old narrative about the ageing process and our older adults.  There's a lot more to it than you think!

Founded in New York in 2012 and run by a team in HQ in San Francisco, Aging2.0 supports innovators taking on the biggest challenges and opportunities in ageing.  Aging2.0 is international, interdisciplinary and intergenerational - focused on changing the conversation from 1.0 (focused on local, clinical, siloed approaches) to 2.0 (collaborative, lifestyle oriented, opportunity driven) - hence the name: Aging2.0.

Over the past 4 years, Aging2.0 has hosted more than 300 events around the world and relies on 50+ volunteer Chapters to build and connect our 15,000 person community in 20+ countries.

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