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Innovation China 2020 - Circular Carbon Economy & Digitization



12:00 - 1:30 PM


1:30 - 1:50 PM

Welcome and Opening Remark

Dr. Min Zhou, Managing Partner of CM Venture Capital; Vice Chairman of SEIF Foundation

1:50 - 2:30 PM

Panel Discussion: What are the impacts of a pandemic on your venture activities and areas that you are interested in?

Moderator: Dr. Patrick Berbon, Managing Partner, CM Venture Capital 



      -     Matilda Ho, Managing Director, Bits x Bites

      -     Yommei Yanagiba, President of China & APAC, GE Healthcare Financial Services 

      -     Dr. Naonori Kurokawa, Partner, UTEC

2:30 - 2:50 PM

Keynote Speech: Design for Circularity

Kevin Yang, Co-Chair of Design for Circularity Investment Committee, Alliance to End Plastic Waste

2:50 - 3:30 PM

Start-ups in Circular Carbon Economy - Turning Waste into Treasure 

Moderator: Francois Jenny, Business Line Director, Municipal & Industrial Waste, Suez NWS Limited



      -     Dr. Stephane Vernede, CEO, Enwise

      -     Mani Vajipey, CEO, Banyan Nation

      -     Dr. Chifei Wu, Professor, School of Material Science and Engineering,

           East China University of Science and Technology

3:30 - 4:10 PM

Panel Discussion: What are corporate VCs investing in Circular Carbon Economy – examples of portfolio companies and business models. 

Moderator: Ryosuke Kuwada, Venture Partner, CM Venture Partner  


      -     Fumiko Uraki, Head of Mitsubishi Chemical Venture 

      -     Dr. Jin Hu, Lead, BP Venture China

      -     Aruna Subramanian, Head of SABIC Venture Capital

4:10 - 4:30 PM

Keynote Speech: Review of Industrial IoT

Erik Walenza-Slabe, CEO, IoT ONE ; Director, Startup Grind; Vice-Chair,

AmCham Technology & Innovation Committee 

4:30 - 5:20 PM

Panel Discussion: Digitization in industries and opportunities for start-ups 

Moderator: Michelle Hua, Partner, CM Venture Capital 


      -     Frank Ni, Director of Supply Chain. BASF China 

      -     Lisa Smith, Head of Better Tomorrow Venture

      -     Tim Huang, Head of Suez Water Technologies Asia Pacific

      -     Xiaolei Wang, Managing Partner, Shanghai Shangchuang Xinwei Investment

5:20 - 5:25 PM

Closing Remarks

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