California-Shanghai Innovation Dialogue

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The Second California-Shanghai Innovation Dialogue gathers prominent Chinese and American business executives, policy experts, scientists and scholars to discuss the state of innovation in California and Shanghai. California, extending from the Bay Area to San Diego, is one of the world’s foremost innovation hubs. Shanghai, with the surrounding Yangtze River Delta, is making rapid progress in becoming an innovation powerhouse in China.

The two-day dialogue is jointly organized by Fudan University and University of California San Diego. It will take place on Fudan University’s campus in Shanghai, welcoming government officials, academics, university leaders, business people, media and students.

While California and Shanghai diverge in their innovation models, these two regions share many key attributes, such as world-class universities, excellent infrastructure and vibrant entrepreneurial cultures. They also have many of the same industries that are driving the innovation, such as information technology, life sciences and financial sectors. In view of the commonalities and differences in the two regions, the second dialogue will focus on the following themes:

Sept. 13: Innovation Dialogue: A Tale of Two Regions - Shanghai and California

8:40–9:00 On-site Check-in

9:00–9:30 Opening Remarks 

9:30–10:45 Keynote Panel: Envisioning Innovation in the United States and China

10:45-11:15 Coffee Break

11:15-12:15 Session 1: Dynamics of Innovation in California and Shanghai

12:15-13:45 Lunch

13:45-14:30 Keynote: The Role of Design in Innovation

14:30-15:45 Session 2: Comparing Regional Innovation Clusters

15:45-16:15 Coffee Break

16:15-17:30 Session 3: The Human Dimension of Innovation

18:00-20:30 Dinner

Sept. 14: Innovation Dialogue: Focusing on Industries

9:00-10:00 Keynote Panel: The Future of Innovation

10:00–11:15 Session 4: Robotics, IOT and Artificial Intelligence

11:15-11:30 Coffee break

11:30–12:45 Session 5: Life Sciences and Precision Medicine

12:45-14:00 Lunch

14:00–14:45 Keynote: Financial Innovation

14:45-16:00 Session 6: Financial Technology Innovation

16:00-16:15 Coffee break

16:15–17:30 Session 7: Financing Innovation

17:30–17:45 Closing Remarks

18:30 Dinner


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Media Partners

China Daily

Xinhua News Agency Shanghai Bureau



Fudan Development Institute

Institute of Sixth-sector Industrialization Research, Fudan University

The Program to Promote China-US Friendship, Trust and Cooperation

Fudan-UC Center on Contemporary China

21st Century China Center, UC San Diego

UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation

Cooperative Partners

The Municipal Government of Yangpu District, Shanghai

School of Global Policy & Strategy, UC San Diego

Jacobs School of Engineering, UC San Diego

School of Economics, Fudan University

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