Duke International Forum 2016 - China's Role in the Global Innovation System

Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 09:00 to Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 17:00
DKU Academic Building, Ballroom B

Hear from leaders driving innovation at BGI, Tencent, J&J China, Tesla, Honeywell, and start-ups in clean tech, media, entertainment, finance and IT as well as investors from Sequoia, Lilly, CIC, Qianhai FOFS and new angel funds. Learn from faculty at Duke University, Peking University, Tsinghua University and Arizona State University. Participate in candid discussions to get answers to the following thought-provoking questions:

Can China innovate?

What can we learn about China's position as an innovator by looking at other models (i.e. the US, Israel, and Korea)?

What are the implications of China's ongoing advances in IP protection?

Is entrepreneurship the right model of innovation in China? given its current financial markets, the continued large role the state, and the human capital produced by its education system?