Dear Members and Friends,
The China-Italy Chamber of Commerce is glad to inform you that the Webinar "Startup, Research and Innovation Ecosystem in China and Italy“ was held on Nov 4, 2021.
Innovation ecosystems vary enormously from one country to another. China, after making innovation a strategic priority for its economic development, continues to open up its market and to reinforce its technological innovation capabilities through increasing investment in talents and technologies.
In Italy, COVID-19 affected its social and economic system that already suffered long-term structural problems. However, the country can count on being the world’s 7th largest manufacturing economy, with a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem mainly made by dynamic SMEs. The post-pandemic era is also offering Italy an opportunity to structurally reorient public and private investments to further drive innovation and economic growth.
During this event, we explored some of the challenges and opportunities that China and Italy are facing in fostering research, startup creation and growth, as well as innovation.
Giorgio Daviddi: Deputy Consul General, Consulate General of Italy in Guangzhou
Roberto Pagani: Science and Technology Counsellor, Consulate General of Italy in Shanghai
Enrico Iaria: Vice Coordinator Innovation & Technology WG, China-Italy Chamber of Commerce;
Antonino Marcianò: President of the Association of the Italian Academics in China, and Professor of Physics, Fudan University;
Chaty Zheng: Head of International Cooperation Division, Shanghai Technology Innovation Center (STIC).
17:00 - 17:05: Welcome and Event Introduction – Enrico Iaria, Vice Coordinator Innovation & Technology WG at the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce
17:05 - 17:15: Institutional remarks – Giorgio Daviddi, Deputy Consul General, Consulate General of Italy in Guangzhou, Roberto Pagani, Science and Technology Counsellor at the Consulate General of Italy in Shanghai
17:15 - 17:35: Startup and innovation ecosystem in China – Chaty Zheng, Head of International Cooperation Division at Shanghai Technology Innovation Center (STIC)
17:35 - 17:50: Startup and innovation ecosystem in Italy and Europe – Enrico Iaria, Vice Coordinator Innovation & Technology WG at the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce
17:50 - 18:10: Research and Technology Transfer – Antonino Marcianò, President of the Association of the Italian Academics in China, and Professor of Physics at Fudan University
18:10 - 18:25: Q&A
18:25 - 18:30: Closing remarks
The CICC Team