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Conference on Innovation

3M R&D Center
June 11-13, 2012
Conference Program

June 11

5:30 p.m. Welcome dinner for the Wisconsin delegation

Host: Shanghai’s Minhang District

June 12 a.m.

7:45–9 a.m. Registration and distribution of conference materials

9–9:15 a.m. Introduction of Chinese and Wisconsin dignitaries

Greetings from Conference Organizer Charles Irish, Sherwood R. Volkman-Bascom Distinguished Teaching Professor of Law Emeritus and Senior Director, East Asian Legal Studies Center at UW–Madison

Speakers: Gilles Bousquet, UW–Madison Vice Provost for Globalization and Dean of International Studies

John Ohnesorge, Chair of the Wisconsin China Initiative and Associate Professor of Law

9:15–9:25 a.m. Welcome to Shanghai’s Minhang District

Speaker: Sun Chao 孙潮书记, Party Secretary of Shanghai’s Minhang District

9:25–9:35 a.m. Introducing the UW–Madison Shanghai Innovation Office

Speaker: David Ward, UW–Madison Interim Chancellor

9:35–9:45 a.m. Special Announcement: The Promega Innovation Award

Speaker: Tao Cui, General Manager, Promega (Beijing) Biotech Co., Ltd.

9:45–10:30 a.m. Implementation of Chinese Intellectual Property Law

Speaker: Lü Guoqiang 吕国强书记,局长, Secretary and Director, Shanghai Municipal Government Intellectual Property Administration

10:30–10:50 a.m. Break

10:50–11:30 a.m. Laws, Policies and Institutions to Stimulate Innovation

Speaker: Pilar Ossorio, UW–Madison Associate Professor of Law and Bioethics

11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. The Landscape of Technology Transfer in China:

The Challenges and Reforms

Speaker: Jin Tuo 金托教授, Professor of Pharmacy and Director of the Intellectual Property Office, Shanghai Jiao Tong University


June 12 p.m.

12:15–1:15 p.m. Lunch break

1:15:–2 p.m. University–Industry Relations in the U.S.,

with special attention to the University of Wisconsin–Madison

Speakers: Kurt Bauer, President and CEO, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Charles B. Hoslet, UW–Madison Executive Director for Strategic Partnerships, Office of University Relations and Managing Director, Office of Corporate Relations

2–2:45 p.m. Stimulating business start-ups:

The University Research Park and WEDC

Speakers: Mark Bugher, Director of the University Research Park Paul Jadin, CEO, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

2:45–3:30 p.m. Intellectual Property Development in Chinese Universities

Speaker: Tao Xinliang 陶鑫良院长, Dean of the Intellectual Property Institute of Shanghai University

3:45–4:45 p.m. Informal discussions


June 13

8:15–8:30 a.m. Tea, coffee and snacks

8:30–9:30 a.m. Commercialization of Intellectual Property:

the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)

Speakers: Jeanine Burmania, Licensing Manager for Medical Device Portfolio, WARF; Special Representative of the Director, WARF W. John Kao, Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Pharmacy, Surgery, and Biomedical Engineering and Associate Dean, UW–Madison Division of International Studies

George Wilding, Director, UW Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center and Donald and Marilyn Anderson Professor of Medicine

9:30–10:15 a.m. Capital Markets and Innovation: Bringing Capital and Ideas Together.

Speaker: John Neis, Managing Director, Venture Investors, LLC

10:15–10:30 a.m. Break

10:30–11:15 a.m. The University’s Role in Promoting Innovation

Speaker: François Ortalo-Magné, Dean, UW–Madison Business School

11 a.m.–12 noon Concluding Remarks and an Agenda for Future Cooperation

Speakers: Zhang Jie 张杰校长, President, Shanghai Jiao Tong University David Ward





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