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Entrepreneurship Week (EW2020)


Entrepreneurship Week (EW2020)

2020 October 23 – 24
Location: Virtual

Connecting industry experts and university students

The world is now at a critical juncture, combating the real challenge of COVID-19 and the grim outlook of global warming caused by greenhouse gas emission.

Established in Shanghai in 2005, the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI) has been actively working to promote Technology Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development (TESD) with public and private sector partners in China and overseas through its Centre For Entrepreneurship (CFE).

The JI CFE successfully launched in collaboration with ten country partners the Entrepreneurship Week (EW2018) in Shanghai, followed by an even bigger EW2019 at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.

In view of the COVID-19 situation, EW2020 will be the first virtual Entrepreneurship Week sponsored by IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS) from October 23-24. EW2020 sessions will involve panels by experts from all over the world and real case studies on technology entrepreneurship and innovation for sustainable development.

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Link to online participation will be sent to you by email after registration.
Please contact JI-CFE for inquiries:

DAY 1 – Technology Entrepreneurship

Panelist: Dr. Shahriar Akter, Associate Professor, Wollongong Business School, Australia
Panelist: Mr. Rupayan Chowdhury, CEO, Synesis IT, Bangladesh
Panelist: Dr. Sudeendra Koushik, Chief Innovator & CoFounder PRASU and VP Conferences, IEEE TEMS
Panelist: Mr. Jerry Zhu, CEO, SimpliCity, China
Moderator: Prof. Pradeep Ray, Director, JI-CFE, China

  • 6:30 – 6:40 PM Welcome Address: Prof Peisen Huang, Dean, University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (JI)
  • 6:40 – 7:00 PM Keynote Address: Andy Chen, President IEEE TEMS
  • 7:00 – 7:20 PM Inauguration of IEEE TEMS Student Branch in JI: Chaired by Ravi Annaswamy, VP-TEMS
  • 7:20 – 7:35 PM Winners for JI COVID-19 Challenge Student Group Competition on Entrepreneurship Opportunities in COVID-19
  • 7:35 – 7:45 PM Address: Dr. Zhigang Zhang, CEO of neoBay Venture Capital, China
  • 7:45 – 8:30 PM Panel Discussion I: Evolving Business Model Canvas and its suitability for Entrepreneurship in Asia

Day 2 – Sustainable Development

Panelist: Prof. Artur Serrano, NTNU, Norway
Panelist: Dr. Yasuhiro Soshino, Redcross Kumamoto Hospital, Japan
IEEE TEMS Logo. Technology & Engineering Management SocietyPanelist: Dr. Raghava Rao Mukkamala, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Panelist: Dr. Rakibul Hoque, Dhaka University, Bangladesh
Panelist: Dr. Ashir Ahmed, Kyushu University, Japan
Moderator: Prof. Pradeep Ray, Director, JI-CFE, China
Panelist: Dr. Anson Wong, Chief Executive, The DO School Asia Ltd., Hong Kong SAR
Panelist: Dr. Faiz Shah, Director, Yunus Center, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Panelist: Dr. Sardar Masud Karim, Low Carbon Living Cooperative Research Cente (LCLCRC), UNSW- Australia
Moderator: Dr. Kwee-Yan Teh, Assoc. Teaching Professor, UM-SJTU Joint Institute, China

  • 6:30 – 6:40 PM Opening Remarks: Ravikiran Annaswamy, VP, IEEE TEMS
  • 6:40 – 7:40 PM Panel Discussion II: Completed Initiative (mHealth for Belt and Road region-mHBR)
  • 7:40 – 8:30 PM Panel discussion III: Green Entrepreneurship to address Climate Change and Sustainable Development

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