Friday, November 07, 2014

07-Nov-2014: ISTA 19th Annual General Meeting Knowledge Transfer Management Forum:“University Venture Management & Regional Innovation”

Knowledge Transfer Management Forum Series titled “University Venture Management & Regional Innovation” was held in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting on 7 Nov 2014. The Forum brought together university administrators and experts from the region to share their experience, approaches and practices in developing and managing university ventures.


Around 80 delegates from ISTA, Guangdong Science and Technology Department, Tel Aviv University, Sabancı University, Guangzhou University, Nanjing Medical University and Zhong Da Capital attended the event.

ISTA 19th Annual General Meeting cum ISTA Knowledge Transfer Management Forum:“University Venture Management & Regional Innovation”


Forum Agenda (November 7, 2014):

11:30 – 12:10 Presentation Session:

  • How University can scale their Start-ups Operations – A Disciplined VC Approach
    Mr Nicholas W. YANG
    Executive Vice President
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

14:00 – 15:20 Presentation Session:


  • Promoting Regional Innovation: Role of University Venturing
    Prof. Yesha Y. SIVAN
    Executive Director, Coller Institute of Venture
    Tel Aviv University
  • Contribution of University Technology Start-ups to Regional Economic Development – Cases from Sun Yat-sen University
    Prof. XU Yong
    President, Zhong Da Capital
    Sun Yat-sen University

15:35 – 16:45 Panel Discussion Session


  • Moderator:
    Prof. CHEN Dong-min
    Dean of The School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    Director of The Office of Science and Technology Development
    Peking University
    • Mr Nicholas W. YANG, Executive Vice President, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    • Prof. Yesha Y. SIVAN, Executive Director, Coller Institute of Venture, Tel Aviv University
    • Prof. XU Yong, President, Zhong Da Capital, Sun Yat-sen University
    • ISTA members
Full program.

About ISTA - International Strategic Technology Alliance