Roads to Research: Dr. Juana Du & Dr. Charles Krusekopf

12:00PM to 1:00PM January 6, 2016
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Roads to Research: Dr. Juana Du & Dr. Charles Krusekopf

Please join Dr. Juana Du and Dr. Charles Krusekopf for our first Roads to Research presentation of 2016:

International Collaboration and Innovation: Comparing Innovation Zones in the Chinese Market


Charles Krusekopf, School of Business, and Juana Du, School of Communication and Culture, spent spring and summer 2015 touring "innovation zones" in China through a grant from the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Innovation zones are specially designated areas within China where companies receive special incentives and government support to launch knowledge-based companies. These zones are a key pillar in China's efforts to move from a "Made in China" to a "Created in China" orientation.

This presentation will discuss three innovation zones, Suzhou Industrial Park, Tianjin Eco-city, and Zhongguancun Science Park in Beijing, integrating interview data with over 60 personnel working for the innovation zones. This presentation also highlights two innovation partnerships in studied innovation zones that have emerged between Canada and China, including Waterloo-Soochow University nano-technology partnership and Zhongguancun investment offices.

Wed., Jan. 6, 12 - 1 p.m., Grant - Quarterdeck

Please bring your lunch. Coffee and cookies provided.