MIT ILP's Annual Wuxi Symposium will be held on January 7, 2020 at Wuxi, China.
Symposium Theme & areas of interest: IoT, Advanced Manufacturing, New Energy, New Materials, Life Science, Blockchain.
Selections will be made on a rolling basis. So apply ASAP for best chance.
Attendees: 300+ attendees of ILP member companies from/near China and corporate attendees. (We have 60 ILP member companies in and near China.) The organizing Program Director will aim to set up a couple of meetings with our local member companies while you're out there.
Number of startups: Six
Required itinerary: Arriving Sunday 1/5 night or before, meetings Monday 1/6, and symposium Tuesday 1/7.
Optional Shanghai stop: We are planning to hold a workshop on Wednesday 1/8 afternoon in Shanghai's Yangpu district to connect MIT startups with medium-sized companies in the district. Please let us know if you can make it.
Travel expenses (including roundtrip economy airfare) will be reimbursed.
Wuxi is an hour train ride from Shanghai, and is known as a leader in IoT and Biopharma in China. It's an innovation hub, and the City has been working with MIT ILP for 8+ years. Wuxi has a population of 7 million people and nominal GDP of approximately $155B USD (about the size of Hungary). In the recent years, the city has made target investments aimed at developing industries around IoT & sensors, intelligent manufacturing, advanced materials, life sciences and medical devices.
To apply, please provide the following:
Note that you or your speaker will be required to do a 20-30min dry run about 2 weeks before the event. It can be done remotely.
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