24 April 2017 (Monday)
Conference Day 1
09:00Opening Remarks (A1)
Ms Mary Albertson , President of AUTM
09:15Presidents Forum (A2)

Moderator:
Ms Katharine Ku, Executive Director, Office of Technology Licensing, Stanford University

Featuring prominent university presidents in Hong Kong and Macau
09:45Keynote Address (A3)
Judge Randell R. Rader, Former Chief Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
(Speaker sponsored by: Knowledge Exchange (KE) Funding of The University of Hong Kong)
10:30Coffee Break
11:00Plenary Session (A4)
"The Role of Universities in the Future of Global Innovations"


Speaker:
Prof Yesha Y. Sivan, Executive Director, Coller Institute of Venture, Tel Aviv University
11:30Plenary Session (A5)
"Why Should We Teach Technological Entrepreneurship in Universities"


Speaker:
Prof Dan Shechtman, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (2011); Professor of Materials Science, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa
12:00Plenary Session (A6)
"How the Global Changes in Innovation and Venture Environment would impact the University System"


Forum Participants:
Prof Dan Shechtman, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (2011); Professor of Materials Science, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa
Prof Yesha Y. Sivan, Executive Director, Coller Institute of Venture, Tel Aviv University
Ms Mary Albertson , President of AUTM
Dr Stephen Susalka, Chief Executive Officer, AUTM
12:30Networking Lunch
(Sponsored by Albert Wai-Kit Chan Intellectual Property Limited)
14:30Innovation and IP Development (T1)University-Industry Tech Transfer:
A Blue Ocean through the Red Sea? (T2)
Entrepreneurship & Technology Transfer in China, Singapore, United States and United Kingdom (T3)
From managing inventions to patent filing, to marketing technologies and to negotiating commercialization contracts, TTOs have to juggle many complex tasks. We are also facing a rapidly changing environment with licensees from developing countries. This panel brings together leading TTOs in the East and West to share their best practices and to interact with the audience on new challenges.

Moderator:
Dr Shin Cheul Kim
Director of Technology Transfer Office (TTO), Managing Director of Versitech Limited, and Associate Director of the Knowledge Exchange Office (KEO) in the University of Hong Kong


Speakers:
Dr Angela Kukula
Director of Enterprise, The Institute of Cancer Research;
Chair of Praxis Unico


Dr Jasemine Choy Chambers
Of Counsel, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, P.C.


Prof Teck-Seng Low
Chief Executive Officer,
National Research Foundation, Singapore

(Speaker sponsored by: Knowledge Exchange (KE) Funding of The University of Hong Kong)

Prof Tim Swager
Professor of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(Speaker sponsored by: Knowledge Exchange (KE) Funding of The University of Hong Kong)
While the higher education sectors worldwide have taken much proactive approach towards tech transfer and commercialization, their practice differs from continent to continent, if not from institution to institution. The universal challenge lies in finding effective ways to cross the chasm between academia to industry. The very seasoned professionals will share their experience from various stakeholder perspectives along the value chain - addressing challenges and opportunities in both regional and global context.

Moderator:
Dr Alwin Wong
Director, Institute for Entrepreneurship, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Speakers:
Ms Kirsten Leute
Senior Vice President, University Relations, Osage University Partners


Dr Sze Tiam Lin
Director, IPI Singapore


Mr Nick Chan, M.H.
Partner of Squire Patton Boggs;
Council Member of the Law Society of Hong Kong;
Council Member of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Mr Benjamin Soffer
Chief Executive Officer, T3- Technion Technology Transfer
Prestigious speakers will give an in-depth sharing on the different aspects of entrepreneurship in these regions, for example their latest IP protection policies and financing models. They will also discuss the roles and future directions of the universities and research institutes in entrepreneurial advancements in today’s dynamic and changing world.

Moderator:
Dr Alfred Tan
Head of Knowledge Transfer Office, Hong Kong Baptist University


Speakers:
Prof Ikhlaq Sidhu
Chief Scientist and Founding Director, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, UC Berkeley

Mr Peter Mok
Head of Incubation Programmes, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation


Dr Steve Cleverley
Head of Oxentia, Oxford University


Prof Den Huan Hooi
Director, Nanyang Technopreneurship Center, Nanyang Technological University


Mr Dongfang Liu
Partner, Patent & Trademark Attorney, Technology Broker, Beijing Longan Law Firm
16:00Coffee Break
16:30Regional Panel Session (S1)
- Australia, UK, Middle East
Regional Panel Session (S2)
- Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan
Regional Panel Session (S3)
- ASEAN & India
The panel aims to share with the audience on the technology transfer landscape in Australia, United Kingdom and Middle East, including the unique challenge and opportunities that practitioners are facing in these regions.

Moderator:
Dr Andy Sierakowski
Chairman Int'l Committee ITTN (China), International Tech. Transfer Network


Speakers:
Dr Michael Murray
Principal, Murray International Partners


Mr Duncan Mackintosh
Investment Manager, Brandon Capital Partners and the MRCF, New Zealand

Mr Tristan Walker
Vice President of Innovation and Economic Development,
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
Greater China, Japan and Korea have all adopted some forms of government industrial policy, which is also reflected in their strong encouragement of technology development and tech transfer practices. In addition, these regions have unique characteristics of industrial development, and have managed to grow their high tech industry by diverse development models. The relationship between their government, university, and industry is unique in each region, which will be thoroughly explored by our distinguished panelists.

Moderator:
Prof Dongmin Chen
Dean, School of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Peking University


Speakers:
Mr Takafumi Yamamoto
President and CEO, TODAI TLO, Ltd


Ms Eilene Hsu
Operations Centre for Industry Collaboration, National Tsing Hua University


Prof Sang-Keun Lee
Department of Energy System Management Engineering, Dongshin University, Korea


Dr Renchen Liu
Deputy Dean, Research Institute of Tsinghua University in Shenzhen
Historically, India and South East Asia had a strong cultural link. Apart from the latest technological and entrepreneurial developments in their own home countries, representatives from these areas will also share with the audience the inspiring co-operative relationships between them.

Moderator:
Dr Alfred Tan
Head of Knowledge Transfer Office, Hong Kong Baptist University


Speakers:
Mr Sean P. Flanigan
Director, Industry Liaison Office, National University of Singapore


Dr Hanumanthu Purushotham
Chairman and Managing Director, National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), Ministry of Science and Technology, India


Mr Stephen Kim Seng Cheah
President, Global Entrepreneurship Thailand


Mr James D. Laur, Esq.
Vice President for Legal and Technology Affairs, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

18:00
(TBC)
Networking Dinner
(Sponsored by Marks & Clerk)

Keynote Speaker: Prof Joseph (Yossi) Klafter
President, Tel Aviv University
25 April 2017 (Tuesday)
Conference Day 2
09:30 Plenary Session (B1)

Speaker:
Ms Ada KL Leung, JP, Director of Intellectual Property, HKSAR
Plenary Session (B2)
What I learned from co-founding Praxis?


Speaker:
Ms Lita Nelsen, Director (Ret.) Technology Licensing Office, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
10:30Coffee Break
11:00Technology Transfer Office - Best Practices (B3)
From managing inventions to patent filing, to marketing technologies and to negotiating commercialization contracts, TTOs have to juggle many complex tasks. We are also facing a rapidly changing environment featuring crowd funding for student projects, faculty's MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), licensees from developing countries (e.g. China and India), etc. This panel brings together leading TTOs in the East and West to share their best practices and to interact with the audience on new challenges.

Moderator:
Prof Andy T.S. Hor, Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), The University of Hong Kong

Speakers:
Prof Poh Kam Wong, Director, Entrepreneurship Centre of National University of Singapore

Mr Takafumi Yamamoto, President and CEO, TODAI TLO, Ltd

Mr Tom Hockaday, Former Managing Director of Oxford ISIS
(Speaker sponsored by: Knowledge Exchange (KE) Funding of The University of Hong Kong)

Ms Imelda Oropeza, Licensing Associate, Office of Technology Licensing, Stanford University

12:30Networking Lunch
(Sponsored by TOUSHI)
14:30Health & Green Innovation in Asia (T4)Towards A Smarter Community(T5)Emerging Trend in Technology Management and Transfer for Internet Big Data (T6)
Population growth, aging and economic development contribute to many health and environmental problems in Asia. These impose increasing pressure on medical infrastructures, pollution problems and climate change. In this panel, leading local and overseas Intellectual Property practitioners, technology transfer specialists, R&D engineer and venture capitalists will discuss how Asia coupes with the worrying medical needs and environmental stress via academia-industry collaborations.

Moderator:
Dr Albert Wai-kit Chan
Managing Partner, Law Offices of Albert Wai-Kit Chan, PLLC


Opening remarks:
Prof Walter Ho
Director, Office of Research and Knowledge Transfer Services, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Speakers:
Ms Patrea L. Pabst Esq.
Partner, Pabst Patent Group LLP


Mr Rex Sham
Chief Science Officer/Co-Founder, Insight Robotics Ltd


Dr Kenneth Fong
Chairman, Kenson Ventures, LLC


Prof Young Ho Kim
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering;
Director, Yonsei University Medical Device Development and Promotion Center


Mr Ian Huen
CEO, APTUS Therapeutics Limited
Connected world is the most important concept of Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Smart City. The Big Data generated from the connected world can facilitate a wide range of technology developments to benefit the quality of life. Cisco forecasted that the number of connected devices will reach 50 billion by 2025. In this smart city panel discussion, important topics such as logistics and transportation, healthcare, smart metering/smart grid, 5G research and deployment, standards and best practices will be discussed.

Moderator:
Dr Kim-fung Tsang
Associate Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong; Chairman of IoT Committee, Smart City Consortium


Speakers:
Prof Fengjun Li
Assistant Professor, The University of Kansas


Dr Shahid Mumtaz
Senior Research Scientist, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal


Prof Stefan Mozar
Consultant and Adjunct Professor, GDUT Dynexsys


Mr Vandia Yang
IT Solution Director, Enterprise Business Group
Huawei Hong Kong
Big data promises to improve efficiency and productivity, decision-making, consumer experiences, and much more. The fruits of intellectual property make the big data innovation happen by involving patented hardware, copyrighting software, and even trademarks for identifying the best companies or products. In this session, prestigious experts from both academic and industry will share their insights on the emerging trends and future directions in technology management and transfer for Internet big data.

Moderator:
Prof Enboa Wu
Associate Vice-President for Knowledge Transfer, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Speakers:
Prof Lei Chen
Associate Director, Big Data Institute, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Mr Henry Ma
Vice President & Chief Information Officer, WeBank Co., Ltd.


Dr Jennifer Shockro
Assistant Director for Technology Transfer and Corporate Partnerships (OTTCP), California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
16:00The Renaissance of Ancient Silk Road(B4)

The ancient Silk Road was the channel for exchanging ideas, innovations and goods between the East (China) and West (Eurasia). With the rise of Chinese economy these days, we are witnessing the tremendous increase of activities between many international partners, so we are experiencing a renaissance of the Silk Road, conceptually. In this unique session, we would like to invite all participants to come share your own country/region's unique issues and challenges, and explore how we can leverage our international channels to open up our opportunities.

Session Leader:
Dr David Ai
Director of Knowledge Transfer Office, City University of Hong Kong
17:30Closing Ceremony / Reception