You are cordially invited to the Zhongguancun (ZGC) – Ontario Entrepreneurship Exchange @ Ottawa (ZONE-X @ Ottawa) Information Session event organized by ZGC Innovation Center @ Ottawa (ZICO). ZICO was jointly established by the ZGC Group and the Invest Ottawa since 2013 as a two-way channel to promote the deep cooperation in the innovation area between Beijing and Ottawa.
Based on the strategic cooperation agreement between the ZGC Group and the Invest Ottawa, ZICO is committed to linking the innovation elements in Ottawa and ZGC, providing consulting and connection services, and conducting extensive scientific and technological innovation exchanges and cooperation. ZICO has leased office space and ancillary event facilities of Bayview Yards and would organize a series of networking events in the near future.
ZONE-X @ Ottawa is one of our key events to broadcast the development of ZGC and provide a networking opportunity for attendees.
11:30 AM -12:00 PM Check-in and networking
12:00 PM – 12:10 PM Brief Introduction to Ottawa, Canada’s innovation capital, and opportunities for collaboration between Canada-China.
Speaker: Ms.Sophie Chen, Market Director for the Asia-Pacific region at Invest Ottawa.
12:10 PM – 13:00 PM ZGC Information session. It would feature an introduction about the advantages of ZGC including attractive supporting policy and excellent innovation ecosystem, ZGC Group’s business development, ZICO’s vision and initiatives, and invitation of a delegation mission to ZGC in November.
Speaker: Dr. Guojie Qi, Representative at ZGC Innovation Centre @ Ottawa. Dr. Qi previously worked as a research scientist at the University of Kentucky, USA, and as a visiting scholar at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Department of Energy and Power Engineering at Tsinghua University, China.
13:00 PM – 13:30 PM Networking and discussion
Location: Rogers Room, first floor of Bayview Yards, 7 Bayview Rd, Ottawa.
This event would be a good opportunity to gather useful information if you are planning to establish a high-tech company or marketize your technology in China. ZONE-X will also be a great networking opportunity for attendees to talk with innovation-related professionals. You are also welcome to schedule a one-on-one consulting service with ZICO.
If you are interested in attending this event, please click the Eventbrite link to register. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/zgc-ontario-entrepreneurship-exchange-ottawa-zone-x-ottawa-info-session-tickets-48388266608
Should you have any further question, please contact:
Dr. Guojie Qi, Representative, ZGC Innovation Centre @ Ottawa, at [email protected]
About ZGC Science Park
ZGC Science Park is a world-famous technology innovation hub in Beijing, with over twenty thousand hi-tech companies, 488 km2 park area, 2 million employees, and 3.61 trillion total income. ZGC Science Park is China’s biggest science park with a high concentration of scientific and technological institutions and intellectual resources. Located in this area are 39 institutions of higher learning represented by Beijing University and Tsinghua University. There are 213 research institutions as exemplified by the institutions of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and 37% of the academicians of both the CAS and CAE are living and working in this area. Each year, thousands of sophisticated research discoveries emerge in this area and pour out to all places throughout China. Many state-level laboratories and important engineering and technology centers are concentrated in this area too. ZGC Science Park is the largest software development and production center in China.
About ZGC Group
ZGC Group is a leading hi-tech commercialization and investment group based in Beijing. It engages in five core businesses, which are the industrial investment, sci-tech finance, science park development, cross-regional cooperation, and international businesses. It was incorporated in 2010 and currently has a registered capital of $2.8 billion USD and 30 holding subsidiaries with total assets of $ 14.8 billion USD, achieving net assets of $ 3.9 billion USD. Connected to the innovative resources all around the world, the Group has built partnerships with countries and regions such as Silicon Valley, Seattle, Boston, and Minnesota in the USA, Cambridge of the UK, Ottawa of Canada, Helsinki of Finland, and Israel.