Key Takeaways from Techventure 2011

On November 11, 2011, in China Business Forum, Entrepreneurship, Events, by Tan Yinglan

Techventure was a confluence of captains of industry, venture capitalists and high growth entrepreneurs. One VC who came by mentioned that they finally felt the entrepreneurial “Qi” in Singapore, which was heartening. I was asked why Asia is on a roll? Domestic Consumer Demand in Asia is a key differentiating factor. Another reason is that […]

Roundup of ‘How Asia Can Shape The World – Poorly Made in China or The Chinese Dream”

On August 25, 2011, in China Business Forum, Chinnovation, Events, Raw Materials, Restrictions, by Tan Yinglan

Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM    Key Points   Asia will redraw the map of economic progress over the next twenty-five years. Growth is necessary to solve economic and social problems, but harder to achieve as the age of plenty gives way to the age of scarcities. China is obviously a […]

Will China Become The Next US? How Asia Can Shape The World – Poorly Made in China or Chinnovation? (Aug 20th, 10am)

On August 11, 2011, in China Business Forum, Chinnovation, Events, by Tan Yinglan

Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM   By now, you’re probably well aware of the dire situation we’re currently facing… The triple threat of unemployment, frail american banks  and uncertain government policy (QE3?) has rattled investors. Will the U.S. fall into a depression — and wipes YOU out? Should you be […]

AVCJ PE and VC Forum (21- 22 July, Grand Hyatt Singapore)

On July 26, 2011, in China Business Forum, Chinnovation, Events, Venture Capital, by Tan Yinglan

Incubating and harnessing innovation: VC models and opportunities across Asia VC in Asia is increasingly moving beyond the “localization” model, towards supporting development of essential emerging technologies in the telecoms, healthcare and energy spaces. Encouraged by government initiatives around the region: Is it useful to think of “Tech Venture” (as promoted by governments from Singapore to China) and “Growth Venture” (most India VC) separately, in the Asian context? How do these two different elements of the VC community compare in terms of risk and return? How do Beijing, KL, Singapore and Taiwan differ in their approaches to innovation? And where are the other important centres? What role do university research departments play in incubating new technologies around the region? How do LPs view the funding of these emergent technologies? Moderated by: Yinglan Tan, Head (Projects), NATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION Peter Chan, Pee Teck, Managing Partner, CREST CAPITAL ASIA Pierre Hennes, Managing Partner, EXTREAM VENTURES Manik Arora, Founder & Managing Partner, IDG VENTURES INDIA ADVISORS PVT LTD Ian Goh, Partner, MATRIX PARTNERS CHINA Kee Lock Chua, Group President & CEO, VERTEX VENTURE HOLDINGS LTD IMG_4885 We had a vibrant discussion with the p Tan Yinglan with Chua Kee Lock, President and CEO of Vertex Venture Holdings

Triple Helix IX International Conference. Silicon Valley: Global Model or Unique Anomaly? 11-14 July 2011, Stanford University

On July 25, 2011, in China Business Forum, Chinnovation, Entrepreneurship, Events, Venture Capital, by Tan Yinglan

It felt great to be back at Stanford. It was where I met my wife and started my first company.

From “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” to “Government as an Entrepreneur”: The Role of Public Venture Capital

Between Josh Lerner’s Boulevard of Broken Dreams: Why Public Efforts to Boost Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Have Failed — and What to Do About It and Al and Jamie Link’s Government as Entrepreneur lies a world of pros and cons of government interventions to support innovation, entrepreneurship and strategic research partnerships from public funds. Is ‘Government as Venture Capitalist’ an oxymoron or a counter-cyclical imperative?

Co-Chairs:

Dan Hanson, Founder of Technology Innovation Group, Dallas, Texas USA
Irina Anghel, Secretary General of the South Eastern European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, Bucharest, Romania

Discussants:

Dr. Sofia Avdeitchikova, Assistant Professor, Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy (CIRCLE), Lund University, Sweden.
Tan Yinglan, Head (Projects) of Singapore’s National Research Foundation under the Prime Minister’s Office, Adjunct Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University
David Smith, SVP Enterprise Ireland, Silicon Valley Office with presentation Innovation Ireland – achieve global success

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It was a good discussion moderated by Irina Anghel, Secretary General of the South Eastern European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, Bucharest, Romania.

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One of my fans who purchased a copy of Chinnovation

Future China Global Forum (11 – 12 July 2011, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore)

On July 24, 2011, in China Business Forum, Chinnovation, Events, by Tan Yinglan

Had fun serving as a panellist on the Future China Global Forum

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Other panellists included:
China’s technology surge: Looking at the priority sectors, watching out for the next breakthroughs
HUANG Qiang, Vice-President, Trina Solar Limited; Director of SKL of PV Science and Technology, China
TAN Yinglan, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Max von ZEDTWITZ, Professor of Strategy & Innovation, Tongji University (China) & the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
XUE Lan, Dean, School of Public Policy & Management, Tsinghua University, China

FutureChina Global Forum Technological Surges Panel Tan Yinglan Chinnovation I

FutureChina Global Forum Technological Surges Panel Tan Yinglan Chinnovation 2

See session summary here
Questions included:
1) How Chinese university system attempts to stifle free flow of information and creativity?
2) What is innovation in China, what are some of the trends of Chinese enterprises innovating?

Highlights include lilting talks by our Deputy Prime Minister who was bullish about the RMB

Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore

Our ex Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew named Deng Xiaoping as the leader he admired most.

Lee Kuan Yew at Future China Global Forum

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