CENTI

HI! Tech Season

Welcome to CENTI HI! Tech Season (HITS), together with global innovators and tech enthusiasts to shape tomorrow’s world.

- Introduction -

CENTI HITS originated from London, and will reach out to more cities in Europe and China, aims at promoting European advanced technology to the Chinese market, facilitating industrial communication, technology transfer, and business collaborations between China and Europe.

 

CENTI brought the London Tech Week to China in 2018, and successfully held two grand events in Shanghai and Shenzhen. This is the first overseas appearance of the most influential technology feast. This year, CENTI created HITS to increase the influence to more European and Chinese cities, and to facilitate the world’s technology industry communication and cooperation. 

CENTI HITS convenes most influential experts and leaders from technology, industry, academic, and investment institutions from both Europe and China. CENTI HITS will focus on technology innovation advantages of different regions in Europe and the industrial characteristics different cities in China, to establish an official and high-quality Sino-Europe science and technology communication platform. CENTI HITS will create an international display stage for advanced technology and bring valuable business opportunities for attendees.

 

- Sino-European communication and discussion of industrial development trend

- Understand global technology industry policy and innovation environment

- Exhibition of outstanding international technology projects

- Explore potential cooperation and investment opportunities

- Demonstrate China's technological innovation to the world

- Increase international awareness and influence for Chinese companies

 

 
 

5 Main Industries Focus

​AI

New Energy

Intelligent Manufacturing

Health Tech

Aerospace

 

2019  EVENT AGENDA

 
 
 
 
 
 

· April 25th  

China Wuxi High-level Talents Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference

Wuxi High-level Talents Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference, started in 2017, is hosted by the Wuxi Municipal Party Committee and the Municipal Government, and co-organised by the National "Thousand Talents Program" Expert Association. 

Wuxi is the birthplace of China's modern national industry and commerce, shapes the "Southern Jiangsu model", and created the earliest microelectronics industry in China and the fastest supercomputer in the world. 

In recent years, Wuxi has made great breakthroughs in industrial development. Wuxi now is the home to most top 500 Chinese enterprises, top 500 Chinese manufacturing enterprises, top 500 Chinese service enterprises, top 500 Chinese private enterprises and domestic and overseas listed companies in Jiangsu. This put Wuxi in a leading position comparing with similar cities across the country. 

There are more than 2,000 IoT companies in Wuxi, generating over 200 billion yuan revenue every year, which accounts for half of the IoT segment revenue in Jiangsu and one fourth of the country. The output value of the integrated circuit industry is more than 890 billion yuan, ranking second in the country.

Wuxi government puts great emphasis on talents and has a fine tradition of attracting talents. Wuxi has established a solid industrial foundation, created an open and liveable environment, and set pragmatic and effective policy to supports business and talents development.

  • Promoting the construction of a “one-stop” talent service platform

  • Setting up “Taihu Talent” Financial support funds

  • Establishing talent financial services products such as “talent loans” and “talent investment”

  • Building roadshow platform for outstanding projects and providing strong financial support for future development

  • Providing assistant to housing, health care, child education, entry and exit, etc. 

Previous Events Review

  • 2017 Conference

There are 12 major events during the conference, including "Thousand Talents Plan" expert technology achievement exhibition fair, Manufacturing HR innovative service summit, Overseas talent project road show, Industry, academic, and research collaboration facilitating fair, Overseas talents concert, etc…

During the event Wuxi collected more than 500 talent innovation and entrepreneurship projects from home and abroad, and facilitated their negotiations with the industrial parks and major enterprises and institutions. Among them, there are 85 national “Thousand Talents Program” projects, 93 overseas talent entrepreneurship projects, and 392 industry, academic and research projects.

In addition, the host designed seven different field trips for guests to choose, in order to help attendees to get a deeper understanding and experience the real Wuxi. 

  • 2018 Conference

During the two-day conference, there are a variety of activities including themed conference, sector + talent + industry parallel forums, high-level talent project road show, industry-academic-research collaboration conference, human resources service summit, outstanding overseas students field trip, etc... 

Experts from different industries shared their latest research results and innovative insights, covering various hot topics, such as flexible electronics, genetic science, mathematical theory, and innovative drug research and development. This year, the event has attracted 639 high-level talent projects from home and abroad, covering IoT, intelligent manufacturing, medical and health, and other fields. 

There was also a specific pitch event for 10 international projects from Asia and Europe. The projects has successfully use their advance technology raised the interests from over 50 investment institutions and enterprises. After the event, there are seven projects reached the agreement with the attendees, with contract value over 30 million yuan. 

 

​Previous Speaker

Mingjiu XIA

Party member of Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China

Wenlu YING

President, Addor Capital

Lixin NAN

CEO, CY ZONE

Quan WANG

Mayor of Wuxi

Qiuyong TANG

General Manager, HRoot

Suyang ZHANG

Managing Partner, Volcanics Venture

Yingyi QIAN

President of the National "Thousand Talents Program" Expert Association 

Dean of the School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University

Bo LIU

Vice-President, Shenzhen Capital Group

Yigong SHI

Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences 

Vice President of Tsinghua University

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Xiaomin LI

Member of the Standing Committee of Jiangsu Provincial Party Committee 

Secretary of Wuxi Municipal Party Committee

 Jan-Christer Janson

Professor at Uppsala University

International renowned protein separation scientist

Winner of the China International Science and Technology Cooperation Award

Winner of the Chinese Government “Friendship Award”

Haitao LIU

President, Wuxi IoT Industrial Research Institution

President, World Sensing Net

Shouyu ZHU

Director, National Laboratory of Industrial Big-Data Application Technology

Vice General Manager, CASI Cloud, China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation

Chenyang XU

Professor at Peking University 

Professor of Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Future Science Award - Mathematics and Computer Science Award Winner

Gang CHEN

Academician of U.S. National Academy of Engineering

Academician of American Language and Academy of Sciences

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Enhui YANG

Academician of Canadian Academy of Engineering

Academician of Canadian Royal Academy of Sciences

Tenured professor of University of Waterloo, 

Academician of American Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Zhonglin WANG

Foreign academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences 

Tenured professor of Georgia Institute of Technology 

Director of Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems , 

Eni Award Winner

​Xiaodong WANG

Academician of U.S. National Academy of Sciences

Foreign academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Director of Beijing Life Science Research Institute

Founder of BeiGene (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

​Han DING

Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Dean of School of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Director of Digital Manufacturing Equipment and Technology, State Key Laboratory

Xiaoliang XIE

Academician of U.S. National Academy of Sciences

Academician of U.S. National Academy of Medicine

Foreign academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Tenured Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University

 

Previous Participants

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10 Pitch

Opportunities

 

HOW TO JOIN 

CENTI HITS!

1、 Complete the Application form

Please note that all documents should be submitted by March 31, 2019. 

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