The 2014 VCWI Knowledge and Innovation Forum is all about putting innovation at work. We aim to create a unique opportunity for our members and all participants to inquire, share, and inspire. Around this main theme, we have put together an exciting program that consists of three integral parts:
• What are the real-life case studies, success stories, and best practices?
One learns the best from real experiences. We are proud to have more than 10 Startup founders and owners to share their valuable stories and case studies. We also invited seasoned experts in academia and industry to talk about their innovation practices, and how to make yourself shine within big enterprises.
• How to make the perfect pitch to grasp that career-changing opportunity?
Communication and presentation skills are essential in one’s professional career. For the very first time, we host an Innovation “Idea Pitch” Workshop, sponsored by Chinese banking giant ICBC. We have a highly anticipated training session by professional speaker on how to give the perfect pitch. We will join 3 Startup owners who will pitch their great ideas, evaluated by a panel of experts and entrepreneurs. This would be a great learning experience for professionals and students alike.
• Which policies, funding schemes, and business aspects should you know to better support your innovation?
There are much more than just great ideas to make commercially successful products. Policies, funding, and business aspects are equally important. We are honoured to have senior policy makers from top universities and government agencies to tell us their vision and plan. We are also joined by venture capitalists, directors of technology parks from all 3 top tech universities in NL, to share their stories and tips for success. This is an opportunity not to be missed by self-starters, professionals and ambitious students.
The VCWI Knowledge and Innovation Forum also provide a unique networking opportunity for both organisations and individuals from China, Netherlands, and other European countries.