On June 21, 2019, Qingdao Innovation Institute (QDII) held a special training themed on “Innovation in Silicon Valley” in Shinan Technology Market. The training was sponsored by Qingdao Shinan District Science and Technology Bureau and Qingdao Productivity Promotion Center. Nearly a hundred people from the high-tech enterprises and sci-tech service organizations of Shinan District participated in the training and personally experienced the innovation culture of Silicon Valley.
Liu Haibo, Director of Qingdao Shinan District Science and Technology Bureau, Qin Peilong, Director of Qingdao Productivity Promotion Center, and Chairman Claude Leglise, CEO Huang Yannong, innovation and entrepreneurship mentor Huang Yinghan, and Secretary General Sun Hongbin of the Venture Capital Association of QDII attended the training which was presided over by Li Jianxin, Head of Qingdao Science and Technology Financial Center.
Mr. Claude Leglise, President of SRI International Global Innovation Center and Chairman of QDII, gave a keynote speech themed on “Innovation in Silicon Valley” for the guests present.
He emphasized that nowadays new inventions and creations come out every day, which bring challenges as well as opportunities for sci-tech enterprises. If we can seize these new techniques and transform them into useful services and products, we will achieve better economic development, create more job opportunities, and expand the enterprises.
His witty words which combined knowledge and practice made a deep impression on the audience, winning him waves of applause. The participating entrepreneurs said they benefited a lot from the lecture and got a better understanding of sci-tech innovation. Qingdao TV Station and Sci-tech Finance magazine interviewed Mr. Claude afterwards.
Next, QDII will partner with more sci-tech service organizations and enterprises to propel the construction of innovation and entrepreneurship ecology in Qingdao, promote the innovation management philosophy and mode of Silicon Valley, and carry out nationwide innovation training for the market entities and government sectors in the innovation ecology while centering on the innovation principle and methodology of SRI International.