This is a session at Innov8rs Shanghai, 26-27 June 2019

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The Chinese Innovation Ecosystem: Opportunities and Challenges

XNode will give a general introduction to the Chinese innovation ecosystem based on its own experience working with 40+ multinationals and 200+ startups.
The talk will focus on the rapid evolution of the innovation scene in the past few years: from learning basic concepts through imitation in the past to symbiotic collaborations between corporates and startups in the present. It will also look at the trend towards a more systematic and integrated ecosystem where the walls between corporates, academia, government, and startups disappear.

Luuk Eliens

Head Of Innovation at XNode

Luuk is the Head of Corporate Innovation for XNode. He is a serial entrepreneur with three businesses and a successful exit. Luuk has coached and accelerated 100’s of startups and corporates ventures over the last years both in Europe and in China. In the past, Luuk set up an internal innovation program for Ernst & Young across the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and France.