The UW in Shanghai

University of Washington Innovation Summit

Our Innovation Imperative connects innovators from academia and industry to address the world’s greatest challenges. Through the Global Innovation Exchange, our groundbreaking partnership with Tsinghua University, we are forging lasting alliances to help turn shared ideas into innovation with impact.

The Innovation Summit in Shanghai features leaders from across the Puget Sound region and China and showcases four UW innovators at the forefront of developing breakthrough ideas that can change the world. Join us for this historic gathering and stimulating discussion with leaders in innovation.

中文 Simultaneous translation provided

Nov. 13, 2 – 5:30 p.m.

Breakout sessions and reception to follow

Le Royal Méridien Shanghai

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The Summit will feature leaders from the UW and China sharing their insights on innovation, including through keynote speeches by Ralph Haupter and Jian Wang.

Ana Mari Cauce

Ana Mari Cauce

University of Washington

Vikram Jandhyala

Vikram Jandhyala

Vice Provost for Innovation
University of Washington


Ralph Haupter

Chief Executive Officer
Microsoft Greater China Region

Jian Wang

Jian Wang

Co-founder and President
BGI International

Honorary Chairman

Jiande Chen

Jiande Chen ‘87, ‘91

Chief Executive Officer,
IMAX China Ltd.



Yuan Ming

Dragon TV


Through short presentations, followed by an interactive dialog led by Vikram Jandhyala and Yuan Ming, our innovators will share with you their latest discoveries and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions about how their innovations will change our world.

Dr. Shwetak Patel

Shwetak Patel

UW Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical Engineering

Sensing for health and sustainability

Dr. Gina Neff

Gina Neff

UW Department of Communication

Communication technologies in the innovation age

Adina Mangubat

Adina Mangubat

B.S. ’09
CEO, Spiral Genetics

At the forefront of bioinformatics innovation

Ben Waters

Ben Waters

PhD candidate
UW Electrical Engineering

Enabling adaptive wireless power systems


Join us immediately following the Innovation Summit for a series of 45-minute breakout sessions sponsored by Davis Wright Tremaine, a U.S.-based, full-service law firm with an office in Shanghai. Grab a drink and appetizers from the reception and join this dynamic series of discussions to unlock how you can build your U.S.-based investments. After the sessions, rejoin the reception and continue to network and meet those involved in the summit.

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About UW innovation

At the UW, we believe in entrepreneurial thinking in the broadest sense. Teams of students, faculty, mentors, and innovators, come together to solve the world’s most challenging problems. Working in groups, cutting across silos, thinking across disciplines and pushing forward despite obstacles – our goal is to make a lasting impact.

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