On 16th August, the Administrative Committee Director Changping Li and deputy director Ying Huang of Zhongguancun Haidian Science Park met with Dr Corr, President and CEO of OCE, along with Peter Liu and Tony Wang, two founding partners of River Capital. The attendees exchanged the perspectives of the investments environments and opportunities for startups and innovations in both China and Canada. Meanwhile, they discussed the operation modes of government sponsored funds and committed to promote the establishment of the China-Canada direct investment fund. Director Li invited Dr Corr to the Dual-Innovation Week in October, reciprocally Dr Corr invited Administrative Committees to participate in Discovery in 2017.
Backed by Canadian government and public fund, OCE is one of the leading organisations to support the technology, innovation and businesses for Ontario’s economy development. OCE hosts Discovery every year, the largest innovation-to-commercialisation conference in Canada. In 2015, OCE partnered with Zhongguancun Haidian Park to launch the CAMP program during the Dual-Innovation Week and successfully accomplished the first year program by inviting 10 Canadian startups to Beijing for a two-week curriculum training course. Part of the cohort has already set up the business in China after the CAMP program.
During the 2 day trip in Beijing, Dr Corr also visited AC Accelerator, TechCode Incubator and Sohu. In addition, together with River Capital investment team, Dr Corr met with KapowKidz, who participated in 2015 CAMP program and successfully entered the Chinese market afterwards.