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Join us for an insightful evening with Mira Zhang & Hong Wa Poon from Merck Accelerator China on Thursday, August 1st. Both Mira and Hong have been involved in the development and conceptualization of their corporate innovation program and are successfully building strong relations between Startups and Merck.
欢迎加入我们和来自默克加速器中国的Mira Zhang和Hong Wa Poon共同度过一个干货满满的一晚！Mira和Hong都参与了默克公司创新计划的研发，并成功地在创业公司和默克之间建立了牢固的关系。
Everybody is talking about corporate innovation, startup-corporate success cases, but where are these success cases exactly? Corporate innovation models are found in most Fortune 500 companies, but only functioning in a few of them.
We will talk about?
> The right timing to begin your startup journey, and when you should consider joining a corporate program.
> Acceleration, POC, Prototyping – learn about the existing partnership models and what is feasible and what is not? We will explore the risks, misconceptions, and what you should look out for when approaching a corporate.
加速，POC，原型 - 了解现有的创业合作伙伴关系模式。什么是可行的，什么不可行？我们将探讨风险，误解以及在接触企业时应该注意的事项。
> Exchange with two experts in the area of healthcare, performance materials, life science and other related innovation fields.
This event is for:
> Startups and founders who are considering to join a corporate program.
> Industry experts, stuck in their corporate job - who have the urge to start up, and don’t know when the right timing is and how to do it.
> Corporate Innovation units who want to exchange with a seasoned team and learn best practices.
> Investors, Accelerators and Incubators who want to find potential partnerships.
18:30 Registration and Food & Beverages 签到、食物和饮料
19:00 Introduction Startup Grind 介绍创业磨坊
19:30Personal Introduction by Hong Wa Poon and Mira of Merck
个人介绍：Hong Wa Poon, and Mira, Merck
19:45 Fireside Chat: Success Factors on How to Start and Build up a Collaboration with a Corporate.
炉边对话: Success Factors on How to Start and Build up a Collaboration with a Corporate.
20:30Panel Discussion and Q&A
21:30End of event 活动结束
Date: August 1st (Thursday)
Time: 18:30 - 21:30
Venue: People Squared Dawanglu, 1st Floor of 16 Huamao Business Building, 89 Jianguomen Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Language: The event is held in English
Mira joined Merck China and the healthcare industry since the year 2013. She worked for the executive offices for Biopharma China and Biopharma APAC, Mira has rich experience in managing executive engagement and corporate strategic projects. Mira also has intrapreneurial experience with Merck APAC during its digital initiative in 2016.
Today, Mira is managing the Accelerator program in China and internal ideations in the China Innovation Hub based in Shanghai. Mira received her bachelor degree from the University of Hull, UK. Along with a Master's degree from Tsinghua University and Executive MBA from INSEAD.
Hong Wa Poon, Innovation Manager - China Innovation Hub | Group Strategy and Transformation
Hong Wa Poon has been responsible for scouting the best science and technology startups for Merck to partner up. Hong contributes to the setup of Merck's newly established China Innovation Hub in Shanghai through Accelerator and Digital Acceleration.
Before this, he was based in Merck’s Innovation Center in Germany and contributed to build up the external innovation activities to strengthen Merck's innovation power through scouting and connecting startups worldwide with internal colleagues to build up collaborative projects and to explore potential new business opportunities.
He is a Mechanical Engineer by training and holds a M.Sc. from RWTH Aachen and Tsinghua University as well as an MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs.
Hong Wa Poon一直负责为默克公司寻找最佳科技创业公司。潘康华为默克公司在上海建立的中国创新中心做出了杰出贡献。在此之前，他曾在默克的德国创新中心工作，通过在全球范围内初创企业的联系，建立诸多合作项目并探索了潜在的商机合作机会，为加强默克的创新能力建立外部创新渠道做出了杰出贡献 。他是一名机械工程师，拥有亚琛工业大学硕士学位和清华大学工程学院MBA工商管理硕士学位 。