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Innovation and Entrepreneurship in China from Latin America and Spain

May 30th, 2022 - June 1st, 2022

China is now the second largest economy in the world. Technology and innovation have often been seen as the backbone of China’s unprecedented economic growth. In particular, the wide area that covers the Yangtze Delta has key industrial hubs from the point of view of innovation in China, such as Shanghai, Nanjing, or Hangzhou. Therefore, to understand the growth of China, it is important to understand how the entrepreneurial ecosystem linked to technology works in this country, as well as the possible opportunities and challenges that may arise for potential Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs.

This event will bring potential Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs and researchers closer to the reality of developing a technological project in China. There will be speakers from Spanish-speaking institutions in China, entrepreneurs, investors, and experts in the field. The event will be bilingual with some events in Spanish and some events in English. This activity will deal with topics such as technology transfer, institutional and private support, fundamental challenges and opportunities in the Chinese market, among others.

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May 30th – Focus Spain 


 3:00-3:30 pm GMT+8 (China) / 9:00-9:30 am CEST (España)

Qué hay que saber para emprender en China (Español)

Speaker: Xavier Ferré, UPM

Charla informativa sobre retos y aspectos relevantes del emprendimiento en China.


3:30-4:50 pm GMT+8 (China) / 9:30-10:50 am CEST (España)

Soporte y plataformas para emprendedores españoles en China (Español)

Moderador: Xavier Ferré

– Regino Serrano, Oficina Económica y Comercial de España en Shanghai

– Adrián Gutiérrez Árboles, Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial de España (CDTI)

– Laura Millán, Xiji incubator


 5:00-7:00 pm GMT+8 (China) / 11:00am -1:00 pm CEST (España)

Technology Transfer: Research projects with potential industrial applications (English)

Moderator: Xavier Ferré.


– Jose Ignacio Alonso, UPM
Cooperative Communications in 5G. Use of Amplify&Forward (A&F) and Decode&Forward Relay Nodes in FR1 (<6 GHz) and millimetre bands.

– Jose Juan Arranz, UPM
Geometric documentation of infrastructures in Civil Engineering and Architecture using LiDAR sensors and RGB sensors.


– Noemí Merayo, UPM
Water and wastewater treatment strategies to increase both water use and processes sustainability. 


– Olatz Albaina, i+Med
Nanotechnology for medical devices and biomedical engineering

– Cecilia García, UPM
Robotics platform for cognitive and muscular rehabilitation in post-stroke patients. Our robotics platform can be seen as a dual-cobot that provide useful information to therapist while patient does the rehabilitation exercises playing specific games designed for his/her recovery.

– Alejandro de las Casas, KIMITEC                                                                                            Biochain Development and validation of bioproducts for the green production of agricultural crops in China and Spain.


Biotech and Agritech

– Antonio Molina, CBGP, UPM-INIA/CSIC
The Centre for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics (CBGP, UPM-INIA/CSIC) develops biological-based technological solutions (biofertilizers, biostimulants and biopesticides) that will contribute to a more sustainable agricultural production by replacing the currently used chemical-based technologies (fertilizers and pesticides).

– Luz Karime Atencia Payares, UTW
Remote sensing technologies to optimize the use of water irrigation in agriculture

May 31st –  Focus Latin America


 9:00-10:00 am UTC-5 (México, Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú) 
4:00-5:00 pm CEST (España) / 10:00-11:00 pm GMT+8 (China) 

Emprendimiento tecnológico en China: Entrada, oportunidades y aspectos legales de contratos y protección de la propiedad industrial

Moderadora: Mercedes González

– Patricia Pérez, Centro de Innovación y emprendimiento China-LATAM. “Oportunidades del ecosistema de innovación y tecnología de China y posibilidades de cooperación”

– Elena Gómez, A & Z Law Firm. “Entrada al mercado chino y aspectos básicos sobre la protección de la propiedad intelectual y los contratos internacionales”

– Pedro Monagas, CEO Creative Advance Technology S.L. “Experiencia en Asia”

10:00-11:00 am UTC-5 (México, Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú)
5:00-6:00 pm CEST (España) / 11:00pm–12:00am GMT+8 (China)

Soporte y plataformas para emprendedores latinoamericanos en China (Español)

Moderadora: Mercedes González

– Francisca Rifo, ProChile. “Desafíos e innovación en tiempos de COVID en China”

– Jose Manuel Aguirre, Instituto de Emprendimiento Eugenio Garza Lagüera, Tecnológico de Monterrey). “Estrategias de internacionalización y experiencia en China”

June 1st – Experience focus


8:00-8:45 pm GMT 8+ (China) / 2:00-2:45 pm CEST (España)
7:00-7:45 am UTC-5 (México, Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú)

Investment and Innovation Ecosystem in China (English)

Moderator: Laura Millán

Speaker: Javier Romero, Chairman at ChinaLink Capital

Speaker: Óscar Ramos, partner, SOSV.


9:00-10:30 pm GMT 8+ (China) / 3:00-4:30 pm CEST (España)
8:00-9:30 am UTC-5 (México, Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú)

From entrepreneur to entrepreneur: Experiences of entrepreneurship in China (English)

Moderator: Laura Millán

Entrepreneurs will talk about their experiences in China in an interactive talk, answering questions from the audience.

Clean Air Spaces. Pablo Fernandez, co-founder


Wallbox. Jesus Cruz, Regional Business Development Manager APAC


– Zurita. Mónica Muriel, CEO

Zurita is a socially and environmentally conscious fashion brand. www.wearezurita.com

– Akkadu. Álvaro Montoya, CEO

Akkadu is a cloud-based platform for Translation Agencies to provide Remote Simultaneous Interpretation & AI Subtitles services. www.akkadu.com

– Waste2Wear. Eduardo Garza, Director of R&D

Innovative textiles made from recycled plastics. Waste2Wear® blockchain provides evidence that our fabrics are really made of plastic waste. www.waste2wear.com




May 30th, 2022
June 1st, 2022




Xiji Incubator