Two Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. officials recently visited Beijing and Xi’an, China, to explore future partnerships in technology transfer and bringing startup companies to that nation’s market.
The five-day visit for Marie Kerbeshian, IURTC’s vice president of technology commercialization, and Jeremy Schieler, director of technology commercialization for Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, began Nov. 3 in Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi province in central China.
At the invitation of the Shaanxi Administration of Foreign Affairs, Kerbeshian and Schieler participated in more than 12 hours of lectures and workshops during the 2014 China-U.S. University Technology Transfer and Partnering Forum on Nov. 3-5.
After the conference, Kerbeshian and Schieler spent Nov. 6-7 in Beijing, where they toured IU’s international gateway office in China, which was dedicated by IU President Michael A. McRobbie earlier this year. With the help of the IU China office, Kerbeshian and Schieler also met representatives of the China Technology Exchange. Read more here.