Research Presentations (session 3 of 5) - Ma, Ma and Washizaki



An Ma, PetroChina
Huaxiang Ma, Peking University
Ryo Washizaki, Japan Patent Office

Date and Time

May 12, 2016 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM



RSVP required by 5PM May 09.


Philippines Conference Room
Encina Hall, Third Floor, Central, C330
616 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305

In this session of the Corporate Affiliates Research Presentations, the following will be presented:

An Ma, PetroChina, "How CNPC can learn from the Silicon Valley Innovation Model"

The Silicon Valley forms a series of efficient innovation models, gives birth to a large number of world class high-tech companies, and greatly influences science and technology innovation for the U.S. and the world.  The policy mechanism, venture capital investment, multicultural society, talent aggregation, supporting services and government backing are all factors in the development of the Silicon Valley.  In his research, Ma investigated the development process of the Silicon Valley and analyzed two energy-related companies — Tesla and The First Solar — to understand the Silicon Valley innovation model.  Based on his analysis of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) business development and innovation task, Ma offers some suggestions on how CNPC can learn from the Silicon Valley innovation model in science and technology development.


Huaxiang Ma, Peking University, "Entrepreneurship Education in the Era of Globalization"

With entrepreneurship becoming a key driver of today’s economy, entrepreneurship education around the world has developed quickly in the past few decades.  China, as a new rising power, also pays more attention to the development of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education.  Ma’s research goes through the history of entrepreneurship education in both the U.S. and China and analyzes various reasons behind the prosperity.  Additionally, Ma discusses the pioneers of U.S. universities in this field such as Babson, Harvard and Stanford, conducting a comparative study between the U.S. and China.  In his research, he tries to uncover existing problems and suggests possible solutions for the development of entrepreneurship education in China focusing on how Peking University can support his ideas. 


Ryo Washizaki, Japan Patent Office, "How to Increase the Probability of Innovation Through Comparison of the US and Japan While Paying Attention to Start-up Companies"

Every year, large Japanese firms receive high rankings of the international application number and patented number of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  Patents have a relationship with its business, but activities of start-up companies are not easy to see in such kind of rankings.  On the other hand, the World Economic Forum recognizes some start-up companies as “Technology Pioneers”, and the Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, Japan has awarded Japanese start-up companies “Japan Venture Awards”.  Although those winning companies would have better possibility for success in business, their innovation ecosystem is different.  In his research, Washizaki illustrates the comparison of those Japanese and U.S. start-up companies’ growth, especially from a viewpoint of patents.

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