2017 AI + Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Innovation Summit

Date: October 17, 2017 @ 12:00 am – October 18, 2017
Location: Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

2017 AI + Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Innovation Summit


(Call for Startup Application, travel expense supported. See below for details.)

DateOct 17-18th, 2017

Location: Shenzhen, Guangdong, China


XtalPi Inc.,

Pfizer Inc.,

Tencent Holdings Ltd.,

Shenzhen Futian District Government,

Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School

Supporting Partners:



Prof. Kaitai Yao

Chinese Science Academy Fellow

Barbara Sosnowski

Vice President, External R&D Innovation at Pfizer

Dr. Hannes Smarason


Dr. Megan Robinson

Director, R&D Strategy and Portfolio, Pfizer

Dr. Nick Clarke

Executive Director, External Science & Innovation in UK, Pfizer

Dr. Liming Shao

Professor, School of Medicine, Fudan University

Ye Yin*

CEO/President, BGI Genomic

Ruiying Li

Cofounder, Chief Scientist, iCarbonX

Dr. Lipeng Lai

Co-Founder, Lead of Big Data and AI R&D, XtalPi

Dr. Wei Chen

Chengdu NetVation-Hitgen CEO

More speakers see brochure in details.

VC Lists:

Tencent Investment

Google Ventures

Sequoia Capital China



China Life Investment Holding Company Limited



Northern Light Venture Capital

Morningside Venture Captical

Genesis Capital

China Resources Szitic Trust Co.

Call for Startup Application:

We are looking for early-stage startups ( after proof-of-concept and before Series B round funding) at the cross-section between big data, AI, and pharmaceutical or healthcare biotech.

The selected team will get travel support and more:

  • -          A trip to Shenzhen, China, with up to $1,000 travel expense support! Hotel and meals covered.
  • -          Admission to the Artificial Intelligence + Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Innovation Summit (AIPHIS)
  • -          Gain access to local resources, key industry contacts, and market insights, all of which could help bring your startup into reality
  • -          Pitch your startup idea to influential investors who focus in the pharmaceutical and healthcare market from Sequoia, Google, Tencent, ZhenFund, FreesFund, IDG, and NetVation, just to name a few
  • -          Media exposure in some of the most read Chinese tech/biotech outlets
  • -          Every team will get $7K credit for Qcloud. The top three will get $15K credit for Qcloud and extra service from our partners that worth $100K.

Send your short BP deck to yanqi.zhang@xtalpi.com before October 2nd where a panel from the organizers will review your startup idea on innovative technology, impact, market potential, team.

About the Event:

Artificial intelligence (AI) is considered the next major technology revolution faced by human society, and many believe it will be the driving force of the 4th industrial revolution. Last month, the Chinese State Council released a guideline on AI development, articulating AI’s strategic importance in the country’s development agenda, and announcing China’s plan to become a “premier global AI innovation center” with dedicated investments to support a prosperous domestic AI economy. On the global level, AI is transforming business and pushing the limit of efficiency and human capacity in many industries, among which life science and biopharmaceuticals are the hottest areas of pursuit for innovators and investors. China, with its huge population and healthcare market, and a fast-growing appetite and ecosystem for AI development, is facing unique opportunities and challenges. In such a context, we are hosting the 2017 Artificial Intelligence + Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Innovations Summit (AIPHIS) in Shenzhen, the “Silicon Valley” of China. The summit features leading pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer Inc. and Ariad Pharmaceuticals, and up-and-rising AI or big-data-driven biotechnology companies such as XtalPi, and the Tencent AI Research Center. Confirmed speakers also include algorithm scientists from Google, acclaimed researchers and scientists, senior investors in the AI + life sciences sector, and a list of early-stage startups from Boston and the Bay Area who will be presenting some of the most cutting-edge technologies and innovative ideas from the industry and the academia. By creating a conversation platform for the top global players across the sectors, AIPHIS aims to explore the potentials of AI in healthcare and drug research and development, share valuable knowledge and success experiences, stimulate in-depth discussions on AI’s practical implication for the industry, foster a community of trailblazers, and inspire cross-disciplinary collaborations.

See event brochure for detailed agenda. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B06Vz6jEW2XlU0R3aWhlMmV3S0E