Keynote Speakers

Professor Jin Chen

Professor, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University

Director, Research Center for Technological Innovation, Tsinghua University 

Dr. Chen is a Cheung Kong Chair Professor. He is a full professor within the Department of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy in Tsinghua School of Economics and Management and Director of the Research Center of Technological Innovation at Tsinghua University. His research areas are R&D and Innovation Management, Science, Technology and Innovation policy. Dr. Chen received Ph.D. in 1994 in Management Engineering from the Department of Management, Zhejiang University. He was a visiting scholar at the MIT Sloan School of Management in 1998, and in 2000 was a visiting fellow at the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex. Dr. Chen has been awarded Special Government Allowance from the State Council of China, the Huo Yingdong Youth Teacher Prize and the Young University Teachers Award from the Ministry of Education of China. He was awarded the Outstanding Youth Fund in 2002 by the National Science Foundation of China. In 2009, he was selected for China’s National Talents Project.

Dr. Chen serves as the chief editor of the "International Journal of Innovation Studies", “Journal of Knowledge Management Studies”, “International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship”, the associate editor of “Technological Forecasting and Social Change”, “International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management”, “International Journal of Entrepreneuring Venturing”, and is the executive associate editor of the “Chinese Journal of Engineering Design”.

Dr. Chen also serves as a member of editorial committee of the “International Journal of Technology Management”, “Science: Journal of Zhejiang University”, “International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management”, “International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development” and “Journal of Chinese Culture and Management”.

Dr. Chen has published more than 600 articles in international journals and conference proceedings including “Technovation”, “R&D Management”, “Research Technology Management”, “IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management”, “International Journal of Technology Management”, and Chinese journals including “Science Research Management”, “Studies in Science of Science” and the “Journal of Dialectics of Nature”.


Dr Medrilzam

Director for Environmental Affairs

National Development Planning Agency, Indonesia

Dr. Medrilzam is the Director of Environmental Affairs within the Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS), Indonesia. He has been with BAPPENAS since 1993 and has served in various structural and functional positions. Dr. Medrilzam chaired the Indonesian delegation in Financial Climate Change Negotiations under the UNFCCC from 2005-2008, and has participated in several bilateral and multilateral international loan and grant negotiations for Indonesia.

He is one of Indonesia’s leading experts in forest and climate change issues. He received his Bachelors Degree in Environmental Engineering from Institut Teknologi Bandung (1992) and holds a Masters Degree in Professional Economic (1998) and PhD in Environmental Management (2013) from The University of Queensland, Australia. His areas of expertise include carbon policy, climate change economics, land management and spatial planning, and the application of system dynamics to environmental management and socio-ecological systems.

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