China’s Rapid Progress Up the Value Chain
Presented by Tim Weckesser
May 12, 2010
Speaker / Author
Dr. Weckesser co-founded SCI in 1988. He negotiated the original joint venture with the Osaka Gas Company in Japan on behalf of the University City Science Center (UCSC) in Philadelphia. Dr. Weckesser has overseen SCI’s development into an internationally recognized consulting firm providing strategic market entry services to companies. The company has completed over 400 assignments for some 100 clients. Dr. Weckesser has worked with such companies as Kodak, Alcatel, Unisys, Teleflex, Rockwell, Lonza, The PQ Corporation, and numerous middle market companies. He has also overseen dozens of policy research studies for Japan’s prestigious Ministry of Economics Trade & Industry (METI), and for the Japan Quality Assurance Institute, the premier ISO certifying agency in Japan, in areas such as technology transfer, entrepreneurial development, information technology, etc.
Dr. Weckesser was recently awarded Tianjin’s 2003 Haihe River Prize, (along with the President of Motorola (China), the President of Toyota (China), and others) for his long term contributions to Tianjin’s development. He was also recently appointed as Economic Consultant to the Tianjin Free Trade Zone and Tianjin Airport Industrial Park. He has been a featured speaker at such forums as the Harvard Business School Club, Beijing Venture Capital Alliance, The Wharton School China Business Forum, the Columbia School of East Asian Studies, Coudert Brothers Annual Partners Conference, The China Institute, the International Wireless Packaging Consortium (IWPC), BioPharm 2003, and many others. He has appeared on CNBC’s “Access Japan”, and is the author of “The Japanese Pharmaceutical Market” (Medical & Healthcare Guide, 8th & 9th editions, MLR Biomedical information services, 1992, 1993, New York) and Business Services and Information, the Guide to the Federal Government (with Joseph Whaley, Esq., John Wiley & Sons, 1978, New York), and editor of numerous proprietary research reports.
Prior to joining SCI, Dr. Weckesser was Associate Provost at Temple University in Philadelphia where he wrote Temple’s patent policy and created its technology transfer program. He is a founding board member of the Japan-America Society of Greater Philadelphia. He received his Ph.D. in 1980 in Political Science from the New School for Social Research in New York City.