Press Release

Qingdao, China, November 12, 2019

The Qingdao Innovation Institute, an SVA Innovation subsidiary, announced today a cooperation agreement with Ernst & Young Hua Ming LLP and Haier, Inc. to create a new innovation curriculum for accounting students.

Process and management innovation are critical to the success of 21st century organizations who are operating in a fast-changing and technology-driven marketplace.  And great innovation begins with understanding the customer’s or user’s problems and needs. The new curriculum will combine advanced accounting topics and innovation principles to prepare the participants for the challenges of the new economy. 

The first group of students will participate in the new program in February 2020. 


Press Release

Palo Alto, CA, May 6, 2019

The Silicon Valley Asia Innovation Institute, LLC. (SVA Innovation) announced today that it will create new commercialization and innovation consulting services drawing from their heritage of work performed at SRI International.

SVA Innovation consultants specialize in mentoring engineers and scientists to create business plans suitable for venture investors; they consult with executives of large companies and government officials looking for practical ways to use disruptive innovation to create new economic opportunities; and they develop innovation curricula for universities educating future technical leaders.

“SRI has a long history of developing and implementing rigorous innovation management techniques to bring important technologies to market, said Manish Kothari, Ph.D., president of SRI International. “We are excited that SVA Innovation is entering into this industry with a focus on Asia Pacific as their primary customer base. As SRI generates additional projects in this area, we look forward to working with SVA Innovation and take advantage of their expanded offerings.”

The new venture is led by Claude Leglise and Dr. Yannong Huang, respectively former Executive Director of SRI’s Center for Innovation Leadership and former Dean of the College of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Hubei University of Arts and Sciences in China.

About SVA Innovation

SVA Innovation is a consulting firm based in Palo Alto, California. Our initial clients are corporations, governments and universities in China, Korea and Japan who seek to commercialize disruptive technologies and create market impact.

About SRI International

SRI International creates world-changing solutions making people safer, healthier and more productive. SRI, a research center headquartered in Menlo Park, California, works primarily in advanced technology and systems, biosciences, computing and education. SRI brings its innovations to the marketplace through technology licensing, spin-off ventures and new product solutions.