Haier North American Innovation Hub

Haier Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) is the North American hub for all of Haier’s advanced technology outreach and engagement. SVIC engages with the greatest technological minds in the world through its Haier Open Partnership Ecosystem (HOPE), a professional tech scouting community that works together to solve technical problems, break development bottlenecks and bring innovations to market faster and more efficiently.

Technology Scouting

Industry Research

Recent Events

SVIC Recent Activities

Sensors Expo 2018

Sensors Expo 2018 SVIC will attend Sensors Expo & Conference together with Haier AIC colleagues on June 28, 2018 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. For 30+ years, Sensors Expo & Conference has Read more…

Meet Our Team

Peter Himes

Peter Himes

General Manager

Heading corporate development for strategic technologies in North America for Haier Corporation, the global leader in appliances, connected kitchen, smart home, and products that enhance personal health, comfort and lifestyle. Brands include GE Appliances, Fisher & Paykel, Mabe, Aqua, Casarte, Leader. Part of Haier's Advanced Innovation organization.

Yuwen Chen

Yuwen Chen

Innovation Manager

Yu Wen is Innovation Manager at SVIC. She is responsible for identifying new strategic technologies & partners and leads engagements that enable novel product propositions. Prior to Haier, Yu Wen was a Senior Innovation Manager at Oakland Innovation, a UK based innovation strategy advisory firm specialized in consumer goods. Yu Wen holds an MEng and PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London and University of Cambridge. In her spare time she enjoys doing Zumba and hikes in the Bay Area’s many parks.

Yaping Cheng

Yaping Cheng

Industry Analyst

Yaping joined SVIC in 2018 as an Industry Analyst. She is responsible for in-depth analysis of emerging technologies and industry trends. Prior to SVIC, she worked at L.E.K. Consulting to address pressing strategy issues for Fortune 500 and PE companies. She also worked for Teach For China, an education start-up in rural China, for Goldman Sachs on corporate sustainability, and at Alibaba on international buyer management. Yaping received her Master's Degree in Environmental Management from Yale University, and her Bachelor's Degree from Wuhan University. In her spare time, Yaping enjoys watching movies.

Jie (Linda) Cao

Jie (Linda) Cao

Innovation Manager

Linda promotes the cooperation between QD Haier and US companies through integrating US leading technology with PLs in terms of AC, kitchen, fridge, laundry, water heater, AI, biomedical area. She works as a liaison between different R&D centers to promote global project with US technical support. Linda used to work in HK to manage cross boundary projects between HK government and Chinese technical companies.

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Haier Silicon Valley Innovation Center

2955 Campus Drive

San Mateo, CA 94403

650-421-2000

 
 

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