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2019 Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area Academician Summit convened: Five major projects settled in Dongguan
2019-12-10 10:14     Source : Dongguan Foreign Investment Promotion Center

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On November 28, the 2019 Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area Academician Summit and the 5th Guangdong Academician Summit was convened. Guided by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), and the People’s Government of Guangdong Province, the Summit was co-hosted by the Federation of Guangdong Academicians and the People’s Government of Dongguan Municipality.

During the Summit, Dongguan will organize relevant academicians from different industries and fields to help enterprises and research and development institutes in different towns, sub-districts and industrial parks to realize alignment in technology and demand for talents. In the meantime, a batch of core talent teams will be introduced to join the enterprises so as to enhance their innovation capability. 

Five major projects was signed to boost cooperation between the CAS, CAE and enterprises

Zhou Ji, Honorary President of the Presidential Committee of the CAE, expressed in his speech that Dongguan boasted a solid foundation in developing manufacturing industry and enjoyed sound development momentum. Dongguan is located at the central axis of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area and the center of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Corridor. It is endowed with the opportunities presented by the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, Shenzhen Pilot Demonstration Area for socialism with Chinese characteristics, and Dongguan’s pilot zone as Guangdong province’s supply-side structural reform in manufacturing industry. Dongguan is expected to play an important role in developing the international science and technology innovation center in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, which is expected to emerge as a world-class advanced manufacturing center.

The priorities for the Federation of Guangdong Academicians include facilitating institute-enterprise cooperation, helping academicians and experts align their major technology results transferred with industrial resources and financial capital, and promote integration of technology with economy at a higher level. The opening ceremony saw the signing of cooperation agreement between China Urban-townization Promotion Council and the People’s Government of Dongguan Municipality, between the Federation of Guangdong Academicians and  Minghe Fund, between the team led by Academician Liu Yunyi and Non-invasive Biomedical Engineering (Dongguan) Co., Ltd., between the team led by Academician Lin Haoran and Guangdong Liang Fisheries and Aquaculture Co., Ltd., between Zhejiang University and Huijing Group and the People’s Government of Shatian town of Dongguan.  

Experts’opinion on intelligent manufacturing: the next 15 years will mark the critical period for intelligent manufacturing

A special report conference was hosted during the Summit. Zhou Ji, Honorary President of the Presidential Committee of the CAE, made a report titled “Striving for breakthroughs in intelligent manufacturing and accelerating development of a strong manufacturing power”. He expressed that though historic achievements had been made in Chinese manufacturing industry, there still existed acute problems such as weak independent innovation capability. In intelligent manufacturing, manufacturing constitutes the major part while intelligence plays a dominant role. The deep integration of both represents the deep integration of information and industrialization. The future 15 years will mark a critical period for the development of intelligent manufacturing, a core technology in the new round of industrial revolution.

Wang Jian, Academician of the CAE and President of Alibaba’s Science and Technology Commission, gave a keynote speech titled “Opinions on the technology system in the 5G era”. Wang Jian said that we had been talking about new technologies in the last decade, such as block chain, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, AR, VR, big data, cloud computing and so on. We tended to forget most of them very quickly, leaving many problems unsolved. Wang Jian pointed out that it was because we were in an age of technology revolution and a new and comprehensive technology system was needed. The advent of a 5G era demanded a fresh perception of the Internet.

Ma Bin, Vice President of Tencent, delivered a keynote speech titled “AI + 5G drives digital transformation and upgrading of industrial Internet”. The future is now and how do you change along with the world? Ma Bin said that changes needed to start from knowing the world and knowing yourself so as to realize iteration, upgrading and evolution of knowledge, thinking and perception. He expressed that China’s future development would be built on data dividends, shifting from the former population dividends. Its development would be more data-based and evolve from an experience age to a big data age. “Improving efficiency through management” represents the goal and “data-based decision” points the direction. 

Editor: 谭晶