The Overseas Academicians ’Qingdao Tour is a major international event held by the municipal government of Qingdao which is aimed at promoting overseas top-notch professional’s understanding towards the city and enhancing international cooperation and communication in science and technology. The event is held annually which invites from around the globe academicians and top-notch scientists in the fields of new-generation information technology, new energy and new material, high-end equipment manufacturing, and biomedicine etc. Summits and forums are organized with keynote speeches, breakout forums, roundtables, along with other modules to serve as an international platform for technological exchange, cooperation, and industrialization.
Since 2017, the Overseas Academicians’Qingdao Tour has been held for three years consecutively. Each year, the event is attended by over a hundred of academicians from around the world, among them are also winners of international awards including the Nobel Prize and the Turing Award. Apart from overseas academicians, representatives from renowned Chinese enterprises, financial institutions, universities, and research institutes are also invited to the event. Academicians can participate in different activities such as keynote speeches and breakout forums according to their fields of research and interests. They could communicate and explore opportunities of cooperation, research, and industrialization with leading experts and representatives from universities, research institutes, enterprises, and financial institutions in relevant fields to promote the translation of their work.
The Overseas Academicians’Qingdao Tour is a two-way platform for top-notch professionals to know more about Shandong as well as for Shandong to interact with world talents. In the future, Qingdao will draw upon the models of Hainan Boao Forum for Asia ( a forum for police) and Davos (a forum for economy) to organize a permanent “QIAP Forum (for technology)”, putting in place a bridge connecting overseas academicians with industrial parks, research institutions, enterprises, and financial institutes to promote international collaboration in technology and the establishment of a market system in technology elements, along with its endeavors to become a global science center and innovation highland.