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The 2nd Overseas Academicians’ Qingdao Tour & Qingdao International Academician

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     On August 16 to 18, 2018, the 2nd Overseas Academicians’ Qingdao Tour & Qingdao International Academicians Forum was held in Qingdao City with a view to better exploiting the high-end human resources and the intelligence benefits of overseas academicians, thoroughly implementing instructions given by President Xi Jinping during his trip to Shandong Province, putting into practice the new concept of development, constantly making new achievements in quality growth, consistently enhancing the ability of innovation for driving social and economic development, and further meeting people’s increasing needs for a well-off life.

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The event was divided into three parts



August 16, the reception banquet


 

On August 16, the invited academicians arrived at the hotel in Qingdao and the reception banquet was held in the evening at the ballroom of Qingdao International Convention Center. Zhu Peiji, Deputy Mayor of Qingdao, attended the banquet and delivered a welcome speech on behalf of the CPC Qingdao municipal committee and the municipal government.


August 17, the tour around important projects in Qingdao


 

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    The participating academicians visited key projects and platforms such as Qingdao Planning Exhibition Hall, Qingdao International Academician Park, Qingdao International Academician Industry Accelerator, Qingdao International Academician Industry Core Zone and Pilot Zone, the 2nd phase of Qingdao International Academician Park, the Belt & Road Collaborative Innovation Center, Qingdao-Amazon AWS Joint Innovation Center, and Qingdao Sea Rice Research and Development Center, with a view to learning more about the city of Qingdao and Qingdao International Academician Park.

On the evening of August 17, one-on-one meetings were held between academicians and various enterprises, colleges and universities, and research institutions to explore the modes of cooperation between both parties and give full play to the effect brought about by the academicians, facilitating the development of the colleges and universities, research institutions, and enterprises. The event has achieved remarkable results in the number of academicians, enterprises, colleges and universities and research institutions willing to sign agreements.

 


August 18, the opening ceremony, the launch ceremony of Qingdao International Academicians Forum, the signing ceremony, keynote speeches, and the academician summit.

 

     The theme of this year's event was "implementing new ideas, fostering new kinetic energy and promoting new development." Chen Zhu, Vice-chairman of the NPC Standing Committee and President of the Western Returned Scholars Association (Overseas-educated Scholars Association of China), and Yang Dongqi, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Shandong Provincial Committee and Minister of the Organization Department of CPC Shandong Provincial Committee, attended the opening ceremony and delivered speeches.


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     Chen Zhu, Vice-chairman of the NPC Standing Committee and President of the Western Returned Scholars Association (Overseas-educated Scholars Association of China), delivering a speech.


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     Yang Dongqi, Deputy Secretary of CPC Shandong Provincial Committee and Minister of the Organization Department of CPC Shandong Provincial Committee, delivering a speech.

      The opening ceremony was hosted by Meng Fanli, Deputy Secretary of CPC Qingdao Municipal Committee and Mayor of Qingdao. Yang Dongqi, Deputy Secretary of CPC Shandong Provincial Committee and Director General of the Organization Department of CPC Shandong Provincial Committee, read out the letter written for the Forum by Liu Jiayi, Secretary of CPC Shandong Provincial Committee and Chairman of the Standing Committee of Shandong Provincial People's Congress.


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Meng Fanli, Deputy Secretary of CPC Qingdao Municipal Committee and Mayor of Qingdao, hosting the opening ceremony

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Chen Zhu (second from left), Vice-chairman of the NPC Standing Committee and President of the Western Returned Scholars Association (Overseas-educated Scholars Association of China), Yang Dongqi (third from left), Deputy Secretary of CPC Shandong Provincial Committee and Minister of the Organization Department of CPC Shandong Provincial Committee, Qi Tao (first from left), Vice-chairman and Secretary-general of the Standing Committee of Shandong Provincial People's Congress, and Meng Fanli (first from right), Deputy Secretary of CPC Qingdao Municipal Committee and Mayor of Qingdao, jointly launching Qingdao International Academicians Forum

 

After the opening ceremony, Chen Zhu, Vice-chairman of the NPC Standing Committee and President of the Western Returned Scholars Association (Overseas-educated Scholars Association of China), Yang Dongqi, Deputy Secretary of CPC Shandong Provincial Committee and Minister of the Organization Department of CPC Shandong Provincial Committee, Qi Tao, Vice-chairman and Secretary-general of the Standing Committee of Shandong Provincial People's Congress, and Meng Fanli, Deputy Secretary of CPC Qingdao Municipal Committee and Mayor of Qingdao, jointly launched Qingdao International Academicians Forum.

 

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Signing Ceremony

 

Academicians including Danny Shechtman, Martin Sweeting, Sergey Nedosbasov, and Lu Jian delivered keynote speeches on the Forum.

 

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Academician Danny Shechtman delivering a keynote speech

 

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Professor Martin Sweeten delivering a keynote speech

 

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Academician Sergey Nedosbasov delivering a keynote speech

 

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Academician Lv Jian delivering a keynote speech

 

      The Forum's keynote speeches and seminars centered on biomedicine, new-generation information technologies, new energy and new materials and high-end equipment manufacturing, with representatives from 218 enterprises, 106 colleges and universities and research institutions participating in the event.

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Seminar 1: Comprehensive Health Industry Development Trend

 

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Seminar 2: A Future Led by Big Data

 

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Seminar 3: Opportunities for New Energy and New Materials in Our Times

 

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Seminar 4: Smart Manufacturing • The Future of AI

 

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Wang Xijing, Secretary of CPC Licang District Committee of Qingdao, making a presentation on Qingdao International Academician Park

 


An overview of the Event and Its Results 

The event was attended by a large number of academicians covering various scientific research fields

    As of 23:00 on August 17, 109 academicians from 22 countries and regions were attracted, including 7 Chinese nationals, 17 overseas Chinese, and 85 foreigners.

Among the participating academicians, there were 15 Russians, 14 Canadians, 10 South Koreans, 8 Australians, 8 British, 6 Americans, 7 Ukrainians, 5 Germans, 5 Singaporeans, 5 Indians, 3 Dutchmen, 3 Norwegians, 3 French, 2 Swedes, 2 Byelorussians, 7 Chinese nationals, and one Danish, Italian, Brazilian, Belgian, Ethiopian, and Israeli respectively. In terms of scientific research fields, 36 were involved in new energy and new materials, 27 in high-end equipment manufacturing, 21 in network information, 22 in biomedicine, and 3 in arts.

 

 The participating enterprises, financial institutions, colleges and universities, and research institutions were of premium quality with clear objectives for attending the Forum.


Representatives from 218 enterprises and financial institutions, 106 colleges and universities and research institutions attended the opening ceremony and the seminars.

 

A large number of agreements have been signed, with intentions of cooperation on a broad range of research fields.


The event has achieved remarkable results in the number of academicians, enterprises, financial institutions, colleges and universities and research institutions willing to sign agreements. As of 23:00 on August 17,


Of the 109 academicians, 49 signed full-time contracts;


of the 218 enterprises and financial institutions, 53 reached cooperation intentions;


of the 106 colleges and universities and research institutions, 41 signed contracts with Qingdao International Academicians Park.


Highlights

    A mechanism of joint efforts by the provincial, the municipal, and the district governments further played its part.

     The Western Returned Scholars Association and the governments of Shandong Province and Qingdao Municipality have put great emphasis on this event. Chen Zhu, Vice-chairman of the NPC Standing Committee and President of the Western Returned Scholars Association (Overseas-educated Scholars Association of China), attended the event and delivered a speech. Yang Dongqi, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Shandong Provincial Committee and Minister of the Organization Department of CPC Shandong Provincial Committee, read out the letter written for the Forum by Liu Jiayi, Secretary of CPC Shandong Provincial Committee and Chairman of the Standing Committee of Shandong Provincial People's Congress, and delivered a speech


    Meng Fanli, Deputy Secretary of CPC Qingdao Municipal Committee and Mayor of Qingdao, stressed that this event should be used as an opportunity to drive the advancement of Qingdao International Academician Park, facilitate the development of an open economy of the entire municipality and the replacement of old growth drivers with new ones, make better use of a leading role, and make new and greater contribution to the development of the entire province and the country. 

 

    The channel for attracting high-end human resources of academicians is further strengthened and expanded.


     This event welcomed a total of 109 academicians both at home and abroad, among which more than 90% were from overseas. This fully matches with the principle of Qingdao International Academician Park, i.e. to be international. The pieces of research of these overseas academicians mainly focus on fields such as biomedicine, information technologies, design, research and development, high-end equipment manufacturing, and new energy and new materials, which are aligned with the industrial objective of the Park. Through the tour around various projects and platforms, the participating academicians have learnt more about the Park. In particular, upon seeing the promising outlook of the launched academician-led projects, they have expressed a strong willingness of settling down in the Park, thus the channel for attracting overseas high-end human resources was further strengthened and expanded.

     Meanwhile, the launch ceremony of Qingdao International Academicians Forum was held during this event to maintain the high-end features, sustainability, and the long-term effect of the Overseas Academicians’ Qingdao Tour and the high-level scientific and technological exchanges with academicians. The official name of the Forum was determined on the launch ceremony, further promoting the systematization, standardization, institutionalization, and normalization of the Overseas Academicians’ Qingdao Tour, accelerating the advancement of Qingdao International Academician Park, and making greater scientific and technological achievements in Shandong Province.

 

    An open and shared platform for scientific and technological cooperation is fully utilized.

 

    On this event, greater emphasis has been put on the communication and exchange between the academicians and the enterprises, colleges and universities and research institutions. Besides those within Qingdao, well-known colleges and universities and research institutions and leading enterprises in Shandong Province and even in the entire country were invited. The aim of this event was to facilitate more interactions and dialogues between colleges and universities, research institutions and enterprises and the academicians, establish the mode for their close cooperation and the close cooperation between Qingdao International Academician Park and the enterprises, colleges and universities and research institutions, give full play to the effect brought about by the academicians, and benefit more enterprises, colleges and universities, and research institutions.

      In terms of actual results of the event, all parties have expressed strong willingness for cooperation and a number of letters of intent have been signed for enhancing technological exchange and cooperation. Therefore, endless vitality is enjoyed by this high-end industrialized platform which is apparently led by academicians for technological innovation with Qingdao International Academician Park as the core.