Event brings scientists together with potential partners
Hangzhou’s Binjiang District invited about 180 scientists from National Natural Science Foundation of China to seek cooperation opportunities with institutions and investors.
About 48 projects from the NSFC were represented at a recent roadshow event in Binjiang, which drew over 600 local enterprises, universities, venture capital companies and industrial incubators.
Four projects at the cutting edge of artificial intelligence, new manufacturing and information technology signed contracts with local companies during the event.
NSFC is one of the leading scientific organizations in the country. It has built its own talent pool and gathered teams at the frontier of science.
For years, Zhejiang Province has been one of the pilot provinces to commercialize its scientific research results. Binjiang District, home to an abundance of high-tech companies and a favorable business environment, has become an attractive destination for the organization.
“We hope Zhejiang Province and NSFC can normalize a cooperation system, turning scientific research into a new engine for the economy,” said Cai Xiujun, vice chairman of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Zhejiang Committee.