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Lenovo and Fudan cooperate on smart cities

Joint project to cover industrial development and academic research will involve the technology company and the Shanghai university's Smart City Research Center.
Lenovo and Fudan cooperate on smart cities
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A Lenovo executive delivers a speech during a ceremony at Fudan University on Friday.

Lenovo Group Ltd and Fudan University announced a smart city project, covering industrial development and academic research, in Shanghai on Friday.

China has about 500 smart city projects nationwide, representing the latest technologies including computer servers, cloud computing and complicated management software, the university's school of management said. 

Lenovo, a Fortune 500 company with annual income of over 350 billion yuan (US$50 billion), is experienced in smart city construction. Smart transformation includes the Internet of Things, infrastructure and vertical industries including retail, manufacture, medical and education sectors, said Qiao Jian, Lenovo’s senior vice president.

Lenovo announced the cooperation with the Smart City Research Center of Fudan, which was founded in 2012 to conduct research into urban management and business development in future cities.

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