Science fair attracts top companies

The first Science and Technology Fair for the Yangtze River Delta was held in Jiading as an exchange platform for science and technology, industry and talent resources.

The first Science and Technology Fair for the Yangtze River Delta was held in Jiading from November 28 to 30, serving as an exchange platform for the region’s science and technology, industry and talent resources.

The event, jointly held by Jiading, Suzhou in Jiangsu Province and Wenzhou in Zhejiang Province this year, is set to become a demonstration zone for the delta’s quality integrated innovation development.

Through the platform the aim is to build a sci-tech brand that displays outcomes and serves for the industry, said Jiading Party Secretary Zhang Xi.

The three-day fair attracted more than 170 sci-tech enterprises as exhibitors.

One of them is Chuangrui Guanheng New Material Technology Co Ltd, a Wenzhou-based company. Its director said: “Our products can quickly stop bleeding and seal the wound; what’s more, it degrades in two days without producing any harm or hazards.”

Though a startup founded just last year, it has received preliminary recognition from the market and obtained several partners during the event.

A total of 13 professional forums and roadshows were carried out during the three-day fair. A summit forum focusing on precision medicine gathered over 300 academicians, experts and investors in the bio-medicine area to network on the first day of the fair.

Shanghai (Nanxiang) Precision Medicine Industrial Park was launched the same day.

“We have an international vision, market mechanism and professional operation,” said Wu Wenyu, deputy head of Fudan University in Ningbo’s research unit and general manager of the park.

More than 20 enterprises have settled in the park and it aims to achieve 10 billion yuan (US$1.45 billion) in industrial output and cultivate three unicorn companies and five professional platforms in five years.

Another highlight of the fair was mobile telecommunications technology. China’s first cross-provincial 5G video call was made connecting Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Hefei at a 5G innovation league convention.

The league will strive to make the delta the first region in China to pilot 5G communication in cooperation with carriers including China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom.

The fair saw awards presented to outstanding individuals and projects that have made significant contributions to science and technology.

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