Guangming Science City attracts global talent

SHENZHEN, China, July 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The 8th Shenzhen Global Entrepreneur Convention and Guangming Science City Conference kicked off on July 5, and brought the world’s scientists and leading entrepreneurs together in the southern Chinese city. They are invited to share their perspectives on how Guangming Science City will embrace a bright future in terms of innovation ecology, research-based economy, life science and health, and digital economy.

Fan Jianpingacademician of the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences and director of the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said in a keynote speech that the Guangming Science City, supported by both the government and the market, is on its way to becoming a center for innovation with large-scale scientific facilities, research institutes, universities and industrial parks.

To turn scientific research into industrial innovation, Guangming Science City has found a way to quickly connect science with the market. It builds into a platform where the innovation chain can be integrated with the industrial chain. It is a pioneer in the model, the first of its kind in China, keeping innovation and business in one complex. The model helps bring the latest discoveries in the labs upstairs directly to the startups downstairs, where their market feasibility and mass production capabilities can be explored. In addition, researchers can be quickly informed when something needs to be fixed, thus significantly shortening the commercialization cycle and accelerating the science-based economy.

Guangming Science City located in the northern part Shenzhen, will be built in place to support a comprehensive national science center. It covers an area of ​​99 square kilometers and will be home to nine key science and technology facilities, 10 research institutes, two provincial-level key laboratories and two research universities. Now more than 3,000 highly skilled researchers from over 150 innovation teams and over 20 academic-led groups work in the city.

“We will embrace the possibilities of scientific and technological innovation,” said Shang Yuanfang, president of Shenzhen Cellbri Bio-Innovation Technology Company. Shang talked about how smart manufacturing enables synthetic biology. Founded in February 2020Cellbri is a leading biotechnology company in China specialized in the production of cell and gene therapy devices.

Cellbri is one of the many enterprises that have seized the opportunities provided by Guangming Science City. In the Guangming Investment Promotion Conference held in Guangming District on July 6a total of 200 Chinese companies concluded 40 deals worth over 60 billion yuan. The contracts cover biopharmaceuticals, new materials, smart manufacturing, new energy, building research institutes and financial services.

Guangming District is home to over 78,000 businesses. He sees competing industry clusters of UHD video displays, new materials and smart sensors. Among its star enterprises are China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT), BTR New Material Group and Sunwoda, a battery maker. The region looks poised to build a hub of original innovation to develop a science-based economy and attract global innovators. In recent years, enterprises in the district have grown by an average of 15.7 percent per year, making it one of the most vibrant and promising areas in Shenzhen.

Due to the industrial cluster effect, upstream enterprises in the industrial chain are attracted to the area. Hengmei Optoelectronic Corporation (HMO), signed at the field establishment conference, is an example. HMO, specialized in the development, production and marketing of polarizers, functional optical films and optical compensation films, is one of the suppliers of CSOT. It plans to move to CSOT’s industrial park to support CSOT’s next-generation panels, according to HMO business director Tan Zhimin. “Guangming is now seeing a cluster effect for the production of UHD video displays. It offers favorable industrial policies that can help businesses reduce costs. That is why we are optimistic about the growth of the area.”

Top Precision Engineering (TPE), another signatory, has been lured by Guangming’s lures for top global talent. The Foshan-based machine parts maker, built in 2012, is considering locating its R&D headquarters in the area to develop cobots and human-machine interaction technologies. Guangming Science City is beneficial in promoting innovation and research and development, attracting talent, stimulating growth and offering industrial policy support, said TPE Deputy General Manager Wang Yangxi. “Guangming enjoys a remarkable ecological environment, and it is a platform through which our company can attract more talents,” he added.

Guangming will launch a package of policies to support the growth of its core industries. The priority will be to attract outstanding enterprises in the industrial chain, commercialize key scientific innovations, build professional platforms for public services, incubate innovative start-ups and strengthen the good climate for technology industries. Accordingly, public support services will also be introduced.

SOURCE Guangming Science City

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