Guangxi continues to build an ASEAN Science and Technology Innovation and Cooperation Zone

NANNING, China, October 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Recently, the 10th China-ASEAN Technology Transfer and Co-Innovation Forum, an important high-level forum of the China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO), was held in Nanning, Guangxi. Coinciding with the inaugural year of the China-ASEAN Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, the event heralds the launch of a special technology transfer action between China and ASEAN, featuring 1,000 advanced and applicable technologies in sustainable areas selected across the country and uniformly introduced across ASEAN countries. China-ASEAN Technology Transfer Alliance – the first technology transfer cooperation mechanism for ASEAN in China – has been officially established, which will shake hands with of China provincial and municipal innovation institutions with strong scientific and technological innovation capabilities and pooled resources to more effectively meet the innovation needs of ASEAN nations. The opening ceremony of the China-ASEAN Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition and the China-ASEAN Innovation and Entrepreneurship Camp is unveiled at the same time, aiming to make the competition the most influential and the most participatory with the highest quality of projects among other competitions for ASEAN Innovation and Entrepreneurship as well as an open platform for sharing resources, increasing value and demonstrating strength.

In the past few years, Guangxi has fully fulfilled its role as an important gateway for of China opening up and cooperation with ASEAN members, including, for example, always adopting ASEAN as the priority direction of overseas science and technology cooperation, positively building an ASEAN-oriented science and technology innovation and cooperation zone, and comprehensively implementing China-ASEAN Science and Technology Partnership Program and One Belt One Road Science and Technology Innovation Action Plan. The province has carried out fruitful exchange and cooperation activities with ASEAN member countries in various fields, such as science and technology and humanity exchange, joint construction of laboratories and science and technology parks, technology transfer and innovation and entrepreneurship.

Currently, Guangxi has established bilateral government technology transfer mechanisms with nine ASEAN countries (incl Thailand and Cambodia), formed joint technology transfer working groups with seven ASEAN members and built a China-ASEAN technology transfer cooperation network of over 2,600 members, covering 10 ASEAN nations and some Belt and Road countries, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Meanwhile, with the support of the China-ASEAN Technology Transfer Center and the China-ASEAN Technology Transfer and Co-Innovation Forum, Guangxi retained “Talented ASEAN Young Scientists Guangxi Program” works and attracted a group of scientists and technicians from ASEAN member countries. For example, BGI builds “Huo Yan” laboratory for Brunei performing nucleic acid tests; China-ASEAN becomes an information port of Indonesia smart city solution partner. Both exemplify the deep and extensive cooperation in science and technology between them China and ASEAN.

Considered by May 2022Guangxi has organized more than 140 science and technology innovation and technology transfer activities for ASEAN at home and abroad, nearly one-third of which have been conducted in ASEAN nations, covering more than 7,800 projects, serving over 9,900 enterprises and supporting entry in 653 cooperation agreements that promoted the implementation of modern agriculture and other advanced and applicable technological achievements in ASEAN member states.

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Caption: Numerous achievements of scientific and technological cooperation between Guangxi Province and ASEAN members are presented at the 10th China-ASEAN Technology Transfer and Co-Innovation Forum.

SOURCE Department of Science and Technology of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

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