SUSTech and Baoan District People’s Government jointly establish Southern Institute of Industrial Technology Shenzhen
Adrian Cremin | 08/09/2021

On August 9, 2021, the unveiling ceremony of the Southern Institute of Industrial Technology (Shenzhen) (SIIT) was held by the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and the Baoan District People’s Government.

Hongbo ZHENG, Deputy Mayor of Shenzhen, Xiquan YU, Director of the Municipal Bureau of Industry and Information Technology, Shourui WANG, Party Secretary of Baoan District, Lide WANG, Baoan District Mayor, Fengliang LI, University Council Chairperson, and Qikun XUE, President of SUSTech, attended the ceremony.

At the ceremony, Shourui WANG spoke about the development of Baoan District. He said that the establishment of SIIT is an important step for the district to implement the requirements of the government to make innovation the leading strategy for urban development.

In setting up SIIT with SUSTech, he hopes it will be ambitious and seize opportunities. He is confident it will set the benchmark for a new innovation platform and enable the transformation and upgrade of the manufacturing industry in Baoan District.

University Council Chairperson Fengliang LI said that SIIT has been set up to promote the R&D and transformation of key common technologies in the industrial industry and future industries, in line with national, provincial, and municipal development strategies.

He hopes it will explore innovative mechanisms for the industrialization of scientific and technological achievements, meet the needs of enterprises, promote industrial development, and jointly build an ecosystem.

Xiquan YU said that Shenzhen has entered a golden development period driven by the “dual-zones.” The SIIT will provide strong support for the industrial transformation and development of Baoan District and the whole city. It will provide a “think tank” for tackling key core technological research.

He added that SIIT would support the development of Shenzhen’s broadband network communications, smart robots, new materials, and other industrial clusters while also making breakthroughs and advances in industrial transformation and innovation.

Afterward, Hongbo ZHENG, Xiquan YU, Shourui WANG, Fengliang LI, Qikun XUE, and others guests in attendance jointly unveiled SIIT.

After the ceremony, the guests visited the first batch of key common technology research and development projects exhibited by SIIT.

Other guests in attendance at the ceremony included Jing YU, Deputy Director of the Municipal Development and Reform Commission, Zhifeng CHEN, Deputy Director of the Municipal Education Bureau, Yanfeng LOU, Deputy Director of the Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Commission, Yingquan CAI, Executive Deputy Mayor of Baoan District, and Xinjian LI, General Manager of Shenzhen Angel Investment Guidance Fund Co., Ltd.

Attending members from SUSTech included Dongxiao ZHANG, Vice President and Provost of SUSTech, Yusheng ZHAO, Acting Vice President, Siqi CHEN, Director of the Office of Party Affairs and Administration, and Liangchi ZHANG, Chair Professor of the Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering (MAE).

2021, 08-09
By Adrian Cremin

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