The grand opening of the first Optics Valley international technology transfer and innovation connecting conference in 2020
On the morning of November 6, the first Optics Valley international technology transfer and innovation connecting conference in 2020 was grandly opened in Hilton Optics Valley Hotel. The conference was sponsored by the Donghu High-tech Zone Administrative Committee. And under the joint support of the Torch Center of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Hubei Provincial Department of Science and Technology, Hubei Provincial Market Supervision Administration, Hubei Association for Science and Technology, Wuhan Municipal Science and Technology Bureau, Wuhan Municipal Market Supervision Administration and Wuhan Municipal Association for Science and Technology, Wuhan Paifu Intellectual Property Operation Co., Ltd. hosted the conference with the theme of “Innovation Linking the World Together at Optics Valley”. The conference is the first scientific and technological achievement transformation event which was held after Donghu High-tech Zone was approved as one of the first batch of “Scientific and innovative China” pilot construction parks by the China Association for Science and Technology, as well as the base of scientific and technological achievements transformation and technology transfer in institutions of higher learning by the Ministry of Education, which is of great significance.
Leaders of Hubei Provincial Science and Technology Department, Hubei Provincial Market Supervision Administration, Wuhan Municipal Science and Technology Bureau, Wuhan Municipal Market Supervision Administration and Donghu High-tech Zone Administrative Committee attended the conference, together with Deng Yuhua, Consultant of WIPO China Office, Wu Hui, Chairman of the China Center of Steinbeis, Dr. Sarah, Manager of International Affairs of Nord Life Sciences Division, Dr. Alan, Managing Director of KANKA, Dr. Geely, Founder of OO DENTAL, and Mr. Yan Sheng, chairman of Paifu Intellectual Property Operation Co., Ltd.
During the opening ceremony, Zhao Feng, Deputy Director of Wuhan Science and Technology Bureau said in his speech that in 2020, Wuhan Science and technology Bureau supports the universities and institutes and leading enterprises to apply for national key labs of humans and animals suffering from infectious diseases, transplantation medicine, precise blasting, etc. as well as national technology innovation center for intelligent chips, artificial intelligence, digital construction, and national clinical medical research center for intelligent medicine. The Construction Plan of Wuhan National New-generation ARTIFICIAL Intelligence Innovation and Development Pilot Zone has been approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology, and relevant policies will be issued. Wuhan has always been a hot spot for scientific and technological innovation. Wuhan Science and Technology Bureau will make solid progress in all aspects of scientific and technological innovation, press the “fast forward” button for the transformation of scientific and technological achievements, and make new and greater contributions to accelerating the construction of a national central city and a national scientific and technological innovation center.
Li Shuwu, Deputy Director of Hubei Intellectual Property Office, said in his speech that Optics Valley is an important base for innovation and entrepreneurship in China, and also the most concentrated highland for the creation, application and protection of intellectual property rights in China. In 2019, the total number of patent applications in Donghu High-tech Zone was 34,000, including over 20,000 invention patents and 1,642 PCT patent applications, separately accounting for 25%, 40% and 80% of the total in the province.
Innovation Links the world together at Optics Valley. At the end of 2019, Donghu High-tech Zone issued Ten measures about promoting the high-quality development of Innovation, entrepreneurship and creation and building a center for innovation and entrepreneurship with global influence (hereinafter referred to as “Ten measures about Innovation, entrepreneurship and creation”), among which awards are given to those who complete the scientific and technological achievements in the process of transformation, those who contribute to the transformation of scientific and technological achievements (matchmakers), the transferee enterprises, and the intermediary service institutions of transfer and transformation.
At this conference, the Oxford Entrepreneurial Team signed on-site contracts with six major projects, including Wuhan New Energy Research Institute, international intelligent medical platform and Fengyin Medical, a Korean company and Wuhan Shangsai Opto-Electronic Co., LTD., and several other projects are about to reach cooperation after in-depth exchanges in the early stage, with the total contract amount reaching 1.2 billion yuan. In addition, more than 100 projects were released on the official website of the conference, connecting various high-tech fields in Optics Valley area. The online audience of the opening ceremony of the conference and five sub-venues reached 280,000 people.
In the expert theme sharing session, Consultant Deng Yuhua from WIPO China office shared “Intellectual Property Protection in the Process of International Technology Transfer” via video. Wu Hui, Chairman of the China Center of Steinbeis, shared the “Chinese practice of Technology transfer” on the spot on how to transform scientific and technological achievements from vision to reality. Dr. Sarah Niemann, Manager of International Affairs of Nord Life Sciences Division, shared “The Road of Cooperation between Europe and China” with MAGIA2 market project as an example through international connection. Dr. Alan, General Manager of KANKA, shared “traditional industries equipped with the wings of hard technology” through international connection. Geely, Founder of OO DENTAL, shared “The road of OO from creativity, research development and manufacturing to international breakthrough”. Yan Sheng, Chairman of Paifu Intellectual Property Operation Co., Ltd., shared “International technology transfer — Accurate portrait and technology maturity are the keys”.
At the end of the round table BBS unit, Xia Tian, Deputy Director of science and technology innovation bureau in Donghu Zone, Yan Sheng, Chairman of Paifu Intellectual Property Operation Co., Ltd., Geely, Founder of OO DENTAL, Wu Hui, Chairman of the China Center of Steinbeis had an in-depth exchange of views on the current situation of international technology transfer, overseas market development and international intellectual property rights layout, evaluation of science and innovation properties of science and technology enterprises, policies of Optics Valley and other topics.
After the wonderful opening ceremony, the online roadshow was held at the same time in 5 sub-venues (optoelectronics information sub-venue, biomedical sub-venue, energy-saving and environmental protection sub-venue, intelligent manufacturing sub-venue, and Optics valley project overseas sub-venue) simultaneously held online roadshows. 32 projects were selected from more than 200 projects in the United Kingdom, the United States, Israel, Germany, Japan, South Korea, France and other places, and 11 high-tech projects were solicited for Optics Valley. At the same time, through live broadcast platforms (Yangtze River Cloud Live, YouTube (Overseas Live Watching Platform), Douyu Live), the latest technological project results are shown to global investment institutions and technical demand units. The Optics Valley area provides entrepreneurs with dozens of project landing policies and a full-cycle ecological incubation chain to escort entrepreneurs!
This conference has attracted more than 200 venture capital institutions such as Sequoia Capital, IDG Capital and Dachen Venture Capital, as well as more than 20 internationally renowned technology transfer institutions such as Sino-Israel Innovation, Oxford Technology Transfer Center and UK RTTP to participate in it, docking various sub-industries of Optics Valley important industry fields, and jointly promoting the development of Optics Valley area.
The conference was fully reported by more than 30 media such as Yangtze River Daily, Hubei Daily, China Daily, Science and Technology Daily, ifeng.com, Dachu.com, NetEase, Sohu, Sina, China.com, China News, China.com, Tiger Investment Finance, Changying Media, etc.
This year is the first Optics Valley International Technology Transfer and Innovation Cooperation Connecting Conference. It is hoped that this conference can further open the international channel of Optics Valley, give full play to the rich experience of well-known technology transfer institutions at home and abroad, provide quality services for the vast number of enterprises, and create an international technology transfer model suitable for the economic development of Optics Valley. We will provide the best policy, the best environment, and the best service, and sincerely look forward to the gathering, transformation and landing of more international innovation resources and achievements in Optics Valley. Gathering the light of the world, becoming the valley of the world, let us look forward to seeing you again next year!