February 29, 2024

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Innovation China Programme to Integrate Science, Technology and Economy

As the development of science and technology today is inseparable from the collaborative innovation of research, education, application and production, the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) launched a programme of Innovation China. This project intends to build a platform to integrate science, technology with the economy to contribute to the construction of China with strength in science and technology.

The programme was attracting more than 400 representatives from the Advisory Committee of the programme, investment alliances and pilot cities nationwide to participate. There was a signing ceremony of cooperative agreements between Innovation China platform and service providing groups, and the initiation ceremony of the gathering of top 100 young scientists, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.

Co-sponsored by CAST and the People’s Government of Zhejiang Province, the project aimed to build a high-end dialogue platform for the Advisory Committee of the programme to deploy and deepen the pilot trial the programme had been exploring, and try to construct a pilot city network. Innovation China was expected to become a national public technology service and trading platform.

During the programme, the participants also took part in serial activities including an urban innovation forum, special research workshops, forum of the top 100 young scientists, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.

Innovation China is a programme of CAST to implement the important instructions of the Chinese President to unite the majority of scientific and technological workers to promote high-level scientific and technological self-reliance and serve for a new development pattern.

Supported by digital platforms and based in pilot cities, the Innovation China programme has made good efforts in organisational innovation and achieved sound environments and collaborative organisations to integrate science, technology with the economy to promote local development. It weaves a web connecting various social sectors such as government, industry, university, research, fund and service providing sides with service seeking sides.

The interactions among the sectors of the web function as the wind vane for the integration of science, technology and economy, and helps the high-quality development of regional industries. Up to now, 65 pilot cities and parks have been selected nationwide, and talents, technologies and research achievements are introduced to meet local demands.

Through the Innovation China programme, CAST and its organisations at all levels are expected to improve their mobilising capacity and create collaborative hubs to boost innovation-driven development with high-quality outcomes to face economic battlefield and fulfil the target of high-level scientific and technological self-reliance.

As reported by OpenGov Asia, China has dedicated growing resources to basic research and original innovation in recent years. Their efforts aim to cultivate a driving force for economic growth and improving people’s living standards. Chinese researchers, hi-tech enterprises and local governments are together actively striving to strengthen original innovation.

A hi-tech university laboratory has been making plans for an Artificial Intelligence (AI) research institution to explore the frontiers of AI research and make breakthroughs in key technologies. The Beijing Academy of Quantum Information Sciences has also been established with the aim to be at the global forefront of quantum physics and quantum information science. The superconducting quantum computing team made a major breakthrough by improving the decoherence time of superconducting qubits.

China has attached great importance to institutional innovation and high-level engineer and research team building. By taking a problem-oriented approach, they set up teams to overcome challenges. Science and technology development, cultivation of major talent resources, and innovation are crucial driving forces. The combination of the three can help achieve sci-tech self-reliance and self-improvement at higher levels.

PARTNER

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

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CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.

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Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

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HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

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IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.

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