To enhance the cooperation and accelerate the technology transformation to Jiangsu province, JITRI signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with University of Michigan on 20th, Nov 2017. Within research areas like biomedical engineering, innovative medicine development, advanced material and manufacturing, ICT and Cleantech, JITRI and University of Michigan will collaborate on technology transformation and professional talent training. The MOU was signed by Qing Liu, president of JITRI and Prof. S. Jack Hu, Vice Dean of University of Michigan.
As a strong magnetic field which absorbing innovative resource globally, JITRI focuses on bridging the gap between fundamental technology research and their commercialization. JITRI has seven oversea office including Silicon Valley, Copenhagen, Toronto, Stuttgart, Boston, Huston and London. JITRI has also formed strategic partnership with 17 well-known universities, including Harvard University, Oxford University and University of Michigan.
Founded in 1817, University of Michigan is one of long history state university in US. She is praised as "state owned ivy league university". Over 70% of study programme in University of Michigan are ranked top10 programme in US.
Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute (JITRI) and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) became a strategic partner in December 2016. The aim is to gather the advantages and resources of UIUC in the field of applied science and engineering, to promote the industrialization and commercialization of innovative projects in cooperation with relevant institutions in the province, and to carry out extensive and deep cooperation in high-level talent education program.
In order to further promote and concrete the collaboration, JITRI and UIUC jointly organized “IJI (Illinois-JITRI-Institute) Symposium” On September 25th 2017 in Nanjing Jiangsu, the selected projects focused on the interdisciplinary fields of nanotechnology, biomedicine and environmental/civil engineering, representatives from companies/enterprises, research institutes, universities, innovation centers, investment and financing agencies and industrial parks attended and had fruitful discussions.
Co-construction of Biological and Molecular Medicine Research Institute by JITRI, Harbour BioMed and Kunshan High-tech Zone
In order to introduce global antibody research and development technology, JITRI, Harbour BioMed and Kunshan High-tech Zone jointly established Biological and Molecular Medicine Research Institute on August 10, 2017 to upgrade bio-medicine industry in Jiangsu. This institute is the 13th one newly built on the basic of Project Manager System, which means there are 36 specialized institutes under JITRI umbrella.
In recent years, biological medicine research has full access to time of antibody drugs which is the important opportunity of Chinese bio-medicine industry development. As the propeller of industry transformation and upgrading, JITRI holds an important position to promote industry innovative development. So, JITRI bonded with Harbour BioMed and Kunshan High-tech Zone took the lead in the bio-medicine industry layout and introduced Harbour BioMed’s excellent medicine research team and core technology platform. Based on the advantages of bio-medicine clusters in Kunshan, this institute will forge world-leading R&D platform to support biological and molecular medicine industry development.
Continuing the Provincial Industrial Institute’s“Trip for the Docking Conference of the Cooperation among the Significant Councils and Institutes”------- The WAITRO Cooperative Forum
“I hope that the Provincial Industrial Institute should strongly attract the member units of world industrial technology institutes as well as their advanced technological achievements to Jiangsu, study and take example from the management philosophy and experience of the advanced global research and development institutes, continuously improve our own development level and accelerate the construction of a world-class industrial technological research and development institutes with influence among the world; meanwhile, it should also take an active part in fitting in the global innovative network, and boost the industrial and technological innovation at a high starting level.” On the morning of July 6th, Head of the Provincial Department of Science and Technology WANG Qin introduced the current research and innovation of Jiangsu Province to 7 member units from 6 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania at the Provincial Industrial Institute’s Butt-joint Conference of the Cooperation among the Significant Councils and Institutes--The WAITRO Cooperative Forum, in the hope of establishing more cooperative relationships between the provincial industrial institute and the WAITRO.
At the conference, Secretary of the Party Committee of the Provincial Industrial Institute Hu Yidong and the Chairman of the WAITRO SaovaprukYongvuth together held the opening ceremony for the Provincial Industrial Institute to join the WAITRO.
Meanwhile, Secretary Hu Yidong and Chairman SaovaprukYongvuth signed the strategic Cooperative Agreement on behalf of the two parts. The Provincial Industrial Institute and the WAITRO will jointly launch project study and construct cooperative platform, so as to stimulate the improvement in science and technology innovation abilities.
Secretary Hu Yidong stressed that the provincial industrial institute has been continuously and actively enhancing the mutual communication with global top research institutes, aiming to broaden the cooperative channels oversea and docking advanced resources abroad. The targets of the WAITRO and the Provincial Industrial Institute are the same: focusing on the research and development of industrial technology and stimulating the transfer and transformation of the achievements. After becoming a member of WAITRO, the Provincial Industrial Institute hope to attract top-level technology and talents worldwide so as to provide support for the development of industry in Jiangsu.
At the conference, chairman and the general secretary of the WAITRO and 7 other member units including the Thailand National Food Research Institute, RMIT University, Indonesia Academy, Malaysia Industrial Standard Research Institute, South Africa Science and Industry Research Committee, Thailand Science and Technology Research Institute and Denmark Technology Research Institute have respectively delivered keynote speeches.
The conference was presided by He Liwen, Vice-president of the Provincial Industrial Institute and there were over 150 representatives from the Professional Institute, Industrial Technology Innovation Center, universities and colleges and new and high-tech enterprises attending the forum.
Extensive Cooperation between JITRI and Fraunhofer during Jiangsu, China - 2017 Cooperation Symposium for Top Universities and Institutes
Jiangsu, China - 2017 Cooperation Symposium for Top Universities and Institutes was held at the Nanjing International Expo Center from July 5th to 17th, 2017. Fraunhofer delegation was invited to attend this grand event, which is to promote partnership between research and industry participants.
On the afternoon of July 5th, JITRI and Fraunhofer jointly held Fraunhofer Technology Forum, in which Fraunhofer Representative Office Beijing, Fraunhofer IST, Fraunhofer ISC, Fraunhofer ITWM, Fraunhofer ISE, Fraunhofer IBP, Fraunhofer IOSB Beijing Office, Fraunhofer FHR,Fraunhofer AISEC introduced their leading technologies facing Jiangsu Industries.
On July 6th, the delegation of Fraunhofer visited to JITRI Headquarters to continue technical exchange. Meanwhile, the MOU, regarding establishing cooperation for mutual benefits in a spirit of friendship between JITRI and Fraunhofer ISC, was signed under the testimony of delegates from Fraunhofer, local universities and institutes.