On December 31, 2019, a Strategic Cooperation Agreement was made and entered into between Beijing Association for Science and Technology (hereinafter referred to as BAST) and Beijing Academy of Science and Technology (hereinafter referred to as BJAST). According to the agreement, the two parties will deepen cooperation in science popularization, think tank construction, personnel training, international exchanges and the construction of societies.
Ma Lin, Party secretary of BAST, Sima Hong, executive vice chairman of BAST, Sun Xiaofeng, Party member and vice chairman of BAST, Chen Weicheng, second-level inspector and director of science popularization department of BAST, Fang Li, secretary of the Party committee of BJAST, Guo Guangsheng, president of BJAST, Shao Jinwen, vice president of BJAST, Gao Yue, deputy chief engineer, director of the scientific communication center and section chief of the planning and finance section of BJAST attended the signing ceremony.
Before the signing ceremony, Fang Li and his party, accompanied by Ma Lin, visited the theme hall of "The Movement of Life, Living and The Dialogue of Survival" of Beijing Science Center, and experienced the special exhibition hall of "Science on a Sphere".
According to the agreement, the two parties will adhere to the principle of "equality and mutual benefit, sincere cooperation, complementing each other's advantages and common development", build a strategic cooperative partnership around the construction of a national science and technology innovation center, with full play of their own resources and advantages. In the next five years, the two parties will work together to promote the popularization of science and technology, jointly carry out researches in science communication, promote the dissemination of scientific ideas and methods, and create a new name card of "capital science popularization"; they should work together to promote the establishment of high-level think tanks for science and technology innovation, coordinate their research strength and resources, jointly improve the level of research, promote the construction of new think tanks in the capital, and serve the Party and government in scientific decision-making; they should jointly carry out the training of science and technology talents, actively participate in the recommendation and selection of various awards for scientific and technological talents, cultivate the value concept of the capital science and technology circle, and promote the academic growth of scientific and technological talents; they should jointly carry out international science and technology cooperation and exchanges, expand channels for non-governmental scientific and technological exchanges with foreign countries, share international scientific and technological resources, attract high-end international scientific and technological achievements to Beijing, and promote high-quality development of Haizhi talents in the capital; and they will work together to strengthen the construction of the societies, effectively enhance its capacity for sustainable development, and promote the affiliated society to BJAST to enhance its capacity for mass organization, academic leadership, strategic support, cultural communication and international influence.
The signing of the strategic cooperation agreement marks a new stage of cooperation between the two parties, which is of positive and important significance for further consolidating and deepening the good cooperation relationship, serving the economic construction and social development of the capital and assisting the construction of the national science and technology innovation center.
The person-in-charge of the main departments of the associations of both parties and their subordinate units were present at the signing ceremony.