The 25th Beijing Academic Month of Science and Technology Exchange Opened in Zhongguancun Life Science Park
2022-08-19 |

Introduce National Academic Societies into Science Park, Cooperation between Beijing

On July 5, the 25th Beijing Academic Month of Science and Technology Exchange was inaugurated in Zhongguancun Life Science Park. Beijing Association for Science and Technology (BAST) and the People's Government of Changping District signed a strategic cooperation agreement at the opening ceremony, and jointly unveiled the academician service center. Yang Xiuying, researcher of Institute of Materia Medica Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, and three other experts were invited to give a thematic report at the Capital Frontier Academic Achievements Symposium. Representatives from 10 national acdemic societies including Chinese Institute of Electronics and China Inspection and Testing Society exchange views on how to better serve the development of Changping District and make more contributions for Beijing becoming an international scientific and technological innovation center.

The opening event was jointly sponsored by Beijing Association for Science and Technology and People's Government of Changping District, jointly organized by Beijing Changping District Association for Science and Technology, Management Committee of Zhongguancun Life Science Park, Beijing Pharmaceutical Association, Beijing Breast Disease Society, Beijing Zhongguancun Life Science Park Development Co., Ltd., Beijing Science and Technology Association Service Center and World Intelligent Incubation Network. 

The First Symposium Focuses on the Direction of Key Industries Related to Life Science Park 

The Capital Frontier Academic Achievements Symposium focused on the direction of key industries related to Life Science Park. Yang Xiuying, researcher of Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Song Jingyuan, researcher of Institute of Medicinal Plant Development, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Ai Chao, deputy director of Beijing Tsinghua Changgung Hospital affiliated to Tsinghua University and Yang Li, director of Peking University Third Hospital, were invited to give presentations on topics of "progress in research on the mechanism of peripheral neuropathy of diabetes mellitus", "research and application of herbal genomics", "drug administration of cell biology and clinical application", "new coronavirus infection response: prevention and control strategies based on drugs, supplies and emergency management", etc. 

Academician Liu Depei, also President of BAST, Academician Xu Binghe, also Director of National New Drug (Antineoplastic) Clinical Research Center of Cancer Hospital Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Guo Hongzhu, Deputy Secretary of Beijing Institute of Drug Testing, Professor Wang Jiancheng from Peking University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Professor Yan Dan from Beijing Friendship Hospital Affiliated to Capital Medical University, joined the discussion part. Professor Ye Min from Peking University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences chaired the symposium. At the symposium, Changping Association for Science and Technology, Beijing Pharmaceutical Association, Life Science Park Incubator and World Intelligent Incubation Network signed four-party strategic cooperation agreements to jointly assist Life Science Park to build an international first-class science and technology park. 

Introduce Resources of National Academic Societies into the Park

In the opening speech, Academician Liu Depei emphasized forums and activities during the academic month played an important role in serving the development of the capital by bringing together a large number of scientific and technological workers from academic and scientific research institutions in Beijing to promote scientific and technological innovation through academic exchanges. BAST will continue to give play to its organizational advantages and consolidate the foundation of serving regional economic and social development as a bridge between govenment and the scientific community, work together with more entities including the national academic societies to promote diverse collaboration and strive to build a public service platform for scientific innovation to serve key industrial parks and innovative enterprises in Beijing. 

At the symposium, representatives from various bodies exchanged views and ideas on how to better serve the S&T development of Changping District through BAST Science Innovation Public Service Platform and the campaign of “introducing thousand scientists and researchers to enterprises for solving key problems”. They are from China Society of Automotive Engineers, Chinese Institute of Electronics, China Renewable Energy Society, China Energy Research Society, Chinese Association of Chinese Medicine, Chinese Society of Biomedical Engineering, Chinese Nutrition Society, China Society of Territorial Economists, and China Inspection and Testing Society, municipal associations including Beijing Pharmaceutical Association, Beijing Society Biomedical Engineering, and Beijing Society for Neuroscience, Peking University Association for Science and Technology, and Future Science City Beijing New Building Materials Public Limited Company, Sino-American Lab, Beijing Kwinbon Technology Co., Ltd., Beijing Big Data Intelligent Industrial Park, Beijing Geneplus Technology Co., Ltd. and other STI companies. 

An Important Exploration to Solve Practical Problems in Regional Development

Gan Jingzhong, sceretary of the Party Leading Group of Changping District said Changping is rich in scientific and educational resources and active in innovation and entrepreneurship, and has always occupied an important position in the overall situation of innovation and development in the capital and shoulders a major mission. At present and in the future, Changping District will further expand and strengthen the Future Science City, support academic exchanges, industrial forums and other activities, better serve and support Beijing for becoming an International Scientific and Technological Innovation Center. In this process, there is an urgent need for the support and participation of scientific and technological workers to promote wide exchange and cooperation among all parties and bring together the scientific and technological forces to serve the same goal. Changping District will promote the implementation of strategic cooperation agreement, highlight the construction of key projects including academician expert service center, jointly construct Future Science City with BAST, set up a national science popularization demonstration zone, promote the implementation of scientific research achievements, and jointly promote economic and social development of Changping. 

Focus on one goal and achieve seven batches

Beijing Academic Month of Science and Technology Exchange is a comprehensive, open and diversified high-end academic exchange platform in the capital region. It has successfully held 24 sessions since its establishment in 1998. In recent years, the Academic Month has held more than 100 events covering key topics in the social, economic and scientific field, covering tens of millions of scientific and technological workers online and onsite, which has become the most extensive academic exchange activity in the capital region with the largest number of participants. 

The 25th Beijing Academic Month of Science and Technology Exchange with the theme of “Conference place cooperation to gather resources, complementary advantages to promote science and technology innovation”, includes an opening ceremony and series of academic activities. The Academic Month launched the brand of Capital Academics+ aiming to make greater contributions to Beijing’s becoming an international scientific and technological innovation center and the country’s STI development by building an interconnected ecologly parcipiated by diverse bodies and entities. This academic month focuses on a goal of constructing an academic exchange system in the capital and setting up the academic exchange banner for the International Scientific and Technological Innovation Center. Seven batches should be achieved: connecting a batch of Zhongguancun forums and service trade fair activities, holding a batch of international academic exchange activities in frontier fields, holding a batch of multi-field and interdisciplinary academic exchange activities, launching a batch of frontier academic achievement symposiums of the capital, carrying out a batch of scientific and technological innovation service activities, a batch of professional academic activities and a batch of decision-making consultation activities, forming a systematic pattern of academic innovation, flourishing the capital academic field, promoting the construction of high-level talents, and facilitating the construction of international scientific and technological innovation center. 

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