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THTI's Changshu Innovation Center of Beijing Opens! Total Project Value Estimation Exceeds CNY 4 Billion!

Time:2018-05-03 15:53    Publisher:tiholding

On the afternoon of May 3, 2018, the opening ceremony of Changshu Innovation Center of Beijing was held in Tsinghua Tongfang Science and Technology Plaza in Wudaokou, Beijing.

The attendees include Shen Yiping, a member of the Standing Committee of Changshu Municipal CPC Committee, the Vice-secretary of the CPC Working Committee of Changshu National High-tech Industry Development Zone and the Deputy Director of the Administration Committee of Changshu National High-tech Industry Development Zone, Zhang Yan, the Deputy Director of the Administration Committee of Changshu National High-tech Industry Development Zone, Wang Qifeng, the Deputy Director of the Administration Committee of Changshu National University Science Park, Zhao Yanlai, the Vice-president of Tsinghua Holdings, Chen Fang, the President of THTI and the General Manager of the Creative Young Community, Shui Tengfei, the President Assistant of THTI and the Deputy Manager of the Creative Young Community, relevant leaders from Changshu Talent Office, Science and Technology Bureau, Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, Market Supervision Bureau etc., the responsible persons of major innovation platforms such as Sunan Research Institute of Peking University’s Molecular Engineering, Intelligent Liquid Crystal Technical Institute, Intelligent Vehicle Center, Metal Research Institute, the representatives of local companies in Changshu and enclave companies in Beijing, the responsible persons of external agencies. They all show their support to Changshu Innovation Center of Beijing.

Introduction to Changshu Innovation and Entrepreneurship Environment

Zhang Yan, the Deputy Director of the Administration Committee of Changshu National High-tech Industry Development Zone.

Changshu is one of the important origins of Sunan Mode and one of the county-level cities with the strongest economic power in mainland China. It ranked the third in the 2016 Forbes list for Top 20 county-level cities in mainland China, and the fourth among Top 100 counties (cities) in comprehensive competitiveness in 2007. The total output value of the industries above the designated size in Changshu achieved CNY 482 billion, and its “3+5” characteristic industries account for over 78%. There are three industries with a scale of CNY 100 billion, i.e. automobiles & parts, textiles & clothing, and high-end equipment manufacturing, and five emerging industries, i.e. new energy, new materials, energy conservation, new-generation information technology, biological medicine and high-end medical equipment.

Changshu National High-tech Industry Development Zone, identified as a state-level development zone in 2015, Changshu has introduced more than one thousand projects from over twenty countries and regions, and thus established four leading industries, i.e. automobiles & core parts, advanced equipment manufacturing, new-generation information technology, and modern service. Changshu National University Science Park, located in the National High-tech Industry Development Zone, has introduced over 400 innovation and entrepreneurship companies, incubated 66 high-tech companies, undertaken more than 100 technical projects and obtained over 2000 patents and copyrights. It also has cultivated and introduced 10 talents under the Thousand Talents Program, 3 talents under the National High-level and Special Support Program, 22 talents under the Innovative and Entrepreneurial Talent Program of Jiangsu Province, 36 talents from Gusu of Suzhou, and 151 leading talents from Changsu.

Leader’s Speech

Zhao Yanlai, the Vice-president of Tsinghua Holdings

Tsinghua Holdings and Tsinghua technical industry represented by Tsinghua Holdings are important carriers for the university to serve society, and always regard the promotion of the industrialization of scientific and technological achievements and of innovation and entrepreneurship as the drive for sustainable development. Tsinghua Holdings has always been working on mode innovation. The enclave mode means to introduce industry resources, work on reverse innovation modes, visit local companies to master their technical needs and provide solutions. The companies based in Changshu, known as a blessing land in the south of Yangtze River, are welcome to this blessing land of Tsinghua.

Introduction to enclave mode

Chen Fang, the President of THTI

The enclave incubator project represents mode innovation, and serves as a bridge of resources flow between Beijing and Changshu. The enclave mode involves two functions: channel and window. The former means to absorb the elements necessary for Changshu’s development through the channel, and continuously deliver resources to Changshu through continuous operation. The latter means to demonstrate the advantages, characteristic industries and resources of Changshu in Beijing, to help Beijing’s companies to know about Changshu, because understanding enhanced can improve the cooperation and interaction of both parties, and thus the substantial results will be achieved.

As the organic extension of Changshu’s innovation, Changshu Innovation Center of Beijing is rooted in technical innovation and relies on the cluster advantages of Zhongguancun to integrate talents, technologies, results, industries and social innovation resources and provide a new mode for driving the transforming from scientific and technological achievements to productivity, and realizing the effective integration of technical innovation with economic restructuring, innovation results with industrial cultivation, and innovation projects with the characteristic platform.

Changshu Innovation Center of Beijing will not only become the channel of effective resources flow between Changshu and Beijing and the window of Changshu to the outside world, but also further promote the transformation and settlement of technical results of Tsinghua industry, with an aim to serve the technical needs of Changshu, allow students and entrepreneurs from Changshu to be engaged in innovation and entrepreneurship, and provide an effective platform that enhancing allocation efficiency of such resources as entrepreneur technologies, talents, capitals, industries and applications.

Opening ceremony of Changshu Innovation Center of Beijing

Shen Yiping, a member of Standing Committee of Changshu Municipal CPC Committee, the Vice-secretary of CPC Working Committee of Changshu National High-tech Industry Development Zone and the Deputy Director of the Administration Committee of Changshu National High-tech Industry Development Zone, and Zhao Yan, the Vice-president of THTI, jointly unveiled the plaque for Changshu Innovation Center of Beijing, and all the other guests witnessed the launch of Changshu Innovation Center of Beijing.

Signing Ceremony

△ Signing of Projects

In the opening ceremony, Changshu signed projects with eight companies including Volitation, GONGYUAN, SANTUO, DeePhi Tech, Xiaoyuntianxia, GHDDI, Hezhi Information, and DAGONG, in order to boost the innovation and entrepreneurship of Changshu and upgrade industries.

Changshu Innovation Center of Beijing has introduced 12 projects from its preparatory stage to the official opening ceremony, and been negotiating 20 projects, among which 6 projects settled in Changshu through the enclave mode. At present, it is estimated that the total value of projects incubated and settled in Changshu Innovation Center of Beijing is over CNY 4 billion. The projects settled in Changshu through the enclave mode mainly involves intelligent manufacturing and automobiles & parts. According to the settled entrepreneurs, besides its location advantages in Yangtze River Delta region, time-honored history and culture, beautiful and livable environment, convenient transportation and perfect living facilities, Changshu attracts them by its agglomerative advantages and development potentials of industries with the scale of CNY 100 billion, such as high-end equipment manufacturing and automobiles & parts. Relying on Jaguar Land Rover, Qoros and Toyota Research Center, Changshu is growing up into the youngest modern automobile city in China.

Those settled projects has started their operation in Changshu. GONGYUAN has established long-term partnerships with many listed companies such as Fushun Photoelectricity, Hengru, and Hopewind; SANTUO, whose founding members come from the research team of Thousand Talents Program of Beijing Jiaotong University, has its self-owned brands account for 30% in the aggregate market of high-speed trains, electricity and wind power monitoring systems; Jiashibao Tech ranked the first in the urban and rural road test and the second in term of its total score of 2017 Intelligent Vehicle Future Challenge in Changshu, and ranked the first in 2017 CIVC; Volitation, whose core members come from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, won the first prize for many times in different kinds of innovation and entrepreneurship contests of China; the other settled projects all have its own characteristics and advantages, and are gradually showing their highlights and achievements and building their image.

Signing with Partners

Changshu Innovation Center of Beijing has signed contracts on site with four partners from technical services and investment fields: Neoclub, Silicon Valley Talents and Specialists, Beijing Ruiqi Rongtong Investment and Management Co., Ltd., and China Wearable Computing Innovation& Strategic Alliance (CWCISA). They will go forward hand in hand, better respond to the needs of entrepreneurs, and provide comprehensive entrepreneur services.

Speech of Partners' Representatives

Yao Song, the founder of DeePhi Tech

DeePhi Tech is a startup company that is incubated by Tsinghua and engaged in chips and systems, and originates from The Department of Electronic Engineering of Tsinghua University. The whole laboratory started research on AI dedicated chips in 2007. The company has 140 employees and has gained investments from GSR Ventures, Tsinghua Holdings, Ant Financial, Samsung Ventures, etc. Its chips have been widely applied to many industries such as security & safety protection, automatic drive and cloud computing. In the security & protection sector, the company has forty or fifty partners in China, and in the automatic drive sector, the company has established deep partnerships with more than ten companies from Japan, US, Europe and China.

DeePhi focuses on the foundation and potential of the automobile industry, electronic information industry, equipment manufacturing industry, etc. in Changshu, and its customers include many representative automobile companies in Changshu that expect to establish more relations with Changshu and companies here, which will not only boost their own development, but also promote the industry upgrading in Changshu.

We expect more surprises from Changshu Innovation Center of Beijing; we expect that Beijing and Changshu, 1200 kilometers away from each other, will maximize their resources effectiveness and promote the bidirectional flow of innovation and entrepreneurship factors. Full of vitality of innovation, Changshu is in its golden age, and Changshu Innovation Center of Beijing is expanding her wings to help Changshu take off.