On November 26, the 2021 China-Europe Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation and Development Forum was held in Shenzhen, hosted by the China Association of Science and Technology and the Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government, hosted by the China Association for Science and Technology Enterprise Innovation Service Center and the Shenzhen Science and Technology Association. The forum will be held over a two-day period with the theme of “Green Development, Win-Win Cooperation”.
Lu Zhaoping, a member of the party group of the China Association of Science and Technology and secretary of the Secretariat, pointed out in his speech that China has broad market advantages. After years of efforts, the independent innovation ability of science and technology has been greatly improved, more and more frequently involved in the international scientific and technological collaborative innovation network. The Chinese Association of Science and Technology has been actively promoting international scientific and technological cooperation. And attach importance to scientific and technological cooperation and exchanges with European countries. The Forum focused on green and high-quality development of common concern to China and the EU. Inviting Experts and Scholars from China and Europe to conduct in-depth seminars will provide strong technical support for global green recovery and sustainable development.
Liu Jianjun, vice chairman of the Guangdong Science and Technology Association, said in his speech that the forum has created a platform for high-end dialogue and cooperation in the field of science, technology and innovation between China and the EU. It is great significance to promote exchanges and interaction between the Chinese and Eunstical scientific communities and to promote pragmatic exchanges between China and the EU in science and technology enterprises, scientific research institutions and science and technology services.
Jiang Yuyang, deputy director of the Standing Committee of the Shenzhen Municipal People’s Congress and chairman of the Shenzhen Science and Technology Association, said in his speech that the forum focused on green innovation, circular economy, clean energy, sustainable finance and other fields. The aim is to build a platform for China-EU non-governmental scientific and technological exchanges, explore new paths for international scientific and technological exchanges and cooperation, explore the urgent technical problems of green development and related industrial chains, promote the construction of new ecology of global scientific and technological innovation cooperation, and facilitate the deep integration of science and technology economy.
In his speech, Didier Denayer, Consul general of the Walloon Region of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Belgium in Guangzhou, pointed out that china-Belgian exchanges and cooperation in science and technology are deepening and cooperation in the field of science and technology is an important part of the development of China-Belgian and even China-EU cooperation. In the future, the two sides will continue to expand practical cooperation to achieve a high level of mutual benefit and win-win results.
At the opening ceremony and keynote forum, Liu Yanhua, Honorary Director of the National Committee of Climate Change Experts and former Vice Minister of Science and Technology, discussed “Green Innovation in a Dual Carbon Context” and Hans-Peter Friedrich, Chairman of the German-Chinese Relations Committee and former Deputy Speaker of the German Bundestag, on “a closer partnership between Europe and China to address global warming – cooperation in the field of green hydrogen”.
Zhao Xinli, a member of the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences, on “China-EU Science and Technology Innovation and Green Cooperation in the Post-Epidemic Era”, Gehan Amaratunga, a member of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a professor at Cambridge University, on “Solar Photovoltaics: Technology to Balance the Earth”, and Wang Haijiang, a member of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and a professor at Southern University of Science and Technology, on “the role of hydrogen energy in achieving the dual carbon goal”.
Sara Medina, head of the EU Research and Innovation Centre, on “Cooperation on Green Development in China and Europe”, German Industry 4. 0 Institute Executive Director Johannes Wizetum on “reviewing the path of green science and technology development and explore a new model of China-EU green development cooperation”, Peking University School of Environmental Science and Engineering Professor Hu Min on “China-EU cooperation in the study of the causes of haze pollution” made a theme-sharing speech, for China-EU scientific and technological cooperation advice.
The 2021 China-EU Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation and Development Forum, consisting of the opening ceremony and keynote forum, the international science and technology innovation production and integration activities, and the 2021 China-EU Third Generation Semiconductor Summit Forum, invited experts and scholars from China and Europe, as well as representatives of relevant scientific and technological organizations, scientific research institutions, science and technology enterprises, industrial parks, innovation carriers, investment institutions, etc., to discuss the direction and path of china-EU innovation factor integration and scientific and technological development. Build an open source open innovation release platform, promote the construction of a new ecology of global scientific and technological innovation cooperation, and promote the deep integration of science and technology economy. The Forum discussed the prospects for China-EU cooperation in science, technology and innovation from a multi-angle, multidisciplinary and multi-disciplinary perspective, providing strong support for the global green recovery and sustainable development.