On the morning of May 15, with flowers and applause, the London Technology Week China Tour, which is directed by the British Consulate General in Shanghai, London Development Agency, Minhang District Government, organized by London Technology Week, Cocoon Networks and co-organized by National Technology Transfer East Centre and Shanghai Nan Hongqiao Investment Development Co. At the opening ceremony, John Edwards, Consul General of the British Consulate General in Shanghai, Ni Yaoming, Deputy Secretary of Minhang District Party Committee and Mayor of Minhang District, Liu Qin, Deputy Inspector of Shanghai Science and Technology Commission, Wu Bin, Deputy Mayor of Minhang District, Cheng Zhiyu, Vice President of London Development Agency (LDA), Cheng Zhiyu, Founder and CEO of Cocoon Networks (UK), London Technology Week Ambassador, and London Science and Technology Week China Ambassador, and Shanghai Nan Hong Qiao Investment Development Co. Technology Ambassador Russ Shaw, along with other technology industry leaders, government representatives and thousands of participants witnessed the collision and exchange between the world's top technology summit and China's rising technology industry at Sofitel Hotel Hongqiao New China Union in Shanghai's Minhang District. The London Tech Week China tour is another historic moment following the UK Prime Minister's visit to China, and will open a new chapter in Sino-British technology exchanges.
London TechWeek, a joint venture between London & Partners and Informa-Knect365, and supported by TechLondon Advocates, is dedicated to delivering high quality and exciting events at the London TechWeek event. London showcases and celebrates the world's latest technological developments and provides opportunities for networking, learning, exchange and business partnerships. As Europe's largest technology event, London Tech Week's first trip to China will also present the world's top and cutting-edge technology innovations to China, and spark thinking with Chinese technology industry players. The week will also focus on green technology, AI, robotics, smart cities, AR&VR, healthcare & life sciences, fintech & blockchain technology, 5G technology revolution, which are the eight technology themes of a series of keynote speeches and roundtable dialogues.
In a video message recorded by the Deputy Mayor of London himself, he said: "As a world-class innovation hub, London is home to some of the top technology projects from around the world, which in turn attracts international capital to invest in London, and capital from China is growing rapidly."
At the opening ceremony, British Consul General John Edwards said that London Science and Technology Week is a great feast for science and technology, and the two sides will carry out in-depth cooperation in many areas of science and technology innovation, to create a borderless exchange platform in areas such as science and technology transfer, to accelerate the landing of cutting-edge science and technology teams in China, and hopes to build on the Sino-British science and technology innovation cooperation strategy. Closer scientific research cooperation between the two countries and joint efforts to address global challenges.
Ni Yaoming, Deputy Secretary of Minhang District Party Committee and Mayor of Minhang District, and Liu Qin, Deputy Inspector of Shanghai Science and Technology Commission, also welcomed the selection of Shanghai as the first stop of London Science and Technology Week, Ni said that Shanghai, as one of the most economically and technologically developed cities in China, has the responsibility and obligation to undertake the collision and integration of Chinese science and technology with the world's cutting-edge technology. The inexhaustible power of talent progress.
As the co-organizer of the Shanghai leg of the London Science and Technology Week, it is hoped that such an event can build a platform and channel for exchanges between Chinese and British science and technology elites, enterprises and the government.
Address by John Edwards, Consul General of the British Consulate General in Shanghai
Ni Yaoming, Deputy Secretary of Minhang District Party Committee and Mayor of Minhang District, made a speech.
Liu Qin, Deputy Inspector of Shanghai Science and Technology Commission, made a speech.
Welcome speech by Cheng Zhiyu, Vice President of London Development Agency, China
Mr. Xie Jihua, President of the National Center for Technology Transfer East, delivered a welcome speech.
Founder & CEO of Cocoon Networks, Founder & Chairman of Tech Shanghai Advocates, Founder & Chairman of Tech Shanghai Advocates, Founder & Chairman of London Tech Week Ambassador, Mr. Zai Chengfeng delivered a welcome speech.
John Edwards, Consul General, British Consulate General in Shanghai, Ni Yaoming, Deputy Secretary of Minhang District Party Committee and Mayor of Minhang District, Wu Bin, Deputy Mayor of Minhang District, Liu Qin, Deputy Inspector of Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Commission, Cheng Zhiyu, Vice President of London Development Agency (LDA), Founder & CEO of Cocoon Networks, Ambassador of London Tech Week, Tech Shanghai Founder & Chairman of Advocates Jae Seung-bong, Technology Ambassador of London, Founder & Chairman of Global Tech Advocates Russ Shaw, and President of National Technology Transfer Eastern Centre Xie Jihua launch the opening ceremony.
Keynote address by Russ Shaw, Founder & Chairman of Global Tech Advocates, Technology Ambassador, London
Julian David, CEO of TechUK: An overview of the UK tech sector - exploring opportunities for tech collaboration in the golden age of China and the UK
Jiang Lei, General Manager of CAS Innovation Incubation Investment Company Limited: Building an international innovation incubation ecosystem to help transform scientific and technological achievements
Tian Feng, Director of Aliyun Research Center: China's Digital Innovation
In the round-table discussion that followed, the speakers discussed "Opportunities and Challenges of Sino-British Science and Technology Cooperation under the Background of "Belt and Road" after Prime Minister May's Visit to China", "Capital and Outstanding Science and Technology Enterprises " and other related topics were exchanged and discussed.
Julian David, CEO of the British Technology Industry Association, said that under the background of "One Belt, One Road", it is all the more important for China and the UK to deepen mutual cooperation and exchange, and he will continue to pay attention to the development of science and technology innovation in both countries, looking forward to taking this opportunity to promote mutually beneficial cooperation between China and the UK in a wider scope, higher level and deeper level, and work together. Create an upgraded version of the "golden age" of Sino-British relations.
Jun Zhang, Principal Consultant, Belt and Road Europe, Ernst & Young, delivers a keynote speech.
Roundtable Discussion: Opportunities and Challenges of Sino-British Science and Technology Cooperation in the Context of "Belt and Road" after Prime Minister May's Visit to China
Jenny Tooth OBE, CEO of UKBusinessAngelAssociation, delivers the keynote address
Round Table Forum: Capital and Excellence in Technology
In the afternoon of the same day, four forums were held, namely, Artificial Intelligence Session, Technology & Finance Session, Tech Shanghai Advocates Session and Smart City & Health Theme Session. Mr. Zou Shujun, Executive Vice President of the Eastern National Technology Transfer Center, Mr. Qu Lin, General Manager of the Shanghai Lingang Technology Innovation Center and Director of the Smart Manufacturing Sub-center of the Eastern National Technology Transfer Center, participated in the Tech Shanghai Advocates session on "The Role of Technology Innovation in the Construction of Shanghai's Belt and Road Bridgehead". "How far away is the smart city from us" roundtable forum with the theme of smart city & big health.
Tech Shanghai Advocates Fireside Meeting: The Role of Technology and Innovation in the Construction of Shanghai's Belt and Road Bridgehead
The moderator is Lei Cui, Founder of Lekker Unicorn, and the panelists are: Xiong Yu, Lifetime Professor, Newcastle Business School, University of Northumbria, UK; Langen Shu, CEO, GCL Financial (Group) Holdings Limited; Shujun Zou, Executive Vice President, Eastern National Technology Transfer Center, Deputy Head of the Overall Group, China Artificial Intelligence Industry Development Alliance; and Associate Researcher, Shanghai Institute of Microsystems and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Zhang Wuxiong, Chief Engineer, Fan Jinli, Shanghai Fenglin Life and Health Industry Development (Group) Co.
The day's keynote speeches and roundtables came to an end with the setting sun, and the relevant officials from both China and the UK said that the first Chinese event of London Science and Technology Week had built a convenient and effective platform for science and technology innovation and cooperation between China and the UK. Although today's event has ended, it has pushed the exchange and cooperation between the two sides to a new climax, and will also greatly promote the progress of scientific research and the development of innovative enterprises of both sides. SBSTEF has always been a favourable platform to truly combine European advanced technology with Chinese capital and market. The event will continue to attract the attention and support of industry professionals from all walks of life at home and abroad. Combined with London Technology Week, the event will serve as the largest business and investment service platform between China and the UK, realising two-way technology and capital exchange between the two countries and providing sustainable strategic support for the combination of economic trade, technological innovation and other advantages of the two countries.