On the morning of May 31, Shen Kang, led by the Innovation Service Department of Shanghai Science and Technology Commission, visited the Science and Technology Commission of Changning District of Shanghai together with Huang Yanzhe, the head of the Operation Department of the Technology Mall of the Eastern National Technology Transfer Center, to give a presentation on the China Innovation Challenge. Zhou Weiran, Deputy Researcher of Science and Technology Commission of Changning District, Huang Yahan, Director of Technological Innovation Service Center, and Yang Alum of Technological Innovation Service Center attended this promotion meeting.
At the meeting, Mr. Shen Kang, from the Innovation Service Department of Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Commission, introduced the China Innovation Challenge. He said that the Challenge is a demand-driven bidding process to explore the technological needs of enterprises and to find technical solutions. Last year, the Yangtze River Delta International Innovation Challenge uncovered nearly 1,300 needs of the Yangtze River Delta and collected more than 400 solutions. This year, the competition will be upgraded on the basis of last year's event, focusing on three major directions: large enterprises session, industry session and overseas session to provide more targeted services for enterprises. At the same time, Mr. Shen Kang pointed out that the challenge is to pursue the final docking effect, and according to past experience, the success rate of docking in the form of small docking meetings is often higher. Afterwards, Mr. Huang Yanzhe, head of the Technology Mall Operation Department of the Eastern National Technology Transfer Center, introduced the development history of the Eastern Center and gave a detailed explanation on the specific aspects of the Innovation Challenge.
Zhou Weiran, deputy researcher of the Science and Technology Commission of Changning District, first introduced the enterprises in Changning District, indicating that the district is focused on the "modern service industry", which can be subdivided into aviation service industry, Internet+innovation service industry life service area, fashion entrepreneurship, artificial intelligence and financial industry. The zone is home to 4,000 to 5,000 Internet companies, including big Internet companies such as Dianping and Ctrip. After listening to the introduction of the Challenge, Deputy Researcher Zhou Weiran pointed out that the Challenge's demand-oriented approach is a breakthrough attempt that will bring immediate benefits to enterprises.
The 2nd Yangtze River Delta International Innovation Challenge in 2019 will further stimulate the initiative of enterprises to publish their innovation needs; further guide professional service providers to provide effective project docking and follow-up services; further explore international cooperation, Yangtze River Delta collaborative innovation and other promotion mechanisms, gather the wisdom of the public, pool the strength of the public, promote technology supply and demand docking, and cultivate the ecology of results transformation.