The 5th China Jiangsu Conference for International Technology Transfer and Commercialization was held in Nanjing on November 9, 2016. The conference was jointly organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology and Jiangsu Provincial Government. Yin Hejun, Vice Minister of Science and Technology, attended and addressed the conference.
In his speech, Yin Hejun introduced China’s major tasks in science, technology and innovation, key activities and priorities in 2016 and talked about the latest development of industry-university-institute cooperation and technology transfer in China. He shared with the audience about the status quo and vision of China’s international cooperation in science, technology and innovation, and expressed the hope that technology transfer conferences can also be held in foreign countries. Among the speakers at the opening ceremony of the conference were Zhang Jinghua, Vice Governor of Jiangsu Province, Dr. Roman Szumski, Vice President of the National Research Council of Canada, Prof. Rolf Schmid, Adviser to the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, Prof. Dwight Streit, Director of Engineering Institute for Technology Advancement, UCLA, US.
More than 200 technical experts, college administrators, business leaders and government officials from Europe, America, Asia and Oceania, as well as representatives from local S&T authorities and enterprises attended the Confrence.