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  • Writer's pictureBenjamin Mirasol

AIPO's Participation in the 6th China-Singapore Int'l S&T Exchange and InNOVATION CONFERENCE

The 6th China-Singapore International Science and Technology Exchange and Innovation Conference was held at Suzhou Industrial Park, marking another significant learning milestone for the Ateneo Intellectual Property Office (AIPO). This event, hosted by the NUS Research Institute, has become a hallmark occasion dedicated to fostering bilateral trade-offs in science, technology, and industry in China and Singapore.

Photo: 6th China-Singapore International Science and Technology Exchange and Innovation Conference (photo courtesy of: sipac.gov.cn)


The program strives to establish an international platform for connecting global leaders in science and technology with innovative enterprises. Since its inception in 2015, the conference has enjoyed its triumph in bringing together more than 2,100 corporate institutions and over 4,100 experts and talents and showcasing over 400 groundbreaking scientific and technological innovation projects across ten (10) countries and regions.


The two-day event revolved around the theme, "Transcending Laboratory Boundaries: Paving the Way for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Deep Technology." It seamlessly merged contemporary societal concerns with the core industries driving Suzhou Industrial Park, offering insights through cutting-edge medical forums and discussions on sustainable development. The program was subdivided into five distinct venues, each dedicated to specialized topics, including the Sustainable Development Forum, the Food Technology and Big Health Research Innovation Forum, and the New National University Science and Technology Project Roadshow. The extensive content spanned high-end medical devices, AI-integrated healthcare solutions, ecological sustainability, green energy, circular economy, and the burgeoning field of health and food innovation.


Nearly 400 prominent scholars, industry experts, and visionary entrepreneurs hailing from esteemed institutions such as the National University of Singapore (NUS), Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Nanjing University, Soochow University, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences actively engaged in lively discussions, project presentations, and exhibitions of groundbreaking results.


The conference went beyond discussions by setting up dedicated mechanisms to facilitate talent and project implementation. It aspired to draw talents' attention to Suzhou, dismantling barriers to innovation through cross-border exchanges and managing the convergence of diverse knowledge domains into innovative solutions.


A noteworthy feature was the exclusive roadshow and technology exhibition of the New National University Science and Technology Project (GRIP). This segment showcased more than 30 exceptional international scientific and technological innovation projects emerging from cutting-edge fields such as innovative medical care, environmental protection technology, biotechnology, and artificial intelligence. Distinguished investment institutions and leading technology companies had roles in bridging the gap between policy, funding, talent, and technology resources, ensuring that on-site roadshow projects could seamlessly transition into successful, tangible outcomes.


For the Ateneo Intellectual Property Office, this conference was more than just another gathering; it was a golden opportunity to network with trailblazing university innovators and to gain insights into the latest technological advancements. The AIPO hopes to explore potential research collaborations with universities in solving society's most pressing challenges, furthering the cause of innovation and technological progress.

 

To learn more about what the AIPO can do for you, you may visit www.aipo.ateneo.edu or email them at aipo@ateneo.edu. You may also check out their Facebook and LinkedIn pages for the latest updates and announcements.


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