Exhibition of universities a highlight of CIIF
A press conference for the upcoming annual China International Industry Fair is held on Sept 11. [Photo from Wechat account SHMEC- xwb]
Technological innovations made by universities will be featured at the upcoming annual China International Industry Fair (CIIF), which will run from Sept 17 to 21 in Shanghai.
The fair plays an important role in connecting China's industries with the global industrial chain and deepening economic exchange.
Organized by the Shanghai Municipal Education Committee, the exhibition will help promote the research achievements of Shanghai universities.
This year, 74 universities, including 17 Shanghai universities and five foreign universities, will participate in the exhibition at the National Exhibition and Convention Center.
A total of 758 projects designed by participating universities will be presented at the fair, 60 of which are winners of major technological awards such as the National Invention Awards and National Progress Awards, and 76 of which are innovation and entrepreneurship projects.
A robot developed by Shanghai Jiao Tong University to carry out detection and rescue operations has been updated, allowing it to move much more smoothly and greatly enhancing its load capacity.
Fudan University's ultrasound diagnosis and treatment machine can be used to analyze bone quality and bone nutrition in newborns, test calcium in pregnant women, and treat osteoporosis and fractures. It is equipped with ionizing radiation capabilities and is safe, portable and cost efficient.
In accordance with new waste sorting requirements, Shanghai Ocean University developed a device capable of turning wet waste into a harmless resource within four hours and producing organic matter with a yield of 50 percent, which can be used as organic fertilizer or feed.
In 2018, 5,000 technical contracts were registered by Shanghai universities, with a total contract value of 3.655 billion yuan ($517.7 million), a year-on-year increase of 69.6 percent.
The exhibition also set up designated areas to display innovation and entrepreneurship projects, hold project roadshows and provide a platform for universities and enterprises to discuss cooperation.
Participating universities will be able to introduce their latest results at roadshows and a launch event, which will help enterprises who are interested in developing the projects.
Government and enterprises will be able to express their needs at a promotion meeting jointly held by science and technology bureaus and industry associations. Universities will then be urged to develop technology in accordance with said needs.
Intermediaries were invited to help match projects with suitable sponsors and will provide services for projects with strong market prospects.
A machine is developed by Shanghai Ocean University to deal with wet waste. [Photo from Wechat account SHMEC- xwb]