May 18, 2020 - May 18 was all about reconnect and restart. After a four-month break, the members of the S&TDC met for a joint outing to Songjiang.
A committee around Chen Xiaojun, the District's Vice Mayor, gave us an insight into the G60 Sci-Tech Corridor. This high-tech manufacturing zone will be incorporated into a broader national plan to bolster the development of the Yangtze River Delta region. The Corridor connects Shanghai and eight other cities in the neighboring Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui provinces with the aim of driving the country to transfer from "Made in China" to "Created in China". 100 high-tech firms, the G60 Yangtze River Delta Research Institute and the Shanghai Low-carbon Technology Research Institute have already started operations in this region. The focus on advanced manufacturing was underlined during live demonstrations in the Exhibition hall: a robot worked on the personalization of a multi-socket and VR assisted in the repair of a factory machine.
The informative tour was followed by a tea ceremony at the Guangfulin Archaeological site, also known as the "root of Shanghai". After visiting the test facility of the solar company Idealenergy, the S&TDC group set off for downtown Shanghai, with the prospect of another event to follow soon.
Special gratitude to the Vice Mayor of Songjiang District for hosting us. The visit was nicely co-organized by our French colleague Gaetan Messin in collaboration with the S&T Commission with the wonderful interpretation support by Joey Zhao - Thank you!
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Event date : May 18, 2020