A delegation from Beijing Municipal Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) led by Wei Li, Vice Chairman, visited TusPark Cambridge.
Kevin Lin, President of TusPark UK, accompanied the delegation and introduced the history of the Cambridge Science Park, where TusPark Cambridge is based. Kevin spoke about TusPark Cambridges’s joint venture with the Cambridge Science Park and the new upcoming state of the art Bio Innovation Centre, which is the first on the Park and will feature world-class facilities for biotech research and health tech innovation.
A symposium was also held, where Kevin spoke of how the TusPark Cambridge project illustrated the multi-dimensional Triple-helix Model of innovation, propounded by its Chairman, Jiwu Wang. Kevin said, both TusPark and the Cambridge Science Park are top-level players in science parks. With Tus-Global Innovation Ecosystem, the landmark Joint Venture serves both Cambridge and the UK, as well as accelerating cooperation between China and the UK.
TusPark UK and the Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission seek to jointly build a ‘China-UK Innovation Centre’. The centre will be located in both Beijing and Cambridge, hosting the best high-tech innovation talents from both China and the UK. This centre, placed in both China and the UK, is a critical network of technology, information, market and capital, and an powerful platform for cross border collaboration.
Wei Li affirmed the plan of building a “China-UK Innovation Centre” in his speech. He also said that “technological innovation is the core driving force for the development of Beijing”. Commenting on the importance of talents in driving innovation, Wei spoke highly of the talents in key technological areas in research and industry educated by both Tsinghua University in Beijing and the University of Cambridge. He hopes that TusPark will continue supporting new generations of talents, especially through its vast experience, network, and new models like the China-UK Innovation Centre.
During the symposium, the delegation and TusPark UK team also conducted an in-depth discussions on key technological areas, including artificial intelligence, electric vehicle, fuel cell vehicles, and new-generation cancer treatment. Both commercial and technical aspects were heavily discussed. These areas will be a focus of the ‘China-UK Innovation Centre’.