On March 2, unveiling and agreement signing of major projects of Guangdong Medical University in the Songshan Lake Science City took place to further strengthen cooperation between university and local government. These efforts are aim to fully leverage the resource advantage of Guangdong Medical University and support the construction of the pilot of comprehensive national science center in the Greater Bay Area (Songshan Lake Science City).
Spot of the event
The event was attended by Zhong Shizhen, Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Chen Hesheng, Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chief Commander of China Spallation Neutron Source, Martin Banwell, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, Ouyang Nanjiang, Deputy Secretary of the Party Working Committee and Director of the Management Committee of Songshan Lake, Lu Jinghui, Secretary of Party Committee and President of Guangdong Medical University, Ma Hongwei, Changjiang Scholar, Deputy Secretary of Party Committee and President of Dongguan University of Technology, Chen Xihua, Member of the Party Working Committee and Member of the Management Committee of Songshan Lake, Chen Yanwei, Deputy Director of the Institute of High Energy Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Director of the Spallation Source Science Center, Zheng Lei, winner of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars and Professor of Southern Medical University, Wu Jun, winner of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars and Professor of Southern Medical University, representatives from relevant departments of Songshan Lake, experts and scholars from relevant fields from both at home and abroad, representatives from higher institutions, research institutes and enterprises, and teachers and students of Guangdong Medical University.
Establish the pillars of the Songshan Lake Science City to formulate a whole-chain technology innovation ecology
During the address round, Ouyang Nanjiang elaborated on the development of Songshan Lake. He expressed that Songshan Lake will be guided by the construction of the pilot of comprehensive national science center in the Greater Bay Area (Songshan Lake Science City), reinforce the central position of innovation in development and accelerate concentration of high-end innovation factors such as first-class enterprises, institutions, universities and talents to establish the pillars of the Songshan Lake Science City and formulate a whole-chain technology innovation ecology. These efforts will allow Songshan Lake to pursue innovation-driven development from a higher standing point.
Ouyang Nanjiang, Deputy Secretary of the Party Working Committee and Director of the Management Committee of Songshan Lake, delivering a speech
Ouyang Nanjiang expressed that research-oriented universities will constitute an important part of the scientific functions of the Songshan Lake Science City. It is hoped that Guangdong Medical University will bring its advantages in disciplines and talents into full play and deepen cooperation in innovation with research institutes and enterprises to drive organic alignment of the education chain, talent chain, innovation chain and industrial chain. At the same time, the industrial park’s development capacity of medical and health services should be enhanced to jointly build high-level public hospitals and fix the industrial park’s shortcomings in medical and health services. Through full integration into the development and construction of the Songshan Lake Science City, common progress can be achieved in self-development and improvement of social services.
Ouyang Nanjiang also extended sincere invitation to fellows, experts and scholars to conduct scientific research in Songshan Lake Science City and contribute suggestions for development of Songshan Lake.
Lu Jinghui, Secretary of Party Committee and President of Guangdong Medical University, giving a speech
Lu Jinghui expressed in his speech that , as one of the earliest universities settled in Songshan Lake, Guangdomg Medical University will seize the historic opportunities presented by the construction of Songshan Lake Science City and make full use of its advantages in talents, technologies, medical services, platforms and other aspects based on the major needs of the country’s development strategy and people’s life health. It will add new momentum to the construction of the Songshan Lake Science City by focusing on cutting-edge basic research in the field of life science, seeking breakthrough in critical technologies and nurturing high-level innovation platforms.
Eight major platforms were officially unveiled and medicine-industry cooperation was carried out in multiple fields
On the same day, Guangdong Medical University signed strategic cooperation framework agreement with the Spallation Source Science Center and Dongguan University of Technology respectively, and framework agreement on industry institute with Guangdong Hongshanhu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Shenzhen YHLO Biotech Co., Ltd., Dongguan Labway Clinical Laboratory Co., Ltd., and Shenzhen Lifotronic Technology Co., Ltd.
Guangdong Medical University signing with the Spallation Source Science Center and Dongguan University of Technology respectively
Signing ceremony of Guangdong Medical University’s cooperation project of integration between industry and education
Eight major platforms were unveiled on the spot.
Eight major platforms of Guangdong Medical University unveiled
1. Songshan Lake Science City medical 3D printing R&D platform
2. Songshan Lake Science City Guangdong Medical University Biomedicine Talents Nurturing Coordinated Innovation Base
3. Songshan Lake Science City Animal Experiment Support and Service Center
4. Songshan Lake Science City Biomedicine Industry Incubation Base
5. Songshan Lake Science City Precision Medicine Diagnosis Technology Innovation Platform
6. Songshan Lake Science City Natural Medicine R&D Platform
7. Songshan Lake Science City High Value-Added Biomedical Materials R&D Platform
8. Songshan Lake Science City Stem Cell and Regenerative Technology R&D and Clinical Transfer Platform
Exchanges across different fields to seek complementarity and push forward innovation and development in medical research
In the Guangdong Medical University Songshan Lake Science City Medicine-Industry Cooperation Industry-Education Integration Innovation Forum, experts made special report on such topics as “Technology of digital medicine and exploration of application”, “China Spallation Neutron Source”, and “Marine natural products research cases and development trend”.
Chen Hesheng, Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chief Commander of China Spallation Neutron Source
Chen Heshang elaborated on the current development and research projects of China Spallation Neutron Source and said, “as an essential part of the pilot of comprehensive national science center in the Greater Bay Area, the most important task of Songshan Lake Science City is to resolve the bottlenecks facing the country’s key areas in development of science and technology.”
He pointed out that it is expected that after signing the strategic cooperation framework agreement between the Spallation Source Science Center and Guangdong Medical University, the two sides will continue strengthening exchanges and cooperation in relevant research and experiment work to promote innovation and development of China’s research in medicine.
Lu Jinghui expressed that the signing of strategic cooperation framework agreement among Guangdong Medical University, the Spallation Source Science Center and Dongguan University of Technology is of great significance to sharing of resources, complementarity of advantages, medicine-industry integration, and joint building and win-win results. It also established a bridge for close cooperation in major projects, technology breakthrough, information services and technology incubation.
In addition, he believed that closer cooperation between university and enterprises is beneficial to utilization of talents from universities to provide intelligence support for enterprises and resolve their development bottlenecks, and accelerate settlement of universities’ research projects.