On the afternoon of April 28, 2021, the signing ceremony of the strategic cooperation framework agreement between Lingang Innovation Center and CJ International Group of Canada was held in Shanghai Bay Valley.
Mr. Zhang Hongfei, deputy general manager of CJ International Group and chief representative of the China Region, gave a welcome speech and an overview of CJ International Group. CJ International Group, founded in Quebec, Canada in 2006, has successively established offices in China, the United States, and Europe. Its main business involves corporate investment, international education, financial cooperation, and international cultural exchanges. CJ International Group has a mature and professional team, senior professionals with decades of rich experience in education, law, and investment management, providing professional support for related institutions in China, Canada, the United States, and many other countries. This includes project introduction, legal consulting, and investment services. In 2008, a representative office was set up in Shanghai, China, which aimed to build a bridge for Chinese companies to go abroad, to strengthen international cooperation and to introduce high-quality overseas projects to China. Zhang Hongfei said that CJ International Group’s business direction fits well with Lingang Innovation Center’s strategy of developing global cross-border technology trade and exchanges, and believes that this cooperation can create a major impact.
Qu Lin, general manager of Lingang Innovation Center, started the session by talking about the 20th anniversary event that Yangchuang Group just celebrated, and about the detail development history of Lingang Innovation. Lingang Innovation Center was established in 2009 and is in the International Innovation Collaboration Zone of the Lingang Special Free Trade Zone. Lingang Innovation Center has been adhering to the Yangpu model and has formed a mature three-level professional incubation chain of “pre-incubation-professional incubation-accelerated incubation” to help enterprises grow rapidly. In 2016, Lingang Innovation Center was recognized as a national technology business incubator by the Shanghai Ministry of Science and Technology. In 2020, Lingang Innovation Center started its second strategic transformation. Relying on the various element resources of Shanghai Technology Exchange, National Eastern Tech-Transfer Center, and the Yangpu Venture Incubation Group, it will start to build a global cross-border technology and trade center and an offshore industry incubation base. This also lays out the cooperation territory of the Yangtze River Delta for the integration of science and innovation. To achieve a new strategic transformation, Lingang Innovation Center needs more like-minded partners. The engagement of CJ International Group as the operation service partner of the Lingang Innovation Center’s overseas branch allows it to enjoy full benefit of CJ’s professional advantages, provide a full range of professional investment promotion services for the branch, and promote global cross-border technology trade and exchange activities.
Subsequently, the two parties held a signing ceremony for the strategic cooperation framework agreement. General Manager Qu Lin inaugurated the Global Cross-Border Technology Exchange Research Institute of CJ International Group. Under the guidance of the Global Cross-Border Technology Trade Center, the institute will become a service platform for technology exchanges, academic exchanges, academic exchange visits, and entrepreneur exchanges to the world.
Yang Shu, deputy general manager of Lingang Innovation Center, and Yang Hua, president of the Global Cross-Border Technology Exchange Research Institute, attended the signing and unveiling ceremony.