On May 28, the Entrepreneur Gathering event was successfully held at the Yangpu District Bay Valley Science and Technology Park by the Global Cross-Border Technology Research Institute. The event was co-hosted by Shanghai Lingang Innovation Center, Global Cross-Border Technology Trade Center, and Shanghai Technology Exchange. The purpose of the event was to help entrepreneurs understand the historical opportunities of Lingang pilots and analyze global cross-border technology trading practices. More than 20 entrepreneurs and some staff members of Lingang Innovation Center and Shanghai Technology Exchange participated in the activity.
The event kicked off with Professor Yang Hua, President of the Global Cross-Border Technology Exchange Institute, giving a welcome speech and introducing the four major functions of the Institute to entrepreneurs, namely, researcher and disseminator of Lingang science and innovation policy, a one-stop service provider for investment and entrepreneurship, a bridge for cross-border communication, and a resource integrator connecting all parties.
Following that, Yang Xinghai, Product Manager of the Financial Department of Shanghai Technology Exchange, introduced the overview of Shanghai Technology Exchange. The Shanghai Technology Exchange is a national technology transfer organization established in 1993. It serves the national technology development strategy and the integration of the Yangtze River Delta. It aims to achieve the clustering of service technology elements, encourage scientific research groups to improve their innovation capabilities, optimize the allocation of scientific and technological resources, accelerate the transformation of scientific and technological achievements into productive development goals, and promote high-quality economic development in the technology trading market. The Exchange has implemented applications and guidelines to improve the efficiency of technology transactions. Manager Yang emphasized that the Shanghai Technology Exchange can provide professional and complete services for enterprises’ technology transactions, and carefully answered the questions of entrepreneurs on the scene.
Next, Yang Shu, the deputy general manager of Lingang Innovation Center, made a policy analysis on the “historical opportunities in the pilot Lingang Special Area.” Lingang Innovation Center is a national technology business incubator featuring intelligent manufacturing. It is committed to industrial incubation, fostering innovation clusters of technology companies, boosting cutting-edge technological achievements, and promoting the healthy growth of regional economies. The investment scope of Lingang Innovation Center mainly covers four major industries: integrated circuits, artificial intelligence, biomedicine, and aerospace. It implements an internationally competitive tax system for such enterprises. Vice President Yang had a lively interaction with the entrepreneurs and expressed that he welcomes the entrepreneurs present to come to Lingang for development, and that Lingang Innovation Center will do its best to serve everyone.
During the event, the entrepreneurs also visited the exhibition hall of Lingang Innovation Center and the Shanghai Technology Exchange’s Ningbo branch. There, Hu Weifeng, Manager of Lingang Innovation Center, introduced the branch centers established by the center in various places, and hoped that entrepreneurs on the spot would develop in these centers. Later at the Shanghai Technology Exchange, attendees got in touch with the technology exchange on-site and gained a deeper understanding of technology trading.
This gathering event was the first event held since the establishment of the Global Cross-Border Technology Exchange Institute. Entrepreneurs in attendance expressed that they have benefited a lot and have greater confidence in seizing the historical opportunities of Lingang’s pilot and integrating into the global cross-border technology trading platform. This event also laid a good foundation for all parties to strengthen further cooperation and achieve a win-win situation.