Agenda—May 25 (Saturday)

The Regional & Urban Forum - Shaping Center: Create Excellence to Comprehensively Improve the Source of Regional Innovation

13:30-17:30

The Regional & Urban Forum

Shaping Center: Create Excellence to   Comprehensively Improve the Source of Regional Innovation

Organizer: Tongji University

Guest Hall, 1F, Convention Center

Forum

Interpretation

The new   round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation is now accelerating globally, leading the world into an era of open innovation characterized by the global flow of innovation elements. In this new era, regional innovation system is facing development challenges and window opportunities. Some cities with excellent geographical location, great industrial development and superior innovation environment are constantly attracting external resources and showing influence. When their power of   gathering and radiation transcend national borders and influence the whole world, they will become regional innovation centers with global influences. The innovation system goes beyond administrative boundaries, and the innovation subjects are cross-border and cross-region. It is of great significance to explore open innovation and diversified cooperation among these subjects.

This special topic forum will focus on high quality innovation and the construction experience and law of development of Global Science & Technology Innovation Centers to deeply discuss topics such as “the Development of Regional Integration in the Yangtze River Delta”, “the Construction of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area”, “the   Construction of Xiong’an New Area” and the achievements, problems and difficulties of current construction.

Chair

HUO Jiazhen, Professor, Executive associate dean of the Chinese Institute of Science and Technology Management, Tongji University

13:30-13:50

WU Zhiqiang, Vice President of Tongji University, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering; Academician of German National Academy of Science and Engineering Sciences (acatech), Academician of Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA)

13:50-14:10

Bernhard Mueller, Academician of German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), Director of the Leibniz Institute of Ecology and Regional Development, Professor of the Technical University of Dresden, Germany

14:10-14:30

ZHAI Lixin, director of the Administrative Committee of Zhongguancun Science Park, Beijing

14:30-14:50

ZHANG Siping, Former vice mayor of Shenzhen

14:50-15:05

Break 

15:05-15:25

ZHANG Zhaoan, Vice Director and Researcher of Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences

15:25-15:45

LING Kar-kan, SBS (Silver Bauhinia Star), Director of Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation and Professor of Practice of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Visiting Professor of The Hong Kong University and The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Past President of The Hong Kong Institute of Planners, Former Director of Planning Department of HKSAR

15:45-16:05

ZHANG Yuxin, Vice Director of the Administrative Committee of Xiong’an New Area

16:05-16:25

Mark Chandler, Director of International Trade and Business, Mayor’s Office, San Francisco, USA

16:25-16:45

Seamus Coghlan, Head of Economic Development Strategic Planning & Economic Development Directorate, Cork City Council, Ireland

16:45-17:30

Panel Discussion