The world today is undergoing major changes unseen in a century, and the international community has increasingly become a community of shared future. Against this background, promoting international cooperation will help cope with global problems. All countries should work together to build a new type of global development partnership that is more equal and balanced, so as to enhance the common interests of mankind, and jointly build a better earth. "International cooperation" is frequently talked about at Pujiang Innovation Forum with a history of twelve years. Let's gather together to savor this consensus that has been reached across the torrent of time and space.
Heng Swee Keat: Vice-Premier and Minister of Finance of Singapore
In today's rapidly evolving world, we must work together to harness technology and innovation to improve people's lives and protect our mother earth. We can use our imagination and explore new boundaries. To truly thrive on innovation, we must accept diversified cooperation and be open-minded. We need to promote closer cooperation, no matter in academia, among various industries or governments, or in different countries and regions.
Chen Zhu: Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress
Science knows no borders, and scientific exchanges are peaceful communications.
A new revolution is brewing in the development of international science and technology, and China's contribution is becoming increasingly prominent. Therefore, we must boost our self-confidence, but remain humble and tolerant of loneliness as well.
Wang Zhigang: Minister of Science and Technology of China
Promoting scientific and technological progress is a common need of mankind, which cannot be satisfied without the joint efforts of governments, scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs around the world. This is the law of scientific and technological progress and also an urgent requirement for building a community with a shared future for mankind.
Steven Chu: Former United States Secretary of Energy, Professor of Stanford University
Cooperation has become an eternal theme. Through cooperation, we can better make breakthroughs and innovation. This common goal can help us to continuously improve the value of enterprises and create more benefits for consumers.
Andrei Fursenko：Science Advisor to the President of Russia
We are looking for a way to benefit each other and share some knowledge. The world we live in is not only about competition, but also about mutual cooperation and communication. A coordination mechanism is needed to further strengthen mutual cooperation and finally reach a win-win situation. Generally speaking, the cooperation strategy we made includes not only some specific level of project cooperation, but also involves the realization of the goals. In fact, it's now very clear to us that if we cannot learn to better understand each other in time and share experience, we cannot better support each other's development and cooperation.
Avi Hasson: Chief Scientist of Israeli Ministry of Economy
I want to mention innovation for not only three times, but 3,000 times. Innovation is very important, so is cooperation. We shall work together hand in hand to achieve greater economic as well as scientific and technological development.
Edmund Phelps: Winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Economics, Dean of Newhuadu Business School (NBS)
The innovation network is sometimes called open innovation. Open innovation is to solve problems through high-value innovation. This is a good idea. Some companies cooperate with each other to jointly develop new innovations. From my point of view, such cooperation has great potential. It enables us to eliminate many obstacles, including the lack of knowledge and expertise and the high cost of exploration and experimentation.
Flemming Besenbacher: Chairman of the Carlsberg Foundation, Fellow of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences, Foreign Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
At a time when the world is facing very severe challenges, cooperation is a way out. Cooperation among countries, universities, enterprises and research institutes is essential.
Mark Walport: UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA) and Head of the Government Office for Science
All mankind share one home, that is, our earth. We need to make more efforts to protect it. Technological innovation is a good way, and we must expand more international cooperation.
I believe that only if our scientists, technicians and engineers work together, can we actually work across borders to address the challenges we face together. Scientists working with foreign scientists can produce more influential papers and get more influential findings.
Real innovation is disruptive, and it is disruptive on a global scale. Modern technological innovation will disrupt our past, so we must have better ways to solve many past challenges. Innovation will create more value chains. There are many points that we may not know yet and can't imagine as well, but anyway, we must devote ourselves to finding solutions to solve some of the global challenges and problems.
Mark Hutchinson: Vice Chairman of GE and President & CEO of GE Greater China
We believe that innovation is a global process, and it cannot be carried out with a geographical limitation. Innovation must be done for the whole world, integrating the ideas of the world. Only this kind of innovation has a certain prospect and hope.
(The positions of the above guests are what they hold during their participation in the forum, and they are ranked in no particular order)
Only by being open to the numerous streams, can we make ourselves a great river and even a sea. Pujiang Innovation Forum has always been committed to building a global innovation network, creating a "world meeting room" that gathers global innovation consensuses and promoting the building of "a community with a shared future for mankind". Since 2012, the Forum has successively initiated the "Country of Honor and Province of Honor Mechanism", and added ‘The Belt and Road’ Seminar and ‘International Symposium for Leading Research Institutions’ to effectively promote bilateral and multilateral cooperation on international science and technology innovation and regional collaborative innovation and development, and actively build a platform for exchanges among world-class scientific research institutions. We are also endeavored to gather senior political leaders, think tank experts, heads of scientific research institutions and industry elites from various countries to build a network of science and technology innovation cooperation and realize truly influential innovation.
There is only one earth for us mankind, and all countries coexist in one world. Standing at a brand new starting point in the second decade of the 21st century, the 13th Pujiang Innovation Forum will be held in Shanghai from October 27 to 30, 2020. As a scientific and technological grand meeting closely around innovation globalization, with the theme of “Global Cooperation and Governance of Science and Technology Innovation”, Pujiang Innovation Forum of 2020 will discuss how to better play the supporting and leading role of science and technology innovation in high-quality development by strengthening opening up and cooperation, and establishing the global innovation governance system facilitating joint development in face of the current international situation.