2021 Pujiang Innovation Forum with the theme of “Innovation for the Better Life
of Mankind” opened in Shanghai on June 3rd. LI Qiang, Secretary of
the Shanghai Municipal CPC Committee, WANG Zhigang, Minister of Science and
Technology, GONG Zheng, Deputy Secretary of the Shanghai Municipal CPC Committee
and the Mayor, DONG Yunhu, Chairman of the Shanghai Municipal People’s Political
Consultative Conference, YU Shaoliang, Deputy Secretary of the Shanghai
Municipal CPC Committee, XU Nanping and LI Meng, Deputy Ministers of Science and
Technology attended the opening ceremony. XU Guanhua, Chairman of Pujiang
Innovation Forum and Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, presided
over the opening ceremony. Academician.
GONG Zheng, Mayor of Shanghai, Ali ZAHIRi, the representative of the country
of honor and the UAE Ambassador to China, XIONG Xue, the representative of the
city of honor and Deputy Mayor of Chongqing, delivered speeches respectively.
Seven representatives of the global technology community from Portugal, the
Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United Nations, and
Springer Nature Group sent congratulatory messages via video. WANG Zhigang,
Minister of Science and Technology, Sultan, Minister of Industry and Advanced
Technology of the UAE, and Bill GATES, co-chairman of the Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation, participated online and delivered a keynote speech.
The Pujiang Innovation Forum, founded in 2008, is a high-level international
forumjointly sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the
Shanghai Municipal Government and jointly hosted by Tongji University, Shanghai
Science and Technology Commission, China Institute of Science and Technology
Development Strategy, Shanghai Zhangjiang Science City Construction Management
Office, Science and Technology Daily, Shanghai Media Group, Shanghai Branch of
the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It is committed to creating an important signal
release place, an important topic leading place and an important discussion
source in the field of global scientific and technological innovation.