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Strengthening Knowledge Exchange and Technology Transfer between Hong Kong and Sichuan Province

September 28, 2017
  • Professor Chi Ming Che (right) and Mr Xinhai Mu (Secretary, Meishan Municipal Committee)

    Professor Chi Ming Che (right) and Mr Xinhai Mu (Secretary, Meishan Municipal Committee)

With the aim to strengthen the knowledge exchange and technology transfer between Hong Kong and industry in Sichuan Province, a three-party collaboration involving HKU, the government of Meishan city of Sichuan Province and Sichuan Knowledge Express Institute for Innovative Technologies (a local material development and innovative technology company) has been set up. The agreement signing ceremony, under the witness of Dr Li YIN, Governor of Sichuan Province, and Prof. Peter Mathieson, HKU President, was held on 22 Aug, 2017 at HKU.

Under the agreed framework, Professor Chi Ming CHE, Zhou Guangzhao Professor in Natural Sciences, HKU, will be commissioned as the technology development consultant of Meishan city as well as the chief scientific advisor of an innovative technology institute to be established in Meishan for a five-year term. He will be providing consultancy service on the development of novel materials of OLED emitters and molecular medicine. The government of Meishan city will donate HKD 3,000,000 per annum, totaling HKD 15,000,000 over five years, to support Professor Che’s research activities in functional molecular material development and the related research funding applications. The government of Sichuan Province looks forward to establishing a close tie with HKU in other interdisciplinary and translational research areas following this strategic collaboration.

 
Upper row (from left to right) Ms Lifei Cai (CEO, Sichuan Knowledge Express Institute for Innovative Technologies), President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Mathieson, Dr Li Yin (Govenor of Sichuan Province) , Professor Chi Ming Che
Lower row (from left to right) Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Andy Tsz Sum Hor, Mr Xinhai Mu (Secretary, Meishan Municipal Committee)