Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), will soon begin to move into Huairou Science City, an emerging innovation cluster constructed by Zhongguancun Development Group (ZDG), according to a preparation meeting held on Sept 11.
The relocation will set a good example for other qualified research institutes, as well as open a new page of in-depth cooperation between CAS, the municipal government and other related parties, said Zhang Tao, vice-president of CAS.
Xuan Hong, general manager of Zhongguancun Development Group (ZDG), acclaimed the relocation as a milestone in the municipality's nano industry.
After reporting on the latest construction progress, he promised that ZDG will shift its role from the project contractor to a service provider and create a comfortable living and work environment for the researchers from CAS.
The group will also make full use of its resources and probe into a pilot model for technology transfer.
Zhongguancun-headquartered enterprises, in particular, will seek cooperation opportunities with the nano institute and put its latest projects into practical application.
In addition, ZDG will set up a $44 million investment fund to support the nanoenergy institute in terms of R&D progress and technology transfer. A brand new incubation center will soon be in service, greatly shortening the distance from laboratories to markets.
Yin Hejun, deputy mayor of Beijing municipality, stressed that Huairou Science City should see to the needs of research teams as well as focus on the coordination issues between CAS projects and current policies.
Zhongguancun Development Group, on the other hand, need to optimize the science city's service system and incubation environment, so that the research teams can fully devote to the leading edge of technology innovation and make bigger strides in building a world-class R&D institute.