CASTED Completed the Tasks of the 2017 Pujiang Innovation Forum 19

September 29,2017

From September 22 to 25, the 2017 Pujiang Innovation Forum was held in Shanghai. The forum was hosted by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, and jointly organized by the CASTED and the Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Commission. The theme of the forum is Global Science and Technology Innovation Hubs: Patterns and Prospects. The Kingdom of Denmark is the guest country of the forum, and Beijing and Anhui are the guest provinces. Danish Prime Minister Lars Rasmussen sent a congratulatory message to the forum. Han Zheng, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Secretary of the CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee, attended the opening ceremony; Vice Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Chairman of the China Association for Science and Technology and Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang and Danish Minister of Higher Education and Science Søren Pind delivered keynote speeches; Ying Yong, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee and Mayor of Shanghai, Yin Hejun, Member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee and Vice Mayor of Beijing, and Deng Xiangyang, Standing Committee Member of the CPC Anhui Provincial Committee, addressed the opening ceremony. The opening ceremony was chaired by Xu Guanhua, Chairman of the Pujiang Innovation Forum, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and former Minister of Science and Technology.

  In 2017, the Pujiang Innovation Forum celebrated its tenth birthday. In the past ten years, the Forum established a global perspective and pursued the goal of innovation. It is committed to building an exchange platform for innovative development, a communication platform for advanced concepts, an interactive platform for academic ideas, a cooperation platform for producers, academia and research institutions, and a platform for releasing latest policies and promoting science and technology diplomacy. It has become a high-level international forum with extensive influence. The program of the 2017 Forum included the opening ceremony, the forum of the host country and special forums on enterprises, industries, regions, policies, culture, finance, entrepreneurs, future (science) and other topics as well as the seminar on scientific and technological innovation cooperation under the “Belt and Road”.

As a secretariat member of the Academic Committee of the Forum, the CASTED undertook the work of theme planning and interpretation, and organized the policy forum and the seminar on scientific and technological innovation cooperation under the “Belt and Road”. Party Secretary Lin Xin, Vice President Wu Yishan, and former Executive Vice President Wang Yuan presided over the “Belt and Road” seminar and the policy sub-forum respectively. President Hu Zhijian, Academy Council Member Guo Rong and Director of the Institute of Comprehensive Development Chen Baoming delivered keynote speeches at the policy, finance, and “Belt and Road” forums. As a follow-up to the Forum, the CASTED will compile and publish the results of the 2017 Pujiang Innovation Forum.

During the Forum, the CASTED released the English version of the Report on National Innovation Index 2016-2017. Vice President Wu Yishan attended the press conference and interacted with the media. Xuan Zhaohui, Deputy Director of the Institute of Science and Technology Statistics and Analysis, gave a special presentation on the report. The CASTED, China Association for Promotion of Science & Technology and Finance and the Shanghai Institute for Science of Science jointly drafted and published the Annual Report on the Eco-system of Science and Technology Finance in China 2017 and other research findings.