On March 17, 2017 Zhejiang Institute of Research and Innovation (ZIRI) held a spring symposium. HKU Vice-President (Research), Director of ZIRI, Professor Andy Hor, Associate Vice-President (Research), Professor Mai Har Sham, and Deputy Mayor of Lin’an City, Vice Director of Science and Technology City Management Committee, Mr. Baoping Pang attended the symposium and delivered a speech. Acting Executive Director of ZIRI, Professor Lixi Huang of HKU Department of Mechanical Engineering presided over the symposium.
In his speech, Professor Andy Hor pointed out that ZIRI was committed to transforming research into practical applications, with the aim of collaboration between universities and enterprises. The purpose of this symposium is to attract more domestic and foreign experts, scholars and partners, to carry out the transformation of scientific research. This symposium mainly focuses on 4 research areas, including new material, biological medicine, energy and environment. In addition to the participation of a number of professors from the University of Hong Kong, the symposium also invited over more than 20 scholars and experts to give speeches. They came from Zhejiang University, Zhejiang University of Technology, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Jiangsu University, Beijing Academy of Military Medical Science Institute, New York University Shanghai, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Singapore A*STAR Material and Chemical Research Institute. More than 40 graduates from Zhejiang University, Zhejiang University of Technology, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, and China Jiliang University attend this symposium. Some enterprise leaders and experts came from Zhejiang Province, Qing Shan Lake, Guangdong and Beijing. The symposium provided a good platform between academics and enterprises for both scientific research and sharing.
Apart from that, Dr. Li Wendi of Department of Mechanical Engineering received 1.5M RMB research funding from Zhejang Government for the study of high transparent and conductive metal-mesh plastic substrate and it's application in electronics devices. The research will be conducted in Zhejiang Institute of Research and Innovation (ZIRI).
Professor Andy Hor delivering his speech
Professor Yuguo Li, Department Head of Mechanical Engineering, giving his presentation
Group photo taken at ZIRI, Zhejiang