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Science and Technology Daily: The Cooperation Between Cambridge and TusHoldings Has Become a Good Example for the Joint Efforts of China and the UK to Promote the Transformation of Scientific Research AchievementsPrint

Post Time:2019-09-06来源:TusHoldings

On September 4, Science and Technology Daily interviewed Jeanette Walker, CEO of Cambridge Science Park, in the theme of “70 Years of Technological Innovation” as follows:

Cambridge Science Park, owned by the Trinity College, Cambridge and founded in the early 1970s, is the first science park in the UK and even Europe to promote the transformation and industrialization of technological achievements.

This land, which is more than 900 acres in area and next to the campus of the University of Cambridge, has been revitalized by the establishment of the science park after being vacant for hundreds of years. Currently, it has become a holy place for the British scientific and technological elites to carry out the transformation of scientific research achievements.

Two years ago, Cambridge Science Park cooperated with TusHoldings to set up TusPark Cambridge in the park as a good example for the joint efforts of China and the UK to promote the transformation of scientific research achievements.

On August 28, a reporter of Science and Technology Daily interviewed Ms. Jeanette Walker, CEO of Cambridge Science Park. From her perspective, we see the fruits of the sincere cooperation between the two countries in terms of technological innovation.

Emerging Markets with an Urgent Need for New Technologies Are in China

For centuries, the scientific research results achieved by scientists at University of Cambridge on the road to explore the natural sciences have attracted worldwide attention. For example, in the history of Cavendish Laboratory, there were 33 Nobel Prize winners. According to Walker, as scientific research activities become more and more closely linked to human socio-economic development and life needs, how to transform scientific research achievements into productive forces as soon as possible becomes a common concern of scientific research and market.

“The establishment of a science park near the university laboratory takes into account the convenience of industrialization R&D by scientific researchers.” She said that after its establishment Cambridge Science Park absorbed technological projects at various stages of research development and that the residents (companies) were very active. At present, there are more than 130 companies in the park, which carry out technological R&D and product manufacturing in terms of biomedicine, artificial intelligence, software, new materials, new energy, etc. The focus of the park is on technological innovation and transformation of R&D achievements for the sake of the UK’s domestic market, and more importantly, for the sake of the international market.

Because of its huge market and experience in industrialization of scientific research achievements, the United States has been a major partner of the UK’s science parks for cooperation in the past decades.

“But Cambridge’s technology owners’ attention to emerging markets has never stopped.” Walker said that the rapid development of China’s economy has attracted investors and technology owners from around the world. Where are the emerging markets that have urgent needs for new technologies? Of course they are in China. She believes that with China’s economic development and technological progress, it faces the need for technological innovation and industrial structure upgrading, which provides new and more market opportunities for British technology owners.

Complementary Advantages to Give British Technological Projects the Access to the Chinese Market

According to Walker, the UK’s purpose to cooperate with China in park construction is to seek a larger industrialization market space for British scientific research achievements and to improve the efficiency and success rate for the implementation of the British outstanding technological projects in the Chinese market with the management experience of China’s peer parks.

Walker, who formerly took charge of the development plan of Cambridge Biomedical Center and thus gathered rich experience in park management, believes that the Chinese government attaches great importance to the construction of science parks. The science parks in such places as Beijing and Shanghai are large both in number and in area, which not only provides very good external conditions for the transformation of technological achievements, but also greatly contributes to China’s economic development.

According to her, the UK is unable to provide so many lands for park construction, and the governments at all levels cannot provide a series of preferential policies in the construction of science parks and industrialization of achievements, but the UK has strong technological R&D resources and is available with a close and reasonable industry-academy-research cooperation system. The park has closely combined researchers, investors and entrepreneurs to establish a good transformation mechanism for innovation achievements.

“We have worked with our Chinese peers to leverage the successful experience of Chinese park managers, which not only better assists in the transformation of Cambridge research achievements, but also gives more British technological projects the access to the Chinese market as a great contribution to the economic developments of both China and the UK”.

Introducing Chinese Partners and Finding Ways to Effectively Cooperate with China

Walker is a promoter and practitioner of Sino-British science park cooperation. According to her, at present, there are such Chinese companies as Huawei, such China-holding joint ventures as Jagex and Frontier and companies established by Chinese scholars in the Cambridge Science Park.

“There are many Chinese students at the University of Cambridge who are participating in technological innovation and achievement transformation activities in the park.” According to her, in the field of technological innovation and industrialization, there were few investors from China in the past, but now more and more Chinese investors come to the UK.

According to Mr. LIN Zhuocun, President of TusHoldings (UK), the establishment of TusPark Cambridge jointly by Trinity College, Cambridge and TusHoldings got great help from Ms. Walker. “Although she had no experience of working with Chinese institutions before she became the CEO of the park, she is able to perceive the development prospects of China’s economy and the great potential for the transformation of achievements with a keen insight. Therefore, with respect to the full support from Trinity College for the cooperation between Cambridge Science Park and TusHoldings, and the signing and implementation of the cooperation agreement in a short period of time, Ms. Walker has contributed a lot.”

According to Walker, it is nice and enjoyable to cooperate with such Chinese peers as TusHoldings, and she is very satisfied with the Chinese partners. “In the past 6 years, I have been looking for good partners to help Cambridge Science Park with further development. Finally, I found TusHoldings.” She believes that TusHoldings’ international operation experience and “Park + Investment + Industry” operational model are highly integrated with the R&D and industrial advantages of Cambridge Science Park. As a window, TusHoldings allows British companies in Cambridge to learn about China’s rapidly developing technological achievements and technological services, find ways to effectively cooperate with China, and more fully integrate into China’s technological development and market.

As she said, there are more than 10 science parks around the University of Cambridge, but Cambridge Science Park is the largest one and is a comprehensive science park covering all disciplines. “The introduction of Chinese partners will help Cambridge Science Park to build new technological R&D centers closely related to future development and provide a blueprint for the cooperation and development of global science parks.”

Original title: Sino-British Science Park Cooperation Provides a Successful Blueprint for the World