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Industry Research Activity Day of International Center for Intelligent Innovation Design and Research and Shanghai Jiao Tong University - Sungrow Cooperation Signing Ceremony

Office of Alumni and External Relations    2021-06-10

The Industry Research Activity Day of International Center for Intelligent Innovation Design and Research was held in Minhang Campus of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (STJU) on the afternoon of June 9, 2021. Honorable guests who attended the event include Mao Junfa, member of the Standing Committee and Vice President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Zhang Ping, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Zhu Xinyuan, Dean of the Office of Research Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Sun Lizhen, President of the Institute of Frontier Innovation, Guan Xinping, Dean of the School of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering, Chen Fangruo, Dean of Antai College of Economics and Management (ACEM), Fang Xi, Party Secretary of the School of Design, and Peng Yunfeng, Director of the International Intelligent Innovation Design Center. A cooperation agreement was concluded by and between Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd. and the International Center for Intelligent Innovation Design and Research, and the construction of the Zero-carbon Collaborative Innovation Center was launched by all parties attending the meeting. Wang Dong, Director of Shanghai Investment Promotion Service Center, Zhao Wei, Senior Vice President of Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd., and Xie Xiaoyong, Vice President of Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd. jointly attended the cooperation ceremony. The ceremony was hosted by Zhu Xinyuan, Dean of the Office of Research Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Mao Junfa, member of the Standing Committee and Vice President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, delivered a speech, saying that the International Center for Intelligent Innovation Design and Research is an interdisciplinary research center jointly established by the School of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering, Antai College of Economics and Management and the School of Design. He hoped that on the basis of high-quality cooperation among industries, universities and research institutes in the early stage, the Center could give full play to the advantages of the SEIEE in the integration of multiple information disciplines, the industry research concept of " Cross-boundary Integration of Knowledge and Practice" of Antai and the first-class discipline cluster - named as innovative design - of the School of Design design Institute, and further promote technological innovation, talent training and internationalization under the guidance and support of the three colleges.

Zhang Ping, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering said in his speech that IT, management and finance and innovative design are the key double first-class disciplines developed by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, which have laid a very good foundation for the International Center for Intelligent Innovation Design and Research to build an innovation platform in the field of digital economy, train interdisciplinary talents, and carry out international cooperation and exchange. He looked forward to his future contribution as the director of the Center's Expert Committee to better implement the national strategy and build the Center as a source of innovation and an influential international research center in the field of digital economy.

Mao Jun, member of the Standing Committee and Vice President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, announced the establishment of the Expert Committee of the International Center for Intelligent Innovation Design and Research, with Academician Zhang as the director of the Committee and Professor Chen Fangruo as the chief scientist of industry research.

Academician Zhang is currently a professor at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications and director of the State Key Laboratory of Networking and Switching Technology. He has made outstanding contributions to the development of information and communication in China.

Professor Chen Fangruo established the Industry Research Institute of SJTU with the concept of "Cross-boundary Integration of Knowledge and Practice". On the basis of discipline-based horizontal research, he developed industry-based vertical research to vigorously promote industry research and study the current situation and future trends of industries from both macro and micro levels and from multiple disciplinary perspectives. He will provide guidance for the Center to carry out industry research and promote the integration of management theories and practices.

The Center has made new progess in the cooperation among industries, universities and research institutes. Peng Yunfeng, director of the International Center for Intelligent Innovation Design and Research, and Zhao Wei, Senior Vice President of Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd., signed a cooperation agreement on behalf of Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Sungrow respectively. All parties attending the meeting jointly launched the Zero-carbon Collaborative Innovation Center.

Cao Renxian, Chairman and President of Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd., said in his speech that with its long development history and good reputation at home and abroad, Shanghai Jiao Tong University has accumulated profound talents and scientific research resources on one hand. On the other, as a leading global new energy enterprise, Sungrow has developed abundant experience and a solid foundation in R&D innovation and integration of industries, universities, research institutes and applications. It is expected that both parties would take the "Zero-carbon Collaborative Innovation Center" as a starting point to deepen the cooperation in an all-round way, continue to promote talent training and the transformation of relevant achievements and work together to build a model of university-industry cooperation in the field of carbon peak and carbon neutrality of China, which will also be a global base of innovation source, so as to contribute professional strength to achieve the state goals on carbon peak and carbon neutrality.

Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd. (SZ300274) is a national key high-tech enterprise focusing on the research and development, production, sales and service of new energy power supply equipment such as solar energy devices, wind energy devices, energy storage and electric vehicles. Its main products include photovoltaic inverters, wind power converters, energy storage systems, water photovoltaic systems, new energy vehicle drive systems, charging equipment, smart energy operation and maintenance services, etc.. It is committed to providing customers with clean energy full-life-cycle solutions.

In the cooperation discussion and exchange session, Wang Dong, director of Shanghai Investment Promotion Service Center, said that the open platforms facilitated by the International Center for Intelligent Innovation Design and Research, such as the Zero-carbon Collaborative Innovation Center and AI Innovative Design Workshop, are highly compatible with the strategic layout of Shanghai in building a science and innovation center with global influence. He hoped that the Center would play a part in cooperating with central enterprises such as CSIC, Baowu Group and SPIC, as well as Sungrow and other leading listed companies, and could develop as a demonstration base of innovation source for digital transformation and upgrading of major industries.

Guan Xinping, Dean of the School of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering, said that the school's active promotion of cooperation with the Antai College of Economics and Management to establish the International Center for Intelligent Innovation Design and Research and the foundation of cooperation with the School of Design in the early stage are the achievements made as a result of our joint efforts in interdisciplinary and talent team construction.

Chen Fangruo, President of Antai College of Economics and Management, firstly expressed his appreciation to the leaders of the university and the School of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering for their support in the development of Antai College of Economics and Management. The Center has made good progress in internationalization and industry research. Antai College of Economics and Management will also give full play to the influence of various activities such as the International Conference of the Chinese Scholars Association for Management Science and Engineering (CSAMSE) and the Summit Forum of Industry Research Institute to back up the development of the Center.

Fang Xi, Party Secretary of the School of Design, said that the Center was jointly initiated and established by the School of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering and the School of Design in September 2019. The director of the Center and Mr. Hu Jie, a teacher and then Executive Vice President of the School of Design and head of the Innovative Design, worked together to promote the establishment of the AI Innovative Design Workshop, a talent training system featured with the combination of academic research, innovation and entrepreneurship education and industrial and social practice.

Finally, Academician Zhang Ping encouraged the Center to strengthen cooperation with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering to give full play to the enabling role of information technology and cultivate new driving forces for the digital economy when serving the country's major strategies. The Center should also better play the role of the Expert Committee to secure fruitful results in talent training and achievement transformation.

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