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Shanghai Jiao Tong University Holds the Third "Antai Synergy with Industries" Summit

Office of Alumni and External Relations    2021-06-22

Innovation and creation are energized by digital intelligence. On June 19, 2021, the Third "Antai Synergy with Industries" Summit of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) was officially held at Antai College of Economics and Management (ACEM).

There have been two sessions of "Antai Synergy with Industries" Summit held successfully since 2019, where heavyweight guests such as Eric Jing, Chairman of Ant Group, and Zhang Wenhong, Director of the Infectious Disease Division of Huashan Hospital, all presented keynote speeches on focal issues in fintech, innovation and entrepreneurship, automotive ecology, artificial intelligence, new retail and mega-health, leading to remarkable and extensive influence. In response to the dynamics and with a view to the future, the Third "Antai Synergy with Industries" Summit invited professionals, scholars and industry leaders in three cutting-edge fields — intelligent manufacturing, smart energy and mega cultural creativity — to carry out in-depth sharing and start a joint dialogue, so as to continue to deepen the integration of industry and education, facilitate industry research and build a new pattern of future development.

Lin Zhongqin, President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Academician of China Academy of Engineering, pointed out in his speech that Shanghai Jiao Tong University has always been committed to the innovation and development of industry research. By breaking down the barriers between industry and academia, it helps the industrial development with cutting-edge academic ideas while promoting academic progress with its extensive industry experience.

Huang Zhen, Vice President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Academician of China Academy of Engineering, member of the Standing Committee of CPPCC and Vice Chairman of CPPCC Shanghai Committee, said that in the wake of a new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University has responded to the trend and set up a smart energy innovation institute and a carbon neutrality research institute in the energy field to provide technological and talent support for the development of smart energy and facilitate the achievement of China's carbon peak and carbon neutrality goals. In the field of mega cultural creativity, SJTU is also facing the future to promote problem-oriented interdisciplinary development and establish a new concept of liberal arts. In terms of business reform, Antai College of Economics and Management has taken the lead in establishing industry research institutes and setting up industry community classes to break down the barriers between academic research and industry practice and promote profound integration of industries, universities and research institutes.

Chen Fangruo, Dean of Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, said in his speech that since its establishment at the end of 2018, the Industry Research Institute of Shanghai Jiao Tong University has started the third year of its smooth development. It is hoped that more and more outstanding industry leaders, alumni and students will be attracted to join to build a healthy, diversified and three-dimensional industry research ecosystem together.

Jiang Wenning, Party Secretary of Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, said in his concluding speech that, to "do first-class scholarship, shape first-class talents and enable first-class endeavors", Antai College of Economics and Management will always uphold such a glorious mission, based on which it will advocate industry research, encourage and guide the teaching and exploration in the vast world outside the academic field and grasp the pulse of the industry to provide indeed all-round guidance for students and enterprises. Meanwhile, the College also pays attention to the cross-penetration of disciplines and the integration and communication of industries in an open and combination manner, so as to finally build a broader stage for scholars to understand the industry trends, for enterprises to share practical experience and for alumni to connect with industry resources.

Intelligent manufacturing: the development starts up its accelerator

In the thematic forum on intelligent manufacturing, Chen Yudong, President of Boshi China, Li Jie, Vice Chairman of Hon Hai Precision Industry, Li Junqi, Chairman of Foxconn Industrial Internet, and Ni Jun, Chief Manufacturing Officer of Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd.(CATL), talked freely on the site about how to further reduce costs and increase efficiency through digitalized, networked and intelligent reshaping of production methods and construct intelligent manufacturing industry in the Industrial 4.0 era.

Smart energy: leading new energy reform

During the "14th Five-Year Plan" period, the core efforts in the energy field are shifted to the construction of new-type energy infrastructures, the promotion of energy revolution and the construction of smart energy systems. Dong Zengping, Chairman of Sieyuan, Song Xuefeng, Deputy General Manager of Shenergy Group, Party Secretary of Orient Securities and Chairman of Orient Securities Asset Management Company Limited, and Yang Xiaozhong, Vice President and Chief Brand Officer of Trina Solar, the three leaders in this field, conducted in-depth discussions on the strategic layout of smart energy.

Mega cultural creativity: aiming at new channels in the future

With the resonance of "mind" and the renewal of "thoughts", China's cultural creativity industry is booming with strong and vigorous vitality. In the post-epidemic revitalization, unprecedented vitality and energy has been injected into our society and economy by the cultural creativity industry, which has also become the engine and propeller for traditional industries to break through the challenge. Li Xin, Chairman of Creatoo and Founder of Wenhua Shanghai Cloud, Wang Weidong, Chairman of China Sports Industry Group Co., Ltd., and Zhao Shengliang, President of DunHuang Academy China, shared their thoughts on the transformation and upgrading of cultural creativity industry.

Industry exploration is imperative

The third semester of the industry community class was officially launched with the witness of the guests at the "Antai Synergy with Industries" Summit. The three industry fields — intelligent manufacturing, smart energy and mega cultural creativity — discussed in the forum also correspond to those focused by the third industry community class respectively.

The industry community class is an exploration practice in industry research made by Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and an important layout for the full implementation of the strategy of "Cross-boundary Integration of Knowledge and Practice", which takes the industry as a vehicle to discover the internal laws and future trends of industry development through multi-dimensional research and translates the achievement in industry research in current stage to teaching contents. In the past two years, the industry community class has gathered various industry elites to share their common understanding, discover the industry essence, promote the industry advancement and renovation as well as shape personal value through online themed "Antai Cloud Sharing" and offline enterprise-visiting activities of different sizes. This year, Antai will continue to start new industry community classes to carry out an in-depth study in new fields and trends, by which it could form a virtuous circle of practice, learning and teaching, and build a more dynamic new ecology of business education with change and innovation.

The successful conclusion of the Third "Antai Synergy with Industries" Summit also announced the opening of the new industry community class for three different directions. It is expected that such a high-end platform, which brings together industry leaders, academic researchers and cutting-edge thinkers, will continue to raise Antai's voice and contribute Antai's strength to the industry development in the profound changes unseen in a century and the new era of dual circulations.

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