On May 11, Director Kuroda Yoshiaki and Representative Liang Xiao, and Guo Yunfei from the Beijing Office of NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization) visited ShanghaiTech University, accompanied by Consul Tatsuishi Takuya from the Japanese Consulate in Shanghai. Vice President Jiang Ge, Dean of SEM Wang Shouyang, Assistant Dean of SEM Yang Yu, and Professor Katsuhiko Mikoshiba in SLST, along with representatives from the Office of Tech Transfer and the Office of International Affairs, welcomed the visitors.
Visit to SEM (fourth to sixth on the right: Liang Xiao, Tatsuishi Takuya and Kuroda Yoshiaki)
At SEM, Wang Shouyang extended a warm welcome to the NEDO delegation and gave an overview of the school and its role in serving the scientific and technological innovation industry in Zhangjiang. He said that Japan is a world leader in the research of new energy and energy economy, so he looks forward to cooperating with Japan in these fields, and welcomes Japanese students to visit ShanghaiTech. Kuroda Yoshiaki then briefly introduced NEDO. As Japan’s largest public research organization, NEDO is committed to promoting research and development as well as deployment of industrial, new energy and environmental technologies. He hopes to learn about the policies of China’s startup system and its operational models, and expects more communication between Chinese and Japanese startups in the future. Tatsuishi Takuya stated that the Japanese Consulate in Shanghai is willing to help enhance cooperation between companies in both countries in the green economy, health, and elderly care industries.
Later, the delegation had an in-depth exchange of views with Professor Katsuhiko Mikoshiba in SIAIS. They also visited the Bio-Electron Microscopy Facility led by Deputy Director Sun Qianqian, where the delegation was impressed by the substantial research achievements made at the Facility.
Vice President Jiang Ge met with the guests in the ShanghaiTech SPACE (science and technology business incubator). Wang Jie, Director of the Office of Tech Transfer, gave an introduction, and the delegation gained a comprehensive understanding of the guidance and support ShanghaiTech provides to spin-off companies and its entrepreneurial practice education and innovation ecosystem.
Meeting with Professor Katsuhiko Mikoshiba
Visit to the Bio-Electron Microscopy Facility
Visit to the ShanghaiTech SPACE
NEDO’s Beijing Office was established in 1995. As an agency representing the Japanese government, it has been conducting cooperative projects with the Chinese government and the Chinese Academy of Sciences for a long time, in fields such as energy conservation and environmental protection, new energy, clean coal, and biomass.