Technological Innovation and Transformation Platforms Required for a Bigger Role in Better Serving t

On January 5th,, 2018, the opening ceremony of the Second session of the 17th People’s Congress of Weifang was convened and Weifang’s Mayor, Li Kuanduan, delivered a report on Weifang Government’s work in 2017 on behalf of People's Government of Weifang. It was stressed in the report that “New advantages of modern agriculture need to be zoomed up; vigorously promote the construction of National Comprehensive Pilot Zone for Opening-up and Development of Modern Agriculture. carry out scientific and technological innovation projects; give full play to the role of the Sino-US Food and Agriculture Innovation Center and other transformation platforms to enhance the comprehensive strengths of the seed industry.”

Since its foundation, Sino-US Food and Agriculture Innovation Center (SUFAIC) has been actively exploring institutional innovation and promoting transformation of scientific and technological achievements relying on scientific resources of the University of California, Davis. Adhere to the principle of industry-university-research collaboration and on the basis of projects introduction, SUFAIC has achieved remarkable accomplishments with substantial support of Party Committee and People’s Government of Weifang. Although the SUFAIC is relatively new, it has already registered a good start and will have a prosperous future. SUFAIC will continue play the role of integrating high-end elements and transforming scientific achievements so as to provide better services for agriculture and food industry in Weifang.