In order to promote the in-depth integration of talent, technology, capital and industry, comprehensively promote the old and new industry transformation as well as rapid economic and social development in Weifang, on October 23rd, 2018, A Journey to Weifang, Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Roadshow was successfully held in Huizhi Hall of Weifang High Level Talents Development and Promotion Association in Blue Wisdom Valley hosted by the Organization Department of Weifang Municipal Party Committee, Weifang Science and Technology Bureau, and Weifang Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office, and co-organized by Weifang High Level Talents Development and Promotion Association, Weifang Silicon Valley Ventures and Sino-US Food and Agriculture Innovation Center.
Overseas scholars and start-up teams were invited to Weifang for exchanges and investment environment investigation in Weifang. Government officials represented by Chen Yanai, Deputy Head of Organization Department of Weifang Municipal Party Committee, Sun Hong, Member of Party Work Group of Weifang Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office and Jiang Mengdong, Director of Science and Technology Cooperation Center of Weifang Science and Technology Bureau, managers of enterprises, industrial parks and investment institutions from county-level cities under Weifang were also present at the event. In the form of project promotion meeting, the activity focused on enhancing communication between overseas entrepreneurs and local government, enterprises as well as investment institutions.
Chen Shanshan, Deputy Secretary of Communist Youth League of Weifang, mentioned that the star-up teams in this event were all closely related to the industrial upgrading and transformation of Weifang with rich industrialization experiences. This event is a good attempt of Weifang High Level Talent Development and Promotion Association to promote the collaboration among governments, industry, academia and research institutions, and to build a new platform to attract high-end elements. Weifang High Level Talent Development and Promotion Association will adopt more active and effective talent policies to boost the initiation of high-end projects in Weifang.
At the beginning of the event, Director Jiang Mengdong of Weifang Science and Technology Cooperation Center briefly introduced the development of science and technology in Weifang, Weifang's scientific and technological status in the country and the progress of expert introduction. Director Jian highly praised the role of Weifang Silicon Valley Ventures in promoting the transformation of old driving forces into new ones in Weifang, hoping the Silicon Valley Start-ups and the enterprises present would find opportunities for cooperation, carry out pragmatic cooperation to facilitate the replacing of old driving forces with new ones and industrial upgrading in Weifang.
At the event, the Silicon Valley start-up team gave roadshow of projects in the fields of AI, big data and new materials, etc., presenting their innovative projects and industrial solutions. Adopting the frontier technologies in the world, these projects would fill the gap in China and have a good prospect of commercialization and industrialization.
Nearly 100 enterprises and institutions participated in this event. Under lively atmosphere, several enterprises have reached cooperation intention with the Silicon Valley start-up teams. Adhering to the consistent goal of providing an international platform for introducing high-end technologies and excellent talents, and assisting overseas outstanding talents in learning about investment policy and environment in Weifang, 2018 Journey to Weifang, Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Roadshow in Weifang set up a platform for overseas scholars and start-up teams to innovate and start businesses in China, accelerated the transformation of high-tech achievements and industrialization of high-end projects, and deepened international cooperation.
Before the event, the entrepreneur team visited Sino-US Food and Agriculture Innovation Center, International Academician Valley, Weifang High Level Talents Development and Promotion Association as well as Gaoxin Mansion. The Silicon Valley entrepreneur team learned about innovation requirements in Weifang in details, discussed with local entrepreneurs deeply on the forefront ideas regarding health care and supporting the elderly, and answered the questions of local entrepreneurs in the aspect of technology and project operation.