On August 24, 2018, the first meeting of the Academic Board of Chongqing Academy of S&T for Development (CAST) is held at Meeting Room 213, the First Teaching Building of Chongqing University. Academician Zhou Ji, former president of Chinese Academy of Engineering and director of the Academic Board of CAST, has presided over the meeting. Li Dianxun, vice mayor of the People’s Government of Chongqing Municipality and vice chairman of CAST, Academician Zhong Zhihua, vice president of Chinese Academy of Engineering and deputy director of the Academic Board of CAST, Professor Zhang Zongyi, president of Chongqing University and deputy director of the Academic Board of CAST, and Academician Pan Fusheng, chairman of Chongqing Science and Technology Commission and deputy director of the Academic Board of CAST, have all attended the meeting.
The first meeting of the Academic Board, CAST
Academician Zhou Ji is presiding at the meeting.
The Academic Board of CAST is made up of academicians from various domestic industries. Academicians Wang Zhengguo, You Zheng, Xiang Zhonghuai, Du Yanliang, Yang Yongbin, Zheng Yingren, Jiang Huilin, Gong Xiaonan, Han Jiecai, Xian Xuefu and Tan Jianrong have all attended the first meeting of the Academic Board. Ruan Baojun, the former deputy director of the 2nd Bureau of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Liu Hanlong, vice president of CQU, Liang Zhen, deputy director of Chongqing Science and Technology Commission, Liu Bin, vice president of Chongqing Science and Technology Research Institute, and related officials and experts of the first strategic consultancy research projects of 2018 have also appeared at the meeting.
Vice Mayor Li Dianxun is delivering a speech.
Li Dianxun, vice mayor of the People’s Government of Chongqing Municipality and vice chairman of CAST, has issued the letter of appointment to the directors, deputy directors and members of the Academic Board on behalf of Li Xiaohong, CAST president, and Mayor Tang Liangzhi of Chongqing Municipality. Academician Pan Fusheng, CAST president and deputy director of the Academic Board, has given an introduction to the approval of the first major (key) strategic consultancy research projects of 2018. Liu Bin, CAST vice president and vice president of Chongqing Science and Technology Research Institute has delivered a report on project solicitation of 2019. Liu Hanlong, managing vice president of CAST and vice president of Chongqing University has also delivered a report on the focuses in the near future. The members present have had discussion, review and assessment on the related topics.
President Zhang Zongyi is delivering a speech.
Director Zhou Ji has emphasized that: CAST should play a positive role as a high-end think tank, and should serve to “inform decision making with appropriate advance” and ensure the consultancy research is strategic, forward-looking and inclusive. The ultimate goal of CAST is to inform scientific decision making with scientific consultancy and to lead scientific advance with scientific decision making, so as to provide accurate, forward-looking and timely advices for Chongqing Municipality. Li Dianxun, vice mayor of the People’s Government of Chongqing Municipality and vice chairman of CAST, has pointed out in his speech that since establishment of CAST, it has been “exerting to make breakthroughs and transforming achievements into practical productive forces”, and its efforts have been innovation-oriented and highly effective, and in accordance with the development facts of Chongqing’s economy and society. This way, a solid foundation has been laid for future rapid development of CAST. He has also expressed his hope that CAST would focus on strategic research, talent cultivation, technology dissemination and collaborative innovation, and should further expand its functional orientation by fully utilizing its resources in Chongqing, so as to serve the west and even the entire China. Furthermore, CAST should respond actively to innovation need and serve as a service platform satisfactorily, in a bid to provide intelligence support for the innovation-driven development of Chongqing. Exploration should be made in terms of industry-university-research cooperation and improvement of independent innovation capacity to expedite construction of regional high-end think tank with substantial influence.
The group photo of some attendants at the first meeting of the Academic Board, CAST
Chongqing Academy of S&T for Development is an academic research institution for public benefit established by Chinese Academy of Engineering in collaboration of the local government of Chongqing Municipality. It serves as a high-end think tank in the engineering science and technology sector. Chongqing Academy of S&T for Development adopts the president responsibility system led by the Board of Directors, and has only 1 president and several vice presidents, which have been chosen out of individuals working for Chinese Academy of Engineering and the People’s Government of Chongqing Municipality. It is subordinate to Chongqing University and Chongqing Science and Technology Research Institute, and was established in response to the major demand of engineering science and technology development and the economy and society of Chongqing. It is engaged in areas such as artificial intelligence, intelligent manufacturing, new materials and military and civilian integration, and will provide strong think-tank support for decision making on the municipal and regional level and even on the national level and spread ideas about engineering technology and science and scientific development among all sectors of life. CAST will eventually be built into a domestically leading thinking bank for engineering science and technology, so as to make further contributions to construction of the national thinking bank for engineering science and technology.