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Address from the Director

 

Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering (NIMTE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) was co-built by CAS, the People’s Government of Zhejiang Province, and the People’s Government of Ningbo Municipality as an attempt to foster cooperation between the academia, industry and government. Since its inception in 2004, NIMTE has developed itself into a comprehensive institution with other two titles granted later by local governments, namely Zhejiang Institute of Industrial Technology and Ningbo Institute of Industrial Technology. Thus the institute is called CNITECH to represent the aforesaid three institutions. CNITECH covers 4 major areas, namely materials, advanced manufacturing, new energy and biomedical engineering, and 18 fields closely integrated with regional and industrial needs.

The institute has dedicated itself to turning science and technology into productive forces, and it has established a pattern of extending basic materials research to industrial technologies and applications. Through effective utilization of “government, industry, academia and capital” resources, CNITECH has worked out a unique model featuring efficient transfer of scientific research achievements and collaborative innovation of the development, manufacturing and application of materials. In recent 15 years, the institution has accomplished numbers of major research projects and tasks, and vigorously promoted the industrialization of S&T results, thus gaining a great reputation and social recognition as a research institute.

Science and technology is the fundamental basis of the prosperity of a nation. CNITECH serves as a pioneer to promote national economy via science and technology innovation. Based on the industrial strengths and flourishing economy of Ningbo and Zhejiang, the institute will continue boosting the development of the Yangtze River Delta and developing itself into a highland of talents and hi-tech, thus fulfilling its vision of being “the source of knowledge, cradle of technology, and engine of industry”.

Prof. HUANG Zhengren
President of CNITECH