On the morning of November 13, Hangzhou Bay Institute (HZBI), which is affiliated to the Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering (NIMTE) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), officially opened in Qianwan New District.
As the crucial engineering platform of NIMTE to connect links of the “original innovation - application foundation - engineering –industrilization” technology chain, HZBI devoted itself to building innovation highland of new materials, as well as promoting key technology industrilization, high-quality regional economy development and Yangtze River Delta integration.
At the opening ceremony, ZHANG Yaping, the Vice President of CAS, expressed genuine gratitude to the provincial and municipal governments for their care and support for CAS, and full faith in the future of HZBI. He hoped that in virtue of the various research platforms of HZBI, NIMTE can grow into a new model of technology chain and value chain for the transformation of scientific research achievements, with the goal of building automobile manufacturing, new materials and other international advanced manufacturing clusters in Ningbo.
YU Hongyi, Director of the Standing Committee of Ningbo Municipal People’s Congress, extended congratulations upon the official opening of HZBI. “Thanks to the endeavours and outstanding achievements over the years, NIMTE has evolved into a talent gathering highland in Ningbo and even Zhejiang province.” said YU, “I hope that HZBI highlights its location advantage and platform advantage, plays a greater role in incubation and bonding, gathers resources in a wider range, and makes greater contributions to promoting regional development and serving the national strategy.”
Based on the “246” trillion-level industrial cluster construction in Ningbo, HZBI has gathered more than 80 domestic and foreign scientific research talents, and preliminarily constructed the research and development platform of Engineering Laboratory of Advanced Energy Materials, Hangzhou Bay Branch of NIMTE Test Center and public service platform of the industrial cluster district.
The institute has formulated a comprehensive layout of high-performance fiber and composites, electronic information materials and devices, high-performance magnetic material preparation and technology, marine functional protection materials, energy storage and conversion technology, intelligent manufacturing equipment and robotics, and other research directions.
Up to now, HZBI has visited and provided services for enterprises in Qianwan New District more than 1,000 times, and signed 21 cooperation agreements with 13 enterprises such as Geely and Fonterra, with more than 20 contracts under discussion.
Besides, Central Iron & Steel Research Institute - NIMTE Joint Innovation Center for Rare Earth Permanent Magnetic Materials was unveiled. Science and Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance for Yangtze River Delta Integration was also officially settled in Qianwan New District.
In the future, HZBI will further unite its efforts to complete the follow-up park reconstruction, lay out more than 10 engineering projects, and strive to forge more than 3 provincial and ministerial engineering platforms, yielding regional industrial clusters of a certain scale, thus promoting the transformation and upgrading of regional industries.
Fig. Hangzhou Bay Institute officially opened
Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering