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The Sino Italian Innovation Base Camp in Chongqing

THE SINO-ITALIAN INNOVATION
BASE CAMP WILL EMPOWER BISHAN OPEN INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM BY STRENGTHENING THE CONNECTIONS WITH ITALIAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
The Istituto Galileo Galilei will coordinate for Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Pisa this project.

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The Sino Italian Innovation Base Camp in Chongqing

  1. 1. ScuolaSuperiore Sant’Anna IstitutoGalileoGalilei
  2. 2. years of presence in Chongqing (CQ) people already based in Bishan million Euros start-up investment square km to develop 2 years pilot project
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  5. 5. Italy has clearly understood that Chongqing offers many more opportunities than other major Chinese cities, in Chongqing University 5 SIIB-CAMP
  6. 6. China must rely on innovation to achieve continuous and healthy economic development President Xi Jinping Second biggest economy The only country in the world where the Italian government decided to appoint 3 scientific councilors: in Beijing, Shanghai and Chongqing 6
  7. 7. Shanghai Chengdu Beijing Xian billion USD GDP million inhabitants fastest GDP growth of China (2015) The youngest of the 4 Municipalities of China Located at the connection of Yangtze and Jialing River, host a key commercial fluvial port 7
  8. 8. This is 8
  9. 9. The starting point of the door to Europe of the Go West policies of China 9
  10. 10. Since the «GoWest» strategy, destination of new investments Takes 13 to 16 days to reach Duisburg from Chongqing, compared to the 36-day container ship transport time 10 Duisbur g 11,179 km Chongqing Yu Xin Ou Railway (渝新欧) is a modern freight rail route Rising quality of human capital, but costs are still low
  11. 11. Relies on abundant funding for innovation directly from Beijing Part of a wider plan: China Torch Programme Why Bishan? Fast-paced Innovation-driven development Population 900K GDP + 12.1% in 2015 11
  12. 12. Bishan hosted the China-Italy Science Technology and Innovation Week 2015 Bishan SIIB-Camp University Town Airport Location matters Close to CQ “University town” Soon to be connected to the airport by metro line 1 and 3 Galilei Institute Chongqing-Duisburg train station 12 Less than an hour from the airport by car
  13. 13. SIIB-Camp is a three-part collaboration Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies Bishan National High-Tech Zone Chongqing University Special-statute university operating in the field of experimental and applied sciences and of social sciences, 6th World’s Best Small Universities 2017 A key national university, a member of the Excellence League, Part of the project 211 and Project District identified by the Central government to promote national development based on science and technology 13
  14. 14. Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna 14 Young University Rankings 2016 World University Rankings 2017 Public university institute with special autonomy working in the field of applied sciences: Economics and Management, Law, Political Sciences, Agricultural Sciences and Plant Biotechnology, Medicine, Industrial and Information Engineering Small University Rankings 2017
  15. 15. Chongqing University 15 campuses for students faculties: science, engineering, social sciences, information technology, humanities, architecture From 2004 directly under the leadership of China Central Government Project & Project One of the national university
  16. 16. 10 years back then... We have been pioneers in Chongqing, where no one was present The distance had to be bridged 16
  17. 17. 2014 2015 Italian Consulate opened Italy-China Chamber of Commerce Italian expat community grew from 0 to 100 registered permanent residents From 0 to 5 restaurants with Italian Chefs The relationship of mutual trust is built Since Dec. 9th 2007: the Sino-Italian collaboration in Chongqing 17
  18. 18. The agreement was signed in front of President Xi Jinping and President Sergio Mattarella 18
  19. 19. The three innovation pillars Joint research activities and labs Research Science & tech Technology transfer and start-up incubation University related High-tech related 19 Joint educational programmes and international academic exchanges Education
  20. 20. Research and Education Joint research labs and scouting of funded research opportunities Creation of a new hotspot for the Italian academic community in Bishan for information sharing Joint research labs and international degrees (Master Degrees and Ph.D. Programmes) Exchange programmes, both in CQ and in Italian universities Visiting programmes for Professors and Researchers 20
  21. 21. Science and Tech Technology transfer and establishment of Sino-Italian IP trading and information sharing platform Start-up and spin-off incubation Matchmaking between Chinese companies and Italian universities’ patents and spin-offs Technology showcase in roadshows and fairs Synergy and cooperation with large enterprises 21
  22. 22. Global Value Chains of Chongqing and Italy in services and manufacturing Science diplomacy: CQU and Sant’Anna international collaborations with key universities worldwide Industrial collaborations from Italy and Chongqing The Venture Capital and Business Angels community CQU Technologies, Science and talent Other Excellent Universities in China Sant’Anna reputation and connections in Italy Italian Technologies, Science and talent 22
  23. 23. Market creation Industrial development Progress of science and technology New jobs from science and technology New sources of productivity and economic development for China and Italy Attraction of investment Cross-industry collaboration and new value chains Collaborations between SMEs and large companies Technology transfer from universities to Industry Development of human capital 23
  24. 24. The funnel system Sant’Anna,ItalianScientific partners and Chongqing University provide tech and science base of joint interest Relevant ideas to develop processed by the Sino-Italian joint teams NewprojectsEstablish VC funds and tech financingplatforms in Bishan & larger CQ 24 Matching newideas with Bishan/CQ industrial ecosystem
  25. 25. The process ofMatching & Growing more in detail Find the Chinese counterpart Organize mission to China Support the initial dialogue Develop a sustainable business plan Ask for the success fee We commit to invest a number of work days in developing the new project for the partner Accompany till the signature of a bilateral agreement 25
  26. 26. Government of Bishan Priorities Consistent with China 2025 Vice Mayor of CQ Add text here Have the support Seeking formal involvement 26 Chinese Governmental support
  27. 27. The pilot project governance Advisory Board (including the Scientific Attachè of the Italian Consulare General) Operative Team in Bishan The Italian Scientific Comittee will coordinate the project One Acting Director In China One Director in Italy 27
  28. 28. Technological excellences of partners Key people within organization Possible models of collaboration Understand Promote Introduce Accompany Promote Bishan in Italy Promote Italy in CQU departments Scout for concrete opportunities of collaboration Facilitate first meetings Organize preliminary exchanges of staff and short periods of stay Solve initial communication problems and facilitate mutual understanding Help identify financing Help identify working business model Help transfer impact on society 28
  29. 29. The first project PROF MASSIMO BERGAMASCO’S TEAM Augmented Reality and Cyber Physical System competences Great experience and contacts with School of Bioengineering of CQU In line with the strategic objectives of Made in China 2025 World class scientific activities 29
  30. 30. We will look together for different sources of further investments (Bishan and Chinese investors, H2020 and other European funding systems) 30 Do youwant to geton board? You will become the part of the Scientific Committee
  31. 31. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. 种树的最佳时间是20年前。仅次于它的最佳时间就是现在。 31
  32. 32. Alberto Di Minin 李明林教授 a.diminin@sssup.it galilei@sssup.it

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