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Nansha District of Guangzhou, Oxford University and Ally Bridge Group inked a strategic framework agreement to jointly establish the Oxford (Guangzhou) Innovation and Development Center on September 26th.
According to the agreement, institutes, universities and enterprises from home and aboard as well as government departments will be involved, aiming to make the center a high-end international organization specializing in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
Cai Chaolin, Vice mayor of Guangzhou Municipal Government and Party Chief of CPC Nansha Committee, introduced that as both a national new area and a pilot free trade zone, Nansha District has laid importance on IAB (Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence and Bio-technology) industries and initiated its ambitious plan to launch several industrial clusters with the value of over billions of Yuan. The establishment of Oxford (Guangzhou) Innovation and Development Center will obviously boost Nansha’s development in technical innovation and talents cultivation. The cooperation between Nansha District and Oxford University would provide impetus to both sides and definitely result in a win-win situation.
Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Principal of Jesus College in Oxford University and Chairman of the Open Data Institute, indicated that Nansha District is the geographic center of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and plays a vital role in China’s “Belt and Road” Initiative, the construction of the Greater Bay Area and the development of China’s Pilot Free Trade Zone. Oxford University is confident about Nansha’s development. Jesus College, as a research hub in Oxford University, hope take this opportunity and bring in the university’s latest research achievements and projects to Nansha, and even to China via Nansha FTZ.
In future, the center is scheduled to bring in resources and research achievements in education, training, innovative technologies, financial services and so on, tailoring to the Greater Bay Area’s technical innovation development.
Meanwhile, the center plans to provide consultation services in technical innovation to related government departments, industries and enterprises, helping them to better satisfy the needs of the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.