Innovations and innovators from around the world were gathered at the 2017 China (Dongguan) International Science & Technology Cooperation Week held from December 8 to 10. The event saw the inking of science and technology deals amounting to nearly 500 million yuan (US$ 76.9 million) according to organisers.
Held at the Dongguan International Exhibition Center in Guangdong Province, the event drew over 300 companies and scientific research organisations who showcased more than 2,000 high-tech projects, innovative products and services.
Exhibits included collaborative international projects with the US, Germany, the UK, Japan, Australia and Israel as well as domestic projects from local research and development institutes.
The event's six designated exhibition zones across 25,000 square metres focussed on areas such as international cooperation, innovative achievements of science and research institutions as well as advanced and specialised technologies.
Highlights of the event's forum component included keynote speeches delivered by Robert Curl, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry and Kevin Kelly, founding executive editor of Wired, as well as 18 specialised technology-focused panel discussions.
The event saw in attendance 30 professors and researchers from national scientific and engineering institutions, 200 leading experts from Chinese and international organisations, and more than 1,000 representatives from research organisations and companies engaged in related fields.