On December 20, 2019 Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cell Industry Innovation & Development Forum and Innovation Base (Zhangjiagang) powered by Tsinghua THTI Opening Ceremony was held. The participants included Xiang Hui, Deputy Secretary-General of China Machinery Industry Federation, Ouyang Zheng, Dean of the Department of Precision Instruments of Tsinghua University, Liu Qianjun, Deputy Head of the Science and Technology Work Department of China Machinery Industry Federation, Lu Chongmin, Deputy Mayor of Zhangjiagang Municipal People's Government, Tao Yanbin, Director of Zhangjiagang Industry and Information Bureau, Cao Yingfei, Deputy Director of Zhangjiagang High-tech Zone Management Committee, Huang Xiaodong, Member of Zhangjiagang High-tech Zone Party Working Committee and Director of Science and Technology Investment Promotion Bureau, Wang Heng, Member of the Departmental Committee of the Organization Department of Zhangjiagang Municipal Committee, Cheng Fang, President of THTI Holdings Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “THTI”), and Shui Tengfei, Assistant to President of THTI and General Manager of Innovation Base (Zhangjiagang) powered by Tsinghua THTI. Outstanding start-ups, representatives of investors, and media were also invited to witness this event.
Innovation Base (Zhangjiagang) powered by Tsinghua THTI is jointly built by THTI and Zhangjiagang City. It is the 51st innovation hub constructed and operated by THTI for services covering 32 cities in 6 countries and regions. It integrates the functions of "transformation of scientific and technological achievements + incubation of high-tech enterprises + cultivation of high-level talents". This joint effort is aimed to set up a communication platform between Beijing and Zhangjiagang, bring in THTI resources, further deepen the scientific and technological cooperation, industrial innovation, talent exchange, etc. between Beijing and Zhangjiagang, and enable the innovative development of Zhangjiagang City.
Lu Chongmin, Deputy Mayor of Zhangjiagang Municipal People's Government
"Zhangjiagang has been ranked among the Top 3 in the Top 100 counties (cities) in China for 25 consecutive years. Accounting for 1/10,000 of the national territorial area, Zhangjiagang has created a GDP and public finance budget revenue exceeding 1/1,000 of the country’s total. At present, we are vigorously promoting industrial upgrading, focusing on new materials, new energy, high-end equipment manufacturing and other strategic emerging industries. We will take this opening ceremony as an opportunity to strongly support the platform hub construction and continuously optimize the ecology of innovation and entrepreneurship. We hope that THTI would give full play to its resource advantages, gather a batch of resources, incubate a batch of companies, and help Zhangjiagang with innovation and entrepreneurship. "
Cheng Fang, President of THTI
"THTI is an 18-year-old science and technology park construction operator and innovation & entrepreneurship ecological service provider that is mainly engaged in science and technology innovation service. It has built 51 science and technology parks and incubators in 32 cities in 6 countries and regions. Zhangjiagang Project is the 51st one. With the upgrading of the industry and the upgrading of innovation & entrepreneurship, we have stepped into the Era 4.0 of incubator development and started to devote ourselves to the vertical incubation, network-cluster innovation, global innovation network, the cultivation of industrial talents, etc. so as to provide in-depth services for innovation and entrepreneurship. Besides, we will focus on the cooperation with universities and scientific research institutes, cultivate talents with projects, gather talents in high density, and thus make innovation happen naturally."
Mr. Cheng said that he expected Zhangjiagang Project to provide a perfect incubation environment for Zhangjiagang's innovation and entrepreneurship, stimulate innovation factors, and help Zhangjiagang open a new chapter for innovation and entrepreneurship. His message is given below:
Have a great ambition, create great business, and make Zhangjiagang more beautiful;
Expect a bright future, reach all directions, and help Shazhou leap forward.
In the witness of the guests, Innovation Base (Zhangjiagang) powered by Tsinghua THTI was officially opened upon unveiling by Cao Yingfei, Deputy Director of Zhangjiagang High-tech Zone Management Committee, and Shui Tengfei, Assistant to President of THTI.
Subsequently, the contracts for six projects were signed and would settle in Innovation Base (Zhangjiagang) powered by Tsinghua THTI.
Signing of contracts for the first batch of projects to be settled
Signing of contracts for the second batch of projects to be settled
At the event, special guests Xiang Hui, Deputy Secretary-General of China Machinery Industry Federation, and Ouyang Zheng, Dean of the Department of Precision Instruments of Tsinghua University, gave speeches on "Enabling Hydrogen Energy Industry, Promoting Regional Development" and "Sic-tech Innovation and Technological entrepreneurship", respectively.
Xiang Hui, Deputy Secretary-General of China Machinery Industry Federation
Ouyang Zheng, Dean of the Department of Precision Instruments of Tsinghua University
In the end, the guests visited the hub and learned about its operation, and communicated with some settled enterprises.
On the same day of the opening ceremony, a TI roadshow brand event was also held in Innovation Base (Zhangjiagang) powered by Tsinghua THTI, where representatives from six high-quality projects competed on the same stage and had deep exchanges with the relevant guests.
Localization and batch production of Fenergy hydrogen fuel cells: the project team members are from the Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, Tsinghua University and Energy Internet Research Institute, Tsinghua University. The products have been applied to new energy vehicles and unmanned aerial vehicles. Its customers include the top vehicle enterprises such as Geely Automobile and King-long Bus, as well as leading domestic power system integration companies such as Hangzhou HydroT Tech and Jiaxing D. R. Power.
Production of bipolar plates for fuel cells: it is devoted to processing equipment in the hydrogen energy industry, with a focus on the development of internationally leading technologies and equipment such as bipolar plates for fuel cells and polar plate coating technology; it provides domestic and foreign customers with polar plate coating processing and sells coating equipment to them.
Zhihui Xinlian "RFID Chips": the company focuses on the R&D and promotion of low-cost and ultra-low-power-consumption IoT chips, and is able to provide customers with turn-key solutions; its products involve RF, analog and digital circuit design, and software development.
Intelligent equipment for biomass extraction and purification technology: it employs chemical technologies such as air heat pump, cascade utilization of cold and heat sources, low-temperature circulation, negative pressure evaporation, etc., and automatic control devices to realize modular integration of the processes such as extraction, evaporation, crystallization and recovery, thus providing full-automatic, low-energy consumption, zero-emission, small-scale extraction intelligent application equipment and production; at present, the prototype of evaporator has been developed and manufactured, and has been successfully put on the market.
Multi-gear dual-clutch automatic transmission: Yingtuo Likong Automotive Transmission is committed to the R&D, production, sale and technical services of multi-gear dual-clutch automatic transmission (2eDCT) and electric drive assembly (motor + motor controller MCU + transmission (2eDCT) + TCU) for new energy vehicles.
As one of the events for the opening of Innovation Base (Zhangjiagang) powered by Tsinghua THTI - the Technical Seminar on Manufacturing Equipment for Fuel Cells and Key Components & the Symposium of Fuel Cell Manufacturing Enterprises was successfully held the day before yesterday. This event will further deepen the in-depth integration of THTI and Zhangjiagang in the hydrogen energy industry, technology and talents, driving Zhangjiagang's high-quality economic development.
In the future, Innovation Base (Zhangjiagang) powered by Tsinghua THTI will combine THTI's global network layout and innovation & entrepreneurship service capabilities, give full play to its resource advantages, strengthen entrepreneurship service coverage, and inject new momentum and vitality into Zhangjiagang City.
Innovation Base (Zhangjiagang) powered by Tsinghua THTI
Innovation Base (Zhangjiagang) powered by Tsinghua THTI serves as a talent hub for the three core industries, i.e. electronic information, hydrogen energy and high-end equipment. It offers 4109m2 incubation space, and has three core areas, i.e., roadshow and testing area, talent & enterprise incubation area and high-tech enterprise growth acceleration area. Furthermore, the base also reserves high-quality factory buildings for the industrialization of entrepreneurship projects.
Pictures of the base