The Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) was jointly established by CAS, the Shenzhen municipal government and the Chinese University of Hong Kong in February 2006, comprise 9 institutes and numerous other labs and facilities.
SIAT aims to enhance the innovative capacity of the equipment manufacturing and service industries in the Guangdong-Hong Kong region, promote the development of emerging industries possessing their own proprietary intellectual property, and become a world-class industrial research institute.
It is also home to 9 national innovation labs, 26 key labs and platforms at the provincial level and 79 key labs and platforms at the municipal level.
Over the past 12 years, SIAT has made significant achievements in human resource development, academic research and technology commercialization. SIAT’s staff is 2876 now, as well as more than 1077 students. Among SIAT’s staff are 14 IEEE fellows, 2 CAS academicians, 12 fellows of the National Thousand Talents Program and three Leading Scientists of Guangdong. A total of 32 researchers from SIAT have been selected as CAS Hundred Talents Program fellows. Furthermore, over 500 of SIAT’s scientists have a doctoral degree and 502 have overseas study or work experience.
To meet the nation’s needs in healthcare and manufacturing, SIAT focuses on emerging industries such as low-cost healthcare, service robots, electric vehicles, cloud computing, digital cities, nano-medicine, new energy and new materials.
SIAT has established partnerships with more than 1000 firms including Huawei, Midea and China International Marine Containers (Group) Ltd., among others. It has attracted over 2000 million yuan of industrial investment and incubated 727 high-technology companies.
SIAT has also established long-term cooperative ties with many foreign academic and research institutions, including Stanford University (USA), Massachu-setts Institute of Technology (MIT), NICTA (Australia), TRLabs (Canada), the University of Hamburg (Germany), the University of Southampton (UK) and many other institutions.
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