--Intro to the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology
The Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) comprise five institutes and numerous other labs and facilities. SIAT was jointly established by CAS, the Shenzhen municipal government and the Chinese University of Hong Kong in February 2006. 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.
SIAT’s main component divisions include the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Integration Technology (SIIT), the Institute of Biomedical and Health Engineering (IBHE), the Institute of Advanced Computing and Digital Engineering (IACDE), the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology (IBB) and the Guangzhou Institute of Advanced Technology (GIAT), as well as the National Engineering Laboratory of Biomedical Informatics and Healthcare and the National Engineering Laboratory of High-density Integrated Circuit Packaging Technology. It is also home to five key labs and platforms at the provincial level and 18 key labs and platforms at the municipal level.
Over the past seven years, SIAT has made significant achievements in human resource development, academic research and technology commercialization. SIAT’s staff has dramatically increased from five in March 2006 to over 1,200 in June 2013, as well as more than 800 students. Among SIAT’s staff are 14 IEEE fellows, two 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 300 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, nanomedicine, new energy and new materials.
SIAT has established partnerships with more than 500 firms including Huawei, Midea and China International Marine Containers (Group) Ltd., among others. It has attracted over 80 million yuan of industrial investment and incubated 60 high-technology companies.
SIAT has also established long-term cooperative ties with many foreign academic and research institutions, including Stanford University (USA), NICTA (Australia), TRLabs (Canada), the University of Hamburg (Germany), the University of Southampton (UK) and many other institutions.
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