Based on the collaboration agreement between Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Shenzhen Municipal Government, signed on Jan 10, 2006, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SIAT) was officially established in Sep, 2006. Dr. Fan Jianping was appointed as the first director of SIAT.
From 2006 to 2008, three sub-institutes had been set up successively. On Sep 22, 2006, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Integration Technology (SIIT), the first institute of SIAT, was jointly established by Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and the Shenzhen Municipal Government. On Aug 15, 2007, the second Institute of Biomedical and Health Engineering (IBHE) was founded. One year later, the Institute of Advanced Computing and Digital Engineering (IACDE) was established. After three-year continuous efforts, SIAT has formed a interdependent structure of “three research institutes and two support centers” . The number of staff has grown up from 5 in 2006 to 374 in 2009.
On May 22, 2009, SIAT moved into its new campus in Shenzhen University Town from its old office in Shekou. SIAT opened a new page on its history.