On May 18, 2020, the "5·18" Baoding Industrial Chain and Innovation Chain Online Investment Promotion Conference was held in Baoding Shenzhen High-tech Innovation Industrial Park. Dr. Cindy Cui, chairman of Launching Pad New Silicon Valley Offshore Development Center, was invited to attend the promotion conference and delivered a speech through video connection in Silicon Valley, California.
Leaders of Hebei Provincial Department of Commerce, Provincial Department of Science and Technology, and Provincial Department of Industry and Information Technology delivered speeches at the meeting through video connection. Baoding Municipal Party Secretary Dang Xiaolong delivered a speech, and Guo Jianying, Deputy Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee and Mayor, introduced the overall situation of Baoding's industrial chain and innovation chain. Experts, scholars and industry elites from Beijing Branch of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of semiconductors of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen Investment Holding, Launching Pad New Silicon Valley Offshore Development Center and Eurasian Institute attended the online conference.
Dr. Cindy Cui briefly reviewed the cooperation and exchange process between Baoding and Launching Pad. In May 2018, Baoding Overseas Talents Innovation and Entrepreneurship Base was established in Launching Pad. In June of the same year, “US Silicon Valley Offshore Incubator Baoding Representative Office” was established in Baoding, which is the first offshore entrepreneurship and innovation base for overseas talents in Hebei Province. It is also the only important reform experimental pilot designated by the government of Hebei Province in the Reform Pilot Zones in Shijiazhuang, Baoding and Langfang, marking the opening of comprehensive cooperation between Baoding and Launching Pad.
Over the past two years, the cooperation between the two sides has been continuously deepened. Launching Pad has given full play to its unique international platform advantages in Silicon Valley in the United States, by holding international innovation forum, project roadshow, investment, talent introduction, scientific and technological achivements transformation, acceleration of offshore incubation, and establishment of sister cities, etc., have played an important role for Baoding's development strategy of integrating internationally and " Go out, and bring in". Baoding, a city with a long history, profound heritage, superior location and diversified industries, has unlimited development potential in the future!
The outbreak of the epidemic has made the situation of international exchanges become even more severe, and Sino-US exchanges and cooperation have been greatly affected. As a bridge for cooperation between China and the U.S., Launching Pad will continue to strengthen cooperation with Baoding to jointly build an international industrial demonstration park with artificial intelligence, high-end intelligent manufacturing, clean energy, culture, education, sports as its core, to create an international ecological environment of scientific and technological innovation in Baoding!