New agreement strengthens tech innovation between Birmingham and China

(L-R) Mr Xiaodong Ye,  Deputy Director of Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Equipment of JITRI, Professor Jon Frampton, Director of the University of Birmingham’s China Institute and Professor Qing Liu, President of JITRI

The University of Birmingham (UoB) and Jiangsu Industry Technology Research Institute (JITRI) have signed a new ¥6,000,000 agreement to develop innovative equipment that will help researchers test the strength of microparticles.

伯明翰大学(UoB)和江苏省产业技术研究院(JITRI)今日签署了一份金额为600万人民币的合作协议,共同开发新型微粒能量测试设备。

Both partners will work together on the project that could see the instrument developed by experts in Birmingham and Nanjing being sold to research institutes across China and, ultimately, around the globe.

双方将齐心协力,向中国乃至全球范围内的研发机构推广由伯明翰大学和这家位于南京的专业机构携手研发的设备。

The agreement was signed at a special ceremony in Birmingham by Professor Qing Liu, President of JITRI, Mr Xiaodong Ye, Deputy Director of Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Equipment at JITRI and Professor Jon Frampton, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (China) and Director of the University of Birmingham’s China Institute.

产研院院长刘庆(Qing Liu)教授、产研院机器人与智能装备技术研究所副所长叶晓东(Xiaodong Ye)以及英国伯明翰大学执行副校长兼伯明翰大学中国学院主任约翰·范普顿(Jon Frampton)教授在伯明翰大学举行的特别签约仪式上签署了这一合作协议。

Professor Zhibing Zhang, Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham will lead the work, which is financially supported by JITRI for three years. The project is the result of an initial agreement signed between the partners in Nanjing during University of Birmingham Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir David Eastwood’s visit to JITRI in November 2016.

本项目由江苏省产业技术研究院出资3年资助,并由伯明翰大学化学工程学院张志兵教授主持。双方于201611月在伯明翰大学校长大卫·伊斯特伍德到访南京的时候签署了初步协议,最终达成项目合作。

Professor Jon Frampton said: “Today’s agreement is testament to the exciting partnership developing between the University of Birmingham and JITRI. We look forward to seeing the results of this project enhance nanoparticle research in the UK, China and around the world.

约翰·范普顿(Jon Frampton)教授说:今天,协议的签署体现了伯明翰大学和江苏省产业技术研究院之间建立了令人振奋的合作关系。我们期望项目研究成果能够起到促进英中两国乃至全球纳米研究的作用。

“The University of Birmingham’s reputation in China continues to grow as our researchers foster strong partnerships across the globe. We are honoured to work with JITRI in helping to drive global innovation and manufacturing progress.”

他还表示,伯明翰大学在中国的人气越来越高,同时我方科研人员正在全球建立稳固的伙伴关系。我们很荣幸能够与江苏省产业技术研究院共同推动全球创新和生产过程。

The partnership is intended to help both institutions work together on research, development and demonstration activities that will help to bring new products to global markets.

该伙伴关系的建立,旨在促进双方共同开展研究、开发和示范活动,促进新产品的国际市场推广。

It also helps to strengthen links between Jiangsu Province and the City of Birmingham in working together on other areas industrial research and development, such as advanced manufacturing and electronic information systems.

同时,这也有利于加强江苏省和伯明翰大学在其他工业研发领域的合作,如先进制造和电子信息系统。

Professor Qing Liu, President of JITRI, said: “JITRI’s goal is to make the top scientific research results be actually applied by building relationships with leading universities around the world and also help scientists to achieve their ideas. The successful cooperation of the project is an important breakthrough. We hope that in the future there will be more project teams to come to cooperate with JITRI and specialized institutes of JITRI.”

产研院刘庆院长说:产研院的主要目的就是通过与世界上高水平大学建立联系和帮助科学家实现他们的想法从而获得顶尖的科研成果。这个项目成功的合作是一个重要的突破。我们希望将来会有更多项目团队和产研院以及下属的科研机构进行合作。

Following the signing JITRI representatives met top University of Birmingham researchers in the fields of 3D scanning, railway technology and automotive engineering – including Professor Kyle Jiang.

在签署合作协议后,产研院代表们与伯明翰大学来自三维扫瞄、铁路技术和汽车工程等领域的顶尖研究团队会面,包括伯明翰大学机械工程学院的姜开春教授(Kyle Jiang)。

Professor Qing Liu was accompanied by Dr. Haisheng Sun, Director of Resource Development Department; Dr. Sonny Xu, UK Representative of JITRI; Xiaodong Ye, Deputy Director of Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Equipment; Penny Low, Senior Industry Consultant; and Xin Yao, from the Resource Development Department.

陪同刘庆教授一同出席的还有资源开发部主任孙海生博士、产研院英国代表Sunny Xu博士、机器人与智能装备技术研究所副所长叶晓东、高级产业经济顾问Penny Low以及资源开发部姚鑫。

JITRI sponsors research collaboration with Chinese and global universities in a range of areas, including: advanced materials; biotechnology and new medicine; environmental protection; next generation information technology and software; and innovative equipment manufacturing.

此外,产研院还资助了与国内外院校一系列广泛的科研合作,涉及先进材料、生物技术、新医药、环境保护、新一代信息技术和软件、以及创新设备制造等领域

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