Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Dreaming of the Greater Bay Area (Tidal Wave Greater Bay Area)

author:Yunnan Net

Original title: Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Dreaming of the Greater Bay Area (Tidal Surge Greater Bay Area)

Editor's note: The 14th Five-Year Plan and the 2035 long-term goal outline clearly stipulate that "strengthening the coordinated development of industry, education and research in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao" and supporting "the formation of an international science and technology innovation center in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area". Today, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area is striving to build a global highland of scientific and technological innovation and promote the development of emerging industries. In this hot land, the fiery practice of scientific and technological innovation, innovation and entrepreneurship is advancing every day.

Chen Furong, Dean of Shenzhen Futian Research Institute, City University of Hong Kong:

"Shenzhen-Hong Kong cooperation to achieve '1+1 greater than 2'"

"This high-space-time resolution electron microscope is a product that we have completely independent intellectual property rights." In the exhibition hall of the Shenzhen Futian Research Institute of the City University of Hong Kong, Dean Chen Furong pointed to the prototype produced not long ago and said happily: "Shenzhen-Hong Kong cooperation to achieve '1 + 1 is greater than 2', which is another typical result of Hong Kong's research and development and Shenzhen transformation." ”

Spanning a total of 3.89 square kilometres across Shenzhen and Hong Kong, the Hetao Shenzhen-Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation Zone is full of vitality. In recent years, scientists and entrepreneurs from Hong Kong have set foot on this hot land, setting off a wave of scientific and technological innovation, innovation and entrepreneurship.

"In recent years, the question I think about the most is how to make good use of the advantages of Shenzhen and Hong Kong to achieve the effect of '1+1 is greater than 2'." Chen Furong believes that to promote the development of high-tech industries, talents, technology, capital, markets and other elements are indispensable. "Hong Kong's advantages in basic research, original innovation and intellectual property protection are superimposed with Shenzhen's strong competitiveness in applied research, R&D investment, industrial clusters and other aspects, forming a strong synergy to promote the transformation of scientific and technological achievements."

"Futian Research Institute aims at cutting-edge basic research, focuses on the three major areas of high-space-time resolution electron microscopy, 4D printing, and precision diagnosis and treatment technology, integrates the resources of Shenzhen and Hong Kong, and is currently developing smoothly." Chen Furong introduced.

In recent years, more and more young people from Hong Kong have come to Futian Research Institute.

Dr. Chen Yan, a post-90s doctor, is the leader of the high-space-resolution electron microscopy project team. "The close interaction between the 'twin cities' will attract more young people in Hong Kong to participate in the industrial upgrading and integrated development of Shenzhen-Hong Kong cooperation." Chen Yan said.

Associate researcher Cao Zhao Wenbo came to Futian Research Institute with his mentor, aiming at the industrialization of 4D ceramic printing technology. Previously, due to site and funding constraints in Hong Kong, the project has not been able to carry out further tests. Now, he has a new opportunity.

Today, in the Hetao Shenzhen-Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation Zone, the combination of "Hong Kong University Scientific Research + Shenzhen Innovation Industry" is bearing fruitful results: 5 Hong Kong universities have laid out here, and more than 140 high-end scientific research projects have been substantively promoted and landed; In the future, a number of important platforms in scientific research fields, such as the National Major Science and Technology Infrastructure Project of the Future Network Test Facility, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Digital Economy Research Institute, and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Big Data Research Institute, have been settled successively...... (Reporter Cheng Yuanzhou)

Dr Ni Jingyun, Ph.D. in Traditional Chinese Medicine, University of Macau:

"Integrating TCM regimen into daily life"

Hengqin, Zhuhai, Guangdong, across the water from Macao, has a refreshing breeze and a rush of enthusiasm. Ni Jingyun, a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine at the University of Macau, realized her "Dream of Chinese Medicine" here.

"As Macao people, we should seize the rare historical opportunity at present and do something meaningful to the development and inheritance of Chinese medicine." In September 2021, Zhuhai Hengqin Aoye Health Technology Co., Ltd., founded by Ni Jingyun and his partner, was registered and established in Hengqin, mainly engaged in the research and development and production of traditional Chinese medicine eye health products.

"Come to Hengqin, find the right place!" Seven years ago in the summer, Ni Jingyun made up her mind to come to Hengqin to pursue her dreams. Hengqin, which is separated from the school by a wall, is a hot land for officials to start a business.

"Out of my love for Chinese medicine, I want to combine the ancient recipes of Chinese medicine with modern technology, and use new perspectives and product forms to integrate Chinese medicine into daily life." Ni Jingyun talked about her original intention of starting a business.

In September 2021, the "Overall Plan for the Construction of Hengqin Guangdong-Macao In-depth Cooperation Zone" was released, which clearly "focuses on building a world-class traditional Chinese medicine production base and innovation highland". This is a new opportunity for the development of Hengqin, and also a new opportunity for the development of traditional Chinese medicine. Ni Jingyun was pleased to find that her "dream of traditional Chinese medicine" had an unprecedented broad stage, "in the surging wave of the construction of the Hengqin Guangdong-Macao Deep Cooperation Zone, I feel that there is a force pushing me forward." ”

"At present, our company has listed 5 products, and 8 health food and drug projects are still in the research and development stage. Scientific research achievements have been declared 7 patents, of which 3 are invention patents and 2 are utility model patents. Speaking of the company's development, Ni Jingyun is full of confidence.

Nowadays, in the Hengqin Guangdong-Macao Cooperation Traditional Chinese Medicine Science and Technology Industrial Park, the innovation atmosphere of "traditional Chinese medicine + technology" is getting stronger and stronger, and more than 200 pharmaceutical and health enterprises jointly constitute a huge industrial cluster of traditional Chinese medicine industry scientific and technological innovation and industry-university-research cooperation. "There are many preferential policies in the cooperation zone, which have played a very important role in promoting the development of enterprises. We will increase our research and development efforts, recruit more outstanding talents, and contribute to the moderate and diversified development of Macao's economy with practical actions! Ni Jingyun said. (Reporter Cheng Long)

Post-90s Hong Kong entrepreneurial youth Wu Jiahui:

"Create a warm home for entrepreneurs"

Wu Jiahui, a post-90s youth from Hong Kong and the founder of the "Time Desk" co-working space, came to the office in Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, early in the morning.

"My goal is to create a warm home for entrepreneurs." Five years ago, Wu Jiahui came to Guangzhou to create a "time table" co-working space to provide business leasing, business consulting, policy docking, technical support and other services for the settled enterprises and projects. "'Time table' means 'combination of time and space'. People from different companies can not only save rental costs, but also share information, knowledge, skills, ideas, social circles, etc. with other teams, which should be welcomed by entrepreneurial youth. Wu Jiahui introduced.

With the efforts of Wu Jiahui and the team, the "time table" has grown from a concept on paper to an innovation and entrepreneurship base: in 2018, together with the "Tianhe District Hong Kong and Macao Youth Home", an entrepreneurial base was built; In 2021, nansha Chuangxiang Bay "Time Table" opened; In 2022, the old cotton spinning factory factory on Yuancun Street in Tianhe District, Guangzhou will be transformed into a "super city living room", and new formats such as libraries, unmanned gyms, specialty coffees and innovation and entrepreneurship bases in the Greater Bay Area will be integrated... At present, there are more than 40 Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan youth projects landing on the "time table", including 3 high-tech enterprises.

The reporter learned that the shared charging treasure brand "Wake Up", which settled in the "Time Table", has established cooperative relations with a number of supermarkets and subways, covering nearly 100 cities in the mainland; Hong Kong Wanyu Technology Co., Ltd. through the ultra-high density LED strip rotation, so that consumers to achieve naked eye 3D, to create a 3D hanging image system, won the 2021 Hong Kong Information and Communication Technology Award..." 'Time Table' helped enterprises save a lot of time and cost, from the pre-design and decoration of office space, to the later stage to provide value-added services such as professional consulting for market talents, the service of 'Time Desk' allows my team to focus on product improvement and market expansion." Xie Jiansong, CEO of Wake Up, said.

"For entrepreneurs, the times and the stage are very important. In the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, as long as we young entrepreneurs in Hong Kong and Macao work hard enough and have the spirit of innovation, we will certainly be able to seize opportunities and realize our dreams. Wu Jiahui said. (Reporter Luo Aihua)

Zhang Junbin, a young entrepreneurial youth of post-90s science and technology enterprises:

"The Greater Bay Area brings us great opportunities"

At 5 p.m., in the Songshan Lake Ecological Park in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, more than a dozen large trucks were parked outside the warehouse of Yun Whale Intelligent Technology (Dongguan) Co., Ltd., and the neatly stacked white boxes were sent into the warehouse by forklifts shuttling back and forth and sent to all parts of the country.

"These are the intelligent sweeping and dragging robots that we have developed and produced in-house. Don't look at its small size, it has hundreds of patents in it. Zhang Junbin, the 32-year-old founder and CEO of Yun Whale, told reporters with a smile.

In Songshan Lake Science City, the Dongguan Municipal Government introduced the team of Li Zexiang, a professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, to build a robot industry base. As of now, the base has incubated 60 technology companies with a total revenue of more than 5.6 billion yuan by 2021. Zhang Junbin's career began here. In 2015, Zhang Junbin, who graduated from graduate school, held the mentality of trying it out and submitted his resume to Professor Li Zexiang and opened his own entrepreneurial path.

"As One of the first entrepreneurs introduced by Professor Li to the base, we just started to face a lot of difficulties. I wanted to develop a 'sweeping and dragging integrated robot' that could wash the mop cloth myself, but there were too many technical problems to overcome. Zhang Junbin introduced that in the research and development of the first generation of Yun Whale products, the shape of the light mop was changed more than 20 times, and more than 200 times were tested before and after." Once, when the product was about to be launched, we suddenly found that the circular mop would leave a seam in the middle when mopping the floor. Some colleagues suggested changing the triangular mop, but once the adjustment was made, the product listing time was delayed by at least 3 months, which would also cause the company to lose millions of yuan. After discussing with the team, Zhang Junbin finally made up his mind: "Change! ”

Nowadays, the two generations of sweeping and dragging robots introduced by Cloud Whale to the market are triangular, and the two pieces of cloth are crossed and rotated to mop the floor, and the middle is seamlessly connected. "This year's '618', the sales of the two products on the whole platform reached 400 million yuan. The big sale of the product also proves that our persistence is right. Zhang Junbin said.

In the past 6 years, Yun Whale's innovation spans multiple fields such as three-dimensional perception, artificial intelligence object recognition, and big data applications, and has applied for more than 400 technical patents.

Zhang Junbin attributed the achievements to the excellent innovation and entrepreneurship ecology of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, "Taking our cloud whale as an example, it was incubated by the HKUST team, set up a research and development center in Shenzhen, and obtained strong industrialization support in the Pearl River Delta region." The Greater Bay Area brings us great opportunities! (Reporter He Linping)