Rail Transit Innovation for the Dream of the City
Kick-Off Meeting of the First URIC 2017 Held in Beijing
On Sep. 19, guided by China Association for Science and Technology, High Tech Research and Development Center of Ministry of Science and Technology, China Civil Engineering Society, and China Society for the Promotion of Science and Technology Commercialization, the kick-off meeting for the first Urban Rail Transit Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition ( URIC2017 ) initiated and sponsored jointly by UCD and Beijing Jiaotong University, Tsinghua University, Tongji University and Southwest Jiaotong University, was held in Beijing.
The URIC2017 is aimed at carrying out thoroughly the development concept of'Innovation, Coordination, Green, Openness and Sharing', fostering a competition of rail transit innovation and entrepreneurship on the national level, amassing technological, human and capital resources, and building a platform of cooperation between governments, institutes of higher learning, enterprises and social resources, so as to bring about the accelerated transformation, popularization and application of scientific and technological achievements.
The theme of the competition is'Rail Transit Innovation for the Dream of the City'. While improving people's traveling efficacy and quality of life, urban rail transit also carries the dream of many people as well as the'Chinese Dream' for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. The competition will be an arena of'Reality Show'for rail transit'makers'to strike up thoughts and ideas, exchange achievements and exhibit graceful bearing, and will become a place of origin for the cultivation of urban rail transit personnel and for the construction of the rail transit think tanks.
【Opportunities pose challenges and innovation and entrepreneurship realize the Chinese Dream】
The ceremony for the signing of the Written Proposal for Urban Rail Transit Innovation and Entrepreneurship initiated jointly by UCD and Beijing Jiaotong University, Tsinghua University, Tongji University and Southwest Jiaotong University was held at the same time. By dint of URIC2017, the written proposal calls on the whole industry to focus on the forefront of the industry, innovation of key technologies and product R&D to foster the platform for integrated collaborative innovation by manufacturers, schools, research institutes and users. More than 200 honored guests from guiding institutions, sponsors, related proprietors and important investment organizations attended the kick-off meeting and witnessed the moment together.
【Innovation and entrepreneurship go mates with you】
Urban rail transit plays an important part in people's lives. While extremely facilitating people's traveling, urban rail transit radically improves the quality and standards of urban life and promotes the economic development and commercial prosperity. Reviewing the past in retrospect, we see great changes and splendid achievements featuring the urban rail transit over one hundred years. Particularly in recent 20 years, China's urban rail transit industry has flourished with the scale and speed of construction rarely seen in the world. There have been a wide variety of systems featured by subway, light rail, tramcar, monorail and maglev in China, where remarkable achievements have been scored in technological innovation, core equipment have been made independently, construction technologies come out top in the world, and operation technology indicators hold a leading position across the globe. All these are closely linked to rail transit workers' constant innovation. In recent years, 'popular entrepreneurship and innovation'has become the keywords for the development of China. As the pillar industry of the national economy, the urban rail transit industry is also an important 'battlefield' for China's national innovation and development strategy.
Started officially on Sep. 19, URIC2017 will last 4 months. Preliminary screening of projects, quarter-final and final contest are three stages of the competition. Beijing serves as the main competition area, while co-host districts have been set up in North China, East China, South China and West China. Participants are required to sign up for the competition and deliver project data through the official media www.chinametro.net and the official account of www.chinametro.net. The co-host districts will make preliminary screening of the signup data online and will make public the results of the preliminary screening at the end of October. The quarter-finals and the training will be conducted in November. The final contest and the award ceremony are expected to take place in Beijing in the beginning of December. After the award ceremony, URIC2017 organizers will make continuous special coverage of the winning projects to build the competition into a first-class urban rail transit innovation and entrepreneurship brand, and will organize the exhibition of achievements, capital matchup, and industrial connection to facilitate the actualize the fruitful results of the competition.
While the whole country is engaged in the popular entrepreneurship and innovation drive and the urban rail transit industry has been growing vigorously in China, the URIC2017 takes place in the right time. URIC is a specific move to respond to the national entrepreneurship and innovation strategy and will play a positive role in boosting the technological advancement, talent cultivation and sustainable development of the urban rail transit industry！
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