2016 is the third year for the industrial cooperation program between Jiangsu Science and Technology Department (JSTD) and MIT. In order to implement the program and according to the work plan decided on mutual agreement, a business delegation including 8 Jiangsu companies organized by JSTD went to Boston and undertook exchanges with MIT professors.
Mr. Xia Bing, Deputy Director General of JSTD discussed with Mr. Karl Koster Director of MIT- ILP, and Prof. Chen Gang, Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, MIT about existing partnerships and future visions of the cooperation program. Prof. Chen Gang introduced the R&D activities of Mechanical Engineering Department, illustrating cutting-edge R&D philosophy and capabilities of the department. Representatives from 8 Jiangsu companies specialized in medicine, electronic power automation, new materials, etc. undertook exchanges with MIT professors, discussed the current partnerships and explored new cooperation opportunities.
During exchanges and site visits, Jiangsu Delegation was impressed by MIT professors’ exploring spirit in the frontiers and R&D capabilities in interdisciplinary research. Some companies have reached cooperative intent with MIT professors.
The delegation then also paid a visit to University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and learnt its research focuses, which will lead to possiblepotential collaboration in the future.”