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On November 14, the 16th China (Wuxi) International Design Expo & the awarding meeting of the 21st China Patent Award (Design) was held in Wuxi. Outstanding designers at home and abroad gathered together to discuss about plans for design development. Deng Hongsen, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization, delivered a video speech. Shen Changyu, Director of the State Intellectual Property Office, attended the meeting and delivered a speech. Ma Qiulin, Vice Governor of Jiangsu, delivered a speech. Huang Qin, Secretary of the CPC Wuxi Municipal Committee, delivered a welcome speech, and announced the opening of the Expo and awarded gold award winners together with Liu Hua, Director of the China Office of the World Intellectual Property Organization, and Hu Wenhui, Deputy Director of the Patent Office of the State Intellectual Property Office. Xu Yiping, Director of the Standing Committee of the Wuxi Municipal People’s Congress, and Zhou Minwei, Chairman of the Wuxi Municipal Committee of the CPPCC, attended the opening ceremony. Zhang Lefu, Deputy Secretary General of the Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government, presided over the opening ceremony.
According to Mr. Huang Qin, Wuxi will take this Expo as a new starting point and cooperate with all walks of life to build a “highland” of innovation, accelerate the construction of the Taihu Bay Science and Technology Innovation Area and integrate innovative design into technology R&D, manufacturing, commercial operation and other fields, so as to stimulate innovation vitality and industrial technology. Wuxi will deeply develop the "source" of innovation, actively introduce top talents at home and abroad, including designers, strengthen technical demand and supply exchange around IPR and actively build innovation alliances and improve the innovation ecosystem, so as to provide a better and larger platform for all kinds of top talents. Wuxi will also comprehensively build an innovation "shield", accelerate the construction of the China (Wuxi) IPR Protection Center, build a closed-loop system for protection of IPR and solve the worries of innovation of various market players.
This Expo was sponsored by the State Intellectual Property Office, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government, and organized by the Intellectual Property Office of Jiangsu Province, the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Science and Technology and the Wuxi Municipal People’s Government. The Expo realized a new exhibition mode of online and offline integration through the integrated platform. Through the 3D exhibition hall system, event live broadcast system, exhibitor service system, negotiation and signing system and otehr advanced technologies, the Expo provided personalized, all-weather and one-stop online exhibitions. During the event, Wuxi will hold 3 advanced industrial forums, namely the Innovation Design Forum, the Design and IPR Protection Forum and the Additive Manufacturing Innovation Forum, as well as the awarding ceremony of the 9th "Taihu Award" Design Competition.
Jiang Hong, Deputy Director of the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Science and Technology, Zhi Suping, Director of the Intellectual Property Office of Jiangsu Province, leaders of Wuxi Mr. Zhu Aixun and Ms. Gao Yaguang, Chen Wei, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and President of Jiangnan University, persons in charge of the China Office of the World Intellectual Property Organization and IPR departments of the country and some provinces, cities and districts, experts and scholars in the field of design at home and abroad and relevant persons in charge of well-known universities and enterprises attended the meeting.
Before the opening ceremony, the distinguished guests went to the exhibition and visited four major thematic exhibition areas enthusiastically. A large number of unique designs and exquisite craftsmanship products from domestic and overseas and local enterprises impressed them a lot. They experienced the aesthetics of technology and life and the vigorous vitality of local design in Wuxi. (Photo/Wuxi Daily)