Zhangjiang puts int'l technology trade front and center at fair

Updated:2018-04-24By Zhuan Ti (China Daily)

A group of cutting-edge technologies and scientific products from the Shanghai National Innovation Demo Zone was presented at the recent 6th China (Shanghai) International Technology Fair (CSITF).

The fair, which closed in Shanghai over the weekend, was co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the State Intellectual Property Office and the Shanghai Municipal Government. The CSITF is an annual national-level professional fair focused on international technology trade.

This year, a total of 35 hi-tech enterprises from Zhangjiang presented their latest innovation fruits during the three day event. The products and technologies covered various emerging industries, such as artificial intelligence, big data, healthcare, biopharmaceuticals and environmental protection.

For example, the wearable robot Fourier X1 developed by technology company Fourier Intelligence can assist disabled people with walking. The capsule-sized robot developed by Shanghai Ankon Technologies Co Ltd can perform precise operations inside a patient's stomach without pain. A medical big data platform developed by Biotecan Biomedical Technology Co Ltd provides a precise focus on people's healthcare issues with medicine identification. Flyingwings Intelligent Robot Technology developed the AI family robot Weila3, which provides new dining experiences.  

As a vital element for Shanghai to build itself into a global scientific innovation hub, Zhangjiang has constantly promoted technological innovation and scientific progress with a series of favorable policies and measures, said a Zhangjiang official.

Zhangjiang also organized an AI summit and new product releases during the fair for the benefit of more than 200 attending hi-tech enterprises, technical agents and investment organizations.

With a total area of 35,000 square meters, this year's fair attracted more than 900 leading domestic and overseas hi-tech enterprises and trade service groups. About 55,000 visitors were on hand, 5 percent up from last year. More than 80 percent of them were professionals, according to CSITF officials.