博鳌亚洲论坛国际科技与创新论坛第二届大会

The 2 Conference of the International Science, Technology and Innovation Forum of Boao Forum for Asia

Innovation Empowers Sustainable Development

Affected by the pandemic. the date of the 2nd conference shown on the website is based on the original schedule.
Please noted that the exact date will be announced later.

The International Science, Technology and Innovation Forum of Boao Forum for Asia

Since the 21st century, the world has witnessed unprecedented intensification and dynamism in science,technology and innovation, and a new round of sci-tech revolution and industrial transformation is profoundly changing the world. However, the world is still confronted with many economic, social and environmental problems and challenges. STI are powerful means to address these problems and challenges and important forces to promote sustainable development of the world. Countries and regions around the world consider innovation promotion and deepening of international sci-tech exchanges and cooperation as significant means to enhance independent innovation capabilities and internationalcompetitiveness. This poses new requirements and challenges to global sci-tech governance, and thus the rules and systems need to be reshaped and improved.

Chinese President Xi Jinping pointed out that science and technology is the primary productive force and innovation is the first driving force leading development. Facing the opportunities and challenges of world economic and social development, developing countries represented by China adhere to pursuing the path of independent innovation and demonstrate their innovative strength in a number of sci-tech fields, gradually becoming significant global innovation powers.

At present, Boao Forum for Asia is at a time of reform, innovation and carrying forward the cause pioneered by predecessors and forging ahead into the future. Focusing on Asia and facing the world, BFA has always maintained its role as an economic forum. At the same time, it has kept abreast of the times and actively expanded to new economic forms and cutting-edge international topics such as health, science, technology and innovation, education, culture and media. Under the circumstances, aiming to build a comprehensive and high-level dialogue and cooperation platform in the fields of sci-tech innovation for the political, business and academic communities, BFA has decided to hold the International Science, Technology and Innovation Forum to better promote international exchanges and cooperation in STI fields, advance the building of a new framework of global governance of science and technology, and contribute to the fulfillment of the 2030 Agenda for SDGs of the United Nations.

Venue

Zhuhai is located on the southwest bank of Pearl River estuary in Guangdong province, bordering Hong Kong to the east and Macao to the south. Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) makes Zhuhai the only city that connects Hong Kong and Macao to China’s mainland by land, and plays a significant role in the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA).

As one of the earliest special economic zones in China, Zhuhai unleashes greater dividends by reform. In 2020, the city’s GDP reached 348.194 billion yuan, ranking first in China for sustainable development for three consecutive years. It has also been selected as one of China's Top 10 Happiest Cities.

Zhuhai has always given top priority to ecological development, becoming a charming and livable city with greenway network system linking over 700 urban parks. Zhuhai was granted the Dubai International Award for Best Practice in Improving the Living Environment by the United Nations Center for Human Settlements. It is the sole city that as a whole cracked China's top 40 tourist attractions relying on overall cityscape.

Wednesday, December 15th
11:30 - 13:30Buffet Lunch
 
7:00 - 22:00Registration
 
13:30 - 15:15Women Scientist Roundtable (Invited Delegates Only)

- Women’s power is indispensable for accelerating sci-tech innovation. More and more women participate in the development of the STI industry, playing an increasingly important role in the development of science and innovation.

- The topic “Women’s Power in the STI Field” explores how to improve the support for female STI talents, expand the proportion of female participating in STI projects, optimize the structure and expand the scale of female STI talent team, and contribute women’s power to the STI field.

- People are the key factors of sci-tech innovation. Only by actively encouraging women to engage in sci-tech innovation and improve research capabilities, can we make STI projects more practical and applicable.

- With the enhancement of women’s power, the number of women-related STI products and related fields will continue to increase, thus creating a good social environment for promoting women’s value development and gender equality in society.

13:30 - 15:15Session 1 Impetus for Innovation – 5G Technology and Its Application

- 5G breeds a subversive technological revolution, and it will deeply change the future society. What kind of changes will 5G innovative technology bring to our future life and what life application scenarios will it have?

- Seizing the opportunity of 5G and accelerating the digital transformation and upgrading of traditional industries based on 5G will open up the digital economy era. How will 5G reshape the traditional industries and what industrial application scenarios will it have?

- This session also focuses on the current R&D status of key technology and future application prospect of 6G technology.

15:45 - 17:30Session 2 Cooperation on Innovation – Intellectual Property Right in the Innovation of Science and Technology

- With the development of scientific and technological globalization, technological competition and international cooperation are interpenetrating, facing both opportunities and challenges. As the basic guarantee to stimulate innovation and international conventional regulation, the intellectual property (IP) system greatly influences the trend of scientific and technological innovation.

- This session discusses the global IP strategy layout and IP protection for technology enterprises, thus creating a new situation of IP development under the new era, in order to better play the role of the IP system as a basic guarantee to stimulate innovation and help build a global leading IP service chain.

- This session focuses on the new trend in international cooperation and competition of IP, plans and promotes IP innovation and development with an international perspective and facilitates the reform and construction of the IPR global governance system.

18:00 - 20:00Buffet Dinner
 
19:30 - 20:30Meeting between China and Foreign STI Entrepreneur (Invited Delegates Only)
 
19:30 - 21:00Scientist Salon (Invited Delegates Only)

 

Thursday, December 16th
8:30 - 10:15Session 3 Innovation and Life – Innovative Medicines and Classical Prescription

- Utilizing the advantages of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and promoting the internationalization of TCM values are helpful to build a human health community, thus better benefiting people around the world. Promoting the international spread of TCM is not only the trend of the times, but also the need of the world. 

- Traditional Chinese medicine has great curative effect and significance in the prevention and treatment of common diseases, frequently occurring disease, chronic diseases and major diseases. Its integration with the achievements of modern medicine will effectively improve the theory and research level of TCM industry, which is also the way for its sustainable and healthy development.

- By the virtue of flexible system, open market and superior policies, Macao grasps these advantages to support the construction of TCM science and technology industry. This move not only bring new opportunities for the integrated innovation development of TCM industry in the GBA area, but also promotes TCM towards modernization and internationalization.

8:30 - 10:15Session 4 Cooperation on Innovation – STI Propels Global Public Health Security

- Since the beginning of 2020, the sudden COVID-19 pandemic has swept the world and taken away millions of lives worldwide, posing a serious threat to people’s health and wreaking havoc on the global economy and normal life.

- The achievements of China’s pandemic prevention measures are highly regarded, and scientific and technological innovation has played an important role. Digital medical system, biomedicine, big data, AI, wearable devices, Internet of things (IoT) and other technologies are applied in pandemic prevention and control.

- Humans are facing great changes unseen in a century, while the global pandemic situation is complex and fast-changing. In response to the normalization of pandemic prevention control, and in light of public health and security problems that may arise in the future, how can we act efficiently and swiftly to fight the virus by using scientific and technological tools?

- The session also discusses the current situation of pandemic prevention in Asia and other regions of the world, and the results of vaccine research in various countries. Strengthen international cooperation to jointly serve global public health and hygiene and build a community with a shared future for mankind.

9:30 - 10:30pening Press Conference of the Second Conference of the ISTIF of the BFA and Launch of Boao Forum for Asia Innovation Report 2021
 
10:45 - 12:30Session 5 Cooperation on Innovation – Capital Boosts Scientific and Technological Innovation

- This session discusses how to promote the deep integration of finance and technological innovation from a multi-dimensional perspective, and how to make angel investment, venture capital, equity investment, technology credit, securities market and other capital forms promote high-quality technology projects.

- Enterprises are the nucleus of scientific and technological innovation. Capital empowerment is of great significance to STI enterprises.

- The value generated by capital-assisted technology will be radiated to various industries and sectors, having great value in people's livelihood, economy and society.

10:45 - 12:30Session 6 Innovation and Life – Genetic Engineering and Biomedicine

- At present, biomedicine has become a global emerging industry with great vitality and prospect. It is in the period of transformation from large-scale industrialization into rapid development, gradually becoming the world's leading economic industry.

- Genetic engineering technology has become the core content of biotechnology. Genetic engineering and its related fields will become one of the most important research directions and leading industries in the 21st century, laying a good foundation for the innovation and industrialization of biotechnology.

- This session also focuses on accelerating the construction of human resource team in the field of biomedicine, boosting the biomedical STI platform guided by precision, personalization and reproducibility, comprehensively promoting STI development of people's life and health, and supporting the development of high-quality fields of biomedical industry.

10:45 - 12:30Scientific and Technological Stimulation to Urban Renewal Roundtable (Invited Delegates Only)

- The 14th Five-Year Plan proposes to accelerate the transformation of urban development, coordinate urban planning and construction management, and improve the optimization of urban spatial structure and quality. What role will technology play in promoting urban development?

- Take the city group as an example, since the implementation of the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, building an international STI center has been one of the key construction contents. How to foster new economic growth points, how to remove institutional obstacles, and how to promote urban renewal and development in GBA will be the focus in the future.

- The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the biggest black swan incidents of this century. In the post-pandemic era, the primary consideration for urban development should be laid on how to scientifically prevent and control the pandemic, and how to drive the sustainable development of the urban economy with technology in the post- pandemic era.

- How should science and technology work to promote high-quality urban development in the direction of “people-centered”, and layout around people’s needs to make residents’ lives more comfortable?

11:00 - 12:00The Conference Presidium Meeting (Invited Delegates Only)
 
12:00 - 13:30Welcome Lunch for VIP (Invited Delegates Only)
 
12:00 - 14:00Buffet Lunch
 
15:00 - 17:30Opening Ceremony & Plenary
 
18:00 - 19:30Welcome Dinner (Invited Delegates Only)
 
18:00 - 20:00Buffet Dinner
 
19:30 - 20:30Drone Show
 
Friday, December 17th
8:30 - 11:30A Visit to Guangdong-Macao In - depth Cooperation Zone in Hengqin

Route: Hengqin New Area Exhibition Hall – Hengqin Financial Media Center (HFC) - Macao-Hengqin Youth Entrepreneurship Valley (Inno Valley HQ) – BEEPLUS Project in Hengqin International Commercial Center (ICC)

8:30 - 15:15Session 7 Innovation and Life – From Molecular Design to Materials Application

- At present, with the growing demand for intelligent material in many fields, the global intelligent material industry is in an explosive growth period and the market scale is mounting up. In the future, the frontier application of intelligent material will continue to expand the scope of coverage and be applied in more areas.

- Functional and intelligent materials are still under constant research and development. There will be many products applied in different fields now and in the future.

- The development of new materials will generate many new technology and cumulative skills, and the sharing of these valuable experiences will have a positive impact on the research and development of the industry.


8:30 - 10:15  Special Event 1

Keynote Speech


13:30 - 15:15  Special Event 2

Academic Presentation





8:30 - 10:15Session 8 Impetus for Innovation – The Second Era of Quantum Technology

- In recent years, quantum technology is in the ascendant. The technological transformation and equipment development promoted by quantum technology have constantly changed the world and gradually become the cornerstone and driving force of economic and social development. What significance and value does the development of quantum technology bring to the industry?

- The current development deployment of quantum information at home and abroad.

- The development trend and application prospect of quantum technology in the future.

9:30 - 17:30Session 9 Impetus for Innovation – Blockchain - driven, Intelligent world

- Policy trend and compliance supervision / innovation of global blockchain

- Blockchain’s impact on the global digital economy

- The development of global blockchain technology and the change of industrial blockchain in the post-pandemic era


10:00 - 11:45  Topic 1

Policy Trend and Compliance Regulation of Global Blockchain

- Currently, the blockchain technology has entered an explosive growth stage and has begun to be applied in the financial and securities industry, accounting and auditing, community services, and electronic government, etc. Governments have also shown different regulatory attitudes towards blockchain, and the accompanying compliance issues have become more and more prominent.

- This session also tries to have an in-depth understanding of the regulatory policies and implementation attitudes of government agencies and offices towards blockchain technology and its related applications, as well as how the blockchain industry should self-regulate, establish consensus and guidelines within the industry, and better avoid policy and legal risks.


13:30 - 15:15  Topic 2

Blockchain’s Impact on Global Digital Economy

- Blockchain technology has the characteristics of distributed ledger storage database and decentralization, tamper-evident traceability, which can enhance the security, liquidity, fairness and openness of decentralized transaction system.

- As an important emerging technology, blockchain has great potential in driving the development of the digital industry, and there is much attention on how it will develop in the future. This session explores the impact of blockchain on the global digital economy, focusing on the application prospects of blockchain as a bottom protocol in areas such as transaction settlement, digital government, and depository and anti-counterfeit data services.


15:30 - 17:30  Topic 3

The Development of Global Blockchain Technology and the Change of Industrial Blockchain in the Post-pandemic Era

- Under the guidance of the current strategy, industrial blockchain is gathering a wider and deeper development consensus in the whole society, and its application in government and public services, finance, logistics and supply chain, agriculture, medical and pharmaceutical, energy, and other service industries is further integrated and deepened.

- The development of blockchain digital ecology in the post-pandemic era will pay much attention to how to deepen the application of blockchain in the real economy. This session will discuss the layout characteristics of the global blockchain digital ecology and the development opportunities of industrial blockchain in the post-pandemic era.

10:45 - 12:30Session 10 Impetus for Innovation – Welcome the New Era of Nucleic Acid and Cellular Drugs

- After 20 years of development, mRNA and cellular therapeutic technologies are gradually unveiled. mRNA drugs and cellular drugs have become the latest favorite in the biopharmaceutical field and have become an important layout for major pharmaceutical companies.

- mRNA and cellular drugs are an important medical revolution and can be widely used in the treatment of oncology, rare diseases, metabolic diseases, autoimmune diseases, etc.

10:45 - 12:30Session 11 Impetus for Innovation – Artificial Intelligence and the Great Intelligence Age

- The rapid development of artificial intelligence has profoundly changed the life of human society, created new demands for intelligence in various fields ranging from macro to micro, given rise to new products, new technologies, new industries, new business models and new modes and triggered major changes of the economic structure, thus becoming a strategic technology leading a new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial change.

- While enjoying the economic dividends brought by AI, how to manage the industry ecosystem built based on AI becomes a key topic of the industry.

- The session tries to explore how AI can provide the basis for the full implementation of the innovation-driven development strategy, and how to link Industry-University-Research to better promote the rapid and healthy development of the industry.

- This session also focuses on the trends of the most cutting-edge AI technologies including AI and the future of science, AI and life sciences, and AI and human well-being.

12:00 - 13:30Glory of Science & Technology—Zhuhai Investment Environment Promotion Luncheon (Invited Delegates Only)
 
12:00 - 14:00Buffet Lunch
 
14:00 - 15:45Session 12 Impetus for Innovation – Aerospace Science and Technology and Space Exploration

- With the development of scientific cognition and technological capabilities, human imagination and creativity towards the universe and the future are turning into reality at an unprecedented speed. What cutting-edge aerospace technologies are being applied currently? What kinds of technology will be adopted in the future?

- While exploring the space to be expanded in the future, human beings are constantly examining the Earth where they currently inhabiting. This session focuses on the planet Earth, terrestrial space, Earth-moon system, solar-terrestrial space, solar system and interstellar universe, and introduces the current scientific research discoveries and future deep space exploration activities.

- Space science and technology and space exploration have become a perfect combination of sci-tech frontiers, market opportunities and national strategies. It is both an opportunity of the times and a historical mission to promote the innovation capabilities of aerospace science and technology.

14:00 - 15:45Session 13 Innovation and Life – Industrialization Exploration and Strategic Upgrading under Industry 4.0

- What is the significance of the rapid development of global information technology in promoting industrial transformation and upgrading? Which industries have been affected? What new industries have emerged? 

- This session further explores the re-industrialization of traditional industries through big data, internet, cloud computing, internet of things, artificial intelligence to realize the transformation and upgrading of traditional industries.

- Countries around the world are now actively promoting new manufacturing development plans to turn manufacturing into their future strategic focus. This session focuses on the global industry 4.0 strategic plan and provides new solutions for the steady growth and vitality of the global economy.

14:30 - 18:00A Visit to Zhuhai National Hi - tech Industrial Development Zone
Route: ABB Robotics – Huawei Zhuhai Intelligent Vision Joint Innovation Center – STI Exhibition Hall in Zhuhai National Hi-tech Zone
16:15 - 18:00Session 14 Innovation and Life – From Peaking Carbon Dioxide Emissions to Carbon Neutrality - Prospects for Energy and Economic Transformation

- Climate change is a global issue for mankind. With the emission of carbon dioxide, greenhouse gases increase rapidly, thus threatening the life system. In this context, countries all over the world reduce greenhouse gases by signing the global compact, among which peaking carbon dioxide emissions and carbon neutrality are one of the targets.

- In the post-pandemic era, countries around the world are facing different degrees of repeated outbreaks. How can we continue to carry out carbon neutrality in the drive for full economic recovery?

- What are the different views and prospects of the government, research institutions and industry on energy and economic transformation in the transition period from peaking carbon dioxide emissions to carbon neutrality?

16:15 - 18:00Session 15 Impetus for Innovation – Digital Building, Future City

- The advent of the digital era has greatly changed every aspect of human life. The digital economy is a significant engine for the recovery of the post-pandemic economy, bringing opportunities for digital transformation in various industries, thus giving rise to the digital building.

- Open source has become the general trend of global digital sci-tech innovation. Seizing the new opportunity of open-source development, focusing on the new situation and building an independent and perfect open-source ecology are the security guarantee for the solid development of digital building in the future.

- Developing Chinese style IFC open standards and building a BIM platform with Chinese characteristics will help to solve the waste caused by data integrity and data exchange, so as to drive digital buildings and smart cities.

18:00 - 20:00Buffet Dinner