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University of Waterloo, Optics Valley seek partnership

Updated: 2018-09-12 Weibo Weixin Qzone Facebook Twitter More

A delegation from the University of Waterloo, Canada visited East Lake High-tech Development Zone (Optics Valley of China) in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, on Sept 8, to discuss potential cooperation agreements.

Wang Yaoxin, president of China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, accompanied the delegation. 

Liu Ziqing, director of the zone's administrative committee, welcomed the delegation and held a meeting with them.

The two sides exchanged ideas on potential areas of cooperation, such as establishing an innovation institute in the zone.

Wang said that the university and the zone could build a mutually-beneficial partnership in areas such as artificial intelligence, computing, and water quality technology.

Liu said that the zone intends to build a long-term partnership with the university, and promote the establishment of an incubation base and technology transfer center in Waterloo, Canada.

Optics Valley will also work to introduce more professionals and projects from Canada, added Liu.

In addition, the two sides discussed the appointment of representatives to introduce overseas workers, and the establishment of overseas workstations for professionals.