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Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Monday, November 20 2023 - 14:32
Shenzhen Nanshan and Global Innovative Talent Join Hands at the X-Lake Forum
SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 20, 2023 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

From November 15 to 20, the 2023 X-Lake Forum is held at the Xili Lake 
International Science and Education City in Nanshan District, Shenzhen. Global 
leaders in science and education convened in Shenzhen to discuss the trends of 
open and integrated development with the keywords "Frontier, Reform, 

The opening ceremony of this year's X-Lake Forum was highlighted by the release 
of major achievements. At the event, seven major scientific and technological 
achievements were announced, including introducing major scientific and 
technological infrastructure and unveiling specialized colleges, which involved 
emerging strategic industries and areas such as AI large models, integrated 
circuits, and flexible electronics. The achievements came in large quantity and 
high quality and spanned various fields, fully demonstrating Shenzhen's 
strength in innovation and fruitful progress in high-quality development.

This year's X-Lake Forum consisted of one opening ceremony and plenary meeting, 
13 parallel forums, and multiple supporting events. 

At the opening ceremony, the Spatial Planning Outline of the Xili Lake 
International Science and Education City was released. Its goal is to build the 
Xili Lake International Science and Education City into a sustainable "city of 
landscape, innovation, livability, and intelligence."

The Xili Lake International Science and Education City is located in the 
northern part of Nanshan District in Shenzhen, with a planned area of 69.8 
square kilometers. It boasts the richest scientific and educational resources, 
the highest density of high-caliber talent, the strongest scientific and 
technological innovation capabilities, and the most advanced level of 
industrial development in Shenzhen. The Xili Lake International Science and 
Education City gathers 35 full-time academicians, 4,900 high-caliber experts, 
and over 86,000 students and faculty members and houses over 500 national, 
provincial, and municipal-level innovation carriers.

According to many professionals in science and technology innovation, the Xili 
Lake International Science and Education City, the Nanshan iPark nearby, and 
the favorable atmosphere for innovation in Nanshan demonstrate Nanshan's 
promotion of integrating universities, industrial parks, and communities to 
enhance the local appeal to talent and innovation capacity. 

Meng Qinghu, a professor at the Department of Electronic and Electrical 
Engineering of the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), 
serves as the chief scientist of Yuanhua Robotics, Perception and AI 
Technologies (Shenzhen) Ltd. in the field of surgical robots. The company is 
located in Nanshan iPark, adjacent to the SUSTech, providing convenience for 
Prof. Meng to provide technical guidance to the company while teaching.

This year's forum highlighted the innovation capabilities of young people. It 
not only invited many young scientists and student representatives but also 
hosted an innovation forum focused on international young scientific and 
technological leaders. 
The X-Lake Forum was held in 2021 and 2022 and was well received by society. It 
has evolved into a prestigious forum with global impact, fully demonstrating 
the characteristics of the GBA and the features of integrated innovation.

Source: The 2023 X-Lake Forum