• EIT Partners with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) to Establish the Technology and Innovation Research Institute

    Latest News | 2023-06-26

    The Eastern Institute of Technology, Ningbo (EIT), and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have reached an agreement to initiate the EIT-PolyU Technology and Innovation Research Institute. This partnership seeks to bolster research collaboration, bridging the gap between industry, academia, and research entities in both Ningbo and Hong Kong.

    The framework agreement was signed on the PolyU campus on 25 June 2023 by Professor Christopher CHAO, PolyU’s Vice President (Research and Innovation) and Professor ZHANG Dongxiao, EIT’s Executive Vice President and Provost. The signing was witnessed by Mr. PENG Jiaxue, Ningbo City Party Secretary, Mrs. Carrie LAM, Former Chief Executive of the HKSAR, Professor CHEN Shiyi, EIT’s President, and Professor Jin-Guang TENG, PolyU’s President.

    Signing Ceremony

    In his address during the ceremony, President Chen underscored the special relationship between the two institutions. He highlighted that PolyU was the first premier Hong Kong institution to collaborate with EIT through the Collaborative PhD Training Program. President Chen emphasized Hong Kong's prosperity as a testament to our homeland's growth and its developmental experiences serve as a valuable model for Ningbo. He was confident that expanded ties between EIT and PolyU would unlock more opportunities and ensure mutual advancement. 

    Signing Ceremony

    The collaboration between EIT and PolyU will span multiple fields, including advanced manufacturing, clean energy, and low-carbon sustainable technologies. The shared commitment revolves around enhancing innovative research capacities and catalyzing core technological advancements. The collaborative intent is to leverage the distinctive strengths and assets of both universities, positioning them as top-tier innovation forerunners.

    Furthermore, EIT aspires to cultivate a synergetic and productive partnership between the two universities across multiple sectors. It is envisioned that this joint research institute will harness the collective strengths of their talent pools and innovative research capabilities, attracting more high-quality Hong Kong enterprises and researchers to contribute to the economic development of Ningbo.

    Visiting the Laboratory