On August 10, 2020, the inauguration ceremony of Innovation Base (Nanchang) Powered by Tsinghua THTI, co-built by Nanchang Linkong Economic Zone, Nanchang University and THTI Holding Co., Ltd., was held. On the ceremony, International AI Innovation Research Center co-established by Nanchang University and Nanchang Linkong Economic Zone, AI Branch Park of University National Science Park and AI Branch Park of national-level MIE Space co-established by Nanchang University and Innovation Base (Nanchang) Powered by Tsinghua THTI, were unveiled one after another, and 32 technological innovation-oriented enterprises settling in Innovation Base (Nanchang) Powered by Tsinghua THTI signed contracts, and experts from Nanchang University and in the field of wind power generation big data discussed development paths of digital economy centering on “smart reform and digital economy” with entrepreneurs.
Innovation Base (Nanchang) Powered by Tsinghua THTI, as an important project of THTI Holding Co., Ltd. in Central South China, is based on the existing superior-quality industry chain and tech innovation environment of Nanchang Linkong Economic Zone, puts a priority on AI development, and actively introduces and incubates technological, talent and industrialization projects; meanwhile, Innovation Base (Nanchang) Powered by Tsinghua THTI, by relying on International AI Innovation Research Center established by Nanchang University, boosts the integrated industry-university-research development by constantly introducing technological achievements for incubation and transformation.
Cheng Fang, President of THTI, stated in his speech that: “THTI, since its inception, keeps exploring new development models of the technological service industry. THTI constantly makes breakthroughs from setting up China’s first startup street –Zhongguancun Inno Way, the first overseas physical incubator – TIPark (Silicon Valley), the first “Internet+” industrial promotion platform – TILink, the first youth startup complex - Creative Young Community, and the first delocalized incubator – Yiwu Creative Space, to exploring industry-education integration and building the talent-driven development mode. Through unremitting efforts, THTI has established a science park carrier cluster which covers China’s major cities, and Innovation Base (Nanchang) Powered by Tsinghua THTI will be an important node in Central South China. In the future, THTI will be sufficiently based on the node and rely on the carrier cluster to inject the nationwide innovation factors, talents, industries and capital resources into Nanchang and thus serve the industrial development of Nanchang Linkong Economic Zone.”
Innovation Base (Nanchang) Powered by Tsinghua THTI was under trial operation in Nanchang Linkong Economic Zone in December 2019. Over thirteen excellent technology-based enterprises have been attracted to settle here by virtue of the favorable business environment of Nanchang Linkong Economic Zone, advanced scientific research and technical competence of Nanchang University and enormous brand influence of THTI. In the next days, the Base will continue to expand the brand influence, attract more outstanding start-ups and talents, increase industrial output and talent employment, promote the continuous growth of the AI industry, and provide strong driving force for Nanchang Linkong Economic Zone to build itself into China (Nanchang) Digital Economy Harbor and develop the digital economy.