On April 13th, a strategic cooperative agreement was officially signed between USST and Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd. (COMAC), aiming to make concerted efforts and tackle technological difficulties, to promote the development of an aircraft project and USST’s high-level university construction. The agreement means that both sides will explore new school-enterprise cooperative patterns in such areas as: talents cultivation, international cooperation and organization, and structure.
Wu Jianyong, Secretary of the Party Committee of USST noted that both sides have established a solid cooperative foundation. The signing gave full play to the leading role of scientific innovation, serving the national aircraft strategy and pragmatic measure of the construction of the Shanghai Scientific and Innovation Center with global influence. He hopes that both sides will achieve precise docking and fine cooperation to continue in forming pioneering ideas of school-enterprise cooperation, which adds fuel to the Chinese aircraft project and USST’s high-level university construction.
Wu Jianyong, Secretary of the Party Committee of USST delivered a speech at the signing ceremony
USST President Ding Xiaodong delivered the keynote speech about USST’s school-running features, cooperative progress, and future cooperative plans. He hopes that starting from this signing, the coming cooperation can give priority to the demands for aircraft development, unleash USST’s compound and have universal disciplinary strength. We can work together to establish a scientific innovative platform, tackle technological difficulties, develop professional talents, and make the cooperation between USST and COMAC forge into an exemplary relationship.
USST President Ding Xiaodong delivered the keynote speech at the signing ceremony
He Dongfeng noted that domestic commercial aircraft has entered into its golden era, and has met unprecedented opportunities. COMAC welcomed USST to a family of aircraft projects. He hopes that oriented by demand, this signing can make sense in achieving a school-enterprise comprehensive docking, expanding cooperative areas, promoting communication of talent cultivation and scientific and technological collaboration, bringing forth new ideas about cooperation, to achieve remarkable results in the work.
He Dongfeng Secretary of Party Committee of COMAC and Chairman of COMAC delivered a speech at the signing ceremony
Zhao Yuerang gave brief introductions about the history, mission, prospect, and targeting of COMAC. He noted that USST boasts outstanding strength and distinctive features. Based on their superior resources, they hope that guided by the national strategic map and high-quality development requirements, they can center on the strong market demands in the future and industry development practice, contributing to the implementation of relevant contents of the agreement.
Zhao Yuerang, Deputy Secretary of Party Committee of COMAC and General Manager of COMAC delivered the keynote speech at the signing ceremony
USST has established long-term collaboration with COMAC and has achieved remarkable results in scientific research, interdisciplinary innovation and talent cultivation. Since 2018, He Dongfeng, Secretary of Party Committee of COMAC and Chairman of COMAC has carried out talks with USST‘s head leaders many times. Both sides have developed strong cooperative interest and together have tackled difficulties in Terahertz optical technology, distinctive research directions and technological application like system engineering and additive manufacturing. In 2019, USST worked together with the National Innovation Institution of Additive Manufacturing (NIIAM), COMAC Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and Commercial Aircraft Engine Co. Ltd. (AECC), to build NIIAM Shanghai and Innovation Institution of Additive Manufacturing, Shanghai. They hoped to add fuel to the innovative development of China’s aviation industry through resource coordination of industry-university-research cooperation. The project on additive manufacturing technology research, which was undertaken by the Innovative Institution of Additive Manufacturing, Shanghai, has accomplished the research on material modeling technology and been implemented the industrialization. Aiming at solving the issue of high-risk sewage and gas, USST united the School of Environment and Architecture, the School of Optical-Electrical and Computer Engineering, the College of Science and other related researchers, to establish an interdisciplinary research team, which has reached the optimum proposal of the Treatment Technology Laboratory. This proposal has made the recyclable use of high-risk sewage and gas at as low a cost as possible. They focus on technological problems like nondestructive tests of composites and also put forward a research proposal about interdisciplinary solutions.