On the morning of December 8, the plaque-granting ceremony of the first batch of the University Intellectual Property Operation Centers in Shanghai was held at East China Normal University. Huang Yongping, Deputy Secretary-General of the Shanghai Municipal Government, attended the ceremony and delivered a speech. Rui Wenbiao, director of the Municipal Intellectual Property Office, and Sun Zhenrong, Deputy Director of the Municipal Education Commission, attended the ceremony and awarded the license to the University Intellectual Property Operation Center. Zhang Hua, Vice President of USST, attended the awarding ceremony on behalf of the university.
The positioning function of the University Intellectual Property Operation Centers is an entity integrating technology transfer and intellectual property management and operation, taking integration, marketization and specialization as the principle, taking market demands as the traction, carrying out operation and construction around the industries involved in advantageous disciplines, and building up a patent operation chain to facilitate the realization of patents’ value as its core, gathering patent operation service resources, and creating a University Intellectual Property Operation Hub that gives full play to the advantages of university disciplines, connects both ends of patent creation and operation, and serves economic and social developments.
Huang Yongping pointed out in his speech that universities in Shanghai are the key force in constructing Shanghai into a strong intellectual property city, shouldering the mission of strengthening basic research and core technology research, and also undertaking the important task of promoting the transfer and transformation of innovation achievements and the realization of intellectual property value. The establishment of University Intellectual Property Operation Centers is another institutional innovation in the city’s intellectual property work, which is of vital significance to accelerating the construction of a strong intellectual property city. It is hoped that all universities will take this opportunity to deeply integrate the construction of University Intellectual Property Operation Centers into the whole process of innovation and research and development of universities, into the needs of enterprise innovation and development, and into the city’s intellectual property operation system, and strive to solve the problem of matching supply and demand for patent transformation. He stressed that relevant universities should strengthen the awareness of the main responsibility of the construction of University Intellectual Property Operation Centers, strengthen organizational leadership and resource guarantees, and work together to build a good environment conducive to the flow of intellectual property elements.
USST will take this opportunity to combine it closely with the task of the construction of a local high-level university, continue to adhere to the service concept of “collaborative innovation, serving the industry, and taking the lead in the industry”, continue to improve the management system and operation mechanism of intellectual property and the transformation of scientific and technological achievements, create a good service environment for the transformation of scientific and technological achievements, effectively promote the transformation and industrialization of scientific and technological achievements of the university, enhancing the university’s society-serving ability and elevating its social influence.