The Smart China Expo 2021 (SCE) kicked off in Chongqing on August 23. With the theme of Smart Technology: Empowering Economy, Enriching Life, the expo is held in the form of offline physical exhibition + online virtual exhibition + supporting activities. Entrusted by the Consulate General of Hungary in Chongqing, Chongqing Hi-Tech Incubator Center (Chinese-Hungarian Technology Transfer Center in Chongqing) has exclusively organized and arranged the online and offline exhibition for the National Exhibition Hall of Hungary under the guidance of Chongqing Science and Technology Bureau and Chongqing Academy of Science and Technology.
At the SCE, the National Exhibition Hall of Hungary displayed 37 smart projects of famous Hungarian research institutions, universities and innovative enterprises in six fields such as smart city, smart travel, smart leisure, smart sports, smart agriculture and smart medical care. It shows Hungary’s way of viewing the smart world as well as its connection to the global digital revolution, sustainability and personalization trend.
Start a New Smart Life — the National Exhibition Hall of Hungary at the SCE (iChongqing/ Wang Yiling)
In particular, at the mobile exhibition hall Smart Hungary, 22 products showcase the innovation achievements and development potential of Hungary. Among them, Datapolis, software for the cloud computing and AI-based data analysis service and geographic information system, can be applied to the economic and social management of cities, including transportation development, determining the best sites for business organizations and monitoring population mobility.
PLATIO is a modular green pavement panel that collects and utilizes the solar energy radiated to the ground for the energy efficiency of a building. HoloVizio is the world’s first holographic system, a three-dimensional visual display that does not require 3D glasses. On the other hand, the online exhibition of Hungary focuses on the in-depth exploration of Hungary’s competitive industries and highlights of industrial technology, showcasing technologies and projects in the fields of 3D design, autonomous driving, medical and sanitary equipment, intelligent manufacturing and sewage treatment.
Especially in the field of autonomous driving and smart city, Hungarian company Commsignia’s products cover the complete ecosystem of intelligent connected vehicles (ICVs), support partners to establish traffic management databases and connected vehicle databases, deploy large communication equipment, and cooperate with OEMs and tier 1 automobile manufacturers to manage millions of C-V2X-enabled vehicles.
Chinese-Hungarian Technology Transfer Center in Chongqing, founded in 2017, is the first official technology transfer platform set up by relevant government agencies of China and Hungary. For four consecutive years, it has served as the sole organizer of the National Exhibition Hall of Hungary at the SCE, and organized 108 Hungarian enterprises and institutions to participate in the expo. Up to now, the Center has held a total of nine large Chinese-Hungarian project matchmaking meetings, organized all kinds of negotiations and cooperation for more than 100 times, assisted the successful matchmaking of more than 70 projects, and facilitated the cooperation agreement signing of 20 projects and the implementation of 10 cooperation projects.
In addition, it has initially developed an international science and technology cooperation network with Chongqing as the center, covering Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou and Gansu in the western region of China, and has become an important part of the regional international technology transfer innovation system in the country. The Implementation Opinions on Strengthening Sci-Tech Innovation to Strive for New Progress in the Western Development Strategy, issued by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China on December 4, 2020, proposed to “actively promote the construction of China-Pakistan, the China-Arab States and Chinese-Hungarian Technology Transfer Centers”. During the China-Central and Eastern European Countries Summit chaired by President Xi Jinping on February 9, 2021, the Chinese-Hungarian Technology Transfer Center was included in the list of China-Hungary priority cooperation projects under the Belt and Road Initiative.
With the help of such platforms as the SCE and Yizhiwang, the Center will continuously promote the precise matchmaking of Hungary’s high-quality innovation resources with China’s smart industry, boost the collaborative innovative development of the smart industries of the two countries, and thus make a greater contribution to advancing China-Hungary scientific and technological exchanges and cooperation and fostering a new development paradigm with domestic circulation as the mainstay and domestic and international circulations reinforcing each other.