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.
Esztella Fazekas, the author of this research paper, is an expert of Budapest office of Chinese-Hungarian Technology Transfer Center, specialzing in project management, R&D and innovation services, technology development, commercialization and so on. This research paper aims to understand the Hungarian Innovation Ecosystem, collect and synthetize knowledge in relation to China–Hungary science knowledge, technology and innovation Transfer and set guidelines for those interested in working with China in research, development and innovation (R&D&I).
Chongqing – on July 30, China-Hungary Workshop was held and organized by the College of Food Science, Southwest University in Chongqing. As the College of Food Science has cooperated with Hungarian schools and research institutes since the early 2000s, there is collaboration in research and exchange for years. On July 30, there are guests from the Hungarian Consulate General in Chongqing. Chinese-Hungarian Technology Transfer Center in Chongqing, as well as guests from Hungary online, they are Mr. Luo Qing, First Secretary, Embassy of China in Budapest, and representatives from Hungary Food Science Research Institute (FSRI), and National Agricultural Research and Innovation Centre (NAIK).In the workshop, Mr. Diossi Lorand, Hungarian Consul General in Chongqing, and Mr. Luo Qing, First Secretary of Embassy of China in Budapest, had delivered speeches to send their greetings during the pandemic on a webinar. They expressed that it was an excellent opportunity to increase exchanges and cooperation between China and Hungary in the fields of technical talents, technological achievements, venture capital, and industrialization.Dr. Zsolt Zalan and Dr.Du Muying introduced the Chinese and Hungarian bilateral cooperative projects to all guests during the workshop. The Chinese-Hungarian Cooperative Research Center for Food Science at Southwest University is a model of the international scientific and technological cooperation for Hungary. Through the opening of the “Chinese-Hungarian Cooperative Research Center for Food Science” in Hungary, the Municipal Science and Technology Bureau commissioned a delegation from the China-Hungary Technology Transfer Center to visit the Hungarian National Agricultural Research and Innovation Center in 2018, and the cooperation has laid a solid foundation. The visit to the Technology Transfer Center and the Food Research Institute of the Hungarian National Agricultural Research and Innovation Center reached a consensus on the specific cooperation direction and content and signed the “Promotion of the Chinese-Hungarian Agricultural and Food Technology Cooperation Memorandum”. And it has achieved positive results. This workshop is also a specific measure to implement the consensus of the two parties at that time.Delegation of Hungarian Consulate General in Chongqing at College of Food Science at Southwest University“This workshop also seeks policy conditions from the Municipal Science and Technology Bureau for the scientific and technological cooperation between the two parties and promotes the cooperation between our city and Hungary. Science and technology exchanges and cooperation have reached a new level and jointly create a new situation of mutual benefit and win-win results”, said Mr. Li Hai, Dean of Chinese-Hungarian Technology Transfer Center. Delegation and representatives at Southwest University
Chongqing – on May 21, 2020 Investment in Hungary and Innovation Projects Roadshow was held in Chongqing. Representatives from innovative enterprises in Chongqing and Chengdu joined this meeting to exchange the business potential related to the theme – Investment Environment and Innovation Projects. This event was held by the Consulate General of Hungary in Chongqing, Chongqing Science and Technology Bureau, Chongqing Commission of Commerce, and Chongqing Academy of Science and Technology.Dióssi Lóránd, Consul-General of Consulate General of Hungary in Chongqing, in his opening remarksDióssi Lóránd, Consul-General of Consulate General of Hungary in Chongqing, He Ping, Secretary of Chongqing Academy of Science and Technology, and Chen Jun, Deputy Director of Chongqing Science and Technology Bureau, delivered their speech in the opening.Chen Jun, Deputy Director of Chongqing Science and Technology Bureau“Chengdu-Chongqing economic circle is now the strategy that in the nation’s planning, I hope the innovation industry could be better development along the Belt and Road as well as the Chengdu-Chongqing economic zone”, said Chen Jun, in his opening remark.He Ping, Secretary of Chongqing Academy of Science and TechnologyThis meeting’s scale-covered Consulate General of Hungary in Chongqing, enterprises from automobile, biomedicine, electronic information, and electric industries, universities, scientific research institutions, financial institutions, and etc. Gergely Kádár, Deputy Head of Mission of Consulate General of Hungary in Chongqing, presented an introduction of investment environment and policies in Hungary, Chinese-Hungarian Technology Transfer Center represented the Introduction of innovative technology projects.
A video conference between China (Chongqing) and Hungary’s COVID-19 Pandemic Prevention and Control was held in Hungary Consulate-General in Chongqing on April 1. Chongqing disease control experts and doctors shared the “Chinese experiences” of the prevention, clinical diagnosis, and treatment with Hungarian medical experts.As of March 30, there are 447 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hungary, 15 deaths, and 34 discharged from hospital. Although the number of confirmed cases is not much compared with the worst-hit areas in Europe, such as Italy, the Hungarian pandemic has developed rapidly. It took only more than a week to increase from 100 to 400.How does the definition of Chinese cases change at different stages of the epidemic? How to care for patients with mild and severe symptoms? Is the viral load (quantitative PCR) at the beginning of a clinical disease related to the severity of the disease? Is convalescent serum treatment effective in critical patients? During more than an hour of discussions and exchanges, doctors and experts with first-line clinical treatment experiences in Chongqing answered more than ten questions that Hungarians care about. Dióssi Lóránd, Consul General of Hungary in Chongqing, and Tang Wen, Deputy Director of the Chongqing Foreign & Overseas Affairs Office, had delivered short opening remarks for the panel discussion webinar.COVID-19 pandemic Prevention and Control was held in Hungary Consulate-General in ChongqingExperts from Chongqing Municipal Health Committee shared experiences of prevention and control. The main measures they use are “early 4”: early detection, early diagnosis, rapid isolation, and early treatment. According to Mr. Wang Daoxin, Chief Physician, Respiratory Department, Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, introduce how they treat COVID-19 patients. In Chongqing, the newly diagnosed COVID-19 is concentrated in 4 hospitals with good conditions and negative pressure rooms, and the patients are divided into mild and severe symptoms. The severe cases will be transferred to the ICU. They are treated by doctors and nurses with experience. Particularly critical cases are arranged by three-level experts for one-to-one management. Each day, they discuss the condition in multiple disciplines and formulate treatment plans (including oxygen therapy, mechanical ventilation, prone position, fluid management, nutrition, ECMO, reasonable antibacterials, rehabilitation, etc.). For the mild cases, the treatment is mainly symptomatic, supplementary nutrition, antiviral therapy, treatment of underlying diseases, prevention, and early recognition of exacerbations.Experts from Chongqing Municipal Health Committee shared experiences of prevention and control.Mr. Hu Yufeng and Mr. Wang Yu from the Chongqing Municipal Health Committee had shared the procedure of patient isolation. “In the design of the treatment process for patients with COVID-19, there are two principles that should be paid attention to first, pay attention to the reasonable shunting of patients, detect suspicious cases early, and separate ordinary fever patients from suspected patients, and reduces cross-infection. Second, for the treatment of confirmed patients, the most powerful medical forces and medical institutions will be arranged for medical treatment in accordance with the principle of “concentrating patients, experts, resources, and treatment.”Demonstrated from Mr. Tang Wen, he hopes that Chongqing and Hungary’s friendship will be stronger and the collaboration will be strengthened in the very near future. Both China and Hungary will win the COVID-19 battle soon.