Zhongguancun concludes civilian and military integration competition

China Daily
Huang Panyue

The first ever Zhongguancun Civilian and Military Integration Challenge Competition concluded at the Beijing Civilian and Military Integration Innovation Workshop on Nov 6.

As a vital part of the Second China Innovation Challenge Competition and the Third National Mass Entrepreneurship and Innovation Activity Week's Beijing-themed exhibition, the competition aimed to build Zhongguancun Science Park into a demonstrative pilot for military and civilian integration.

Awards were selected among innovation projects in the seven fields of navigation and communication, perception and recognition, unmanned systems, network and information security, electric energy and power plants, new concepts and mechanisms, and application scenario design.

Judges discuss the competing projects during the Zhongguancun Civilian and Military Integration Challenge Competition. [Photo/chinanews.com]

Organizers said that in September and October the competition opened doors concerning transfer of military technology for civil use. A total of 109 such projects from across the country competed.

Those projects awarded for leading technological achievements will be recommended for policy support from Zhongguancun Science Park.

Zhang Xiaoming, head of the civilian and military integration innovation work department of the Zhongguancun Science Park Administrative Committee, said that the competition attracted key national projects not only from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and China North Industries Group Corporation, but also from the country's leading universities.

About 600 senior officials, military representatives and experts, and heads of civil-military companies witnessed the presentation of awards.

Under the guidance of the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Academy of Military Sciences, and the National Defense University of the People's Liberation Army, the competition was hosted by the Zhongguancun Science Park Administrative Committee and the government of Beijing's Haidian district.

A total of 18 of 109 projects were awarded at the Zhongguancun Civilian and Military Integration Challenge Competition. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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