In order to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Communist Party of China and the 60th birthday of Chinese Association of Automation (CAA), to promote the spirit of the older generation of scientists, commend outstanding scientific and technological scholars who have made outstanding contributions in the fields of automation, information and intelligent sciences, organized by CAA, the 2020 Award Ceremony of CAA was held in Wujiang, Suzhou on April 9-10, 2021.
Wu Hongxin, Academician of CAS, CAA Fellow, Researcher of China Academy of Space Technology (CAST), Sun Youxian, Academician of CAE, CAA Fellow, Professor of Zhejiang University, Wang Tianran, Academician of CAE, CAA Fellow, Researcher of Shenyang Institute of Automation of CAS, Zheng Nanning, Academician of CAE, CAA Fellow and President, Professor of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Gui Weihua, Academician of CAE, CAA Fellow and Vice President, Professor of Central South University, Chen Jie, Academician of CAE, CAA Fellow and Vice President, President of Tongji University, Yang Mengfei, Academician of CAS, CAA Fellow and Vice President, Chief Designer of Chang'e-5, Chen Junlong, Foreign Academician of Academia Europaea, CAA Fellow and Vice President, Professor of South China University of Technology, Chen Minren, Director of CAA, General Manager of Delta Greentech (China) CO.,Ltd, Gu Jiandang, President of Phoenix Contact (China), Zhu Yali, Vice President of Baidu, Yang Xi, daughter of Yang Jiachi, Famous Scientist and Meritorious of "two bombs and one satellite", Sun Chunlei, Secretary and Vice President of the Party Group of Jiangsu Association for science and Technology, Li Yaping, Deputy Secretary of Suzhou Municipal Party Committee and Mayor of Suzhou Municipal People's Government, Wang Guorong, Governor of Wujiang District attended the Ceremony.
As an annual event in the field of Chinese automation and artificial intelligence, the ceremony was led by 8 academicians. More than 300 industry elites from governments, research institutes, academia and enterprises attended this event. At the same time, the launch ceremony of 2021 Yang Jiachi Technology Award, the Roundtable Forum and the "CAA Service Station" were also successfully held in Wujiang, Suzhou.
Eight Top Academicians Attended the Ceremony and Gave the Highest Courtesy to the Honored Guests and Teams
As an important social force to develop China's automation science and technology, CAA has always served practitioners in related fields, cultivated outstanding talents, and formed a complete science and technology award system to encourage and commend individuals, teams and units who have made outstanding achievements in academic progress and industrial development.
At this event, CAA presented a series of significant awards, including the CAA Science and Technology Award, CAA Young Scientist Award, CAA Automation and Artificial Intelligence Innovation Team Award, CAA Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award, CAA Outstanding Engineer Award, CAA Enterprise Innovation Award, CAA Small and Micro Entrepreneurship Award, CAA Smart System Innovation Solution Award, the 6th Youth Talents Promotion Project, etc. A total of 39 achievements, 42 people, 35 companies, 3 teams, and 6 youth talents were commended. Eight top academicians, including Wu Hongxin, Sun Youxian, Wang Tianran, Zheng Nanning, Gui Weihua, Chen Jie, Yang Mengfei, Chen Junlong, attended the ceremony and gave the highest courtesy to the honored guests and teams.
If the computer is a pervasive modern tool and artificial intelligence is a pervasive modern method, automation technology is a human ability to understand the world and transform it. Zheng Nanning, Academician of CAE, CAA Fellow and President, Professor of Xi'an Jiaotong University, delivered a welcome speech. This awarding ceremony is not to mark the end of scientific research and technological transformation, but to encourage practitioners to make further efforts to better benefit society with their achievements.
Carry forward the spirit of the older generation of scientists
"Yang Jiachi Science and Technology Award 2021” grandly kicked off
According to the last wish of Mr. Yang Jiachi, Academician of the CAS, the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), and President of the Fifth and Sixth Council of the Chinese Association of Automation (CAA), the CAA and the Chinese Society of Astronautics jointly established the Yang Jiachi Science and Technology Award, with a view to reward scientific and technological practitioners having made achievements in the research and practice of discipline theory and methods, technology and systems, engineering and application in the fields of automation, information and intelligence, and aerospace control, as well as those playing a role in promoting the discipline development, national economy and national defense construction.
The Yang Jiachi Science and Technology Award was established in 2007 and is selected once every two years. Up to now, six sessions of the Award have been successfully carried out. Nearly 30 scientific and technological practitioners have won this honor. Scientific achievements are inseparable from spiritual support. In order to further promote the spirit of the older generation of scientists and encourage scientific and technological practitioners to shoulder the important task of scientific and technological innovation given by history, the "Yang Jiachi Science and Technology Award 2021" was grandly launched at this award ceremony.
Ms. Yang Xi, daughter of Mr. Yang Jiachi, said emotionally in her speech that time fleets and it has been fifteen years since Mr. Yang Jiachi passed away. During the period, the cause of China’s aerospace has developed rapidly. Manned spaceflight, lunar and deep space exploration, Beidou navigation and other major national scientific and technological missions have achieved world-renowned achievements. Mr. Yang Jiachi had a deep bond with the CAA, and spent his childhood and adolescence in Zhenze, Wujiang District of Suzhou, which bring a special meaning to the launch of the Yang Jiachi Science and Technology Award 2021. Hopefully, the majority of scientific and technological practitioners could bear in mind the spirit of the past generations of scientists featuring applying a realistic and pragmatic approach, serving the country and the people, and selfless devotion, take over the baton of history and achieve new brilliance in China's science and technology so as to realize the centenary dream of national rejuvenation.
The roundtable forum gathered biggest names
Plan ahead and discuss the future of the industry
The world is undergoing major changes unseen in a century. The sudden onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the evolution of the changes. During the 14th “Five-Year Plan" period, the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation will face unprecedented strategic opportunities as well as risks and challenges. Building a new development paradigm is the biggest highlight of the 14th “Five-Year Plan", and technological innovation is the key support for building a new development paradigm.
Gu Jiandang, President of Phoenix Contact China, Zhu Yali, Vice President of Baidu, Chen Hong, Distinguished Professor of Tongji University, and Jiang Bin, Vice President of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, attended the roundtable forum, exchanging views on the role of automation in digital industrialization and industrial digitization, the pains and difficulties of the future development of intelligent manufacturing, and the cultivating of comprehensive and multidisciplinary talents, among other topics.
At the end of the forum, Gao Huijun, Deputy Secretary-general of the CAA and professor of Harbin Institute of Technology, concluded, “At present, global technological innovation is intense and vibrant, with subversive technological innovations and new forms of business emerging one after another. Among them, intelligent manufacturing has become an overriding trend in the development of the world's manufacturing industry, and it is also the key to China's building of new economic advantages. And the interconnectivity of cooperation and innovation from enterprises, universities and research institutes, technical rationale, industrial development and talent training has become an imperative for promoting China's economy from rapid growth to high-quality development".
Build a model for Innovation China
Land CAA Service Station in Suzhou
In order to promote the profound integration of technological innovation and social and economic development, the CAA actively responds to the brand program of the Innovation China of the CAST, and takes the lead in assembling the "science and technology service group of the new generation of information technology", focusing on tackling core and essential technologies, boosting the deep integration of industry and universities, and making new and greater contributions to building China into a world power in science and technology.
At the award ceremony, the science and technology service group gave full play to the advantages of the CAA pooling expert resources, in cooperation with the Wujiang District government of Suzhou, and put in place the CAA Suzhou Station serving the integration of economy and technology to build an integrated service platform featuring policies, enterprises, universities and research institutes, endeavoring to build a model for Innovation China to contribute to regional economic development.
In order to better promote the implementation and application of scientific and technological achievements, the "2020 CAA Science and Technology Achievement Project Roadshow” was also staged at the ceremony, with 7 representatives of the award-winning projects expounding on the highlights and achievements of the projects, strongly driving the effective combination of enterprises, universities and research institutes.
Source: the Organizing Committee