Hong Kong’s University of Science and Technology (HKUST) will build a new facility in Foshan’s Nanhai district focused on “smart manufacturing” research and innovation. The university signed an agreement to build the facility together with the district and city governments, reports the Nanfang Daily.
“As a leading manufacturing base in China, Foshan has its traditional strengths,” said Zhu Wei, Mayor of Foshan. “We have a complete manufacturing value chain, but what we have been lacking is the support of technological research and development from institutes of higher learning.”
Zhu added that for Foshan to capture the opportunities of the Greater Bay Area, the city needs to strengthen its research-to-production ties with leading academic institutions to support the development of the emerging industries.