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Tianjin's annual World Intelligence Congress(WIC) has served as a key venue where enterprises and attendees could feel the pulse of the times, inspire each other and explore the potential to change lives.
Launched in 2017, WIC is a multi-level platform that promotes academic exchanges, communication and cooperation, and the release and application of cutting-edge intelligent technologies.
Wan Gang, vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, and chairman of the China Association for Science and Technology makes a speech at the opening ceremony of the Fourth World Intelligence Congress. [Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]
Denmark's Danfoss, the world's second largest cooling equipment maker, reports that their production of the cooling devices for transporting novel coronavirus vaccines benefited from the event.
"The 3 million yuan($46.27 million) fund we allocated from the event's favorable policies for supporting intelligence innovation has become our starting point," said Zhang Ruixing, the company's operating manager. "With the money, we initiated our plan for intelligent transformation of our production lines. With record production output and lower costs, orders have poured in for our products.”
In the first three months, the cooling equipment giant produced 57,000 compressors, which have been sold worldwide.
"We were also inspired by products, communication and exchanges, and met new business partners," Zhang added.
Entertainment facilities, however, may be much more attention-attracting for the general public.
"An increasing number of domestic customers started buying our underwater sports devices after we attended the third WIC," said Cheng Linyi, chief executive officer of Deepinfar Ocean Technology(Tianjin) company in Binhai New Area.
"We have made technological breakthroughs in industrial underwater devices and service. Now we're trying to intelligentize them for underwater entertainment for the general public."
Over the course of its four sessions, a total of 348 cooperation agreements have been facilitated that have an accumulative value of 353 billion yuan.
It has greatly benefited Tianjin's industrial development by giving the municipality an edge in mobilizing global resources.
This year's event is scheduled for May 20-23. The city will promote the release of intelligent technologies and their applications in device manufacturing, consumer goods and new materials. It is expected to accelerate enterprises' digital and intelligent transformation.