[By Geng Xun, Science Research Affairs Department] Recently, the General Office of the Ministry of Education issued A Notice on Recognizing Collaborative Innovation Centers Jointly Built by the Ministry of Education and Provinces / Municipalities in 2019 (Jiao Ji Ting Han  No. 71), according to which the Collaborative Innovation Center for Domestic Waste Resource Treatment of our university has been officially approved to be a collaborative innovation center jointly built by the Ministry of Education and Chongqing Municipality. It is reported that collaborative innovation centers jointly built by the Ministry of Education and provinces / municipalities are key measures taken by the State to accelerate construction of top-notch universities and top-notch disciplines, promote industry-university-research institute collaborative innovation, and encourage universities to be actively involved in implementing the innovation-driven development strategy.
In recent years, the Collaborative Innovation Center for Domestic Waste Resource Treatment of our university has actively cooperated with international top-notch enterprises and experts, and China’s leading enterprises and research institutes and other innovation factors, effectively integrated these innovation resources so as to form a policy-industry-university-research institute-utilization collaborative innovation agency integrating R & D, pilot test and industrialization with guiding ideas of "in-depth integration, rights and interests sharing, effect focus, and excellence pursuing ", fundamental principles of "being directed by the university and performed mainly by the enterprise ", and "joint resource input and limited exclusive use of technology". We will vigorously promote independent innovation research, interdisciplinary integration and training of innovative talents, enhance innovation ability integrating talents, disciplines and scientific research, and support Chongqing to become China’s top-notch R & D base, industrial base and talent training base with international competitiveness for waste resource treatment.
The achievement "Key Technologies and Industrialization of Grate Type Clean Incineration of Domestic Waste" jointly developed by the Collaborative Innovation Center for Domestic Waste Resource Treatment was highly appraised as“International leading standard”by a team composed of Academician He Kebin and Yang Zhifeng. Many achievements of the Center have been applied in 225 incineration treatment lines of 129 waste incineration power generation projects in the world, boosting rapid growth and development of industries and enterprises.
As scheduled, under the firm leadership of the Party committee and administration of the University, the Center will keep an eye on major strategic demands of the country and Chongqing, focus on development of strategic emerging industries of Chongqing, innovate mechanisms and systems, improve ability of scientific and technological innovation, gather high-end talents, focus on talent training and social services, and provide strong support for the University to accelerate establishment of a high-level university of science and technology with characteristics.
(Executive Editor: Wang Yongqiang)