The International Knowledge Centre for Engineering Sciences and Technology under the Auspices of UNESCO (shortened as “IKCEST”) and the State-owned Cultural Assets Supervision and Administration Office of People’s Government of Beijing Municipality met to discuss future cooperation on September 23, 2016.
The meeting took place in Meeting Room 219 of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE). The participants included Song Dexiong, Executive Deputy Director of IKCEST; Gao Xiang, Liu Chang, Fu Zhijie, Liu Hongyang and Zhang Ye from the IKCEST Secretariat; Huang Junxiong, Deputy Director of the Science, Technology and Innovation Division of the State-owned Cultural Assets Supervision and Administration Office of People’s Government of Beijing Municipality; and Qin Xiaopeng, General Manager of the Conference and Exhibition Centre of Beijing International Advertising and Communication Group Co., Ltd.
During the meeting, Huang introduced the main functions of the State-owned Cultural Assets Supervision and Administration Office of People’s Government of Beijing Municipality and expressed readiness to work with the IKCEST in the following aspects: answering the call of the nation to support companies involved in mass entrepreneurship and innovation and promote the platform of the China Knowledge Centre for Engineering Sciences and Technology (shortened as “CKCEST”) for mass entrepreneurship and innovation; leveraging the resources of the companies under its supervision to provide publication, circulation and publicity services for the IKCEST; conducting joint training courses, forums and lectures to cultivate high-end brands of science and technology culture; making use of its cultural industrial park to help the IKCEST expand exhibition space.
Then, Song briefed the participants the general information of the IKCEST, including its background of establishment, functions and progress of construction. He said that the IKCEST is a category 2 centre under the auspices of UNESCO. Its purpose is to consolidate various kinds of digital resources of engineering technologies, jointly build a knowledge service system and provide capacity building services for developing countries. The IKCEST has been working on the construction of four sub-centres and has organized several international training courses, mainly targeted at users and trainees from developing countries. Song expressed strong support for future cooperation between the two sides and shared his views about possible areas of cooperation, such as strengthening the integration of science, technology and culture, and jointly building training bases.
During the meeting, the two sides had an indepth discussion on the possibility of cooperation and reached consensus on cooperation in the following fields: promoting the integration of science, technology and culture based on the business needs of both sides and within the scope of their respective functions; jointly building training bases that can leverage their respective resource advantages; jointly conducting overseas training to support the going global of Chinese culture.
The meeting achieved the purpose of enhancing mutual understanding. The two sides shared the broad prospect and space for cooperation and agreed to enhance cooperation through further discussions.