The Second Session of the Second Council of the CAS Center for Innovation and Development (CID) took place on January 29 in Beijing.
Presided over by the Council Co-chair Prof. DENG Maicun, who is also the Secretary-General of CAS, the meeting examined, and gave go-head to, the work review (2013-2015) and the future plan in 2016, which were delivered by CID Director MU Rongping, who is also a leader of the newly established CAS Institutes of Science and Development (CASISD).
In his closing remarks, Mr. QI Chengyuan, Co-chair of the Council and the Director-general of the Department of High-tech Industry of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), urged the CID to serve the national needs for reform and development in the fields of S&T and innovation by seizing the opportunity of the establishment of CASISD and the School of Public Policy and Management of the University of CAS. He called on CID researchers to provide better support to national strategy of innovation-driven development by focusing on such research topics as comprehensive pilot drive of innovation and reform, innovation policy assessment, mass entrepreneurship and innovation policy assessment, driving force behind industrial innovation and its transplantation, and cultivating emerging industries.
Also present at the meeting were, among others, CID Vice Chair and Vice Director of the NDRC Department of High-tech Industry MENG Xiantang, CID Vice Chair and CASISD Director-General PAN Jiaofeng, CASISD Vice Director-General ZHANG Feng, and Vice Director of CID LIU Yan.